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Top Gun — In the beginning

Top Gun — In the beginning

Today we just put the finishing touches on our reportage for the 2017 Top Gun Scale Invitational for the upcoming September issue of MAN. We got to thinking it would be neat to take a stroll down memory lane and show all of you our magazine coverage of the very first Top Gun event. Frank […]
Hot VTOL Summer Fun — the E-flite X-VERT VTOL

Hot VTOL Summer Fun — the E-flite X-VERT VTOL

Looking for something over the top for some Hot summer fun? The new E-flite X-Vert VTOL distributed by Horizon Hobby is available as both a RTF and BNF version. Its simple tail-sitter design and SAFE technology make VTOL (vertical Take off and Landing) flying easy. It can takeoff and lands vertically in small areas and […]
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Choosing Servos for Helicopters — Analog vs. Digital

Choosing Servos for Helicopters — Analog vs. Digital

(Opener) Flybarless helis like this large Robinson R22 are rapidly taking over, but these impressive machines impose heavier demands on the servos. Let’s address a question that seems to cause a good deal of confusion (or at least misunderstanding) among helicopter fliers—whether digital servos are really better than analog, and whether they’re worth the added […]
Top Gun Winners and Placers — Pro-Am Sportsman

Top Gun Winners and Placers — Pro-Am Sportsman

With more great photos of Top Gun pilots and their planes, here are the Winners and Placers from the Pro-Am Sportsman class. By far the most popular class of competition at Top Gun, this year there were 57 registered pilots in the Sportsman class. Photos by Barry Vaught and David Hart. And the winners are… […]
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Nailing that Landing — Pro advice for dealing with wind and setup

Nailing that Landing — Pro advice for dealing with wind and setup

Since the early days of RC flying, pilots have been giving landing advice, particularly if there is any sort of wind involved. However, some have recently been getting it backward when they state that during a normal landing, the ailerons should be used to keep the wings level and the rudder should be used to […]
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Old-School Electric Puts on a Show

This terrific video features legendary designer/builder Ivan Pettigrew flying one of his very popular float planes, the Short Solent 400. Powered by four GWS Speed 400 geared motors (remember those?!), it can fly for over 15 minutes on eight 3,000mAh NiMH cells. Videographer TripleThreatRC writes, “I was invited to visit the Chilliwack Electric Flyers Club to check […]
Top Gun Winners and Placers — Pro-Am Propeller Class

Top Gun Winners and Placers — Pro-Am Propeller Class

We continue with our Top Gun coverage of the winners for the 2017 Scale Invitational competition. In our coverage coming soon in the September issue of MAN, you can look forward to an amazing 24 pages of Top Gun planes, pilots and action! Now to the Pro-Am Propellers class. And the winners are… 1st. Place, […]
Flying Field Etiquette

Flying Field Etiquette

As we officially start the summer flying season, your club’s flightline (and everyone’s nerves!) may really start to heat up. What are the top flying-field etiquette tips you wish your fellow RC fliers already knew? Here’s a start … and don’t hold back! Don’t touch OPP (other people’s planes) without permission. Follow the club’s noise/time […]
5 Servo Setup Tips

5 Servo Setup Tips

After installing your servos according the manufacturer’s directions, you might find that when the servo arm is placed on the spline, it isn’t at a perfect right angle to the servo casing. Or, after you’ve hooked up the various linkages, you discover there is too much or not enough travel throw when a certain control […]
Top Gun Winners and Placers — X-Class

Top Gun Winners and Placers — X-Class

We continue with out tour down winner’s row and this time we highlight the winners and placers in the Top Gun X-Class. This class is for models that have been “finished” by the manufacturer. However, it is not for custom, “One-off” color schemes. The model needs to be one that is commonly available to anyone. The […]
Top Gun Winners and Placers — Team Scale

Top Gun Winners and Placers — Team Scale

We continue our event coverage of the 2017 Top Gun Scale Invitational winners and placers. We think you’ll agree all the aircraft, builders and pilots attending this event are top notch. Watch for our detail event report in the September 2017 issue of MAN. And the winners are… 1st Place. Mike Barbee / Frank Noll, […]
Giant Scale Masterpiece — Pedro Sanchez’s Waco YMF-5

Giant Scale Masterpiece — Pedro Sanchez’s Waco YMF-5

When it comes to artwork, there are many forms and mediums to use to create a masterpiece.  This amazing RC 1/3-scale WACO YMF-5 biplane was finished and flown by Pedro Sanchez, and anyone who sees it up close has to agree, it is a flying and functional work of art! An expert builder and a […]
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