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Half-Scale RC Bristol Bulldog!

Half-Scale RC Bristol Bulldog!

Designed, built and flown by Ian Turney-White,  the Bristol Bulldog features traditional model building methods and copied the full-size construction, using clear, knot-free Columbian pine instead of steel tubing.  Evostik exterior-grade glue was used throughout. The longerons were tapered towards the tail and the fronts were slit with a bandsaw and glued with a filler strip […]
2 days till the Sky Hawks’ Dawn Patrol

2 days till the Sky Hawks’ Dawn Patrol

Still a bunch of little details to get taken care of, but I think we will be ready for this weekend’s Dawn Patrol event on Long Island at the Sky Hawk’s amazing flying field. I even dusted off my leather flying helmet and goggles! I just installed (reinstalled) the engine in the Fokker Triplane and […]
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MAN at Work — Warbirds over Delaware Pilot Interview Videos

MAN at Work — Warbirds over Delaware Pilot Interview Videos

Our good friend, scale expert and MAN contributor Sal Calvagna was on hand at the 22nd annual Warbirds over Delaware and he got the inside scoop for several warbird pilots. From classic early war designs, to modern Luftwaffe flying wings, Sal got the up close and personal thoughts and comments of the modelers who built […]
Hand-Painted Scale Details — When Pigs Fly!

Hand-Painted Scale Details — When Pigs Fly!

I am coming to the conclusion of my Giant Scale Fokker Triplane Build-Along and there are only a few things to left to take care of. I recently commissioned my daughter Rebecca to add the final touches on the paint job with the addition of the “Pig’s Butt” side badge, that Cole Palen’s Triplane is […]
Wing walking (really!)

Wing walking (really!)

This flying robot can use its wings to navigate on the ground, even over rough terrain! Its creator, the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems, notes, “The robot is capable of walking with different gaits, it can move on different surfaces, it can overcome high obstacles, and can also navigate in rough terrains. The robot presented in […]
Incredible Scratch-Built Rotary Engine

Incredible Scratch-Built Rotary Engine

Andy Johnston must take his RC modeling very seriously … why else would he spend over 3 years building a true-to-scale, rotary Bentley engine spending another 2 years building an Avro 504K from plans, specifically for the engine?  The 9-cylinder powerplant has cast-iron liners that are 1mm thick, aluminum finned barrels and a total of […]
Back to Basics–Free Flight Rubber Power

Back to Basics–Free Flight Rubber Power

If you have never tried building and flying a rubber powered scale free flight model airplane, then you are really missing out on a lot of affordable fun. Each year, our buddy and Scale RC and WW1 aviation expert, Tom Polapink, hosts an annual free flight contest and this event is dedicated to Cole Palen, […]
Throwback Thursday: RC Show Episode 181

Throwback Thursday: RC Show Episode 181

For this week’s Throw-back Thursday we have episode 181 of the Radio Control Show. Included are a trade show interview by Executive Editor Debra Cleghorn getting the scoop on the new quarter scale Super Cub from Hangar 9 and, Sr. tech editor Gerry Yarrish offers advice on keeping your servo arms from coming loose during […]
Alien Aircraft Taylorcraft Build-Along Part-5

Alien Aircraft Taylorcraft Build-Along Part-5

We continue with our building and detailing workshop Build-Along for the Alien Aircraft 72 inch span Taylorcraft kit. The laser-cut kit is a great place to start if you want to move from your basic worn out ARF trainer and want to try scale on for size. The plane is a classic from the early […]
Super-Scale Aerospatiale Ecureuil

Super-Scale Aerospatiale Ecureuil

At the Swiss Heli Challenge, this turbine-powered  helicopter dressed in Air Zermatt livery flew to impress the crowd. The impressive machine looks about 1/3 scale and  sounds like its full-size counterpart. Thanks to RCHeliJet for posting this on YouTube!  
Workshop Build-Along — Triplane Painting and Masking

Workshop Build-Along — Triplane Painting and Masking

The Exclusive MAN Workshop Build-Along series is just about complete with just a few detail left to finish up. I have been working on my giant Fokker Dr.1 Triplane since last October and we’ve posted lots of helpful building and covering tips along the way. Several of you have asked if I could show some details […]
Editors’ Picks: Top 10 Under $20

Editors’ Picks: Top 10 Under $20

No matter how experienced you are, everyone wants the most for their RC money, so the editors got together to compare notes about their favorite tools and gadgets. We limited our choices to $20 or less and came up with this collection of very useful products and tools that increase our hobby enjoyment. If value […]
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