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Douglas SBD Dauntless – Michael Fetyko’s award winning WW II dive bomber

The keys to flying smooth, consistent moves every time

Building a Competition Worthy Scale Cockpit

Restoring a Classic: A Canadian Staggerwing Gets a New Life

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Monster 58% Scale Zlin Z-526

Monster 58% Scale Zlin Z-526

In the mid-1960s, the Z-526 AFS was the last in a whole series of special aerobatic aircraft the Moravan works derived from their trainer at the time. So the Z-526 Trener was turned into the Z-526 AFS Akrobat Special. This amazing 58% scale Z-526 piloted by Zdenek Hulka at the Megaflug show at Göttingen, Germany […]
Evan Volksplane You can build

Evan Volksplane You can build

From the September issue of MAN, this new version of the ever popular Evans Volksplane is the work of RC model designer and contributor Pat Tritle. This easy to build park flyer has built up lightweight construction and features scale all-flying tail surfaces just like the real thing. Lasercut parts are available from author. You […]
Radio Programming Made Easy

Radio Programming Made Easy

There are some basic radio programming features that all pilots should know to improve their airplane’s performance, and they can be used on any airplane to make flying more enjoyable. When these features are used and programmed correctly, you will experience a faster rate of learning and better results. These programming features are used by […]
Safe & Easy Engine Testing

Safe & Easy Engine Testing

Whenever I test run and adjust a new gas engine, I prefer to set it up on a sturdy test stand/table instead of on my model airplane. Here is my Zenoah GT-80, 80cc twin-cylinder gasoline engine before I installed it in my Fokker Triplane. The fuel tank (and smoke oil tank) are installed and the […]
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Easy programming for 3D maneuvers

Easy programming for 3D maneuvers

We always learn how to perform new maneuvers by watching the stick movements of a top notch pilot, but what the pilot knows is that there computer mixes is what makes their life easier when controlling the aircraft.  Now we are going to present a few tips that will make it easier for you to perform those […]
Backyard Fly Baby Bipe

Backyard Fly Baby Bipe

Everyone has heard of the Peter M. Bowers designed Fly Baby Bipe. In all sizes, this biplane is easy to build and fun to fly. In the next issue of MAN we have a construction article by Pat Tritle showing how easy his backyard biplane is to build and fly. Pat’s Fly Baby Bipe is […]
KMP L-4 Grasshopper

KMP L-4 Grasshopper

Constructed of lite-ply and balsa, this IMAA-legal L-4 Grasshopper from Kondor Model Products is a simple semi-scale version of an aircraft operated by Thomas S. Damm, an airline captain in Denmark. It is expertly covered and painted at the factory in an authentic flat olive drab and has a great overall finish. Included in the […]
A Tale of Two Modeling Friends.

A Tale of Two Modeling Friends.

One day my buddy sent me a message and told me to find him a Lazy Ace Bipe. He wanted one, but his and his dads was in Australia where he was from. Being a old plane I figured one would be hard to find. But in 2 hrs I located one in the Dakotas. […]
Restoring a Classic: A Canadian Staggerwing Gets a New Life

Restoring a Classic: A Canadian Staggerwing Gets a New Life

The classic Beechcraft D17S Staggerwing first appeared in 1937 and was a follow-on design for Walter Beech of the original fixed gear Model 17 of the early 1930s. It was considered to be one of the finest and fastest aircraft of the time. It was expensive, with prices quoted between $14,000 and $17,000 U.S. depending […]
Douglas SBD Dauntless – Michael Fetyko’s award winning  WW II dive bomber

Douglas SBD Dauntless – Michael Fetyko’s award winning WW II dive bomber

Michael Fetyko of Laguna Beach, California, won first place in the Pro Am Sport Prop class at the recent Top Gun scale Invitational with his amazing 1/4-scale Douglas SBD Dauntless. Michael also earned the Best WW II award. Michael teamed up with his lead engineer for the project, Henry Nguyen and built the dive bomber […]
Building a Competition Worthy Scale Cockpit

Building a Competition Worthy Scale Cockpit

Scale competition is a segment in this hobby that I really enjoy. Like many, I grew up wanting to be a fighter pilot, but when I had to get corrective contact lenses in junior high school, those dreams ended so I decided to become an aerospace engineer instead. A big part of why I enjoy […]
The keys to flying smooth, consistent moves every time

The keys to flying smooth, consistent moves every time

Last summer I flew noon demos at several RC events and was alarmed by how many pilots struggled with or lost control of their models during simple turns, leading therefore to additional difficulties trying to line up with the runway, handling wind, etc. As one who diagnoses pilots’ flying skills for a living, it was […]
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