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From the Flightline: Florida jets

From the Flightline: Florida jets

This past weekend everyone at the Florida Jets enjoyed great weather and exciting RC turbine jet action. MAN contributor Andrew Griffith shot some amazing flight shots from the flightline and shared just some of the great RC jet that were tearing up the sky over Paradise Field in Lakeland, FL. Thanks for the great shot […]
News from Florida Jets

News from Florida Jets

How cool is this? Bret Becker with his amazing XB-70 supersonic bomber took home the Best Electric Jet Performance award at Florida Jets. Bret commented that, “This award and his event involvement,would not have happened without the support of his wife Wency. 2019 was our first time to Florida Jets and Frank Tiano put on […]
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Gas Engine Basics — Troubleshooting 101

Gas Engine Basics — Troubleshooting 101

When you’re starting your gas engine, get into the habit of using the same procedure all the time so you can easily identify any problems that pop up. It’s important to always have a friend secure the airplane’s tail and make certain the prop bolts are tight. Switch the ignition circuit (kill switch) off, close […]
Mixing Custom Colors for Scale RC Airplanes

Mixing Custom Colors for Scale RC Airplanes

One of the trickiest jobs for a scale model builder is mixing custom colors for their RC scale project. The difference between accurate and “pretty close” can be the difference between winning and not even placing at a scale contest. For those who are considering going the next step in scale accuracy, this article digs […]
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Nailing the Harrier Landing

Nailing the Harrier Landing

One of the coolest ways to end an aerobatic routine is the Harrier Landing! As 3D flying continues to be popular and its pilots push the aerobatics for more excitement, there continues to be new advanced acrobatic pilots wanting to break into the 3D arena. With this, we thought it would be beneficial to discuss […]
Sheeting Giant Warbird Wings

Sheeting Giant Warbird Wings

When it comes to sheeting the wings, you want to do it right with any airplane, but for giant scale warbirds, you really  need to do it correctly. I like to start once the retracts are setup and the plywood support ribs and the mount rails have been epoxied into place. We used the landing […]
VQ Warbirds’ B-24 Liberator

VQ Warbirds’ B-24 Liberator

One of the more exciting RC model releases this year has been the B-24 Liberator Bomber from VQ Warbirds. This amazing ARF is loaded with scale features and comes in two factory applied film covering schemes. We just got some workshop photos from one of VQ Warbird’s Team Pilots, Mike Bost, who is gusy assembling […]
Coming Soon: E-flite Pitts S-1S

Coming Soon: E-flite Pitts S-1S

Here’s a sneak peek of a Flight Report coming soon in MAN magazine. Put through its paces by long-time contributor Rich Uravitch, the E-flite Pitts S-1S aerobatic biplane is an officially licensed replica of the full-scale aerobatic icon. The new biplane distinctly captures the revolutionary Pitts outlines while the molded EPO construction helps present scale […]
DIY Scale RC Aeronca Champ

DIY Scale RC Aeronca Champ

Hey how many of you have flown in the classic Aeronca Champ? If you are over 40 we bet a lot of you have fond memories of that first solo or for the more daring, that first intro to a spin! Wow!!! Coming soon is a construction article for this classic light plane and it […]
Half Cuban-8 with a Snap

Half Cuban-8 with a Snap

In the past, we’ve discussed different aerobatic moves that consist of endless variations of a basic maneuver. Let’s take a look at another variation of the basic Cuban-8, this time making it a half Cuban-8 with 1 1/2 negative snap rolls. As performed by Aerobatics Made Easy columnist John Glezellis, the half Cuban-8 is usually performed […]
Rage R/C Super Cub MX — No Pressure Flying

Rage R/C Super Cub MX — No Pressure Flying

Sometimes, all you want to do is grab your model and go out and put in some relaxing flights around the pea-patch! Or perhaps you want to enjoy some indoor RC flying fun. The answer to both of these scenarios is the new Super Cub MX from Rage R/C. With a span just under 20 […]
Half-Scale RC Tiger Moth

Half-Scale RC Tiger Moth

So you think you have trouble transporting your aircraft to the field? Take a look at this 1/2-scale RC Tiger Moth! The 127.8-pound model is done up in French WW I Armée de L’air colors, it has impressive performance in the air. Thanks to RC Media World who filmed this at the Ragow Air Meet in Germany last month. […]
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