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Alien Aircraft FunMaster 72 Build-along Part 4 — Final Assembly

Alien Aircraft FunMaster 72 Build-along Part 4 — Final Assembly

The Alien Aircraft Funmaster 72 build has been very enjoyable.  Here is Part 4 of the workshop build-along. I spent considerable time sanding the airframe so the final application of the covering material (Top Flight Monokote,) would look good. I used Opaque White with a Red trim to make it highly visible in the air. The final […]
It’s a truck … it’s an octocopter … it’s the Black Knight Transformer!

It’s a truck … it’s an octocopter … it’s the Black Knight Transformer!

Yes, this real, and yes, it has flown (using four of its eight motors). Advanced Tactics of El Segundo, California, has created this rolling, flying VTOL aircraft capable of unmanned, autonomous operations. They call it, “The world’s first roadable vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft that’s capable of landing close to where it’s needed, then driving the […]
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MAN at the AMA Expo

MAN at the AMA Expo

This past weekend some of  the Model Airplane News crew was lucky enough to attend the AMA expo in Ontario, California. The AMA show is typically the first RC show of the year and it starts the show season off for all of those who are in the model industry. We had a great time […]
Question of the Week — What type of plane do you fly the most

Question of the Week — What type of plane do you fly the most

Model Airplane News is always looking to improve our content to meet our reader’s interests. Whether you are a beginner or an old pro, once you earn your wings, there are certain types of planes that really push the RC flying button. Tell us what turns you on. What type of plane do you like […]
Throw-back Thursday — Early FPV Gear

Throw-back Thursday — Early FPV Gear

A great “From the Cockpit” video point of view! This great looking Head’s Up Display visor allows you to see from your RC airplane’s point of view! With the onboard video camera equipment (sold seperately) the HeadPlay visor gives you an amazing visual experience. With two seperate and adjustable eye screens you get a 3D […]
60% Bucker Jungmeister

60% Bucker Jungmeister

Wolfgang Rossegger’s 60% scale “Liesel Bach” is a scratch-built project that’s powered by a Moki 400cc engine. The 13-foot-span model weighs around 138 pounds.  This great video combines a picture perfect flight with footage taken from the plane’s wing; thanks to RCGiantScalePlanes for posting this on YouTube. You may notice a “knocking” sound from the engine at […]
Tora, Tora, Tora! A Japanese A6M3 Zero you can build

Tora, Tora, Tora! A Japanese A6M3 Zero you can build

Featured as a construction article in the March 2014 issue of MAN, this A6M3 Model 22 “Zero” is a great sport scale electric powered warbird that’s easy to build and fly. Designed and built by Mark Rittinger the Zero construction article hit the highlights of the project, but here are all of the details and photos not […]
RealFlight 7 Flight Sim – Are you up to the Challenge?

RealFlight 7 Flight Sim – Are you up to the Challenge?

Reviewed in the upcoming April 2014 issue of MAN, RealFlight 7 offers six exciting fun fly Challenges for you to choose from. As well as being a great learning and teaching tool for beginner and advanced RC pilots, these flight challenges are more than just video games. Being able to practice these popular real life Fun Fly tasks with […]
FunMaster 72 Build-along Part 3: The Wing

FunMaster 72 Build-along Part 3: The Wing

Continuing his Workshop Build-along for the laser-cut Alien Aircraft FunMaster 72 kit, Jerry Smith presents his newest installment highlighting the construction of the wing. Here’s what Jerry reports. Now that we have the tail and fuselage built we’ll move on to a little more work.  The flat bottom wing is built in the traditional way by pinning […]
New Disney “Planes” Movie for 2014 —  Fire and Rescue

New Disney “Planes” Movie for 2014 — Fire and Rescue

They did it again! Watch for this exciting new “Planes” movie in 2014 “Planes: Fire & Rescue” is a new comedy-adventure about second chances, featuring a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire. When world famous air racer Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) learns that […]
AirMule: Flying Tank of the Future?

AirMule: Flying Tank of the Future?

We’ve never seen an air vehicle that looks like this! Reminiscent of something from the Batman movies, AirMule is the creation of Israel’s Tactical Robotics Inc., and it can fly by remote control or using autonomous control. Internal rotor blades allow this unusual aircraft to land in small and uneven areas, so it can evacuate […]
Alien Aircraft FunMaster 72 Workshop Build-Along Part 2

Alien Aircraft FunMaster 72 Workshop Build-Along Part 2

Continuing his “from the workshop” sneak peek, MAN contributor Jerry Smith presents his second installment for the model builder community! Now that we  have the tail feathers completed, let’s start building the fuselage. The fuselage is really sturdy built entirely of 3mm ply. The laser cut parts permit easy assembly and fast building.  Follow the instructions […]
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