Exclusive Radical P3 Revolution 60cc Aerobatic Biplane

Sep 10, 2015 No Comments

Based on the Prometheus 3 aerobatic design by Skip Stewart, the new Hangar 9 P3 Revolution 60cc giant scale biplane is amazing! RC pilot and product manager, Mike McConville, has engineered this model using lightweight all-wood construction and its level of durability is aimed at the hardcore 3D pilot. Covered in  UltraCote film the P3 has [...]

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Exclusive! Top Flite Giant Scale P-47 Razorback

Sep 10, 2015 3 Comments

Featured in the December 2015 issue of MAN, this WW2 classic is reviewed and test flown by MAN contributor Rick Bell who really put this 61cc powered warbird through its paces. Exclusive to MAN, the upcoming review gives you the inside story of this, the latest addition to the Top Flite Giant Scale Series, and [...]

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How to: Laminate Wood Parts

Sep 10, 2015 5 Comments

One of the main things we builders have to do when kit building is laminate pieces of balsa wood or plywood together. The manufacturers have us do this to be cost effective with the different thicknesses of balsa and plywood they purchase. If they only need a few pieces of 1/4-inch thick wood, then they [...]

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Land Now! 9/11 – An Anniversary Worth Remembering

Sep 10, 2015 2 Comments

From our sister publication: we at Flight Journal consider it to be an honor to present stories of those who were directly involved in the events of 9/11 as pilots or flight crew. This is yet another view of the event that has shaped our present and our future. “Our plane has been hijacked. Flight [...]

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Build a Sport Scale Fokker Dogfighter

Sep 08, 2015 2 Comments

With less than a week to go before the annual WW1 RC Jamboree at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, we thought we’d offer up another excellent design for those thinking about building a sport scale dogfighter. The kissing cousin of Rich Uravitch’s SE5a we highlighted last week, this Fokker D.VII is an excellent flyer and just [...]

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Throwback Thursday — WW1 Mission Scout!

Sep 03, 2015 No Comments

It seems appropriate that the week before the upcoming 49th annual RC WW1 Jamboree at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome (ORA), that we post some older pix of some popular MAN plans built airplanes. In fact, this collection comes from our own, Rich Uravitch who was very involved with the ORA mission event back in its [...]

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Workshop Secrets — Scale Windshield Fairing Strips

Sep 03, 2015 6 Comments

When you install a clear plastic windshield or canopy, the way you attach it to the model, or the way you treat the attachment seams has a lot of affect on the model’s overall scale appearance. This technique can be used on with many scale models from racers and open cockpit biplanes, to J3 Piper [...]

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Jet World Masters Champion

Sep 03, 2015 5 Comments

For the third time, Vitaly Robertus and a model Yak-130 have won the Jet World Masters championship event, held this year in Leutkirch im Allgau, Germany. Powered by twin turbines, the 1/4-scale jet has fully functional engine air intakes, access hatches, speed brakes and more. Besides the great flight video, it’s fun to see Vitaly and his team adding the final touches before [...]

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