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MAN and Hitec at NEAT Fair

MAN and Hitec at NEAT Fair

Friday was a great day to walk the flightline at the annual NEAT Fair electric meet in Downsville, NY. Though a bit windy and rainy, the halftime show went on and there were lots of great RC flights put on by the company demo pilots. Some familiar faces too were seen under the tents. Hitec was […]
RC Tour of New York City

RC Tour of New York City

This beautiful video tour of New York is the work of director/producer Nicolas Doldinger. Enjoy this taste of the Big Apple and check out this snippet from Esquire.com‘s interview with Mr. Doldinger (for the entire interview, click here.) ESQUIRE.COM: Is what you’re doing with the helicopter legal? NICOLAS DOLDINGER: Basically as long as it’s for […]
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Enormous Electric: Half-Scale Cub

Enormous Electric: Half-Scale Cub

This giant Clip-Wing Cub is the handiwork of Geoff Dryer, and it’s a beauty! The 15-foot-span plane is powered by a Hacker A100-10 motor and Hacker 170 speed control using 12S-2P 6S 6000mAh LiPos for power. That’s 7500 watts! All up, the Cub weighs 65 pounds. Thanks to Epic RC for capturing the video and to […]
Homemade Heli!

Homemade Heli!

What do you get when you combine four lengths of pipe and a lawn mower engine? You won’t believe this homemade helicopter, intended to carry one very brave individual. Would you be willing to pilot this craft? Click to see if this really flies!
New Generation of JR Radio–XG14

New Generation of JR Radio–XG14

Be sure to watch for our detailed review of the new JR XG14 radio system in the upcoming December 2013 issue of MAN. Following in this tradition of quality and dependability, the XG14 is the newest radio wearing the JR brand and it the first to be distributed by JR Americas Inc., (jramericas.com.) The XG14 […]
The Rivet King: Dave Ribbe’s MiG-15

The Rivet King: Dave Ribbe’s MiG-15

Congratulations to David Ribbe for placing 6th in the 20kg category while flying for the U.S. team at the Jet World Masters in Meiringen, Switzerland! His gorgeously detailed,  88.9-inch-span MiG-15bis is outfitted with a sliding canopy, speed brakes, flaps, sequenced retracts and doors, and it’s even more astounding when you learn that David designed this jet […]
How To Turn a Straw Hat into a Scale Pilot Seat

How To Turn a Straw Hat into a Scale Pilot Seat

So my Fokker Triplane has been finished for a few weeks and the airplane has flown several times without any problems. But there is that big issue of an empty cockpit. So, I converted my old Mini-Me 1/3 scale pilot figure into a WW1 leather helmet and goggles guy with a great set of cloths […]
Arming a 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane

Arming a 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane

There’s a old saying that you’re never finished with a scale airplane, you simply stop working on it. And this is certainly true of my giant scale Triplane. I test flew and have attended some giant scale events with some of the scale detailing yet to be finished and added to the airplane. Examples are […]
Giant Warbird Gaggle at Horizon Air Meet

Giant Warbird Gaggle at Horizon Air Meet

By all accounts, the Horizon Air Meet in Germany earlier this month was an incredible show, and judging from what we’ve seen it’s definitely one to add to your bucket list! This video, taken and posted by RCScaleAirplanes, shows the 19-foot-span B-17 we featured a few months ago flying alongside six more gorgeous, giant-scale warbirds. Enjoy! (For background […]
Hybrid Quadcopter UAV

Hybrid Quadcopter UAV

What has the long-distance capability of a Predator and can take off and land like a helicopter?  Meet Latitude Engineering’s Hybrid Quadcopter. This 25-pound, electric-powered prototype UAV looks like a twin-boom drone but has four multi-rotor blades.  Bayani Birkinbine, a design engineer on the project, says that flying it was a challenge. “There are  autopilots […]
Incredible Orange F-16

Incredible Orange F-16

The biannual Jet World Masters is taking place now in Meringen, Switzerland, and you can bet there are some amazing models in the air! One of them is Gerald Rutten’s F-16, featured in his video below. Gerald notes that he placed second in static judging with this jet at the 2011 event, and the model wasn’t […]
Workshop Build-Along — Triplane Scale Surface and Rib Tapes

Workshop Build-Along — Triplane Scale Surface and Rib Tapes

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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