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Pro Tips for First Flight Success

Pro Tips for First Flight Success

  Learning to fly is always easier and more fun with the aid of an experienced instructor. He will help you avoid those first few beginner mistakes and will help your airplane live a lot longer. The Sportsman S+ RTF with SAFE Technology from Hobby Zone is one of the new generation trainer/sport fliers that […]
Hand Launches made Easy

Hand Launches made Easy

Don’t have a perfectly manicured runway? Don’t sweat it, you can easily hand launch your plane to get it airborne. Here are five easy steps to perfecting this handy technique. Remember to always launch your model while facing straight into the wind. Don’t throw your model downwind (with wind at your back), this will cause […]
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RC Airplane Flight Tech: Prepare for landing!

RC Airplane Flight Tech: Prepare for landing!

Someone told me once that landing is the only maneuver that we fly that is absolutely mandatory. If you think about it, this makes complete sense. We don’t have to take off, but once we do, the only thing that we must do is land! So, once you have takeoff down, it’s a good idea […]
RC Airplane Stall and Spin Recovery Tips

RC Airplane Stall and Spin Recovery Tips

The stall, or more accurately the inadvertent stall, has probably caused more RC planes to crash than any other cause. The safety of your airplane depends on your knowledge of its slow-speed handling and stall characteristics. To minimize the number of crashes due to stalls, the pilot must understand the principles of what makes a […]
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LAND LIKE A PRO

LAND LIKE A PRO

We’ve all heard the old adage, Takeoffs are optional; landings are mandatory. Bringing a plane back to the ground safely is a pilot’s top goal. Unfortunately, one of the hardest maneuvers for an RC airplane to perform is the landing, and it is the first one that we pilots must learn to perfect to keep […]
Master the Basics: Straight & Level Flight

Master the Basics: Straight & Level Flight

You should practice straight and level as much as you do any other maneuver. It is also where new precision aerobatics pilots  should begin. It may seem like the most boring thing to do, but in reality, straight and level flight is one of the most difficult maneuvers to master. Sure, rolling circles, tail slides […]
Mastering Inverted Flight

Mastering Inverted Flight

Flying inverted can be tricky, but veteran pilot (and full-scale aerobatic instructor) Aaron Ham shows how it’s done in this video, which he made while reviewing the Aeroworks 30cc Ultimate Biplane. MAN Contributor Aaron Ham tweaks his engine before another inverted flight demo flight. One of the most important tricks is to figure out how much forward stick […]
First flight success

First flight success

Earn your wings the pain-free way! A 4-channel, aileron-equipped, molded foam trainer like the Multiplex Mini Mag is ideal for flight training. So what’s all this excitement about small RC planes? Well, there are a lot of reasons why people choose to fly park flyers. They are very quiet and can be flown just about […]
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