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Future Engineers – Scratch Built M-133

Future Engineers – Scratch Built M-133

The VP for the Marymoor R/C Club, Mike McGee, from Redmond, Washington sent us an article of great reader interest. The Club started a STEM program last year before the Covid-19 outbreak. The club’s official training program was then put on hold for the season, but once Mrymoor Park reopened, Brian Connelly who also trains […]
Make Smoke, Have Fun!

Make Smoke, Have Fun!

Sullivan Products’ new S760 SkySmoke Smoke Fluid, is a joint partnership with SuperDri, the leader in full-scale aviation smoke oil. SkySmoke is made with 100% paraffinic oils and has no additives. We used the Sullivan SkyWriter Smoke system in our giant scale Triplane test model. SkySmoke is compatible with all common RC materials including glues, foams and […]
DIY Britten-Norman Defender

DIY Britten-Norman Defender

Here’s a sneak peek of a build it yourself construction article coming in the January 2021 issue of MAN. Designed by Rich Uravitch, the Defender is a stretched version of the Britten-Norman Islander, the airplane you see in use everywhere in the Islands and small countries in commuter airline and short-haul utility roles. From a […]
Desktop CNC —  DIY System for RC Modelers

Desktop CNC — DIY System for RC Modelers

Recently, I began assembling a kit for an amazing piece of equipment that any RC modeler would welcome into their workshop. Available in kit form (and factory assembled), the new Stepcraft-2 420 is a desktop CNC system that comes with a 20×12 inch work space. What really makes this kit great is that it comes […]
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Making RC Brass Fittings — Saving Time and Effort

Making RC Brass Fittings — Saving Time and Effort

Bracketry is an old term referring to making small brass brackets for scale RC model airplanes. Mostly used for attachment points where you need a solid hard-point for the attachment of wing struts and rigging wires for biplanes and other wire braced airplanes. For the longest time, this was all done by hand, using fine-toothed […]
Hot New Performers from Legend Hobby

Hot New Performers from Legend Hobby

We’re all excited about this, all these great performers are shipping Friday! If you are looking for an alternative to big heavy-metal WW II warbirds, the folks at Legend Hobby, have just what you’re looking for. Be sure to visit www.legendhobby.com to view their lines of Seagull Models, Legend Hobby ,Top RC Models, RCGF USA […]
Giant Scale F4U Corsair

Giant Scale F4U Corsair

While attending the Scale Squadron Warbirds & Classics, The RC Geek Chris Wolfe, shot some amazing video of this CARF Models F4U Corsair. This one featured not only a Moki 250 radial engine but also functional folding wings. It looked and flew amazing with its authentic Pacific Theater paint scheme.  Be sure to turn up […]
Detailing Scale Rotary Engines

Detailing Scale Rotary Engines

In a recent issue of MAN, long time contributor and Scale expert Martin Irvine showed us how he paints scale markings using vinyl painting masks (December 2020 issue), but he hasn’t stopped working on his 1/3 scale Thomas Morse S4B “Tommy”. His next step was filling out the engine cowling with a scale rotary engine […]
Weathering and Finishing Scale Models

Weathering and Finishing Scale Models

Coming in the December 2020 issue, The famous RC GEEK Chris Wolfe wanted to return tothe process of repairing and refinishing a crashed E-flite P-39 Airacobra. Last time he used a combination of lightweight spackle and polycrylic finish to repair the airplane. From there, he applied multiple coats of primer (sanding in between coats) to […]
Turbine powered  He 162 Salamander

Turbine powered He 162 Salamander

The Heinkel He 162 Volksjäger (People’s Fighter”), was a single-engine, jet-powered Luftwaffe fighter that saw limited action at the end of World War II. It was designed and built quickly primarily of wood as metals were in very short supply and prioritized for other aircraft. Several Volksjäger (Salamander) jets were captured by allied forces at […]
Red Tail Mustang: Fernando Bellegarde Giant Scale P-51

Red Tail Mustang: Fernando Bellegarde Giant Scale P-51

From Sao Paulo Brazil, Fernando Bellegarde is part of Team Brazil and is a regular competitor at Top Gun.His impressive P-51 Mustang is built from the CARF-Models kit, and it took him 8 months to complete. His P-51 is finished with custom Aerotech paint and Flite Metal is applied all over the plane with fabric […]
Perfect First Giant Warbird

Perfect First Giant Warbird

With an impressive 81 inch span, the new P-47 Razorback fro Legend Hobby makes a perfect first heavy metal warbird. Longtime MAN contributor P.J. Ash reviewed the new P-47 and gives it all thumbs up! Powered by a Zenoah G-62 gas engine, the P-47 flew great and it is featured in our upcoming issue of […]
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