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SMOKE ON! — Make a Cheap & Easy Smoke Muffler

SMOKE ON! — Make a Cheap & Easy Smoke Muffler

A great way to add excitement to your RC flights is to add a smoke system. Do a loop or a roll and then add a dense, long-hanging smoke trail and you have an airshow! You can save some bucks by modiflying your stock muffler instead of buying a commercial one. Then you can take […]
Workshop Build-Along — Douglas Skyraider Part 6 — Fuselage Sheeting

Workshop Build-Along — Douglas Skyraider Part 6 — Fuselage Sheeting

Now that the fuselage is almost completely built up, it’s time to start sheeting the structure and to begin some of the hardware installation. By first applying the 1/8-inch balsa sheeting to a few key areas, the fuselage structure becomes much more ridged and this helps it remain straight and properly aligned while moving it […]
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1/3.2-Scale Formidable Fighter

1/3.2-Scale Formidable Fighter

Mike Booth scratch-built this 1/3.2-scale Russian Yak-3 and notes that the 59.5-pound warbird uses a “mix of traditional materials and composite parts, i.e, cowling and canopy, carbon fiber fuselage doublers and a +/- 12G main spar joiner for the two piece wing.” The Yak is powered by a 3W 150cc inline twin motor spinning a 10-inch propeller. […]
8 QUICK WORKSHOP TIPS

8 QUICK WORKSHOP TIPS

MAN contributors and readers are a clever bunch, and they’re always coming up with easier, more efficient ways to build and set up airplanes. Here are 8 workshop tips that we think you’ll enjoy using. Have a tip of your own you’d like to share? Send us an email at MAN@airage.com. Simple Pushrod Guide I […]
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Spicing up the Loop with Two Quarter Rolls

Spicing up the Loop with Two Quarter Rolls

The most advanced indoor competition (F3P-AP-13 class), contains a maneuver that builds on some of the fundamentals of loop variations. Maneuver 7 in this category is a loop with two quarter rolls performed in opposite directions. While this may seem simple, the maneuver is rather complex and difficult to execute properly. Even though this maneuver […]
How to: Make WWI Warbird Lozenge Camouflage Covering

How to: Make WWI Warbird Lozenge Camouflage Covering

Tackling this particular aspect of WW I warbirds can be both challenging and rewarding. It’s really not di cult to do, once you understand the system and have relatively good organizational skills and a healthy dose of patience. Let’s start with some history. Before the advent of camouflage, all German aircraft were finished using clear […]
Advanced Aerobatics — Mastering the Rolling Circle

Advanced Aerobatics — Mastering the Rolling Circle

One of the most challenging and admired maneuvers in all of aerobatics is the rolling circle. As a rule, you can achieve early success learning most maneuvers as long as you first understand the proper control inputs, and hand-eye coordination adds the final touches to perform the maneuver nearly perfectly. The rolling circle, however, is even […]
MAN @ American Airpower Museum — Republic Airport

MAN @ American Airpower Museum — Republic Airport

This past weekend, the Long Island Sky Hawks RC club held its semi-annual Gala Banquet to celebrate it’s club’s good fortune as being one of the more active clubs in the Northeast. The club has produced a large number of talented scale builders, warbird pilots and top level scale competitors. The Museum’s B-25 “Miss HAP” […]
Florio Flyer 60 — Build-Along Project — First Flight Video

Florio Flyer 60 — Build-Along Project — First Flight Video

Looking for an easy to build kit airplane that’s a blast to fly? Check out the Florio Flyer 60! Wow! what a great conclusion to this winter builder’s project. Our Florio Flyer 60 was one of our most popular postings on the MAN website and I just could not wait for the weather to turn favorable […]
Troubleshoot Gas Engines — 11 Tips for Reliable Performance

Troubleshoot Gas Engines — 11 Tips for Reliable Performance

OK, so you’ve installed your gasoline engine properly, and made sure that the fuel tank is properly installed and the fuel lines and fuel filter are all hooked up correctly, but you still can’t get any fire in the hole—the engine just won’t start. As a safety note here, we always recommend using a properly sized heavy […]
Workshop Build-Along — Skyraider Part 4 — Building the Rudder

Workshop Build-Along — Skyraider Part 4 — Building the Rudder

We continue our workshop build-along with the assembly of the rudder. This project is my 85-inch version of the Ziroli Plans Skyraider. As with most of Ziroli giant scale warbird designs, the Skyraider’s rudder uses inset plywood hinge tabs that support an internal metal hinge wire that runs the full length of the control surface. The […]
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