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Flying Fortress a Favorite at the NEAT Fair

Flying Fortress a Favorite at the NEAT Fair

This past weekend was the NEAT Fair (Northeast Electric Aircraft Technology Fair) and as usual, electric airplane lovers from all across the country made their annual trek to Downsville, NY to partake in this E-Power Extravaganza. The MAN Team was on hand and we captured some of the action that drew center-stage on the flightline. One […]
Sopwith Camel Build-Along Part 14 — Cabane Struts and Top Wing

Sopwith Camel Build-Along Part 14 — Cabane Struts and Top Wing

After finishing up the top wing by making and installing the laminated center cutaway bow, it’s time to mate top wing to the fuselage. The struts that support the center of the wing (and set the wing incidence), are called the cabane struts. These work together with the outer interplane struts near the wing tips […]
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Dromida KODO Micro Quad With Camera

Dromida KODO Micro Quad With Camera

A micro quad with a camera that costs just $60? Sign us up! This little quad even has LED lights to fly at night (and for more “cool factor”!) Photos and videos from a bird’s-eye-view has never been easier. Here’s the complete press release: What makes the $59.99 retail price even more impressive is what it […]
Carl Bachhuber’s Giant Baby Clipper

Carl Bachhuber’s Giant Baby Clipper

For many years, expert model designer, builder and pilot Carl Bachhuber of Mayville Wisconsin, has become famous for his amazing multi-engine giant scale airplanes. There is hardly a famous airliner or military bomber and transport that Carl hasn’t successfully built and flown. And for the most part, he usually takes less than a year to […]
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Full-size Flight Action at the US Air Meet!

Full-size Flight Action at the US Air Meet!

And of course, there were the full size airplanes performing over the same flightline that the RC airplanes were operating off of. A well known name in both RC and world class full-size aerobatics is Matt Chapman with his impressive CAP 580. And joining Matt this year was Dan Marcotte with the classic Ultimate Biplane!
On the Flightline at the Horizon Hobby US Air Meet

On the Flightline at the Horizon Hobby US Air Meet

It’s always great to walk down the flightline at any RC airshow, but when it comes the US Air Meet, the action stars are all the RC jets. With the big lens out, here are some of the flight shots we got from the flightline! Whether you like scale or sport jets or Giant scale […]
MAN at Work at US AirMeet

MAN at Work at US AirMeet

This Airshow hosted at the Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport is an amazing Turbine Jet Meet with lots to offer. Put together by Ray Labonte and sponsored by Horizon Hobby, this meet is like World’s Fair for the RC hobby. Not only are turbine jets flown all day, but the airport is divided up with several flight areas. […]
Question of the Week: Aerobatics — Who’s the Best?

Question of the Week: Aerobatics — Who’s the Best?

As we pack up to head to the US Air Meet sponsored by Horizon Hobby and hosted at the Seacoast Regional Airport in Sanford, ME., we getting excited to see all the great RC and full-size airshow planes. One of our good friends who’ll be at the airshow, pilots both RC and full-size aerobatic planes and […]
Throw Back Thursday — Betty Skelton and the Lil’ Stinker Pitts

Throw Back Thursday — Betty Skelton and the Lil’ Stinker Pitts

Throw Back Thursday, this past Sunday we remembered one of the great Pitts Special Pilots, Betty Skelton who passed away three years ago, (June 28, 1926 – August 31, 2011).  She was known as The First Lady of Firsts, and helped create opportunities for women in aviation, auto racing, astronautics and advertising. Betty soloed in […]
Workshop Build-Along – Part 6 – Alien Aircraft ArrowMaster – From nose to tail!

Workshop Build-Along – Part 6 – Alien Aircraft ArrowMaster – From nose to tail!

Now that most of the fuselage construction has been completed, it’s time to tackle the nose section of the ArrowMaster. This is accomplished by using several pieces of 1/4 inch thick balsa glued between the firewall and the model’s spinner backplate. This is a tried and true modeling technique that works very well and makes for […]
Workshop Tips — Working with Laminated Parts

Workshop Tips — Working with Laminated Parts

So, last night I finished the center cutout bow for the Camel’s top wing. In all, it took about 48 hours for the laminated balsa strips to fully dry and lock into a ridged lamination. Here’s how I incorporated the new formed part into the Sopwith’s wing structure. Last time, we left off with the […]
12-Engine Flying Boat!

12-Engine Flying Boat!

A true scratch-built project, this 1/10-scale Dornier DO X1a was designed, built and piloted by Michael Bräuer. This impressive built-up plane has a 16-foot wingspan and weighs in at 132 pounds, and it’s powered by twelve (12!) O.S. .62 4-strokes. Michael notes that he spent one year building this giant plane and that it has Futaba […]
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