5 Easy Steps to the Knife-Edge Spin

Jun 17, 2015 1 Comment

In my opinion, the knife-edge spin is one of the most impressive extreme aerobatic maneuvers. It’s very demanding for the pilot and the airframe. In traditional knife-edge, the aircraft is rolled approximately 90 degrees from upright level flight. Then altitude is sustained by using top rudder. When the maneuver is complete, the pilot will roll [...]

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Highlights of the new JR 28X Radio System

Jun 16, 2015 No Comments

Featured in the September 2015 issue of MAN, the new JR 28X  from JR Americas is an amazing radio system. I have been a JR radio enthusiast for many years and have always found the brand to be rock solid in the performance department. One of my first serious, “go to” radios was the touch [...]

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William Wylam: March 9, 1915 – June 4, 2015

Jun 16, 2015 7 Comments

William Austin “Bill” Wylam, noted aviation artist, historian and longtime contributor and friend of Model Airplane News passed away June 4, 2015. Everyone here at MAN offer our deepest condolences to the Wylam family and in knowing Bill for so long will miss him dearly. We learned from his son, Stuart Wylam, that he passed [...]

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Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel — Part 29: Balancing the CG

Jun 14, 2015 2 Comments

Well, this is the very last workshop segment from this Sopwith Camel Build-Along. After getting the model balanced, it will all be about how it flies, and that means a trip to the Club’s flying field. To balance the model, I used scuba weight and lead shot installed in the engine compartment. I built a plywood [...]

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Huge, 14-foot-span Heinkel 111

Jun 11, 2015 13 Comments

Carl Bachhuber is a master when it comes to building really big, nicely detailed, and seldom-modeled RC planes, and his latest is no exception! The third Heinkel he has built in the last 20 year, this one is the biggest 1/5 scale. The 178-inch plane and is powered by two Desert Aircraft 60cc gas engines, and [...]

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Father’s Day Sale!

Jun 09, 2015 No Comments

Looking for a Father’s Day gift? Books, DVDs, and even subscriptions are on sale at AirAgeStore.com! (Feel free to forward this to your kids, too … we’ll bet they’d love a hint from you!)

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Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel — Part 28: It’s all in the details

Jun 09, 2015 2 Comments

After working on this Sopwith Camel for over a year and a half, it is down to the little details that make a model complete. All the building, painting and finishing all produce a 3D canvas to add the miniature details to. Here’s some of the details that did not show up in any of [...]

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Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel — Part 27: Interplane Struts

Jun 08, 2015 1 Comment

The last bits of building in any project seem to take the longest, at least when you have a deadline to meet! We are planning to have the compete construction article for this sport scale WW1 classic in the upcoming December issue of MAN in our Scale Special Issue. To make the interplane struts you [...]

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