Make a Cheap & Easy Smoke Muffler —

Nov 09, 2015 5 Comments

A great way to add excitement to your RC flights is to add a smoke system. Do a loop or a roll and then add a dense, long-hanging smoke trail and you have an airshow! You can save some bucks by modiflying your stock muffler instead of buying a commercial one. Then you can take [...]

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Create a perfect fiberglass finish

Nov 08, 2015 6 Comments

Here’s another how-to from veteran builder Rick Michelena. Enjoy! Do you have the desire to build a warbird or other scale project but desire something more than an iron-on finish? Are you unsure of the steps required in the process of finishing a radio-controlled airplane in fiberglass and paint? This article will give you the knowledge required [...]

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Super Stearman

Nov 05, 2015 5 Comments

Built and flown by Jörg Albrech, this beautifully painted and detailed bipe is 1/3 scale and has all-wood construction. The 10.69-foot-span model weighs 72 pounds and is powered by a Moki 250cc 5-cylinder radial engine. Thanks to RCScaleAirplanes for taking this great video at the 50th MFC Bad Wörishofen fly-in.

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Fly the Avalanche

Nov 04, 2015 2 Comments

With the 3D aerobatics craze in full swing, we decided to share a maneuver that is one of the best-looking 3D moves. The Avalanche will  cause spectators to gasp, especially when performed close to the ground. The surprise is that both maneuvers date back to a time long before 3D was even an aerobatic style. We enlisted the [...]

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Top Gun Invitation!

Nov 02, 2015 No Comments

Well, they said it would never happen, but for the very first time ever, a Model Airplane News editor, our own Gerry Yarrish, will be competing at the famous Top Gun Scale Invitational in Lakeland, FL. Hosted each year by Frank Tiano at his impressive Paradise Field event facility, Top Gun is the premier scale competition [...]

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Video Workshop Tip — Installing Du-Bro Hinges

Oct 29, 2015 7 Comments

Perhaps the most important technique any RC modeler needs to learn is to properly install hinges for his model’s control surfaces. They need to be strong, in proper alignment, and sized correctly for the model being worked on. The crew over at Du-Bro Products has lots of good tools and supplies to get the job [...]

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Create droppable wing tanks

Oct 28, 2015 1 Comment

In this how-to, Charles White uses lite-ply, green floral foam, fiberglass and resin to make external wing tanks fora 1/6-scale TBM Avenger. You can use this method to create many aircraft components, such as wing or centerline tanks, bombs and cowls. After competing at the Nats level in Pylon Racing for several years, I always enjoyed [...]

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Exclusive Sneak Peek — Hangar 9 60cc P3 Revolution Biplane

Oct 27, 2015 1 Comment

Designed by Horizon Hobby’s Mike McConville and based on Skip Stewart’s yet to be completed all-composite P3 aerobatic biplane, the new P3 Revolution from Hangar 9 is a giant scale firecracker! To be featured in our upcoming February issue of MAN, contributor Rick Bell puts this amazing and cutting-edge aerobatic machine through its paces! Specs are: Wingspan: [...]

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