How To: Apply Scale Surface and Rib Tapes

Aug 24, 2013 10 Comments

Our December issue of MAN will include an article I wrote about painting and finishing models with scale Stits and Poly Tone paints. I touch on Rib and Surface Tapes briefly so here are some more details on applying these scale details. When it comes to large 1/3-scale models, these kind of details are all [...]

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National Model Aviation Day & the Wounded Warrior’s Project

Aug 22, 2013 No Comments

Model Aviation Day was August 17, 2013. The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) proclaimed the inaugural date for all AMA Sanctioned modeling clubs throughout the United States to avail themselves the opportunity and celebrate “Model Aviation”. It was a day of relaxed and enjoyable flying among club members. No contest rules applied. The Indian River [...]

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Real or RC? Here are the ANSWERS!

Aug 22, 2013 No Comments

Sometimes telling the difference between a “real” man-carrying aircraft and an RC one is no easy task. Here are the answers. 1 Both are real, man-carrying aircraft. For the full story on the B-17, click here. (That was a tricky one, we admit!) 2 This Bristol Bulldog is RC. 3 This A-6 Intruder is RC. 4 [...]

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Quadcopter as companion (and more!)

Aug 20, 2013 4 Comments

A new project unveiled on crowd-funding site Kickstarter.com named “Spiri” is a pretty little flyer that can be anything you want it to be! Inventor Patrick Edwards-Daugherty writes, “Meet Spiri, the programmable, autonomous flying robot. Designed for you and your projects. Spiri is a versatile, airborne Linux device with sensors, cameras, wifi, cloud support, development [...]

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Blue Thunder Returns!

Aug 20, 2013 6 Comments

“He’s out there … flying the most lethal weapon ever made: the Blue Thunder Special.” Remember this early ’80s movie that starred Roy Scheider flying a highly modified Aerospatiale Gazelle? This RC 1/4-scale version is the handiwork of French builder Eric Meaux, who created it from a Heli Factory kit. The 24kg heli is powered [...]

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MAN at Kingston IMAA Rally in Canada

Aug 20, 2013 No Comments

The 26th annual IMAA giant Scale Rally sponsored by IMAA chapter 217 and hosted by the Kingston RC Modelers club in Kingston Ontario Canada was an amazing time. Weather was perfect and the wind was almost non existent. Well over 100 pilots and almost double that many IMAA legal giant scale planes showed up and [...]

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Giant Swing-Wing F-14

Aug 20, 2013 8 Comments

Rudolf Winter heavily modified a Fly Eagle kit to create this beautiful swing-wing F-14 Tomcat. Rudolf notes that he spent approximately 400 hours building the plane, and it shows! Weighing in at 77 pounds, the twin turbine jet looks like its full-scale brother in flight. Thanks to tbobborap1 for taking this video and sharing it [...]

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Like Us to Win!

Aug 15, 2013 No Comments

As we near 15,000 Likes on Facebook, we’d like to give back to our supporters with a giveaway! One of our lucky Facebook fans will win an ultimate prize pack from AirAgeStore.com, which will include an assortment of Model Airplane News gear, a subscription to Model Airplane News, and a book and DVD of the [...]

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