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2017 Gear Guide: August Issue

Top Gun Flightline Highlights — Photos from David Hart

10 Tips For a Better-Flying Airplane: September Issue

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Easy Engine Testing — Keeping it Cheap and Safe!

Break-in and Tuning 2-Stroke Glow Engines — Picking the right propeller for Fun Fly!

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Nailing that Landing — Pro advice for dealing with wind and setup

Nailing that Landing — Pro advice for dealing with wind and setup

Since the early days of RC flying, pilots have been giving landing advice, particularly if there is any sort of wind involved. However, some have recently been getting it backward when they state that during a normal landing, the ailerons should be used to keep the wings level and the rudder should be used to […]
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Old-School Electric Puts on a Show

This terrific video features legendary designer/builder Ivan Pettigrew flying one of his very popular float planes, the Short Solent 400. Powered by four GWS Speed 400 geared motors (remember those?!), it can fly for over 15 minutes on eight 3,000mAh NiMH cells. Videographer TripleThreatRC writes, “I was invited to visit the Chilliwack Electric Flyers Club to check […]
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Top Gun Winners and Placers — Pro-Am Propeller Class

Top Gun Winners and Placers — Pro-Am Propeller Class

We continue with our Top Gun coverage of the winners for the 2017 Scale Invitational competition. In our coverage coming soon in the September issue of MAN, you can look forward to an amazing 24 pages of Top Gun planes, pilots and action! Now to the Pro-Am Propellers class. And the winners are… 1st. Place, […]
Flying Field Etiquette

Flying Field Etiquette

As we officially start the summer flying season, your club’s flightline (and everyone’s nerves!) may really start to heat up. What are the top flying-field etiquette tips you wish your fellow RC fliers already knew? Here’s a start … and don’t hold back! Don’t touch OPP (other people’s planes) without permission. Follow the club’s noise/time […]
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5 Servo Setup Tips

5 Servo Setup Tips

After installing your servos according the manufacturer’s directions, you might find that when the servo arm is placed on the spline, it isn’t at a perfect right angle to the servo casing. Or, after you’ve hooked up the various linkages, you discover there is too much or not enough travel throw when a certain control […]
Top Gun Winners and Placers — X-Class

Top Gun Winners and Placers — X-Class

We continue with out tour down winner’s row and this time we highlight the winners and placers in the Top Gun X-Class. This class is for models that have been “finished” by the manufacturer. However, it is not for custom, “One-off” color schemes. The model needs to be one that is commonly available to anyone. The […]
Top Gun Winners and Placers — Team Scale

Top Gun Winners and Placers — Team Scale

We continue our event coverage of the 2017 Top Gun Scale Invitational winners and placers. We think you’ll agree all the aircraft, builders and pilots attending this event are top notch. Watch for our detail event report in the September 2017 issue of MAN. And the winners are… 1st Place. Mike Barbee / Frank Noll, […]
Giant Scale Masterpiece — Pedro Sanchez’s Waco YMF-5

Giant Scale Masterpiece — Pedro Sanchez’s Waco YMF-5

When it comes to artwork, there are many forms and mediums to use to create a masterpiece.  This amazing RC 1/3-scale WACO YMF-5 biplane was finished and flown by Pedro Sanchez, and anyone who sees it up close has to agree, it is a flying and functional work of art! An expert builder and a […]
Half-Scale Tiger Moth Takes Flight

Half-Scale Tiger Moth Takes Flight

So you think you have trouble transporting your aircraft to the field? Take a look at this 1/2-scale RC Tiger Moth! The 127.8-pound model is done up in French WW I Armée de L’air colors, it has impressive performance in the air. Thanks to RC Media World who filmed this at the Ragow Air Meet in Germany last month. […]
Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

Experience is the best teacher, and we love when our readers share their unique ways of using ordinary items in their hobby. Here are a few of our favorite tips. What are some of your go-to tips and tricks? Share them in the comments section! NO-SLIP BATTERY Place a piece of rubber tool-drawer liner material under your battery […]
Top Gun Winners and Placers — Expert Class

Top Gun Winners and Placers — Expert Class

The editors are busy putting the finishing touches on our 2017 Top Gun scale invitational event coverage and we have sorted through all the amazing photos. We would not be able to give you all the great coverage MAN is know for without the hard work of our contributors and event photographers. In no particular […]
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