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Question of the Week — What type of plane do you fly the most

Jan 10, 2014 25 Comments

Model Airplane News is always looking to improve our content to meet our reader’s interests. Whether you are a beginner or an old pro, once you earn your wings, there are certain types of planes that really push the RC flying button. Tell us what turns you on. What type of plane do you like [...]

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Tora, Tora, Tora! A Japanese A6M3 Zero you can build

Jan 06, 2014 3 Comments

Featured as a construction article in the March 2014 issue of MAN, this A6M3 Model 22 “Zero” is a great sport scale electric powered warbird that’s easy to build and fly. Designed and built by Mark Rittinger the Zero construction article hit the highlights of the project, but here are all of the details and photos not [...]

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RealFlight 7 Flight Sim – Are you up to the Challenge?

Jan 06, 2014 1 Comment

Reviewed in the upcoming April 2014 issue of MAN, RealFlight 7 offers six exciting fun fly Challenges for you to choose from. As well as being a great learning and teaching tool for beginner and advanced RC pilots, these flight challenges are more than just video games. Being able to practice these popular real life Fun Fly tasks with [...]

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FunMaster 72 Build-along Part 3: The Wing

Jan 02, 2014 4 Comments

Continuing his Workshop Build-along for the laser-cut Alien Aircraft FunMaster 72 kit, Jerry Smith presents his newest installment highlighting the construction of the wing. Here’s what Jerry reports. Now that we have the tail and fuselage built we’ll move on to a little more work.  The flat bottom wing is built in the traditional way by pinning [...]

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Alien Aircraft FunMaster 72 Workshop Build-Along Part 2

Dec 27, 2013 1 Comment

Continuing his “from the workshop” sneak peek, MAN contributor Jerry Smith presents his second installment for the model builder community! Now that we  have the tail feathers completed, let’s start building the fuselage. The fuselage is really sturdy built entirely of 3mm ply. The laser cut parts permit easy assembly and fast building.  Follow the instructions [...]

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Sneak Peek — HyperBipe from Durafly

Dec 18, 2013 1 Comment

Just test flown for a future review in MAN, is the new Aerobatic HyperBipe from Durafly. Available from Hobby King, this sleek aerobatic multi-wing model is a PNF (Plug and Fly) design and has quick and easy assembly, pre-installed 3S power system including motor and ESC, and Fully hinged surfaces. It features rugged molded EPO foam construction [...]

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Alien Aircraft FunMaster 72 — Workshop Build-Along Part 1

Dec 17, 2013 2 Comments

Designed by Tom Herr, owner/operator of Alien Aircraft, the FunMaster 72 is his newest laser-cut 6-foot span kit plane. Designed to be a multi-role RC airplane, it is great for use as a trainer, fun fly plane or a flying experimenter test bed.  MAN contributor Jerry Smith is building a FunMaster 72 for a future [...]

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Balancing Biplanes — Finding the CG Range for Safe Flights

Dec 12, 2013 2 Comments

When it comes to RC airplanes, I am of the “two sets of wings are better than one” kind of guys. For any model to perform properly and be safe to fly, it has to be properly balanced. This is especially true for multi-wing models. As a basic rule, you first find the MAC or “Mean [...]

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