Installing a Dummy Rotary Engine — Dressing up my Camel — Part 2

Sep 15, 2015 1 Comment

Work always get in the way of fun time so it takes a little longer than normal when I work on a project during the work week.  I have broken this Technique into three parts and here is the rest of the painting and finishing portion. Part 3 will deal with attaching and securing the [...]

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Installing a Dummy Rotary Engine — Dressing up my Camel — Part 1

Sep 14, 2015 3 Comments

If you’ve been following my online Build-Along Series on the MAN website for my Sopwith Camel, then you know I have been featuring little mini projects as they pop up in the construction. Well, as Dave Platt, master scale modeler has said numerous times, “A scale model is never truly finished–you simply stop working in [...]

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Exclusive Radical P3 Revolution 60cc Aerobatic Biplane

Sep 10, 2015 No Comments

Based on the Prometheus 3 aerobatic design by Skip Stewart, the new Hangar 9 P3 Revolution 60cc giant scale biplane is amazing! RC pilot and product manager, Mike McConville, has engineered this model using lightweight all-wood construction and its level of durability is aimed at the hardcore 3D pilot. Covered in  UltraCote film the P3 has [...]

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Exclusive! Top Flite Giant Scale P-47 Razorback

Sep 10, 2015 3 Comments

Featured in the December 2015 issue of MAN, this WW2 classic is reviewed and test flown by MAN contributor Rick Bell who really put this 61cc powered warbird through its paces. Exclusive to MAN, the upcoming review gives you the inside story of this, the latest addition to the Top Flite Giant Scale Series, and [...]

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How to: Laminate Wood Parts

Sep 10, 2015 5 Comments

One of the main things we builders have to do when kit building is laminate pieces of balsa wood or plywood together. The manufacturers have us do this to be cost effective with the different thicknesses of balsa and plywood they purchase. If they only need a few pieces of 1/4-inch thick wood, then they [...]

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Land Now! 9/11 – An Anniversary Worth Remembering

Sep 10, 2015 2 Comments

From our sister publication: we at Flight Journal consider it to be an honor to present stories of those who were directly involved in the events of 9/11 as pilots or flight crew. This is yet another view of the event that has shaped our present and our future. “Our plane has been hijacked. Flight [...]

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Build a Sport Scale Fokker Dogfighter

Sep 08, 2015 2 Comments

With less than a week to go before the annual WW1 RC Jamboree at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, we thought we’d offer up another excellent design for those thinking about building a sport scale dogfighter. The kissing cousin of Rich Uravitch’s SE5a we highlighted last week, this Fokker D.VII is an excellent flyer and just [...]

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Throwback Thursday — WW1 Mission Scout!

Sep 03, 2015 No Comments

It seems appropriate that the week before the upcoming 49th annual RC WW1 Jamboree at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome (ORA), that we post some older pix of some popular MAN plans built airplanes. In fact, this collection comes from our own, Rich Uravitch who was very involved with the ORA mission event back in its [...]

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