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SMOKE ON! — Make a Cheap & Easy Smoke Muffler

SMOKE ON! — Make a Cheap & Easy Smoke Muffler

A great way to add excitement to your RC flights is to add a smoke system. Do a loop or a roll and then add a dense, long-hanging smoke trail and you have an airshow! You can save some bucks by modiflying your stock muffler instead of buying a commercial one. Then you can take […]
ARF Jet Makeover — Added details for the fast lane

ARF Jet Makeover — Added details for the fast lane

I’ve been waiting for a F86 Sabre EDF to come along that didn’t have a HUGE “out of scale”nose intake and didn’t cost an arm and a leg. Finally E-flite did it. Watching the performance of this model on the stock setup , I was finally satisfied. Having just finished a repaint, retract install and […]
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Mastering the Lomcevak– Perfecting the classic aerobatic maneuver

Mastering the Lomcevak– Perfecting the classic aerobatic maneuver

As aerobatic RC pilots develop their skills, it’s natural to try different control inputs while flying.  And, quite often new aerobatic maneuvers are discovered by pushing the envelope. The classic Lomcevak is a tumbling maneuver where the aircraft’s tail rotates in front of the engine throughout the maneuver. The maneuver has Eastern European roots and […]
Big Block Power — Understanding Gas-powered Engines

Big Block Power — Understanding Gas-powered Engines

Whether your ultimate goal is to fly big 3D aerobatic planes or to pilot giant-scale warbirds, understanding how gasoline engines operate and how to properly set them up is extremely important. Besides their great fuel efficiency, gas engines are reliable, easy to start and overall are very user-friendly. Like all power systems, however, they need […]
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WW1 RC Jamboree — And the Winners are…

WW1 RC Jamboree — And the Winners are…

If you are a WW1 fan and have been keeping track of the modeling events over the year, then you know that the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome was again alive with RC action this past weekend. Hosted by the Mid-Hudson R/C Society club, the 51st annual WW1 RC Jamboree enjoyed amazingly nice weather and mild winds […]
58%-Scale Akrobat Special

58%-Scale Akrobat Special

This 58%-scale model of the Czech aerobat is powered by ZDZ 420cc twin cylinder inline engine and has a wingspan of 14.75 feet. In this video, pilot Zdenek Hulka puts the 216-pound model through its paces at the Megaflugshow in Gottingen, Germany last month. Built in the ’60s, the full-scale aircraft, a 526 AFS-V Akrobat […]
Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

The best readers have the best tips! Here are four workshop tips submitted by MAN readers that we think will make your life easier.   LEAD KEEPERS Here’s an easy way to prevent those aileron and flap Y-harness leads from slipping inside the fuselage or wing. When the leads are disconnected from the wings, use the little […]
RC Fuel Systems 101: A Summary of fuel line fittings and accessories

RC Fuel Systems 101: A Summary of fuel line fittings and accessories

To get the best possible performance from your glow and gas powered airplanes, you have to properly install the fuel system. From assemblying and installing the tank itself correctly  with foam padding, to inline filters and other fittings, you want the fuel system to work as intended so your engine will have an uninterrupted supply […]
Flight Tech: Rudder Turns

Flight Tech: Rudder Turns

A rudder turn is performed using the rudder to yaw the nose of the airplane in the direction that you want to turn, and while space does not permit going into all the details, most airplanes will also inherently bank in the direction that the rudder is applied.   There are basically two different techniques […]
RC WW1 Jamboree Ready Eindecker — Part 3

RC WW1 Jamboree Ready Eindecker — Part 3

Just in time for the upcoming Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome RC WW1 Jamboree, our .25-size Fokker E-III Eindecker is ready for action. We offered the CAD drawings for this sport mission-ready machine in Part 1 of this series in a downloadable PDF. The prototype highlighted here was build, covered and finished up in only four weekends […]
Giant Czech Twin Takes Flight

Giant Czech Twin Takes Flight

Here’s a plane we’ve never seen modeled before: a giant-scale version of the Let L-410 Turbolet, a Czechoslovakian twin-engine short-range transport aircraft. With a 128-inch wingspan, the model weighs in at 28.6 pounds and is powered by two Axi 4130/20 motors, two PowerIon 5S 4P LiPo packs and two APC 19×12 propellers. This twin beauty was built and […]
Soldering Landing Gear — Old-School Tips for Giant Scale Mains

Soldering Landing Gear — Old-School Tips for Giant Scale Mains

When I made my landing gear for my Sopwith Camel project, I did it the old-fashioned way–I cut and bent all the parts from music wire, wrapped the joints with thin copper wire and soldered everything together. So, the first step for producing any wire landing gear is to install the two main verticals onto […]
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