Russian Front-Line Fighter

Feb 19, 2015 8 Comments

It’s hard to beat the throaty growl of a Moki 250cc engine in a classic warbird! This great-looking Lavochkin LA-7 is piloted by Mick Burrell and was videotaped by our friends Dean and Pete Coxon at the Rougham Model Aircraft Show in the United Kingdom. We think the model looks to be 1/3.5 scale, and [...]

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10 Tips to Extend Battery Life

Feb 18, 2015 22 Comments

We are always getting questions about charging LiPo batteries so we decided to list our top 10 dos and don’ts for charging your battery packs. Now because almost all e-power flyers are using LiPo, LiFe or Li-Ion battery packs, we are only dealing with those battery packs in this article. The first thing is to [...]

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2 Days before the WRAM Show — MAN at Work

Feb 18, 2015 No Comments

Hey, the MAN crew is heading down the New Jersey Turnpike and we’ll be at the WRAM show this Friday through Sunday. What better way to get your modeling fix in the middle of winter? Be sure to stop by the booth and say hello! We love hearing from and chatting with MAN readers and [...]

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Red Flag Jet Event — coming this November!

Feb 17, 2015 No Comments

Frank Tiano, the event promoter who brought us Top Gun and Florida Jets, has a new game in town! Frank says, “Red Flag is, and will be, a lot of things but it may be easiest to explain some things it is ‘Not,’ or ‘Will Not’ be! For example, it is not for the timid, [...]

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Proposed Rules for Small Unmanned Aerial Systems

Feb 16, 2015 15 Comments

The FAA have released their proposed rules for commercial small unmanned aerial systems, including that these aircraft weigh less than 55 pounds, only be operated in daylight and always via line of sight. The FAA will also require operators to be certified with a small UAS rating and pass an aeronautical test every 2 years. These proposed [...]

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Half-Scale RC Sopwith Camel — Video of the Day

Feb 11, 2015 10 Comments

Some guys like the big stuff and for many, half scale is the new 33%! More and more 50% scale aircraft are showing up at RC events and so when we saw this video of William “Billy” Thompson flying his half-scale Camel at the Hoosier Dawn Patrol event we took notice. Featuring traditional wood construction, [...]

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Fabric Covering for RC Airplanes — Video How To

Feb 11, 2015 5 Comments

During my ongoing workshop Build-along for the 1/4-scale Sopwith Camel project, we recently started the covering process. The response from all of you was impressive and many of you wanted more detailed information on the proper use of Scale Stits Fabric and Poly Tak adhesive. Well, during a recent snow storm, I broke out the [...]

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How To Cover Wings with Fabric — RC Sopwith Camel Build-along — Part 21

Feb 06, 2015 1 Comment

With the tail and fuselage all covered, it is now time to cover the wings with the Stits Lite fabric. I really enjoy the wing covering process as it impresses me just how much the fabric strengthen and stiffens the wing panels. Just like the fuselage, the first step is to sand the structure smooth [...]

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