Workshop Build-Along 3 — Alien Aircraft ArrowMaster Biplane

Jul 30, 2014 No Comments

So far to date, building the ArrowMaster 55 from Alien Aircraft www.alienaircraft.com has been a lot of fun. The parts fit has been excellent and very accurate. At this point in time, I’ve got about 3 hours into building the bottom wing. In this post, the ailerons are built, shaped and hinged. I also add wing [...]

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Frank Tiano Enterprises Dogfighter Pilot Figure

Jul 29, 2014 1 Comment

Here at MAN, we firmly believe that a scale model without a pilot in the front office is, well, just wrong. Why would you go to the trouble of building a detailed fighter and then fly it with an empty cockpit? We really like this new 15-inch-tall articulated pilot figure from Frank Tiano Enterprises … [...]

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4-days till the WW1 Dawn Patrol Meet!

Jul 28, 2014 No Comments

Hosted by the Long Island Sky Hawks RC club, this IMAA legal event is simply the best part of the RC summer. It is all about WW1 and there’s friendly completion too! Like bomb drops, mock dogfights, kill the balloons and spot landings to spice things up! Our own Gerry Yarrish is heading down and setting [...]

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Which Pitts Special do you like the best?

Jul 24, 2014 1 Comment

We just returned from the flying field where were test flew the new Micro UMX Pitts Special S1-S. With its AS3X stabilization system, we were very impress with its performance, even with a bit of wind thrown in for good measure! What’s your opinion of this mini classic and what’s your all time favorite version [...]

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Monster 40% RC scale DHC-2 Beaver

Jul 22, 2014 5 Comments

When it comes to big bush planes, the classic grand daddy of them all is the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver. This amazing outback workhorse is one of the very important “Air Trucks” used to bring supplies into the furthest reaches of the rugged wildness that is Alaska. Check out this video showing the biggest RC [...]

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Workshop Build-Along 2: Alien Aircraft ArrowMaster Bipe — Wing Panels

Jul 22, 2014 1 Comment

Our next installment of the ArrowMaster Biplane Build-Along gets the wings in shape! So far, builder and reviewer Rick bell, gives the Alien Aircraft laser cut kit, two thumbs up! Let’s get to the workbench! 1. Here’s the major componets to build the lower right wing panel. To glue the parts together, I’m using Sig Sigment [...]

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Shop Tip: Extending Landing Gear Axle Length

Jul 22, 2014 4 Comments

The stock hardware that comes with many of today’s ARF models is designed to do the job assigned and for the most part, they all get a passing grade for quality. If however you try adding accessories, the hardware may have to replaced or modified. An example of this is the new E/Z brake system [...]

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Homebuilt Project — Construction Article Extras — de Havilland DH90 Dragonfly

Jul 22, 2014 No Comments

As a bonus for the upcoming construction article in the November issue of Electric Flight, here is the full-length construction notes from designer Ivan Pettigrew. With limited pages in the print magazine, we are pleased to offer this fully detailed version of Ivan’s article for our online readers to enjoy. All the construction photos are [...]

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