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Hangar 9/Horizon Hobby Model 12 Viking 120cc ARF: June Issue

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

Tower Hobbies P-51D Mustang Mk II Rx-R: July Issue

Fuel Systems Made Easy — Make your Glow Engine Happy

Road to Top Gun - Highlights of the planes and pilots

Functional Scale — How to: Make a Sliding Canopy

Shop Tip: Balancing your Propeller

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MAN at the Toledo RC Hobby Expo

MAN at the Toledo RC Hobby Expo

If you are planning to attend the Toledo Exposition at the SeaGate Convention center this weekend, be sure to stop by the MAN booth and say hi! There will be a lot of great new products and airplanes on display and all the major manufacturers and companies showing their wares.  
Aerobatic Setup Secrets — Pro Tips for Success.

Aerobatic Setup Secrets — Pro Tips for Success.

It wasn’t that long ago that, when I got a new plane, I’d get it airborne as fast as I could without making much of attempt to really dial it in. If my plane had unique traits or felt unbalanced, I’d just get used to how it flew and compensated with my thumbs. This really […]
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The First Fokkers!

The First Fokkers!

These RC models are replicas of the very first airplane designed by Anthony Fokker in 1911. The multitude of bracing cables gave the impression of a spider, hence its Dutch name, “Spin.” Fokker taught himself to fly in his second Spin! Built and piloted by Klaus Fischer and Heiner Wintermann, these 14-foot-span planes each weigh […]
Four Inventive Assembly Tips

Four Inventive Assembly Tips

From servo IDs to masking tape, these useful tips will have you wondering, “How come I didn’t think of that?” To share your own helpful tip with MAN readers, send it to us at MAN@airage.com.     GET A GRIP Converting scale aircraft to electric is becoming commonplace. Here’s a neat trick that solves a simple […]
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Warbird Formation Flying — RC Wingmen bring it Home!

Warbird Formation Flying — RC Wingmen bring it Home!

As if flying giant scale warbirds like the Top Flight giant scale P-51D Mustang isn’t exciting enough all but itself, some guys who attend large national and regional warbird meets are always looking for a little something extra. Recently, at the Warbirds over the Rockies event, Rich Uravitch caught a sight that surely got everyone’s […]
Road to Top Gun — Dino DiGiorgio’s X-Class Tucano

Road to Top Gun — Dino DiGiorgio’s X-Class Tucano

Competing at Top Gun since 1992, Dino DiGiorgio really doesn’t need an introduction to those interested in scale RC. Winner of nine Top Gun titles, Dino is competing this year in the new X-Class with his 90-inch span Tucano. Designed for ARF models only, this class is intended to be a competition between aircraft that […]
Workshop Build-along — Douglas Skyraider Part 15 — Engine Installation

Workshop Build-along — Douglas Skyraider Part 15 — Engine Installation

It has been a while since we updated everyone on our Skyraider build-along so here’s some of the details for the engine mount and engine installation for the 85-inch version of our Ziroli Skyraider. I’ve liked removable, through-the-firewall setups for engine attachment. These designs make it much easier to work on your power system after […]
Applying Fiberglass Cloth — Finishing model parts

Applying Fiberglass Cloth — Finishing model parts

When you need a durable and tough surface on your model airplane parts, nothing comes close to fiberglass cloth and resin. They provide a smooth sub surface for primer and painted finishes and, once you’ve done it couple of times, it becomes very easy to do. Here’s some Tips how I do it for the sub-wing of my […]
Road to Top Gun: Mike Barbee’s  King Air C-90 — Update!

Road to Top Gun: Mike Barbee’s King Air C-90 — Update!

Over this past weekend we saw that long time Top Gun competitor Mike Barbee successfully test flew his new King Air C-90. This electric powered twin is amazing and it is very difficult to tell it from the full-size aircraft. Congratulations Mike, see you in a few more weeks! (Photos by Jenni Aldeman). If you’ve […]
Hangar 9’s 120cc Viking Model-12 Aerobatic Biplane — Test Flight Video

Hangar 9’s 120cc Viking Model-12 Aerobatic Biplane — Test Flight Video

Featured in the June issue of Model Airplane News, our cover plane, and the “Model of the Year” winner is the giant scale Hangar 9 120cc Viking Model-12. Be sure to check out our Premium Members Only site for a complete in detail Flight Test video. MODEL AIRPLANE NEWS PREMIUM members can access this article […]
Dazzling Lightning F2A

Dazzling Lightning F2A

The pilot of this 1/5-scale Lightning F2A, Luke Metcalf, says that he can’t relax while flying this giant and that she’s a “hands on model needing constant inputs and corrections,” adding, “She is not unpleasant to fly but looking at her in the air makes it workth the work load!” Built by Trond Hammerstad from an […]
7 Great Workshop Tips

7 Great Workshop Tips

From pull-pull control systems to getting the most out of that bottle of CA, our team of editors and contributors has the answers you’re looking for. Here are 7 workshop tips that we hope will make your time in the shop more enjoyable and efficient. Enjoy! Fine-Tuning Control Horns When it comes to using a pull-pull […]
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