One of a Kind Messerschmitt

Oct 01, 2015 24 Comments

Although the full-size German Me P.1110 was never produced, you can tell from this 1/3-scale RC version that it would have been a force to reckon with during WW II. Designed to be a high-altitude, jet-powered interceptor, it was intended as a deterrent to Allied bombing raids but the war ended before it could be put into production. Roland [...]

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Fantasy-Scale Flying Bicycle

Oct 01, 2015 26 Comments

Bet you’ve never seen RC models like these! Based on a real-life flying bicycle from the 1920s that actually flew across the English Channel, these unusual 13.7-foot aircraft are powered by King 95 engines and fly with 5-foot, 4-inch pilot figures behind the controls! Each model required close to 1,000 building hours, and they fly beautifully. Our [...]

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10 Top Shop Tips

Oct 01, 2015 13 Comments

Here are a few of our favorite tips for building, staying organized and making the most out of everyday items. What are some of your go-to tips and tricks? Share them in the comments section!   Head over Heels When it comes to mixing and applying epoxy glue, you can do the job much quicker [...]

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Sopwith Camel — Video Sneak Peek

Sep 24, 2015 No Comments

Featured in the upcoming December 2015 issue of MAN, the newest construction article is for editor Gerry Yarrish’s 1/4-scale Sopwith Camel. Designed with CAD and featuring laser cut parts (also available), this WW1 classic is sport scale and it has excellent flight stability and performance. It has an 84 inch span and is powered by [...]

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Sneak Peek — Lowers-Minges LM-1 Reno Racer

Sep 24, 2015 2 Comments

Designed and built for a MAN construction article by Mark Rittinger, the LM-1 racer was the winner of the Designer Scale category at the Toledo RC Expo and trade show. The detailed construction article will be in the January 2016 issue of MAN so stay tuned for more. Here’s what Mark had to say about [...]

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Red Arrows RC Airshow

Sep 23, 2015 4 Comments

Check out the  team of  Steve and Matt Bishop flying their turbine-powered Red Arrow BAe Hawks, complete with wingtip smoke! Very impressive flying and coordination from this father and son team, who wow the crowds at events around the globe. Enjoy the show, courtesy of the father and son video team of Pete and Dean [...]

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Conquer the Three-turn Negative Spin

Sep 22, 2015 3 Comments

In the early days of aviation,  spins were often fatal because most pilots did not understand how to properly recover from a spin. While in an upright spin, the pilot would pull back on the elevator stick in an effort to save the airplane (and their life!) and only make the situation worse. Since the [...]

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Installing a Dummy Rotary Engine — Dressing up my Camel — Part 3

Sep 20, 2015 2 Comments

So, I finished up the dummy rotary engine for the Sopwith Camel this weekend. The over all project took only about 10 hours and spread over a few days, that’s no time at all. I finally decided to attach the molded engine to the inside of the engine cowling. This is the typical way to [...]

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