Incredibly Realistic Fw 190

May 19, 2016 4 Comments

We’ll admit it: from the minute this video started we were hooked. The animated pilot figure and sliding canopy are the perfect touch to this 1/5- scale FW 190 D-9 model. The 82.67-inch-span aircraft is powered by a Zenoah G-62 and weighs in at close to 31 pounds. Austrian pilot Klaus Herold does a great job of [...]

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Knife-Edge Flight Secrets

May 19, 2016 1 Comment

On your first attempts, it’s wise to enter your knife-edge maneuvers from a slight climb to buy yourself some extra time to think through the steps so you don’t finding yourself rushing to recover. You’ll also find it much easier to build your first sustained knife-edge if you initially roll the airplane in the same [...]

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Hitec QuadRacer 280

May 18, 2016 No Comments

Are you ready for the ultimate RC adrenaline rush? Check out this new FPV racer from Hitec: Race through the skies with our nimble QuadRacer 280. This stylistic FPV speedster delivers ready-to-fly convenience and will have you zooming about in no time, thanks to its efficient 6-channel radio and high resolution, 4.3-inch LCD video monitor. [...]

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Wet Wings are Wonderful — Flying with Floats!

May 17, 2016 1 Comment

If 70% of the globe is covered with water, shouldn’t we have that same percentage of RC model floatplanes? No? Well, many RC clubs today are struggling to find suitable open flying sites and with growing urban sprawl, noise restrictions, and the cost of real estate all playing a factor, it’s little wonder that good [...]

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New Build Project — 85-inch Douglas Skyraider

May 17, 2016 2 Comments

It has been a while so I decided to get a little more serious about a new workshop project. My new build is going to be an 85 inch span version of Nick Ziroli’s 100-inch 1/6-scale Douglas Skyraider. Reduced 15%, the 85 inch version will be about the same size as the popular giant scale [...]

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Customize Your ARF: Scale Tips & Tricks

May 17, 2016 No Comments

It’s early Sunday morning. You stayed up late finishing your new ARF warbird last night, and you’re raring to get to the field to collect all the “Oohs,” “Aahs” and accolades that come with the unveiling of a new model. En route, you plan your strategy: choose a spot in the pits that’s accessible to [...]

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Tips from the Workshop

May 16, 2016 1 Comment

We have the best readers around! You guys are always coming up with clever ways to make building and flying easier, and we love when you share your tips with us. Here are a few of our recent favorites. A SHARP IDEA Most model airplanes use dowels to secure the leading edge of the wing [...]

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Top Gun 2016 Round Up — Exclusive Facts, Video and Photos

May 12, 2016 1 Comment

So, the 2016 Top Gun Scale Invitational held on Paradise Field in Lakeland, FL is now in the history books and our big, detailed 26 page extravaganza will be featured in the upcoming August issue of Model Airplane News. The whole MAN Team worked extremely hard to get the coverage done and we are sure [...]

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