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RQ-180 Stealth UAV — Build your Own Unmanned U.S. Air Force Drone

RQ-180 Stealth UAV — Build your Own Unmanned U.S. Air Force Drone

I have always been fascinated by flying wings that seem to defy flight as we know it. I was looking for an airframe to use for first-person-view experiments and the advantages of a flying wing kept coming up. Then I read about the RQ-180, the U.S. Air Force’s newest top secret intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance […]
Keep your Engine Happy — Basic Care and Feeding of Gas Carburetors

Keep your Engine Happy — Basic Care and Feeding of Gas Carburetors

One of the great features that make giant scale RC airplanes so popular, is the bulletproof user-friendly nature of the Walbro carburetors used with most of the gas engines powering them. Once a gas engine is properly adjusted, its carburetor usually won’t need to be tweaked again for most, if not the entire flying season. As […]
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Tomahawk Hawker Hunter

Tomahawk Hawker Hunter

Check out Mick Burrell’s 1/4.5-scale monster jet! Sporting an Abu Dhabi paint scheme created by Phil Noel, this nearly 8-foot-span, 10.5-foot-long model is powered by a Kingtech 210 turbine engine and has hydraulic landing gear, a Unilite lighting system, and uses MKS servos and a Jeti radio. The 48-pound model completed 1 hour of flight […]
4 Simple Shop Tips

4 Simple Shop Tips

Simple tricks are the best, don’t you think? These tips may not change your life, but they will make your time in the shop easier and more enjoyable. Send your tip to MAN@airage.com.   SMOOTH THAT OLD IRON Have you ever noticed the slick surface on a new covering iron after you first pull it […]
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Workshop Tips for Better Building

Workshop Tips for Better Building

For several years now I have been highlighting my projects and workshop builds online to share some of my building tips and Techniques I use. In the long view, I have always thought that learning how to fly RC planes was a lot harder that the actual building of the planes, even when kit-building. MAN readers are […]
Road to Top Gun — Phillip Koury and his Wake Island Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat

Road to Top Gun — Phillip Koury and his Wake Island Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat

Traveling from Picayune, Mississippi, Phillip Koury will be competing in the Expert class with his impressive Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat. Built with laser cut parts for the Jerry Bates plans, Phil’s 1/5-scale Wildcat was not build it initially for scale competition. Phil enjoys reading Military History and one day he checked out the book “Wake Island […]
Radial Engine Upgrade — Adding a Multi-Cylinder Power System

Radial Engine Upgrade — Adding a Multi-Cylinder Power System

When you fly giant scale aircraft you have a choice of engines and power systems. When it comes to aircraft with round engine cowlings however, nothing beats the sound and performance of a radial engine. Most giant-scale airplanes feature an engine box built into the fuselage and secured at multiple points for strength. The Hangar […]
Monster Super Constellation Takes Flight

Monster Super Constellation Takes Flight

When Lockheed’s Super Constellations ruled the commercial skies in the late ’50s and early ’60s, traveling by air was still a treat! This 12.5-fot-span L-1049G Super Constellation in Lufthansa livery takes to the skies under the expert guidance of pilot Reiner Strobel at the Airliner Meeting in Oppingen, Germany. Thanks to RC Media World for taking this great video.
Get Ready — The 2017 Warbirds over Delaware is Just Around the Corner

Get Ready — The 2017 Warbirds over Delaware is Just Around the Corner

Model Airplane News is pleased to again be a major sponsor of this amazing Warbird gathering. Including WW1, WW2 and post war aircraft and jets, this extravaganza is poised to again be the greatest warbird event on the East Coast. Here are just a few of the warbirds from last year’s event Hundreds of sorties […]
Shop Tip: Balancing your Propeller

Shop Tip: Balancing your Propeller

When operating RC airplanes, properly balanced propellers are very important. Having a balanced prop helps prevent excessive vibration which can cause electrical connections to loosen, fuel in your gas tank to foam up, and can even cause structural damage.  Balancing your propeller helps avoid all these problems and it is very easy to do by following this two-step […]
Road to Top Gun — Pilot Roster and Award Sponsors

Road to Top Gun — Pilot Roster and Award Sponsors

All the paperwork is in and the event is well on its way for planning and organization. Here’s the most recent copy of the Pilot Roster and the list of Award sponsors. Click here for TOP GUN 17 ROSTER Frank Tiano and all the rest of his hard working staff wish to thanks the following […]
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