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Top Gun 2019: September Issue

1/4-Scale AT-6 Texan

RC Landing Gear Repair

Making Functional Biplane Rigging Wires

Warbird Makeover. Small details, big results

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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, […]
VQ Warbirds’ B-24 Sneak Peek

VQ Warbirds’ B-24 Sneak Peek

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 […]
Giant Morane Saulnier Type N

Giant Morane Saulnier Type N

This RC French fighter has fully functional wing warping and an all-flying stabilizer/elevator set up. Brian Dean of East Hampton, New York, is a member of the Long Island Skyhawks and an accomplished giant-scale modeler. His latest build, a 33%-scale Morane Saulnier Type N, is the culmination of his modeling experience to date. The full-size […]
EZ  DIY Workshop Table

EZ DIY Workshop Table

As a long-time-fan of the PBS show “New Yankee Workshop” I’ve seen quite a few good woodworking projects, but none more handy than the large roll around shop table. I knew I’d have to build it one day when I had the room for it in a workshop I hadn’t even yet built. Sorry to […]
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Fast Foam-Wing Fixes

Fast Foam-Wing Fixes

Let’s face it! Accidents happen and when it comes to flying RC airplanes, the chances are sooner or later, you’re going to damage your airplane. There’s no reason to trash your crash. With today’s beautifully molded and great flying foam flyers, you can get back into the air with very little effort. You also can […]
Sneak Peek: E-flite F-4 Phantom

Sneak Peek: E-flite F-4 Phantom

MAN contributor Rich Uravitch has a review and flight report on the new F-4 Phantom from E-flite and it looks like this 80mm EDF is a real keeper! With functional scale features like LED landing and navigation lights, full-flying stabs, operational flaps and control surfaces with pocket hinges, sequencing nose gear doors and electric retracts […]
RC Landing Gear Repair

RC Landing Gear Repair

Damaged landing gear caused by landing off-field is probably the single most common repair needed during an RC model’s lifespan. While flying a 30cc Ultimate biplane from Aeroworks, an engine out on the downwind gave us a bad case of landing gear down.    Test Pilot and MAN contributor Aaron Ham was doing an inverted pass […]
Make a Removable RC Engine Mount Box — Workshop Video How To

Make a Removable RC Engine Mount Box — Workshop Video How To

MAN Sr., Tech Editor Gerry Yarrish shows his technique for making a removable engine mount box system that includes the fuel system, throttle servo and ignition battery support structure. Everything bolts into place and is easy to remove for maintenance. This removable engine attachment technique allows unlimited access for maintenance and inspection for all your […]
DIY Fiberglass Engine Cowlings

DIY Fiberglass Engine Cowlings

When you find that you can not purchase a molded part for your scale project, it really isn’t all that difficult to make that part yourself. Here is a great way to make homemade fiberglass engine cowlings with readily available supplies. To make the engine cowling for my 1/4-scale Sopwith Camel, I used 1-inch-thick blue […]
Pro Tips for Spray Painting

Pro Tips for Spray Painting

Here’s a great workshop technique from editor Gerry Yarrish’s workshop. Over the years, the products may have changed but today, painting your model airplane with “rattle can” spray paint is a less expensive alternative than using an air compressor and an automotive touch-up gun. When you start building models that have formed plastic or fiberglass parts such […]
5 Great Servo Installation Tips

5 Great Servo Installation Tips

After you install your servos according the manufacturer’s directions, you might find that when the servo arms are placed on the splines, they aren’t at a perfect 90-degree angle to the servo case and control linkage. Or, after you’ve hooked up the various linkages, you discover there is too much or not enough travel throw […]
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