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It’s Showtime! RC Wing Walkers

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Find the Correct Balance Point

Find the Correct Balance Point

It happens all the time… A new model airplane all set up to fly takes off and crashes because the pilot tried to fly it when it was too tail-heavy. Check out this video to see a very easy way to avoid this problem. It’s very easy and does not require measuring or math!  
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 […]
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Hangar 9 XCub 60cc ARF [VIDEO]

Hangar 9 XCub 60cc ARF [VIDEO]

Sign us up for this bad boy! New from Hangar 9, the XCub is the fastest, strongest, best equipped and most capable STOL airplane CubCrafters has ever built. To the full-scale pilot, its availability is like having your all-time favorite airplane completely replicated with the best in modern design, technology and comfort for unrivalled performance. […]
Top Gun — First Place Team — Beechcraft King Air C-90

Top Gun — First Place Team — Beechcraft King Air C-90

For the second year in a row, pilot Mike Barbee and pilot Frank Noll, competing with Mike’s Beechcraft King Air C-90 twin and win First Place in the Team Scale category. Who says you need a big gasoline engine to win? Powered by a pair of powerful Kontronik 22-16 Varipitch electric motors, the 1/4-scale King […]
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Setting Up Multi-Motor Electrics

Setting Up Multi-Motor Electrics

It is no secret that the advantages of electric motors used with multi engine airplanes far outweigh the disadvantages when compared to glow power. First there is the clean factor; you never have to wipe oil off of your plane when using electric power, unless of course you flew too close to the overly rich […]
RC Wing Walkers It’s Showtime!

RC Wing Walkers It’s Showtime!

This video of Richard Rawle’s twin 1/3-scale showplanes outfitted with RC wing walkers will make your day! The formation flight of the Breitling Boeing Stearmans features Richard and Steve Holland on the sticks, with Sharon Stiles operating the animated 30% wing walkers. Each wing walker is fully operational, with five servos that allow them to move […]
Custom Gas Engine Throttle Arm

Custom Gas Engine Throttle Arm

Many times the control arms as delivered on gas engines are not up to the job. That is, they are too small or wrong shape for the job at hand in getting a pushrod attached to open or close the butterfly valve. This is pretty easy to remedy without getting on the computer and searching […]
Giant-Scale Hinging Video How To

Giant-Scale Hinging Video How To

Here’s some great techniques for properly installing giant scale hinges. Editor Gerry Yarrish shows the process from his workshop when he was building his 1/3-scale Balsa USA Fokker Triplane. Photos by Tim Haggerty
Jack Diaz wins Mr. Top Gun Title at the 30th Annual Top Gun Scale Invitational

Jack Diaz wins Mr. Top Gun Title at the 30th Annual Top Gun Scale Invitational

For the second time in a row, while piloting his impressive Fouga Magister Jack Diaz again has won the title of Mr. Top Gun at the 30th Annual Scale invitational. Competing in the Expert class, Jack’s impressive 1/4.5 scale jet was built from a Phillip Avonds kit from Belgium and has a 100-inch wing span. […]
Top Gun Thunderbolt — P-47 from Brazil

Top Gun Thunderbolt — P-47 from Brazil

All the way from Brazil, here’s our good friend and flying buddy Rogerio Araujo with his impressive P-47 Thunderbolt. Rogerio started with the giant scale Top Flite ARF and ended up with this well flown favorite that’s been to a lot of competitions. Photo by Sal Calvagna Flight shot by David Hart
RC F-14 Swing-Wing Tomcat

RC F-14 Swing-Wing Tomcat

This remarkable swing-wing F-14 is the handiwork of German modeler Rudolf Winter, who built it from the Fly Eagle Jet Model Factory kit. During the flight, the model’s wings sweep back for faster speeds and then move forward for slower flight and landing. The bright “flares” that are launched during flight are scale (the full-size used […]
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