You could be a Winner!!!

Apr 16, 2014 No Comments

Hey! You could be a winner! MAN is giving away four laser-cut kits in every issue, from Alien Aircraft! Tips & Tricks is our most popular column and it’s a way for readers to share what they know. Send a photo or a rough sketch of your idea… via email to: MAN@AirAge.com or stick it [...]

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Can You Name That Plane?

Apr 16, 2014 36 Comments

Powered by a Moki 250cc 5-cylinder radial gas engine with a 32×12 Biela 3-blade prop, this 1/4-scale model weighs in at 74 pounds and has a 115-inch wingspan. Can you identify this plane before you watch the video? Thanks to our friend across the pond, Tbobborap1 for taking and this video of this gorgeous warbird [...]

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California Vacation from an Aerial View

Apr 15, 2014 1 Comment

More and more, RC enthusiasts are posting great aerial videos taken with helicopters and quadcopters. Here’s an awesome video posted by “Carlocivicsi” who shot it with his DJI phantom 1 which uses a dual battery setup for 12 to 13 min flight times. For fpv he uses an Immersion RC Uno Reeiver with the 13dbi [...]

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Multi-Servo Control Surface Setup Made Easy

Apr 15, 2014 1 Comment

With many of today’s giant scale aerobatic aircraft multiple servos are often used to move each flight control surface. Modern computer radios actually have specialized menus to help setup and adjust multi-servo installations, but you can do it the old fashion way as well by using programmable mixes. Basically you setup a two servo setup (for ailerons [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Pedro Sanchez’ Razorback Thunderbolt

Apr 15, 2014 35 Comments

This year Pedro with be competing in Pro Am Sport with his impressive P-47 Thunderbolt “SNAFU”. Built from a CARF Models the P-47 is beautifully detailed and is powered by a Moki 250cc radial engine turning a  carbon fiber 4-blade prop and a solo hub. Pedro uses Sierra landing gear and wheels, and Hitec 7955 [...]

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C-131 Cargomaster Cleans up at Toledo Show — with video

Apr 14, 2014 1 Comment

There some amazing airplanes at this year’s Toledo show. And as always, it takes something real special to grab the Best of Show award. This year the Best of show award went to George Maiorana, of Sterling Heights, MI for is absolutely stunning Douglas C-133A Cargomaster.  George also won First Place for the Designer Scale award. [...]

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Workshop Build-Along — Scratch Building a Sopwith Camel Part 4 — Landing Gear Blocks

Apr 14, 2014 No Comments

So with the firewall taken care of, I next tackled the main landing gear attachment blocks. Of course these are not usually available at the local hobby shop, so depending on the size you need, you’ll either have to order them online, or make them yourself as I did. I used a router with a [...]

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Workshop Build-Along — Scratch Building a Sopwith Camel Part 3 — Firewall installation

Apr 13, 2014 No Comments

Well, with the winter building season coming to an end, I thought I would squeeze in some more bench time and post an update on the Sopwith Camel Build-along. Since we assembled the main fuselage framework, I turned my attentions to the front end and worked on the firewall forward section. So before installing the [...]

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