12 O’Clock High with Video highlights!

Oct 26, 2015 18 Comments

Held annually at the beautiful Paradise Field in Lackland, FL., the 12 O’clock High giant scale meet never fails to draw many world class scale RC warbirds, jets and civilian classics many of which compete at the highest level. Recently, we sent veteran MAN contributor Rich Uravitch to cover all the hot aerial action and will feature his detailed [...]

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5 Unique Uses for Clothespins

Oct 22, 2015 6 Comments

The ordinary clothespin can do a lot more than hold sheets on a dryer line! Here are five of our favorite RC uses for them. CLIP TIP For electric RC pilots, keeping track of battery status at the field can be a challenge. It is easy to lose track of which packs have been discharged [...]

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Increase Battery Life

Oct 22, 2015 7 Comments

When it comes to electric aircraft, one of the key components is your battery pack. It is the only power source to keep your aircraft in the air, requires constant maintenance, and if not watched it will most likely be the first thing that needs to be replaced. But with the right care and careful [...]

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Giant Heavy-Metal Formation Flight

Oct 22, 2015 4 Comments

At a recent RC fly-in in Germany, a (really) big B-17 and a giant-scale P-47 and Corsair wowed the crowd in a fantastic formation flight. Peter Pfeffer’s 1/5.6-scale scratch-built B-17 has a 19-foot wingspan and is powered by four 65cc 4-stroke engines.  Franz Franz Obenauf’s 122-inch-span, scratch-built P-47 weighs 80 pounds and is powered by a Moki 5-cylinder 400cc engine, [...]

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Fly the Elevator

Oct 21, 2015 1 Comment

The first 3D maneuver many pilots learn is the “elevator.” During an elevator, the airplane remains fully stalled and drops almost vertically in a flat attitude. Start by pointing the airplane directly into the wind. Cut the throttle and increase upelevator to enter a stall. At the moment the plane stalls, hold in full up-elevator [...]

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MAN gets a new Roof — Drone aerial inspection

Oct 20, 2015 No Comments

For about 2 weeks now a local roofing company has been replacing the roof of our office building! Curiosity got the better of us, so we sent out Blade Chroma quadcopter  up to investigate what all the noise was about! It took a couple minutes but the workmen noticed out camera drone and as we [...]

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1/3-scale Fokker Triplane Flight Report — Sneak Peek

Oct 16, 2015 No Comments

Soon to be published in our upcoming February 2016 issue of MAN, here’s a sneak peak of Balsa USA giant scale Fokker Triplane kit review, by editor, Gerry Yarrish. Video Courtesy of Ron Prestin One of my all-time favorite airplanes is the Fokker triplane. First seeing action in 1917, the Fokker Dr.1 (tridecker), was a [...]

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More Great Workshop Tips

Oct 15, 2015 9 Comments

Every issue we share reader advice in our “Tips & Tricks” column. Here are a few of our favorites. STAR STRUCK Cutting out very small stars is nearly impossible with a hobby knife, and no small pre-made stars are available, either. My son and I have found the perfect solution: star-shaped punches for scrapbooking available at craft stores. Sizes [...]

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