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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 […]
Red Five Polikarpov I-16

Red Five Polikarpov I-16

The Polikarpov I-16 (Russian: Поликарпов И-16) was a Soviet single-engine single-seat fighter aircraft of advanced design; it was the world’s first low-wing cantilever monoplane fighter with retractable landing gear to attain operational status, and as such “introduced a new vogue in fighter design. The I-16 was introduced in the mid-1930s and formed the backbone of […]
Road to Top Gun-TBD Devastator

Road to Top Gun-TBD Devastator

Long time warbird nut and MAN contributor P.J. Ash from Searcy, AR, will be heading to the Top Gun Scale Invitational in October and will be flying in the Pro Prop class with his new Douglas TBD Devastator. Built over 20 years ago, the Torpedo Bomber is totally scratch built from 3-view drawings. The Devastator […]
1/4-Scale AT-6 Texan

1/4-Scale AT-6 Texan

Bet you’ve never seen an AT-6 like this before! That’s because this incredible 126-inch-span aircraft is a prototype for a new CARF-Models offering. Flown by Andreas Gietz, this T-6 is powered by a Moki 250cc 5-cylinder radial engine that sounds magnificent and provides more than enough power (check out those really high-speed passes!). Split flaps, […]
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Scratch-Build 1/4-scale Bf-109

Scratch-Build 1/4-scale Bf-109

Longtime MAN contributor Gary Allen, of Winchester, VA., recently finished his newest project, a Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4. The subject aircraft was WNr. 5175, piloted by Unteroffizer Ernst Poschenrieder, of the 7./JG53, based at Le Touquet-Estaples during WW II. Gary has all the documentation for his project and he comments that Ernst’s   aircraft was shot […]
Monster Convair B-36 Peacemaker

Monster Convair B-36 Peacemaker

In the early years of the Cold War, one strategic bomber, the Convair B-36 Peacemaker was at the forefront of the USAF’s efforts to blunt Soviet aggression. Entering service in 1948, the B-36 was the primary nuclear weapons delivery vehicle of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) until it was replaced by the jet-powered Boeing B-47 […]
Twin Engine Flying Tips

Twin Engine Flying Tips

Whenever a “twin” shows up at the flying field, most everyone stop what they’re doing to check it out. Maybe it’s the sound of the multiple engines as they sync into and out of phase while in the air; or perhaps it’s the overall size and proportions of the model with its two or more […]
Staudacher GS-300 — MAN Plans Highlight

Staudacher GS-300 — MAN Plans Highlight

Mick Goulian, past Red Bull Air Racer competitor and pilot, he has been burning up the airshow circuits for years. In the early 1990s, Mike was a world class aerobatic his beautiful red and white Staudacher GS-300. The same characteristics that made his aircraft so successful, translate nicely into a sport scale aerobatic RC model, […]
Knife-Edge Spin Explained

Knife-Edge Spin Explained

In my opinion, the knife-edge spin is one of the most impressive extreme aerobatic maneuvers. It’s very demanding for the pilot and the airframe. First, I’ll describe the maneuver. In traditional knife-edge, the aircraft is rolled approximately 90 degrees from upright level flight. Then altitude is sustained by using “top” rudder. When the maneuver is […]
Safe & Easy Engine Testing

Safe & Easy Engine Testing

When ever I first test run and adjust a new engine, I prefer to set it up on a sturdy test stand/table instead of on the model airplane. Here is my Zenoah GT-80, 80cc twin-cylinder gasoline engine for my Fokker Triplane that I am test running. Fuel tank (and smoke oil tank) are installed and […]
Solderless Shock-Absorbing Gear

Solderless Shock-Absorbing Gear

I have always admired early aircraft, especially those flown during WW I. The evolution of aircraft from 1914 to 1918 is simply amazing. I have built and flown several WW I airplanes built from Balsa USA kits. Well designed, they fly great but sometimes my landings can be less than perfect. I wanted to design […]
Paul’s Monster Mitchell

Paul’s Monster Mitchell

When it comes to monster scale warbirds, one of our big favorites is this amazing B-25 Mitchell bomber built by Paul LeTourneau of Oconto, WI. For several years, Paul has been wowing crowds at several warbird events including the “Annual Warbirds & Classics over the Midwest” at Fond du lac, WI and the Warbirds over […]
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