Taming a Camel – Bavarian Demon Flight Stabilization System

Jul 29, 2015 1 Comment

I had an interesting time at the recent Warbirds over Delaware giant scale event. I was flying my newly completed 1/4-scale Sopwith Camel and was having some difficulty landing the short nosed WW1 biplane. I made three flights each ending by flipping over on its nose and I broke three propellers. Not my best showing. It [...]

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Mini Mustang: Is it scale?

Jul 29, 2015 14 Comments

This 80% scale Mustang, built in the U.S., puts on a show at the Willis Warbirds Fighter Meet in Little Gransden, UK. Love that V8 engine and 4-blade prop! The pilot is eerily lifelike.

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Exclusive — Top Flite Gold Edition Giant Scale P-47 Thunderbolt Razorback — Sneak Peek

Jul 28, 2015 3 Comments

MAN is now working on the newest Giant Scale Warbird ARF from Hobbico the long awaited P-47 Thunderbolt. This Razorback version has the same great quality and design engineering as the rest of the giant warbirds in the series and our contributor Rick Bell is busy at work assembling the Jug! Here are a few [...]

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Making Functional Biplane Rigging Wires

Jul 28, 2015 5 Comments

If you have been following our exclusive MAN Build-Along Series on my 1/4-scale Sopwith Camel project, then you know it flies great, but I did manage to damage the top wing on a typical nosed-over WW1 landing. With all the repairs covered here on the MAN website, I decide to go the next logical step–add functional flying [...]

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Patching up a Camel — Wing Repairs

Jul 22, 2015 4 Comments

While flying the Sopwith Camel featured in our Build-Along series, I made a bad piloting decision. While at the Warbirds over Delaware event, I made a few successful flights in between taking photos and covering the event for MAN. Anyway, I came in for a landing and allowed the Camel to drift off the runway [...]

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Russian Racer: Yak-11 “Steadfast”

Jul 22, 2015 7 Comments

We love the sound of this 1/3-scale model of the Unlimited Racer as it makes those high-speed passes! Powered by a 400cc Moki, the 110-inch-span model put on a show at the Oldtimer Meet in Frauenfeld, Switzerland earlier this year. No word on the pilot or builder of this beauty, but they sure did a [...]

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Fast Fuel Fixes

Jul 20, 2015 3 Comments

Properly installed, your fuel system will last a very long time and may never need to be changed. In a hard landing, however, some of its parts may be dislodged and stop working. Here are some common fuel-flow problems and fixes. > If your engine begins to run lean, check for small pinholes in the [...]

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Unusual Electric Venom

Jul 16, 2015 5 Comments

John Ranson’s 1/6-scale jet proves that you don’t have to build ‘em big to impress the crowd! With more than 1,000 building hours in it, this gorgeous Venom is from the Mick Reeves plan and has an epoxy glass fuselage. The 21-pound plane is powered by a Schubeler ducted fan on two Thunder Power 6S 6600mAh LiPos. [...]

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