Extreme Slip to Landing

Oct 15, 2015 4 Comments

At the 1994 Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas, NV, I saw an extreme slip to landing performed by David Von Linsowe’s giant-scale Extra 300S during his freestyle program—it was choreographed to music with the engine off! Ever since that flight, this maneuver has caught my eye. You don’t often see an aircraft slip in [...]

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Unconventional Giant Flier

Oct 15, 2015 14 Comments

You don’t see scale RC models of this WW II aircraft every day! Ken Sheppard designed and built this  giant-scale WW II Blohm & Voss BV 141 over a two year period. The model is fitted with Spektrum radio equipment and eight servos. He notes, “The asymmetric design [was intended] to give clearer views for the [...]

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Ares Ethos FPV

Oct 14, 2015 No Comments

We have a correction to make, the Ares Ethos FPV the appeared in the latest buyer guide (January Electric Flight) was incorrectly listed at the wrong price, we had it at $99.99 when it should have been $329.99.  we are sorry for any inconvenience this may have cause.  The corrected listing is below. This stable, [...]

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E-Power takes off at the 2015 NEAT Fair

Oct 12, 2015 No Comments

It’s been said that the only constant in life is change.  As sure as the summer changes into fall, for the past 16 years the NEAT Fair has been the electric RC enthusiast’s first sign of the harvest season.  The NEAT (Northeast Electric Aircraft Technology) Fair is the largest showcase of the ever-changing electric-powered sector [...]

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Create a perfect fiberglass finish, part 2

Oct 11, 2015 9 Comments

Last week, Rick Michelena shared the steps to prep your aircraft for a perfect fiberglass finish. In the second part of his three-part series, he begins the fiberglass work and gets the model ready for paint. Here are the simple items needed to produce a fiber-glass finish that will last for many years. You will [...]

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3D Printing for Scale Airplanes

Oct 07, 2015 2 Comments

OK, I could have gotten a lot more attention by titling this post “3D Printing Bombs” but I did not want the FBI coming to the MAN office. With today’s amazing new technologies seeming to be absolutely like magic, I decided to try out one of the several new 3D companies that offer services online. [...]

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8 Great Workshop Tips

Oct 01, 2015 4 Comments

EASY-INSTALL EYELETS The brass eyelets that come with rubber servo grommets are often a tight fit, and they can be tiresome to install by hand. A handy alternative is to use a punch or a piercer to apply them. Mount the grommet on the servo, and slip the eyelet over the tip of the punch. [...]

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Tame your Tail-Dragger

Oct 01, 2015 1 Comment

From sport planes and classic civilian aircraft to warbirds and fighters, where the little “steering” wheel is in back behind the main landing gear, the tail-dragger configuration remains very popular. Though the tailwheel has very little effect on the model’s flight performance, the landing gear configuration does make takeoffs and landings much different from planes [...]

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