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Send your Well Wishes to RC Legend Henry Haffke

Send your Well Wishes to RC Legend Henry Haffke

Just about everyone who reads Model Airplane News and is interested in RC model airplanes, specifically Golden Age scale, has heard of Henry “Mr. Gee Bee” Haffke. The editors at MAN have been working with our good friend, magazine contributor and flying buddy for many years, most recently with his newest article for his 1/3-scale Howard Ike “Miss Chevrolet” race plane. Just about […]
Historical Accuracy — Scale Planes & Correct Insignia

Historical Accuracy — Scale Planes & Correct Insignia

One of the things I like best about our readers is that they’re sticklers for accuracy: if we publish a photo of a plane that has incorrect markings, the letters pour in! A few years ago, a reviewer followed the box art and placed the stars and bars insignia upside-down and reversed the upper and lower […]
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Programming the Spektrum AR635 Receiver with AS3X Stabilization — Video

Programming the Spektrum AR635 Receiver with AS3X Stabilization — Video

Here at Model Airplane News we have reviewed several E-flite aircraft that were outfitted with the AS3X equipped Spektrum AR635 receiver. At factory default we’re gotten excellent results, but when it comes to fine tuning the gains for increased or decreased sensitivity, the instructions can be a bit confusing. The editors checked in with Horizon Hobby and […]
Clear Vision with Extreme Glare Sunglasses

Clear Vision with Extreme Glare Sunglasses

It happens all the time. Most of the planes I have lost or damaged were because I could not see them clearly. Sometimes you have to fly through the glare of the sun, or at the end of the day, the plane becomes a dark silhouette when flying far away from yourself. If you don’t have […]
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Quick and Easy Wing Repair

Quick and Easy Wing Repair

Sooner or later it’s bound to happen, you move something and your built-up wing falls and hits a sharp corner, or, you’re moving your model out of the workshop and misjudge the width of the doorway–Instant hangar rash! This happened to my Florio Flyer 60 wing while cleaning up my shop. The dent isn’t so […]
Flying The Inverted Circle

Flying The Inverted Circle

Flying a plane inverted can be intimidating, now add a circle to that mix and it can almost be frightful if you’re not used to inverted flight. Our ace pilot instructor, Jason Benson, shows you how to tackle this maneuver without worrying about having the plane upside down. As with many maneuvers once you learn […]
New Rubber Toughened — ZAP Glue

New Rubber Toughened — ZAP Glue

There’s probably not one single RC modeler on the planet who hasn’t heard of ZAP Glue. Distributed through several outlets including Robart Mfg., www.robart.com and, Frank Tiano Enterprises (FTE) www.franktiano.com . The Zap Gang www.zapglue.com has an adhesive for just about every conceivable job where you want to stick two things together regardless of what they […]
MAN Construction Details — Precious Metal P-51 Reno Racer

MAN Construction Details — Precious Metal P-51 Reno Racer

Designed and built by MAN contributor Mark Rittinger, this exclusive online article is the complete and detailed construction article that will be featured in the upcoming December issue of Model Airplane News. Plans available September 1. at: www.airagestore.com I know what you’re thinking….”ANOTHER P51?!” Well yes, fellow modelers! However, this is no ordinary D model […]
New 1/3-scale British WW1 Vintage Wheels from Williams Brothers

New 1/3-scale British WW1 Vintage Wheels from Williams Brothers

Known for decades as the Go-To place for quality scale airplane accessories, Williams Brothers Model Products has come out with a great set of British WW1 style Vintage Wheels for giant scale lovers. These 1/3 Scale reproductions are based on the 700 x 100 mm wheels  and have a diameter of 9.2 inches. The Axle Hole length is 2.3 […]
Grab your jetpack and go!

Grab your jetpack and go!

This video clip highlights what might be the personal transportation vehicle of the future! Here’s the scoop from the Smithsonian: Martin Jetpack has unveiled their latest jetpack prototype, a model that could be available next year. Called “P12,” the machine will cost something between $150,000 to $250,000 when it  becomes available, and pilots will have to […]
Disney Inspired Build-Along Balsa Dusty

Disney Inspired Build-Along Balsa Dusty

What is a ‘kit-bash’? This is the question asked when my latest project was described to a modeler friend. The popularity of ARF and RTF aircraft necessitates the a little more explanation. It’s part way between building from scratch and building a traditional kit. Using an existing kit as the basis it is modified to […]
Micro Lightning–Test Flying the new P-38 from Flyzone

Micro Lightning–Test Flying the new P-38 from Flyzone

I just got back from the flying field here in Wilton, CT after test flying the neat little P-38 Lightning from Flyzone. I remember growing up building Revell plastic scale models and one was a P-38 and it was not very much smaller than this all-foam RC park flyer. With great molded in details and […]
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