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Florida Jets: July Issue

Easy Engine Testing — Keeping it Cheap and Safe!

Tower Hobbies P-51D Mustang Mk II Rx-R: July Issue

Fly the Hammerhead [aka the Stall Turn]

Break-in and Tuning 2-Stroke Glow Engines — Picking the right propeller for Fun Fly!

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DJI’s new mini drone, Spark

DJI’s new mini drone, Spark

DJI’s Spark is an easy-to-use, fun-to-fly mini camera drone that lifts off from the palm of your hand to capture and share the special moments in your life on the go. Thanks to DJI’s powerful technology, Spark is the first drone that users can control by hand gestures alone, successfully removing the barriers between you and […]
Checking the CG Balance Point — Don’t fly without knowing

Checking the CG Balance Point — Don’t fly without knowing

After checking your engine performance and the radio operation, always make sure that your model is properly balanced before your first flight. It happens all too often: Someone with a brand new airplane shows up at the flying field and has everything working perfectly. The radio checks out, all the controls move in the correct […]
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Stick and Tissue Scale at Top Gun — Free Flight Takes Wing!

Stick and Tissue Scale at Top Gun — Free Flight Takes Wing!

A tradition for the world’s greatest RC scale event–Top Gun, the free flight models again took flight at the 2017 Scale Invitational at Paradise Field in Lakeland, FL. This year the Top Gun Mass Launch (open to all pilots and crews), drew several beautiful hand-crafted entries and awards were given to the winners for “Duration” […]
Easy RV-4 Makeover

Easy RV-4 Makeover

Longtime MAN contributor Carl Layden wanted a plane that would stand out on the flightline, but he didn’t have the time to custom-build a model from scratch. His solution was to dress up an ARF and make it a unique flyer. Here’s his story. If you have been around the hobby for a long time, […]
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Sport Jet Development — Rich Uravitch’s Tsunami 60

Sport Jet Development — Rich Uravitch’s Tsunami 60

A prolific RC model airplane designer, builder and pilot, Rich Uravitch has a long and involved history with Model Airplane News, and has been a regular contributor for many years. The original “Jet Blast” columnist, Rich even served as Editor in Chief of MAN for several years. The editors are always in contact with “Brother […]
Top Gun Flightline Highlights — Photos from David Hart

Top Gun Flightline Highlights — Photos from David Hart

As we dig into all the amazing photos and data from the recent Top Gun Scale Invitational, the MAN team is now busy laying out our coverage for the September issue of MAN. Starting with our pre-event “Road to Top Gun” online sneak peek (also published in the June issue), the editors, and out talented […]
Are you ready for summer?

Are you ready for summer?

Get geared up for summer with the latest new planes & products in the AMain Performance Hobbies Summer Catalog. It’s bound into the August issue of Model Airplane News! Available at newsstands and bookstores everywhere, and the www.AirAgeStore.com!
A drone capturing the action along the 3D flight Line at Joe Nall.

Joe Nall Week 2017

What do several thousand feet of manicured grass, eight flight lines, aircraft flying nearly 24 hours a day, and the world’s largest gathering of old flying buddies have in common?  They’re all part of Joe Nall 2017, the largest RC aviation event on the planet.  Once again, the Triple Tree Aerodrome was home away from home to the aeromodelling […]
FAA Drone Registration Rule Struck Down

FAA Drone Registration Rule Struck Down

Today, a federal appeals court struck down a federal rule that required operators of RC aircraft to register the devices with the Federal Aviation Administration. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that federal law prohibits the FAA from issuing any rules or regulations covering “model aircraft.” The ruling is a win for model […]
Secrets from the Pros

Secrets from the Pros

Often we get emails and letters asking for advice on subjects such as flying, building and adjusting engines. We asked some of our regular contributors for their professional RC tips and hints for success. Enjoy!   WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO RANGE-CHECK A 2.4GHZ RADIO? ¶Mike Greenshields, Global Hobby Distributors To start, you have to […]
Install a Smoke System

Install a Smoke System

At full-scale and RC airshows alike, watching aerobatic aircraft equipped with smoke systems adds greatly to the appeal for both spectators and pilots. Experienced pilots will make the aircraft all but disappear within the smoke during torque rolls, tail slides, and so forth. Simply put, SMOKE is a pure attention-grabber! I recently decided to upgrade […]
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