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THROTTLE SETUP TIPS

THROTTLE SETUP TIPS

Proper mechanical setup is a very important factor in how well an RC helicopter will perform. With all the low-cost and very capable computer transmitters available it’s easy to lose sight of the basics of mechanical setup and rely on programming to overcome issues that should have been addressed mechanically. Many heli pilots I know […]
Road to Top Gun Update — Jack Buckley, Reed Clipped-Wing Cub

Road to Top Gun Update — Jack Buckley, Reed Clipped-Wing Cub

  We just got another update from a regular Top Gun contestant, Jack Buckley. Jack is planning on flying a brand new 1/3 scale Reed Clipped-Wing Cub. Right now it is still in bones but almost ready to cover. It has all full-size ribs,  (no half ribs), and Jack is presently setting up the wing attachment to the […]
Throttle Setup Secrets

Throttle Setup Secrets

Proper mechanical setup is a very important factor in how well an RC helicopter will perform. With all the low-cost and very capable computer transmitters available it’s easy to lose sight of the basics of mechanical setup and rely on programming to overcome issues that should have been addressed mechanically. Many heli pilots I know […]
Review: Century Agusta A109

Review: Century Agusta A109

A scale RC helicopter never fails to grab everyone’s attention at the field. Scale helis have always had a special fascination for me and in recent years it seems the distributors and manufacturers have taken notice of the increasing interest level many of us have in this phase of RC. Scale helicopter fuselages are readily […]
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Workshop Tips — Florio Flyer 60 Build-along — Engine Mount

Workshop Tips — Florio Flyer 60 Build-along — Engine Mount

The Florio Flyer 60 build is quickly approaching the covering and finishing phase and one of the last things to do to wrap up the fuselage construction is to install the engine and add the engine compartment fairing blocks. Let’s get to it.   Start by placing your engine on the already installed hardwood mount […]
Sneak Peak from the Members Only Video Workshop Build-along

Sneak Peak from the Members Only Video Workshop Build-along

Hey gang, I have been busy doing a video build-along on the MAN Members Only site that goes with my From the Workshop Building Tips posts here at the Free MAN website. I am having a lot of fun building a Florio Flyer 60 Fun Fly sport flyer and it is coming along very nicely. […]
Kit Plane Build-along — Florio Flyer 60 with Video Highlight

Kit Plane Build-along — Florio Flyer 60 with Video Highlight

Today, we have a lot of great RC pilots who’ve earned their wings with quick building ARF designs. This is great for the flying field, but what’s happening is we’re moving a bit away from the part of the hobby that I really love and that’s the building board in the workshop. To help introduce […]
Florio Flyer 60! My new build

Florio Flyer 60! My new build

Hey just a quick not to let everyone know that I am starting a build-along for the MAN site highlighting the construction of a Florio Flyer 60 fun fly airplane. Basic stats are 60-inch span, 47 inches long, 660 sq. inch wing area and abot 5.5 to 6.5 pounds RTF. Originally intended for .45 – […]
Pilot Projects: Hawker Hurricane [January 2012]

Pilot Projects: Hawker Hurricane [January 2012]

Hawker Hurricane: Based on an aircraft flown in North Africa, this 70-inch-span warbird has flaps, Unitracts air retracts and a sliding canopy, and Henry writes that he spend a year building it from Brian Taylor plans and a short kit from Bob Holman Plans.  The 11.1-pound model has an enlarged air intake to cover the […]
Cheap & Easy Muffler Fix

Cheap & Easy Muffler Fix

I really like the Curtis Youngblood Muscle Pipe on my O.S. 90 engine. It’s small and compact, lightweight, looks good and does a great job of letting the engine breathe for maximum power while keeping the noise down to a pleasant level. Unfortunately, I had another one of my mishaps which caused the mounting flange […]
Customize a Scale Warbird: Make Your ARF Your Own!

Customize a Scale Warbird: Make Your ARF Your Own!

      It’s early Sunday morning. You stayed up late finishing your new ARF warbird last night, and you’re raring to get to the field to collect all the Oohs, Aahs and accolades that come with the unveiling of a new model. En route, you plan your strategy: choose a spot in the pits […]
Mike Whitelaw– Avid Modeler and Exceptional Son

Mike Whitelaw– Avid Modeler and Exceptional Son

Father and son teams are the very glue that helps our hobby of aero-modeling remain strong. Many activities and sports bring family members together, but RC family ties often last a lifetime. Mike Whitelaw is an RC modeler like many of us reaching our later 40s, thirty years of experience in a hobby with a […]
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