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Happy 71st Birthday U.S. Air Force

Happy 71st Birthday U.S. Air Force

Here’s a Birthday Card sent by the Pentagon to all USAF Airmen. “On September 18, 2018, we celebrate the 71st birthday of the United States Air Force. As a Total Force military, civilian and contractor team, we are all Airmen…Wingmen, Leaders, Warriors. In 1947, our Air Force faced a rapidly changing world. Leaders like Hap […]
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New for Premium Members — Home grown decals

New for Premium Members — Home grown decals

While finishing scale RC models, it can be difficult to find the proper decals you need for a specific project. Sure, there are plenty of vinyl stick-on graphics packages available in many different sizes for popular aircraft like the P-51 Mustang or the F4U Corsair, but searching for insignia-like nose art for your scale model […]
Secrets to Inverted Flight

Secrets to Inverted Flight

Regardless of the type of airplane you fly, whether it’s a warbird, an EDF jet of a Piper Cub, nearly all aerobatic maneuvers involve some inverted flight. So to keep improving your flight skills, you need to develop proficiency with inverted flight. To start, let’s do away with the often repeated reference to the elevator […]
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Amazing L-39 Albatros Jet

Amazing L-39 Albatros Jet

— World’s Largest Turbine Powered Jet Today, turbine jets are very popular and you can see them at most scale competitions. As jets developed from glow powered ducted-fan-power systems to true turbine power, their sizes started to increase. Really big turbine jets fall in the 1/3 scale size, but now there are even bigger jets […]
Pro Tips for Laminating Balsa

Pro Tips for Laminating Balsa

As my online Build-Along for the Sopwith Camel continues, I recently did some lamination work on the top wing, and thought it would make a good How To. This technique has been used for decades but to a new generation of RC model builders might be worth explaining in detail. Here’s how I did. There’s […]
Video Tip — E/Z Wire Bender

Video Tip — E/Z Wire Bender

When it comes to building RC airplanes, you have to learn how to bend wire. Z-bends, L-bends and other wire angles come in handy for connecting control horns and throttle linkages for model of any size. Small to medium size model airplane landing gears and wing struts also require the bending of wire. The E/Z […]
Best in Show Winner at Rhinebeck

Best in Show Winner at Rhinebeck

When it comes to placing high in the standings, our flying buddy and past MAN contributor Brian Perkins has a knack for winning! Recently, he earned the Best in Show award at the  WW1 RC Jamboree held at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome. Hosted by the members of the Mid-Hudson RC Society club, this event celebrated […]
RC Aerobatics: Fly the Avalanche

RC Aerobatics: Fly the Avalanche

Let’s discuss a  maneuver called the “avalanche.” You can learn from the fundamentals in this exciting move. For example, I’m sure a lot of you have performed a basic loop. In fact, the loop is the first aerobatic maneuver that many people perform. The avalanche is a basic loop, but has one addition to it. At […]
WW I RC Old Rhinebeck Jamboree

WW I RC Old Rhinebeck Jamboree

This past weekend the Mid-Hudson RC Society club hosted the 52nd WW I RC Jamboree at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in upstate NY. Though the weekend was cold gray and rainy, the stout RC pilots had the best of the conditions and enjoyed committing RC aviation. The weekend was filled with amazing scale WWI and […]
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10 experts share their advice for Drone Imaging There’s no doubt about the fact that drones have become increasingly popular. They are more affordable than ever, and more advanced and sophisticated than before. But getting started with drones is not as straightforward as you might think. It involves some studying, knowledge of and complying with […]
Shop Tip: Extending Landing Gear Axle Length

Shop Tip: Extending Landing Gear Axle Length

The stock hardware that comes with many of today’s ARF models is designed to do the job assigned and for the most part, they all get a passing grade for quality. If however you try adding accessories, the hardware may have to replaced or modified. An example of this is the new E/Z brake system […]
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