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Battle of Britain Fighter

Battle of Britain Fighter

This warbird has been flying for six years and has made 90 flights! Built by John Veasey, this 1/4.5-scale Hawker Hurricane was the prototype for the Tony Nijhuis line of Hurricane kits. Featuring all built-up construction with a fiberglass cowl and formed canopy, this 103-inch-span RC fighter weighs 38 pounds and is powered by a […]
5 Budget Tips & Tricks

5 Budget Tips & Tricks

These five easy tips are sure to make your modeling life easier, and they don’t cost a dime! TIE UP THOSE LOOSE ENDS If one of your model’s control servo connectors become unplugged during flight, at best, you’re going to have a really tough time getting it back on the ground in one piece. At worst, […]
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Ultimate Dromida Package Giveaway – ENTER NOW!

Ultimate Dromida Package Giveaway – ENTER NOW!

Here’s your chance to score a Voyager plane, HoverShot FPV drone and Dromida Monster Truck! If you win, you’ll get all three of these exciting ready-to-run (and fly) models. See ’em all in action, there are videos for each when you scroll down. For entry details and rules, just click here or on any of […]
Installing a Dummy Rotary Engine

Installing a Dummy Rotary Engine

After finishing my recent project, the 1/4-scale Sopwith Camel, I test flew it and trimmed it out so it was performing really well, but it just did not look right without a scale rotary engine to fill that big round cowling. Starting with a molded, fiberglass dummy rotary from Balsa USA, I detailed, and painted it and installed […]
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How To Repair a Fiberglass Engine Cowl

How To Repair a Fiberglass Engine Cowl

The great thing about almost ready to fly airplanes is that for the most part, they come with great looking fiberglass engine cowls that fit beautifully and often are painted at the factory. The general method of attachment to the fuselage is the use of through-the-cowl screws making assembly quick and simple. After time however, […]
Honoring Veterans Day

Honoring Veterans Day

Since our nation’s founding, the men and women of our military have protected our lives, our freedoms and the Constitution. Veterans are the backbone of these United States of America, and we appreciate your service.
Tips for Light and Strong Repairs — Quick Fixes for your Giant Scale Airplane

Tips for Light and Strong Repairs — Quick Fixes for your Giant Scale Airplane

Over the years, I’ve seen many giant-scale airplanes suffer a structural failure that ended with damage that ended the flying for that day. I have experienced a few situations myself. Recently, while flying my 30cc DHC-2 Beaver, a wheel collar came loose and I experienced a rough, aborted takeoff. The landing-gear strut dug into  the ground, […]
Veterans Day & Me: A Personal Essay

Veterans Day & Me: A Personal Essay

Although Veterans Day has the stated purpose of remembering the vets and those in uniform, in reality it means different things to different people. For some it is the half-off sales that surround us. For me, it reminds me of one of those could-of-should-ofs that will always haunt me: I never served in the armed […]
Workshop Tips

Workshop Tips

You asked for ’em, we’ve got ’em! Here are four terrific shop tips you can use this weekend to make your time in the workshop easier and more enjoyable. Don’t forget to send us your favorite tip!   SMOOTH OPERATOR Razor saws are handy for cutting various materials, but their teeth sometimes “snag” the material, […]
FLY THE VERTICAL S

FLY THE VERTICAL S

The vertical S combines a half-inside loop with a half-outside loop to perform an S-shaped figure. This maneuver is one of many that are also performed by full-scale aircraft, and it is used to climb or descend at a consistent speed. The airplane should be balanced in a manner that when rolled to inverted and […]
12 O’clock High Video — Flightline Action and Highlights!

12 O’clock High Video — Flightline Action and Highlights!

If you like warbirds and giant scale RC planes, the 12’Oclock High event is the place to be. Our event report is coming up soon in the next issue of MAN and we had our own long time contributor Rich Uravitch on scene covering all the action for the magazine. Here’s a video highlight of […]
Indoor 8-foot-span A-10

Indoor 8-foot-span A-10

You wouldn’t think an 8-foot-span aircraft could easily navigate an indoor flying venue, but pilot Daniel Hör makes it look easy with this A-10 Thunderbolt II! Powered by two Electro Accu ducted fans using a 4S 1200mAh LiPo pack, the Depron foam plane uses 12 servos and is equipped with an onboard camera. At 1:30 into the […]
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