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Tips from the Workshop

Tips from the Workshop

We have the best readers around! You guys are always coming up with clever ways to make building and flying easier, and we love when you share your tips with us. Here are a few of our recent favorites. A SHARP IDEA Most model airplanes use dowels to secure the leading edge of the wing […]
Top Gun 2016 Round Up — Exclusive Facts, Video and Photos

Top Gun 2016 Round Up — Exclusive Facts, Video and Photos

So, the 2016 Top Gun Scale Invitational held on Paradise Field in Lakeland, FL is now in the history books and our big, detailed 26 page extravaganza will be featured in the upcoming August issue of Model Airplane News. The whole MAN Team worked extremely hard to get the coverage done and we are sure […]
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Giant Aerobat Puts on a Show

Giant Aerobat Puts on a Show

With a 9-foot wingspan, Christhard Dannheim’s Christen Eagle looks like its full-scale brother in the air! Powered by a ZDZ 210cc engine, the big bipe weighs in at just 52 pounds. Thanks to RC Media World for taking this video at a model meet in Bölsdorf, Germany.    
Rules for Charging LiPo Packs

Rules for Charging LiPo Packs

I often hear stories of how people are terrified of charging LiPo batteries at home; they think that if they charge the batteries there, that eventually, one will malfunction and burn down the house. While you cannot rule that out with total certainty, we can say that the odds of a LiPo battery catching fire are […]
Master the 4-Point Hesitation Roll

Master the 4-Point Hesitation Roll

Traditionally, the 4-point hesitation roll is a maneuver that is a struggle for many pilots. The reason for this is because most fliers attempt to perform the 4-point roll the way a highly proficient pilot would. Consequently, the pilot is so overwhelmed, he’s unable to identify what mistakes he’s making and how to correct them. […]
Why you should keep a toothbrush in your workshop & other tips!

Why you should keep a toothbrush in your workshop & other tips!

Is there a building step that always gives you trouble? Have you wondered whether there’s a better way to accomplish a particular modeling task? If so, perhaps one of these 10 helpful workshop hints will help you solve the problem or simply lead you in the right direction. You might have heard about a better […]
E-flite Timber  With Floats [VIDEO]

E-flite Timber With Floats [VIDEO]

From E-flite: Make the world your runway with the amazing Timber™ 1.5m BNF® Basic park flyer. It comes equipped with an unbeatable combination of features that let everyone from newer pilots to expert sticks enjoy a versatile, sport-flying experience unlike any other. Sport Aerobatics, Off-Field Adventure, Float Plane Fun-It Does it All If you’ve been […]
The MAN Team at Top Gun

The MAN Team at Top Gun

Well, the trip is done and the event is now in the history books, but the 2016 Top Gun scale Invitational was an amazing experience and to fun and exciting time to renew old friendships and to make new ones. This year, MAN editor Gerry Yarrish headed down to Lakeland, FL., early and started flying […]
Workshop Tips

Workshop Tips

You asked for ’em, we’ve got ’em! Here are four terrific shop tips you can use this weekend to make your time in the workshop easier and more enjoyable. Don’t forget to send us your favorite tip!   SMOOTH OPERATOR Razor saws are handy for cutting various materials, but their teeth sometimes “snag” the material, […]
Back to Basics: Tips for a Great-Running Gas Engine

Back to Basics: Tips for a Great-Running Gas Engine

Many RC modelers today start out with small, electric-powered ARFs, and work up from there. As they get more involved in the hobby, the next logical step up the power scale is operating nitro-burning glow engines (2-stroke or 4-stroke), and learning how to keep internal combustion engines happy. When RC’ers make the major step into […]
Rudder: Use it to Fly Better!

Rudder: Use it to Fly Better!

Actually, pilots should begin their flying careers by using rudder from the very beginning. One of the ways we used to help beginner pilots is by programming in an aileron/rudder mix from the very start. This improves the plane’s performance by eliminating adverse yaw, which is the opposite yaw or skid inherent with aileron deflections […]
5 Ways to Dress Up Your Cockpit

5 Ways to Dress Up Your Cockpit

With so many great-looking scale model ARFs to choose from today, one of the neatest ways you can make your particular Pitts Special or P-51 Mustang stand apart from the rest is to install a great-looking instrument panel for your pilot figure to look at. (You did install a scale pilot figure, didn’t you?) There’s […]
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