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And the Winners Are… Standouts from 12 O’Clock High

And the Winners Are… Standouts from 12 O’Clock High

This past weekend the 12 O’Clock High Giant Scale Fly In was held at the Paradise Field RC facility in Lakeland, FL. Hosted by Frank Tiano this event draws some of the most impressive RC aircraft you’ll ever see. Here are the winners. Class                      Sponsor                           Modeler                     Aircraft Best WW1               Model Airplane News       […]
Workshop Tip: Easy fix for a busted wing

Workshop Tip: Easy fix for a busted wing

Let’s face it. If you fly RC airplanes, sooner or later you are going to damage your model. With so many ARF planes available on the market today, few modelers are building up their models from kits. This has produced a whole generation of excellent flyers who simply don’t have much in the form of […]
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Giant Grumman Intruder

Giant Grumman Intruder

You don’t often do you see a scale A-6 at the flying field, let alone one this detailed! Scratch-built by Laurent Chaperon, this 1/5.4-scale RC Intruder has a 12-foot wingspan and is powered by a JetCat P200 turbine. Laurent scaled up a 1/72-scale Italeri plastic model to create plans for his jet, which features built-up construction and […]
HOW TO BALANCE A LARGE SPINNER

HOW TO BALANCE A LARGE SPINNER

Always balance your spinner. An unbalanced spinner can create small to large vibrations which can lead to serious problems with your model. For this piece, I am balancing the CARF P-51D composite spinner and aluminum backplate that came from CARF as an optional purchase. I have used this method of balancing spinners, to success, for […]
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Pro tips to a perfect 4-point roll!

Pro tips to a perfect 4-point roll!

The four-point roll (hesitation roll) is a horizontal roll with a brief hesitation at 90, 180 and 270 degrees. Before you attempt this maneuver, I recommend that you perfect the standard aileron roll by using down-elevator when the plane is inverted. You should be able to do a roll without any altitude loss or heading […]
Favorite Modeler’s Tips

Favorite Modeler’s Tips

Everyone appreciates a good building tip or trick — especially when it makes our hobby easier and more enjoyable! Here are a few of our favorites. Send your tips to MAN@airage.com!   Propeller Balancer (Clear Spray Paint) While balancing plastic propellers instead of removing material from the heavier blade, use clear spray paint to add weight to the lighter […]
Henry Haffke,  August 30, 1927 – October 12, 2017

Henry Haffke, August 30, 1927 – October 12, 2017

It was with sadness that we learned our good friend, and longtime MAN contributor Henry Haffke, passed away on October 12, 2017 at the Wesley Community in Saratoga Springs, NY. Age 90, Henry, was born in Springfield, MA, and was known to all as “Mr. Gee Bee”. An expert scale modeler, Henry designed, built and […]
Customize Your ARF: Easy Scale Tips & Tricks

Customize Your ARF: Easy Scale Tips & Tricks

I started this exercise with an idea, an ARF model and a small investment in time and materials. Since scale is really the focus of most of my RC activity, I thought it would be great to take an off-the-shelf ARF, gather some basic documentation (which becomes the bible in Scale competition), and choose some […]
Red Bull Aerobatic Team Airshow

Red Bull Aerobatic Team Airshow

The Red Bull Aerobatic Team performs a great show at the Lodrino Air Meet in Switzerland, flying 106-inch-span Pitts “Beast” models that are each powered by a 3W 220cc four-cylinder engine. Thanks to Horst Zeller from RC Scale Airplanes for taking and posting this great video.
4 DIY Reader Tips

4 DIY Reader Tips

These DIY techniques use ordinary house/shop gear to make useful tools for building and assembling RC aircraft. They’re cheap and easy, just the way we like! EASY THIRD HAND You can make a very useful third hand by just soldering together a wire coat hanger and an alligator clip. Try making two holders bent at […]
Wing Repair Made Easy

Wing Repair Made Easy

We all make dumb moves when flying. Practice is the best cure for this problem, as the ones who make the least dumb moves are usually the ones who fly the most.  Since I have moved about an hour’s drive from the flying field, I no longer go flying several times a week. And this […]
Flightline Highlights Video — Freewing Model F-16  EDF Jet

Flightline Highlights Video — Freewing Model F-16 EDF Jet

Reviewed in the recent December 2017 issue of MAN, this Flightline Video shows the F-16 in detailed as test flown by Rick Bell. The F-16 was flown and photographed at the Wintonbury Flying Club, in Connecticut, and  we would like to thank all the club members for allowing MAN to use their impressive flying site. […]
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