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Workshop Video How To — Make a Removable Engine Mount Box

Workshop Video How To — Make a Removable Engine Mount Box

MAN editor Gerry Yarrish shows a video peek of his upcoming How To article for the May 2018 issue of Model Airplane News. This removable engine attachment technique allows unlimited access to your engine for maintenance and inspection for all your internal engine support sub-systems.  
Easy Model Airplane Engine Testing — Keeping it Cheap and Safe!

Easy Model Airplane Engine Testing — Keeping it Cheap and Safe!

When ever I test run and adjust a new engine, I prefer to set it up on a sturdy test stand/table instead of on the model airplane. Here is my Zenoah GT-80, 80cc twin-cylinder gasoline engine for my Fokker Triplane that I am test running. Fuel tank (and smoke oil tank) are installed and the throttle […]
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Flightline Video Tip — Starting an RC Gas Engine Safely

Flightline Video Tip — Starting an RC Gas Engine Safely

There’s no doubt about it, gasoline engines are extremely popular for powering giant scale RC airplanes. Whether you like big warbirds, or unlimited aerobatic planes, knowing how to start your engine safely is very important. Check out our flightline video tip Showing all the basics, shot with MAN contributor Jason Benson.    
Top Flite Giant Scale Corsair, RC Test Flight video.

Top Flite F4U Corsair RC Giant Scale Warbird [VIDEO]

It’s amazing what you find when you clean up a little bit. Back in the November 2012 issue of MAN, editor Gerry Yarrish reviewed the giant scale Top Flite Corsair ARF. And on its first flight we shot this never seen before flight video. Shot by MAN photographer Hope McCall, the test flight, with the […]
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Easy your RC model pilot workload

RC Model Airplane Flight Mode Setups Ease your Pilot Workload

Whether you’re building a heavy-metal warbird, an aerobatic model, a WW I biplane, or  giant-scale aerobatic airplanes it is important to use the proper flight and setup techniques. Many aspiring giant-scale pilots struggle because they don’t fully understand the subtle differences between one airplane and another. All airplanes fly differently and require flight techniques that […]
Giant-Scale Tips: HOW TO BALANCE A LARGE SPINNER

Giant-Scale Tips: 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 […]
Huge Model Airplane: Bill Holland and his Amazing Half-Scale Fokker Triplane

Huge Model Airplane: Bill Holland and his Amazing Half-Scale Fokker Triplane

Many scale competitors who’ve flown at Top Gun, know Bill Holland as the Chief Judge for the scale invitation, but he is also a very accomplished and experienced scale model builder and flyer. His newest project is this amazing 50% scale Fokker Dr.1 Triplane and it is a work of RC art! Bill enlarged Glenn […]
RC Monster-Scale Transall C-160

RC Monster-Scale Transall C-160

This 13-foot-span RC model of the military transport aircraft is powered by a DLE 55cc gas engine and weighs 52 pounds. Pilot Stefan Werner puts the big plane through its paces here at the Megaflugshow in Göttingen, Germany this August. Thanks to RC Media world for taking this great video!    
UNDERSTANDING RC GIANT-SCALE GASOLINE ENGINES

UNDERSTANDING RC GIANT-SCALE GASOLINE ENGINES

It’s easier than you think. Many RC modelers today start out with small, electric-powered ARFs, and work up from there. As they get more involved in the hobby, the next logical step up the power scale is operating nitro-burning glow engines (2-stroke or 4-stroke), and learning how to keep internal combustion engines happy. When you […]
Vintage RC goes giant-scale

Vintage RC goes giant-scale

Originally a 35-inch-span, free-flight model, the Worcraft Products’ Scarab was designed in the late ’40s and had elliptical planform flying surfaces, a centerline-mounted mono wheel for ground takeoffs, and two sub rudders along with a conventional top-mounted vertical stabilizer. This enlarged, 82-inch-span version pays tribute to the original design and is powered by an O.S. […]
58%- RC Scale Akrobat Special

58%- RC 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 ... Continue reading ... Join our premium membership!
RC Giant Czech Twin Takes Flight

RC 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 […]
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