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Legend Hobby’s Amazing P-47 Thunderbolt!

Legend Hobby’s Amazing P-47 Thunderbolt!

Hot off the shipping boat, Legend Hobby, (formerly VQ Wabirds,) has introduced this amazing new P-47 Razorback! This almost ready to fly classic WW II warbird is one of the best you’ll see at any flying field or fly in. And it comes with loads of details! Specs. Wingspan: 81.0 in. Wing Area:1200.3 sq. in. […]
WW I RC Jamboree Canceled

WW I RC Jamboree Canceled

To all our dedicated Jamboree event participants and followers. This has to be one of the hardest letters I have had to write as the CD of the Jamboree event. The Covid-19, 2020 pandemic have tested the world in ways that no one could have thought possible just a few short months ago. While the […]
Synchronized Aerobatics Video

Synchronized Aerobatics Video

What’s more exciting than aerobatics, complete with wingtip smoke? Adding another aircraft, of course! Father and son team Andi and Tim Schaerer perform precision aerobatics with large Fox S1 Swift gliders in Red Bull colors. Tow pilot Thomas Hoffmann gets the gliders to altitude, and then the team puts on a fantastic show. Our thanks to RCScaleAirplanes […]
Tremendous Thunderbolt

Tremendous Thunderbolt

Expert Top Gun competitor and our good friend Eduardo Esteves shows off his amazing P-47 Razorback. Eduardo’s CARF-Models P-47 was built at Frank Tiano’s shop by Denny DeWesse with the help of Octo de Paula developing the very first functional engine cowl flaps and scale exhaust. Landing gear were supplied by Scale Sierra and a […]
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Easy Weathering Tips: 5 Pro Secrets

Easy Weathering Tips: 5 Pro Secrets

So you’ve finished painting your new scale airplane and it looks nice and shiny and brand new. You check your model one more time against your photo documents of the full-size plane and there’s something just not quite right… What is it? Well, it would be a safe guess that your full size subject airplane, […]
Fuel systems for Giants — Update your gas tank

Fuel systems for Giants — Update your gas tank

During a recent rebuild project of a Ziroli 77-inch Stearman PT-17 biplane, I replaced the the fuel tank and plumbing with newer hardware. Here’s how to install a new gasoline fuel system in your plane. (Above.) For the Zenoah G-38 engine powering the Stearman, I chose to install a 20 oz. fuel tank. I also used […]
Stunning Twin Turbine F-18 Blue Angels Jet

Stunning Twin Turbine F-18 Blue Angels Jet

When it comes to raw power and amazing sound, nothing beats a turbine jet, especially a F-18 Hornet with twin turbines pushing it forward! This all composite F-18 Hornet is sporting the paint scheme of the US Navy’s Blue Angels demonstration team and the demonstration its pilot put presented at this airshow in Neuburg, Germany […]
Compact T-28 Trojan

Compact T-28 Trojan

A WARBIRD FOR GLOW OR ELECTRIC POWER Are you in the market for an easy to build warbird, that’s compact in size and easy to fly? Check out our Classic Construction article coming in the Summer 2020 issue of MAN.  Look at the desirable traits in RC trainers, big wing with lots of dihedral, tricycle […]
Downloadable Plans! CAD KAOS

Downloadable Plans! CAD KAOS

An all time favorite RC design is the classic .60-size Kaos designed and flown by the famous aerobatic guru Joe Bridi. Many copies have been built and flown over the years, and I have built a newer version drawn with CAD. I had an old dog-eared copy of the plans, so I scanned them and […]
Perfecting the 4-point roll!

Perfecting the 4-point roll!

The four-point roll (hesitation roll) is a horizontal roll with a brief hesitation at 90, 180 and 270 degrees. Before you attempt this maneuver, I recommend that you perfect the standard aileron roll by using down-elevator when the plane is inverted. You should be able to do a roll without any altitude loss or heading […]
Workshop Video Tips: Splicing Balsa

Workshop Video Tips: Splicing Balsa

Working with large models, it is often necessary to splice the balsa sheets together for items like wings and long fuselages. To produce strong slices in the balsa sheeting you have to make them at an angle to increase the glue surface so the sheet’s overall strength is not compromised. This workshop video tip shows […]
10 Pro Tips for Flying E-Jets

10 Pro Tips for Flying E-Jets

The development in brushless motor design and LiPo battery technology have greatly benefited the RC hobby especially for wannabe jet pilots. Electric ducted fan (EDF) jets have become one of the most popular segments of the RC modeling hobby and the development of these speed demons is nothing short of amazing. When most people talk […]
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