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2017 Gear Guide: August Issue

Top Gun Flightline Highlights — Photos from David Hart

10 Tips For a Better-Flying Airplane: September Issue

Stepcraft Accessories -- Drag Knife Attachment -- Making Custom Vinyl Letters

Easy Engine Testing — Keeping it Cheap and Safe!

Break-in and Tuning 2-Stroke Glow Engines — Picking the right propeller for Fun Fly!

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Fantastic Fokker

Fantastic Fokker

Watching this video, it’s easy to understand why Manfred von Richthofen himself was such a proponent of the Fokker D-VII, even though the “Red Baron” died before the first D-VIIs reached service. Built from the Balsa USA kit by Knut Huk and piloted by Andy Nusser at the Flugtage MFC in Oberhausen this summer, the 1/3-scale model fighter has a 10-foot wingspan and […]
Warbirds over Delaware:100+ Flightline Action Photos

Warbirds over Delaware:100+ Flightline Action Photos

One of our favorite destinations during the flying season is warbird events, and the granddaddy of them all is the annual Warbirds over Delaware meet held at Lums Pond State Park in Bear, DE. This three day event is an IMAA event for giant scale warbirds from all eras. From WW1, the 20s and 30s, […]
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MAN @ Warbirds over Delaware — Friday Fighters

MAN @ Warbirds over Delaware — Friday Fighters

After a great day of enjoying all the flightline action, I have sone awesome photos of the fighters flying on Friday. From Jets and multi-engine types to WW1 aeroplanes and lots of Pipers, everyone had a great time at Lums Pond State Park! Here’s just a few of them. Can’t wait to see what shows […]
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MAN at Work — Warbirds over Delaware — 1 day to go!

MAN at Work — Warbirds over Delaware — 1 day to go!

After missing the WOD event last year, editor Gerry Yarrish is heading down to the granddaddy of all Warbird events, the Warbirds over Delaware shindig at Lums Pond St. Park in Newark, DE. Gerry’s all set and ready to go and will be on the flightline early Friday morning. be sure to stop and say […]
Throw Back Thursday — Henry Haffke — Howard Ike Racer

Throw Back Thursday — Henry Haffke — Howard Ike Racer

It’s hard to believe that Henry Haffke, has been a contributor for more that 40 years. One of his more popular “non Gee Bee” designs was his .40 size Howard “Ike”–Miss Chevrolet racers. We dusted off an old folder in the “Construction Article” cabinet and here’s some great photos.   (Above) Henry Haffke’s.40-size Howard Ike […]
King of Cats: 100-inch Catalina

King of Cats: 100-inch Catalina

This scratch-built flying boat is the handiwork of Aris Kosmides of Thessaloniki, Greece. He spent over two years building the beauty from Ivan Pettigrew’s plans and outfitted it with Turnigy motors and Graupner 3-blade props. The  9.11 pound model has navigation and landing lights and retractable float that use a Turnigy MCR servoless retract system. […]
Crosswind Corrections During a Loop

Crosswind Corrections During a Loop

Excluding pilot error, crosswinds cause the majority of the deviations that aerobatic pilots have to correct. For example, when a loop is performed in a crosswind, the airplane will drift sideways with the wind during the slower portion of the loop. A loop that is entered flying parallel with the runway will finish downwind and […]
DIY Control Horns and Servo Mounts

DIY Control Horns and Servo Mounts

I receive at least one unsolicited credit card every month. Usually, I cut them up and throw them in the trash. Ollie Edwards of the Scottsdale, AZ Model Flyers uses the cards to make control horns and servo mounts. They work great on his flat-wing models and probably would be adequate for backyard airplanes of […]
Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel Part 8 — Tail Surface Attachment & turtle-deck

Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel Part 8 — Tail Surface Attachment & turtle-deck

This weekend was pretty productive as I now have the tail surfaces finished and installed. These were made removable for maintenance and for access to the tailskid’s suspension bungee setup. Under the horizontal stabilizer base, I glued 1/4-inch balsa cross pieces and installed 4-40 blind nuts in four locations matching holes drilled into the stabilizer. […]
Your voice counts! Ask Congress to Protect RC Flying

Your voice counts! Ask Congress to Protect RC Flying

RC aeromodeling is at a critical juncture, and it’s important for us all to join together so our elected officials hear our collective voice and protect our hobby. Below is a message from the Academy of Model Aeronautics, and we urge you to follow their instructions and contact your senators and representatives to let them […]
Great Find! Guide Book to over 900 Aircraft Museums!

Great Find! Guide Book to over 900 Aircraft Museums!

We have to admit it, the editors here at MAN love full-size aircraft almost as much as RC models. When ever we travel to a big RC event, we usually check out the old GPS for local points of interest and hit the “Museums” selection. Aircraft museums are across the country and make a great […]
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