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Massive MiG-29 Fulcrum

Massive MiG-29 Fulcrum

This nearly 1/4-scale MiG-29 is the handiwork of Harold Dowbekin and flown here by Neil Hyde. Neil says, “Harold designed and built the airframe using light ply, cypress and G10 covering, with foam core wings again covered in G10 (pro skin).  The gear is all home built, including the cylinders. The legs are gas struts with coil spring assistance. I […]
Long Island Dawn Patrol — WW1 RC Giant Scale Event Starts Today!

Long Island Dawn Patrol — WW1 RC Giant Scale Event Starts Today!

Today starts one of the best WW1 giant scale events in the Northeast. The Long Island Skyhawks know how to have fun, and this RC vintage event is a must-attend for anyone’s RC bucket list. Just a hint of what’s to come. This was taken today from the trenches by Michael C. Gross! (above) Mike’s […]
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Sullivan Products’ SkySmoke Smoke Fluid — with Video

Sullivan Products’ SkySmoke Smoke Fluid — with Video

Just tested at the recent Dawn Patrol giant scale event is the new Sullivan Products’ S760 SkySmoke Smoke Fluid. In a joint partnership with SuperDri, the leader in full-scale smoke oil, Sullivan Products has developed SkySmoke, made with 100% paraffinic oils and no additives. SkySmoke is compatible with all common RC materials including glues, foams and iron on coverings. SkySmoke is also safe for use […]
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, […]
19 Things Every Pilot Needs to Know

19 Things Every Pilot Needs to Know

One great thing about this hobby is that there’s almost always a better and quicker way to make the process easier on the modeler, pilot or builder. We asked some pros in the industry and our contributors for their advice on easier approaches to building or flying. Here are the top 19 tips (listed in […]
Help a New Scale Event Grow — Northeast Scale Qualifier — July 23 -24.

Help a New Scale Event Grow — Northeast Scale Qualifier — July 23 -24.

Scale RC pro and MAN contributor, Danny Carozza is holding the 1st Annual Northeast Scale Qualifier in Goshen, NY July 23 – 24. Help us get the word out and make Danny’s event a success. Held at the Black Dirt Squadron’s Club Field, this is a great venue for scale competition. It has been several […]
First-rate Russian Rata

First-rate Russian Rata

Rolf Schönenberger spent 500 hours building this unusual Polikarpov I-16 Rata using all-wood construction. The 1/2.6-scale model weighs in a 79 pounds and is powered by a 400cc Moki five-cylinder radial engine spinning a 38×20 Seidel prop. Although the full-size didn’t have brakes, the model has pneumatic disc brakes (required in Switzerland for 55-pound and over […]
Cheap ‘n’ Easy Shop Tips

Cheap ‘n’ Easy Shop Tips

We never met a workshop tip we didn’t like! Here are a few helpful tricks from the archives. If you have a tip you’d like to share, add it in the comments!   BOX REMIX One organizational aid I use in my shop is a system for keeping unused servo arms matched to the servos […]
Highlights from the Flightline — Warbirds over Delaware — with More Videos

Highlights from the Flightline — Warbirds over Delaware — with More Videos

Recently we sent MAN contributor and RC warbird expert, Sal Calvagna down to Bear, DE to cover the 25th annual Warbirds over Delaware giant scale fly in. And to say that this year’s extravaganza of military aviation was exciting, would definitely be an understatement. Sal team up with Scott and Roger McClurg who manned the […]
Turning Plastic into Wood — Finishing Techniques that add Realism

Turning Plastic into Wood — Finishing Techniques that add Realism

There’s nothing wrong with plastic. Plastic is everywhere and well-integrated into our daily lives. However, if you’re flying a WW I biplane or perhaps a Golden Age aircraft such as a Piper Cub or Tiger Moth, perhaps you’d prefer wood — at least on the parts that are typically made of wood. The performance of […]
A Revolutionary Hybrid Aerobot — The FireFLY6

A Revolutionary Hybrid Aerobot — The FireFLY6

In the world of RC flight, technological breakthroughs are rapidly changing the face of the hobby. Embracing the latest technology, one New Hampshire-based company has taken a bold step forward and recently introduced a hybrid plane/multirotor that can take off and land vertically but also transition to efficient forward flight. FireFLY6 is a stealthy aircraft […]
Top Gun’s Monstrous Mentor — Mike Barbee’s Immense 36% Scale T-34B

Top Gun’s Monstrous Mentor — Mike Barbee’s Immense 36% Scale T-34B

Mike Barbee is no stranger to scale competition. He has flown at Top Gun for the past 24 years, and along the way, he has built and competed with eight different airplanes. He is currently the president of NASA (National Association of Scale Modelers), and is the East Coast chairman for the U.S. Scale Masters […]
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