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New Ground-Pounder! — FMS Hawker Typhoon

New Ground-Pounder! — FMS Hawker Typhoon

I just had a chance to put FMS’s new Hawker Typhoon through its paces and I have to tell you, this is one heck of WW2 warbird. Distributed by Force RC, the Typhoon is a 1100mm series plug-n-play, receiver ready aircraft. It has a wingspan of 43.3 inches, and it comes with everything you need to get […]
From the Flying Field — UMX P-51D Mustang

From the Flying Field — UMX P-51D Mustang

Today was a great day to be at the flying field, the sun was out, and almost no wind at all! We flew several airplanes for future issues of MAN and Electric Flight, including the new UMX P-51D Mustang. This micro warbird from E-Flite comes out of the box ready to fly and it is […]
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Working with Fiberglass — Finishing model parts

Working with Fiberglass — Finishing model parts

When you need a durable and tough surface on your model airplane parts, nothing comes close to fiberglass cloth and resin. They provide a smooth sub surface for primer and painted finishes and, once you’ve done it couple of times, it becomes very easy to do. Here’s some Tips how I do it for the sub-wing of my […]
Super Scale Radial Engine — Building a round powerhouse for a P-47

Super Scale Radial Engine — Building a round powerhouse for a P-47

With electric motors now being used more frequently in scale models, we have new possibilities for enhancing the model’s appearance. Because they’re virtually vibration free and run cleanly, they allow any dummy engine and motor mount to be constructed around them and all from readily available home workshop materials. I needed such a dummy engine for my […]
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Heat it up! Knife-Edge Circle with 1½ Positive Snap Rolls!!

Heat it up! Knife-Edge Circle with 1½ Positive Snap Rolls!!

The first time I saw a knife-edge circle was at the Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas, NV. Seeing an airplane rolled 90 degrees to knife-edge flight and having the pilot push on the elevator stick to initiate the circle while maintaining altitude with rudder was a sight to behold, and it still is! OVERVIEW […]
7 Great Workshop Tips

7 Great Workshop Tips

From pull-pull control systems to getting the most out of that bottle of CA, our team of editors and contributors has the answers you’re looking for. Here are 8 workshop tips that we hope will make your time in the shop more enjoyable and efficient. Enjoy! Fine-Tuning Control Horns When it comes to using a […]
Fancy landings: Inverted Approach with a 1/2 Roll

Fancy landings: Inverted Approach with a 1/2 Roll

For the extreme aerobatic enthusiast, there is nothing like performing hotshot maneuvers inches off the ground. One unexpected way to take the crowd by surprise is to add aerobatic moves to your landing. During a normal landing approach, the airplane is in upright level flight and flies downwind parallel to the runway, turns 90 degrees to […]
Mixing Custom Colors for Scale RC Airplanes

Mixing Custom Colors for Scale RC Airplanes

One of the trickiest jobs for a scale model builder is mixing custom colors for their RC scale project. The difference between accurate and “pretty close” can be the difference between winning and not even placing at a scale contest. For those who are considering going the next step in scale accuracy, this article digs […]
Loops & Rolls — An introduction to aerobatics

Loops & Rolls — An introduction to aerobatics

Once you’ve learned how to fly and you can easily handle your airplane and fly it straight and level, you’ll soon start looking for more challenges to regain the excitement that you felt in the beginning. Learning the basic of aerobatics is the best way to up the excitement and, while you’re at it, increase […]
Half Scale Saab JAS 39 Gripen Takes Flight — Video

Half Scale Saab JAS 39 Gripen Takes Flight — Video

World’s Biggest RC Turbine Jet There’s big and there’s BIG!!! This new RC turbine powered jet aircraft is the work of Frank Schroeder who has posted several images online covering its construction. It is a 1/2-scale Saab JAS 39 Gripen and it is 279.53 inches long and weighs in at an amazing 260.15 pounds! With […]
Workshop Build-Along — Balsa USA 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane

Workshop Build-Along — Balsa USA 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane

This 1/3-scale project really is an easy build, when you break everything down to it basic assembly tasks. I started roughly in October and I began the project by building the tail surfaces including the horizontal stabilizer, the elevator halves and the rudder. These surfaces have laminated edges so you have to use the included […]
It’s National Aviation Day!

It’s National Aviation Day!

National Aviation Day is observed in the United States on August 19 each year to celebrate the history and development of the aviation. It coincides with the birthday of Orville Wright who, together with his brother Wilbur, made significant contributions to powered flight. What will you be doing to celebrate aviation today and this weekend?
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