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Super-Size Stearman

Super-Size Stearman

Giant-scale enthusiasts always say “bigger is better,” and this RC Boeing Stearman takes big to a new level. Flown by Ludo Luyten of Belgium, this 55%-scale biplane has a 16.5-foot wingspan and is powered by a Valach 7-cylinder, 800cc radial engine that sounds incredible. This monster model has a tremendous presence in the air, and […]
Keeping Loops Round

Keeping Loops Round

Guard against making the common mistake of releasing too much elevator, aka “hunting,” during the float and thus creating a flat spot on top of the loop. This occurs for the same reason people over-control at every skill level: they want to see their inputs doing something. Instead, you should concentrate on smoothly reducing the […]
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Reliable Fuel Systems: Keep your Engine Happy

Reliable Fuel Systems: Keep your Engine Happy

Radio control model airplanes rely on two basic systems to fly, the radio system and the power system (excluding gliders). Whether you are relying on a nitro-burning glow engine or a high-octane, gasoline-sipping powerplant, if your engine loses its fuel supply, you’ll find yourself in a dead-stick situation with a plane that wasn’t designed to […]
7 Super Shop Tips

7 Super Shop Tips

Here are seven superb workshop tips straight from the best modelers in the world — MAN readers! Have a tip you’d like to share? Send it to MAN@airage.com (no photo or illustration required!). KEEP CANOPY BOLTS FROM BACKING OUT Use this method to help hold on to canopies. Take an 1/8-inch-thick piece of rubber sheet, cut […]
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Easy Foam Repair Tips

Easy Foam Repair Tips

Now that we’re well into the flying season, chances are you have at least one plane that has been “benched” because of a not-so-gentle landing. Why not take a few minutes this weekend and repair it? Here’s what you need to know. Let’s face it! Accidents are bound happen, and when it comes to flying […]
13-Foot-Span Spruce Goose

13-Foot-Span Spruce Goose

Built and flown by Jürgen Schönle, this eight-motor model has over a 13-foot wingspan yet weighs just under 11 pounds, thanks to its foam and carbon-fiber construction. The 1/22-scale aircraft is powered by a single 3S, 4000mAh LiPo! Jurgen spent only a month building this model. Howard Hughes would be proud! Thanks to RC Media […]
Master the Tail-Dragger — Pro Tips for Smoother Landings and Takeoffs

Master the Tail-Dragger — Pro Tips for Smoother Landings and Takeoffs

The typical scale tail-dragger looks great both in the air and resting on the flightline between flights. But it does require a different technique to take off and land compared to a tricycle-gear airplane. From sport planes and classic civilian aircraft to warbirds and fighters, where the little “steering” wheel is in back behind the […]
FLightline Video Interview — Warbird Pilots’ Adam Martin — Warbirds over Delaware

FLightline Video Interview — Warbird Pilots’ Adam Martin — Warbirds over Delaware

One of MAN’s solid supporters and expert in all things “scale pilot figures”, Adam Martin had the distinct pleasure of being in front of Sal Calvagna’s video camera. Covering the WOD event for MAN, (Look for the November issue), Sal was patroling the flightline for unsuspecting targets of opportunity! And guess what? Adam is also […]
Unusual WW II “All-Wing” Design Takes Flight

Unusual WW II “All-Wing” Design Takes Flight

Erik van den Hoogen’s scratch-built, all-wood Gotha P.60A flies quite well, especially considering that the full-size interceptor it is modeled after was never completed! With a wingspan of 10 feet, 10 inches, this 1/4-scale, 77-pound model Is powered by two AMT Mercury turbine engines, each with 9.5kg of thrust. Our thanks to RCScaleAirplanes for taking this great video at […]
Favorite Reader Tips

Favorite Reader Tips

Check out these reader tips! Betcha you’ll use at least one on your next building project. (Have a tip you’d like to share? Send it to MAN@airage.com … no photo required!)   GET A GRIP Converting scale aircraft to electric is becoming commonplace. Here’s a neat trick that solves a simple but perplexing problem often encountered […]
Flightline Video Interview: Fairey Fantome

Flightline Video Interview: Fairey Fantome

Longtime MAN contributor and pro scale model builder and pilot Sal Calvagna covered all the action at the recent Warbirds over Delaware at Lums Pond, in Bear, DE. Here is his video interview with Tom and Charles Britton who built this beautiful scale model. The full size Fairey Fantôme, was a British fighter biplane designed […]
Fly the Waterfall

Fly the Waterfall

When you’re flying a stable elevator, you can perform an inside “waterfall” (micro loop) by maintaining full up-elevator, and applying full power and a little right rudder to correct for increased propwash and P-factor. On the back side of the loop, quickly cut the power and neutralize the rudder. Then, at the instant the fuselage […]
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