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Master Knife-Edge Flight — Smooth and Precise!

Master Knife-Edge Flight — Smooth and Precise!

For the aerobatic pilot, being able to perform a traditional knife-edge pass is beneficial for many reasons. To begin with, it is a fun maneuver to perform and serves as a prerequisite for other aerobatic maneuvers, like the popular 4- and 8-point roll sequences. Moreover, it teaches that success in completing a figure with utmost consistency […]
Turbine Powered Biplane — Best of Both Worlds?

Turbine Powered Biplane — Best of Both Worlds?

You just never know what you are going to find on the flightline at the annual Florida Jets event in Lakeland Florida. Hosted by Frank Tiano the father of the Top Gun Scale Invitational, Florida Jets brings together the cream of the crop from the Jet and turbine engine industries! Model Airplane News contributor Rich […]
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Workshop Build-Along — Douglas Skyraider Part 7 — Tailwheel

Workshop Build-Along — Douglas Skyraider Part 7 — Tailwheel

While I was sheeting the fuselage, I also was working out the installation of my scale Tail wheel unit (custom made by Earl Aune). This included installing the new plywood former and reinforcement side doublers while still having access to the parts in between the pieces of sheeting. The sheeting also helps keep the fuselage structure rigid during […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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” […]
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