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2017 Gear Guide: August Issue

Top Gun Flightline Highlights — Photos from David Hart

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Easy Engine Testing — Keeping it Cheap and Safe!

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The perfect gifts to give (or get!)

The perfect gifts to give (or get!)

From books like “Precision Aerobatics” to “Two-Stroke Glow Engines,” you’ll find exactly what you need at the AirAgeStore.com — including t-shirts and baseball hats!
Workshop Tips — Install a Dummy WW1 Rotary Engine

Workshop Tips — Install a Dummy WW1 Rotary Engine

When it comes to really looking scale, it’s in the details that we make the most progress in giving our model’s that “used” look. For my Balsa USA Fokker Triplane, I wanted to bring a better scale look to the front end so I  installed a resin cast Oberusel rotary engine available from Nick Ziroli […]
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Top Gun Winners and Placers — Unlimited Class

Top Gun Winners and Placers — Unlimited Class

When it comes to adding a touch of flare to scale competition, Frank Tiano has always been ahead of the curve with Top Gun. Several years ago Frank came up with the unlimited class and it has been a welcomed addition to the scale invitational ever since. This category doesn’t have a “builder of the […]
Horizon RC Fest

Horizon RC Fest

The MAN team was excited to join Horizon at Eli Field in Monticello, Illinois this Saturday for an all-day RC celebration! Held at Horizon’s test facility, the event offered Try-Me plane, drone and flight simulators along with rock crawler challenges and off-road RC racing. We had a great time along with new RC’ers and hardcore enthusiasts […]
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Top Gun — In the beginning

Top Gun — In the beginning

Today we just put the finishing touches on our reportage for the 2017 Top Gun Scale Invitational for the upcoming September issue of MAN. We got to thinking it would be neat to take a stroll down memory lane and show all of you our magazine coverage of the very first Top Gun event. Frank […]
Hot VTOL Summer Fun — the E-flite X-VERT VTOL

Hot VTOL Summer Fun — the E-flite X-VERT VTOL

Looking for something over the top for some Hot summer fun? The new E-flite X-Vert VTOL distributed by Horizon Hobby is available as both a RTF and BNF version. Its simple tail-sitter design and SAFE technology make VTOL (vertical Take off and Landing) flying easy. It can takeoff and lands vertically in small areas and […]
Choosing Servos for Helicopters — Analog vs. Digital

Choosing Servos for Helicopters — Analog vs. Digital

(Opener) Flybarless helis like this large Robinson R22 are rapidly taking over, but these impressive machines impose heavier demands on the servos. Let’s address a question that seems to cause a good deal of confusion (or at least misunderstanding) among helicopter fliers—whether digital servos are really better than analog, and whether they’re worth the added […]
Top Gun Winners and Placers — Pro-Am Sportsman

Top Gun Winners and Placers — Pro-Am Sportsman

With more great photos of Top Gun pilots and their planes, here are the Winners and Placers from the Pro-Am Sportsman class. By far the most popular class of competition at Top Gun, this year there were 57 registered pilots in the Sportsman class. Photos by Barry Vaught and David Hart. And the winners are… […]
Nailing that Landing — Pro advice for dealing with wind and setup

Nailing that Landing — Pro advice for dealing with wind and setup

Since the early days of RC flying, pilots have been giving landing advice, particularly if there is any sort of wind involved. However, some have recently been getting it backward when they state that during a normal landing, the ailerons should be used to keep the wings level and the rudder should be used to […]
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Old-School Electric Puts on a Show

This terrific video features legendary designer/builder Ivan Pettigrew flying one of his very popular float planes, the Short Solent 400. Powered by four GWS Speed 400 geared motors (remember those?!), it can fly for over 15 minutes on eight 3,000mAh NiMH cells. Videographer TripleThreatRC writes, “I was invited to visit the Chilliwack Electric Flyers Club to check […]
Top Gun Winners and Placers — Pro-Am Propeller Class

Top Gun Winners and Placers — Pro-Am Propeller Class

We continue with our Top Gun coverage of the winners for the 2017 Scale Invitational competition. In our coverage coming soon in the September issue of MAN, you can look forward to an amazing 24 pages of Top Gun planes, pilots and action! Now to the Pro-Am Propellers class. And the winners are… 1st. Place, […]
Flying Field Etiquette

Flying Field Etiquette

As we officially start the summer flying season, your club’s flightline (and everyone’s nerves!) may really start to heat up. What are the top flying-field etiquette tips you wish your fellow RC fliers already knew? Here’s a start … and don’t hold back! Don’t touch OPP (other people’s planes) without permission. Follow the club’s noise/time […]
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