Video Workshop Tip — Installing Du-Bro Hinges

Oct 29, 2015 8 Comments

Perhaps the most important technique any RC modeler needs to learn is to properly install hinges for his model’s control surfaces. They need to be strong, in proper alignment, and sized correctly for the model being worked on. The crew over at Du-Bro Products has lots of good tools and supplies to get the job [...]

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Create droppable wing tanks

Oct 28, 2015 1 Comment

In this how-to, Charles White uses lite-ply, green floral foam, fiberglass and resin to make external wing tanks fora 1/6-scale TBM Avenger. You can use this method to create many aircraft components, such as wing or centerline tanks, bombs and cowls. After competing at the Nats level in Pylon Racing for several years, I always enjoyed [...]

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Exclusive Sneak Peek — Hangar 9 60cc P3 Revolution Biplane

Oct 27, 2015 1 Comment

Designed by Horizon Hobby’s Mike McConville and based on Skip Stewart’s yet to be completed all-composite P3 aerobatic biplane, the new P3 Revolution from Hangar 9 is a giant scale firecracker! To be featured in our upcoming February issue of MAN, contributor Rick Bell puts this amazing and cutting-edge aerobatic machine through its paces! Specs are: Wingspan: [...]

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12 O’Clock High with Video highlights!

Oct 26, 2015 18 Comments

Held annually at the beautiful Paradise Field in Lackland, FL., the 12 O’clock High giant scale meet never fails to draw many world class scale RC warbirds, jets and civilian classics many of which compete at the highest level. Recently, we sent veteran MAN contributor Rich Uravitch to cover all the hot aerial action and will feature his detailed [...]

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5 Unique Uses for Clothespins

Oct 22, 2015 6 Comments

The ordinary clothespin can do a lot more than hold sheets on a dryer line! Here are five of our favorite RC uses for them. CLIP TIP For electric RC pilots, keeping track of battery status at the field can be a challenge. It is easy to lose track of which packs have been discharged [...]

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Increase Battery Life

Oct 22, 2015 7 Comments

When it comes to electric aircraft, one of the key components is your battery pack. It is the only power source to keep your aircraft in the air, requires constant maintenance, and if not watched it will most likely be the first thing that needs to be replaced. But with the right care and careful [...]

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Giant Heavy-Metal Formation Flight

Oct 22, 2015 4 Comments

At a recent RC fly-in in Germany, a (really) big B-17 and a giant-scale P-47 and Corsair wowed the crowd in a fantastic formation flight. Peter Pfeffer’s 1/5.6-scale scratch-built B-17 has a 19-foot wingspan and is powered by four 65cc 4-stroke engines.  Franz Franz Obenauf’s 122-inch-span, scratch-built P-47 weighs 80 pounds and is powered by a Moki 5-cylinder 400cc engine, [...]

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Fly the Elevator

Oct 21, 2015 1 Comment

The first 3D maneuver many pilots learn is the “elevator.” During an elevator, the airplane remains fully stalled and drops almost vertically in a flat attitude. Start by pointing the airplane directly into the wind. Cut the throttle and increase upelevator to enter a stall. At the moment the plane stalls, hold in full up-elevator [...]

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