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Painting a Warbird, Part 3

Painting a Warbird, Part 3

Lane Crabtree has been detailing how he painted his CARF Models P-51. He started by documenting how he primed and painted the silver and olive drab, and last week he masked the canopy and created the stars and bars. In this installment, Lane applies squadron markings and the checkerboard pattern. Now comes the Squadron ID alpha-numerics […]
Road to Top Gun — Carlos Rangel and his 30% Scale All-Aluminum Sonex

Road to Top Gun — Carlos Rangel and his 30% Scale All-Aluminum Sonex

A regular at the annual Top Gun Scale Invitational, Carlos Rangel is also known as “the guy who builds all-aluminum airplanes”. This year Carlos is again competing with his impressive 30% scale Sonex and will be flying in the Pro-AM Propeller class. The Sonex Carlos is modeling is a single place home-built, experimental E.A.A. aircraft […]
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RC Aerobatics – Mastering the tailslide

RC Aerobatics – Mastering the tailslide

A typical tailslide begins from upright level flight parallel to the runway. The pilot then applies throttle and performs a 1/4 loop to enter a vertical up-line. After the vertical line is established, the pilot gradually pulls the throttle back to idle. The aircraft will slow down and eventually will come to a stop. At that […]
Update! — Bret Becker XB-70 Valkyrie Bomber — Wins at Toledo Show

Update! — Bret Becker XB-70 Valkyrie Bomber — Wins at Toledo Show

This past weekend Bret Becker won the First Place Jet Award at the Toledo RC Model Expo at the Seagate Convention Center! Congratulations Bret for your amazing XB-70! From Dayton, OH, Bret Becker will again be back to compete at Top Gun in 2018. Bret will be competing in the Pro-Am Sport Class with the […]
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RC Airplane Scale Workshop Building Tips

RC Airplane Scale Workshop Building Tips

When it comes to building  airplanes, all scale modelers seem to have mastered the art of Imagineering. Where sport models are utilitarian and have basic Monokote finishes and switches are easily accessible and located, scale planes are all about looking realistic. Here are some basic workshop building and detailing tips as well as a few […]
Painting a P-51, part 2

Painting a P-51, part 2

Last week, Lane Crabtree gave us an overview of his CARF Models P-51 painting project and detailed how he primed the aircraft and painted the silver and olive drab layers. This week, he begins by masking the canopy.   Once you get the two basic colors on the fuselage, time to begin to add some […]
RC Airplane 4 Simple Shop Tips

RC Airplane 4 Simple Shop Tips

Simple tricks are the best, don’t you think? These tips may not change your life, but they will make your time in the shop easier and more enjoyable. Have your own tip you’d like to share? Send it to MAN@airage.com and you could be featured in the magazine! SMOOTH THAT OLD IRON Have you ever […]
Industry News: Horizon Hobby Buys Hobbico

Industry News: Horizon Hobby Buys Hobbico

In the biggest RC industry buyout in recent history, Horizon Hobby is buying all of Hobbico’s RC-related brands. Here’s the scoop from the Champaign-based newspaper, the News Gazette: “A bankruptcy court judge approved Horizon Hobby’s $18.8 million purchase of Hobbico’s remote-control business Monday, which means Hobbico employees must reapply for their jobs at Horizon before […]
RC Jets –  Florida Jets Gallery

RC Jets – Florida Jets Gallery

One of the most exciting R/C Aviation events on the planet, Florida Jets features the epitome of technology in airframe construction and power plant performance, and has the highest level of pilot proficiency of any RC aviation discipline. The performance and speed of these RC Jets is exceptional. Many today are almost ten feet in […]
RC-Airplanes – Road to Top Gun — David Wigley’s Resurrected Wyvern

RC-Airplanes – Road to Top Gun — David Wigley’s Resurrected Wyvern

David Wigley will be returning this year with his resurrected Westland Wyvern S-1. Taken out of the competition in 2015 after a terrible cartwheeling crash, the Wyvern was pretty badly damaged with the engine, both outer wings, the left main landing gear ripped out, and both stabs knocked off. Being very busy with the repairs […]
RC airplanes – Florida Jets and Jets Week

RC airplanes – Florida Jets and Jets Week

MAN contributor Rich Uravitch was on assignment recently for one of the best afterburner action events around–Florida Jets! Held at the Paradise Field in Lakeland, FL, by Frank Tiano, this years event was full of amazing aircraft. One thing for sure, the size of the swept wing turbine powered aircraft, are at an all-time humongous […]
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