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How To Repair a Fiberglass Engine Cowl

How To Repair a Fiberglass Engine Cowl

The great thing about almost ready to fly airplanes is that for the most part, they come with great looking fiberglass engine cowls that fit beautifully and often are painted at the factory. The general method of attachment to the fuselage is the use of through-the-cowl screws making assembly quick and simple. After time however, […]
Honoring Veterans Day

Honoring Veterans Day

Since our nation’s founding, the men and women of our military have protected our lives, our freedoms and the Constitution. Veterans are the backbone of these United States of America, and we appreciate your service.
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Tips for Light and Strong Repairs — Quick Fixes for your Giant Scale Airplane

Tips for Light and Strong Repairs — Quick Fixes for your Giant Scale Airplane

Over the years, I’ve seen many giant-scale airplanes suffer a structural failure that ended with damage that ended the flying for that day. I have experienced a few situations myself. Recently, while flying my 30cc DHC-2 Beaver, a wheel collar came loose and I experienced a rough, aborted takeoff. The landing-gear strut dug into  the ground, […]
Veterans Day & Me: A Personal Essay

Veterans Day & Me: A Personal Essay

Although Veterans Day has the stated purpose of remembering the vets and those in uniform, in reality it means different things to different people. For some it is the half-off sales that surround us. For me, it reminds me of one of those could-of-should-ofs that will always haunt me: I never served in the armed […]
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Workshop Tips

Workshop Tips

You asked for ’em, we’ve got ’em! Here are four terrific shop tips you can use this weekend to make your time in the workshop easier and more enjoyable. Don’t forget to send us your favorite tip!   SMOOTH OPERATOR Razor saws are handy for cutting various materials, but their teeth sometimes “snag” the material, […]
FLY THE VERTICAL S

FLY THE VERTICAL S

The vertical S combines a half-inside loop with a half-outside loop to perform an S-shaped figure. This maneuver is one of many that are also performed by full-scale aircraft, and it is used to climb or descend at a consistent speed. The airplane should be balanced in a manner that when rolled to inverted and […]
12 O’clock High Video — Flightline Action and Highlights!

12 O’clock High Video — Flightline Action and Highlights!

If you like warbirds and giant scale RC planes, the 12’Oclock High event is the place to be. Our event report is coming up soon in the next issue of MAN and we had our own long time contributor Rich Uravitch on scene covering all the action for the magazine. Here’s a video highlight of […]
Indoor 8-foot-span A-10

Indoor 8-foot-span A-10

You wouldn’t think an 8-foot-span aircraft could easily navigate an indoor flying venue, but pilot Daniel Hör makes it look easy with this A-10 Thunderbolt II! Powered by two Electro Accu ducted fans using a 4S 1200mAh LiPo pack, the Depron foam plane uses 12 servos and is equipped with an onboard camera. At 1:30 into the […]
Workshop Tips

Workshop Tips

We have the best readers, and we love your unique ways of making building and assembling RC planes easier. Here are a few of our favorites; bet you’ll use at least one on your next project! (Have a tip you’d like to share? Send it to MAN@airage.com!)   CLEAR GLUE TO THE RESCUE Sometimes a hard […]
The SkyEye — Easy to Build and Fly FPV Flyer

The SkyEye — Easy to Build and Fly FPV Flyer

Lots of fun can be had by flying with an FPV camera for aerial photography. Many of today’s Rotordrones come with FPV cameras but there are many inexpensive cameras available separately. Why not build an easy-to-fly RC airplane designed to carry one of these cameras? As the FPV technologies have developed and reasonably priced versions are now […]
Workshop Build-Along — Douglas Skyraider Part 8 — Fuselage Sheeting

Workshop Build-Along — Douglas Skyraider Part 8 — Fuselage Sheeting

Well, it has been a little while so I thought I would post an update for the Skyraider project. After installing hardware that would be difficult to get to after the fuselage is all covered up, here’s how I spent the last week getting the fuselage sheeting complet. For more information on the Ziroli Plans Douglas […]
Treat your Engines Right! — Sullivan Products ProFlex Universal Fuel Line

Treat your Engines Right! — Sullivan Products ProFlex Universal Fuel Line

Besides battery failure, one of the leading causes of dead-stick landings and damaged airplanes is engine-fuel starvation. We’ve all experienced that moment when the noisy thing pulling your airplane through the air goes silent. With time, the alcohol in today’s gasoline makes the typical gas-compatible fuel line swell to the point that the internal pickup […]
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