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Happy Halloween for MAN!

Happy Halloween for MAN!

It gets scary at the MAN office when Halloween arrives and editor Gerry Yarrish doesn’t get enough candy! With a little Zap glue, a ping pong ball and some TP, Gerry conjured up this hybrid spirit of the night!  
Swiss “Gimball” takes collisions in stride

Swiss “Gimball” takes collisions in stride

Ever see fly buzz a room, bouncing off windows and walls and somehow continuing on its insect mission? Researchers at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have created Gimball to borrow from the insect world. It uses sensors to navigate and its elastic cage and gyroscopically stabilized to bounce back from impacts, stay oriented and continue on […]
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Drone Search & Rescue

Drone Search & Rescue

Multi rotors aren’t just useful for spy missions and getting great photography. In this emergency drill, the Roswell Flight Test Crew works with the local fire department in Eugene, Oregon to help save lives. Their mission is to assist firefighters in conducting a Hasty River search in a training scenario: a man floating down the river […]
Monster Planes Sneak Peek — Snapshot from the Flightline

Monster Planes Sneak Peek — Snapshot from the Flightline

At the Paradise Field flying field in Lakeland, FL lweekend, the 12 O’clock High/Monster Planes RC event was an amazing success. MAN contributor Rich Uravitch was on had to cover the action and we’ll be featuring this great event in the next issue of Model Airplane News. Here are just a few pix from Rich’s […]
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Remember reed radios?

Remember reed radios?

Raise your hand if you remember the days of single-channel, escapement RC! According to the poster, “This model uses a 45-year-old radio control system (Futaba F-66) that only controls the rudder using a rubber band powered clockwork mechanism.  The radio has one button which you press in the correct sequence to get right, left , […]
Magnificent Waco YMF-5 Biplane — Video Interview

Magnificent Waco YMF-5 Biplane — Video Interview

Mitch Epstien has been building and flying giant scale planes for many years and he has been a successful scale competitor competing at Top Gun for several years. One of Mitch’s favorite airplanes is his 1/3-scale Waco YMF-5 biplane built from the AMR laser-cut kit. Featured on the cover of Model Airplane News (December 2010), […]
Tora, Tora, Tora! — RC Japanese Zero you can Build

Tora, Tora, Tora! — RC Japanese Zero you can Build

Expert scale designer,  builder and flyer, Mark Rittinger is a busy guy. Adding to his extensive series of electric powered RC WW2 warbirds is his newest creation, the infamous Japanese A6M3 Model-22 Zero. This construction article will be featured in a future issue of Model Airplane News complete with detailed photos and complete building plans. […]
The future of drones

The future of drones

In this great TED talk, Patrick Egan of Skyborg UAV Aerial Photography shares his thoughts about the positive potential of drones, from improving agriculture to cell tower inspections and more. He notes that although drones have gotten a lot of bad press, especially for their use in surveillance and in war zones, we should re-examine this technology and how […]
Cold Weather Engine Starts — in 10 Easy Steps

Cold Weather Engine Starts — in 10 Easy Steps

While it may not yet be as frigid as it seems in the photo above, the frost is definitely on the pumpkin! As the weather turns colder, it’s a good time to revisit some cold-engine starting techniques. Have some tips for flying in colder conditions? Leave them in the comments section! 1. Turn on your transmitter and receiver. […]
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DIY Spooky Spider

  Something about Halloween brings out the vindictive creativity in me. In year’s past, I would convert a helicopter in the form of a spider. However, there was something about a flying lawn mower around Trick-o-Treaters that just didn’t seem too safe (you think!!). This year, I came up with a project that would take […]
Mid-Atlantic WW1 Dawn Patrol — DVD from SKS Video Production

Mid-Atlantic WW1 Dawn Patrol — DVD from SKS Video Production

A new and growing RC event that getting lots of attention is the Mid Atlantic Dawn Patrol held at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, VA. The 2013 event was a big success and SKS Video Productions was on hand and they captured all the action in several pilot and plane interviews. The museum is an […]
Exclusive sneak peek! Hangar 9 Giant Corsair

Exclusive sneak peek! Hangar 9 Giant Corsair

That’s right, we got the exclusive on the great looking and flying Hangar 9 F4u-1D Corsair 60cc. I have to say that this is a fun build and the kit almost falls together with almost perfect part fit.  We added almost all of the extra scale details that are optional and available from Hangar 9, […]
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