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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 […]
RC Airplanes -Scale Wingtip Skids — The Triplane gets some Axe Handles

RC Airplanes -Scale Wingtip Skids — The Triplane gets some Axe Handles

Over the course of several months, I have detailed the building process of my Balsa USA 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane. A great detail point for the Cole Palen Triplane is that the lower wingtip skids are made from ordinary axe handles. Even thought I have flown the Balsa USA triplane most of its first flying season, I […]
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March 29, National Vietnam War Veterans Day

March 29, National Vietnam War Veterans Day

On this day in 1973, the last combat troops  left Vietnam. While the conflict officially ended on April 30, 1975, Americans commemorate National Vietnam War Veterans Day on March 29. The day acknowledges the 2.7 million Americans who served in Vietnam, the 304,000 who were wounded and the 58,000 who were killed in action during […]
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USAF: Drones conducted condition inspections of C-17 Globemaster III

USAF: Drones conducted condition inspections of C-17 Globemaster III

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) — The 412th Test Wing’s Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force used a quadcopter to conduct a maintenance inspection of the exterior of a C-17 Globemaster III. The C-17 was on loan from Joint Base Lewis-McCord, Washington. It was the first time the CTF flew a small unmanned aerial system […]
Air Force Reserves: Part-time job, full-time reward

Air Force Reserves: Part-time job, full-time reward

By Lt. Gen. James F. “JJ” Jackson, USAF (ret) I came across a rather sobering statistic the other day: According to the Department of Defense, only two percent of the 34 million young Americans between the ages of 17 and 24 are both “eligible and inclined to have a conversation with the military about possible […]
RC Airplane – Aerobatic Flight tips: Knife-Edge Flight Secrets

RC Airplane – Aerobatic Flight tips: Knife-Edge Flight Secrets

On your first attempts, it’s wise to enter your knife-edge maneuvers from a slight climb to buy yourself some extra time to think through the steps so you don’t finding yourself rushing to recover. You’ll also find it much easier to build your first sustained knife-edge if you initially roll the airplane in the same […]
Painting a P-51 Mustang

Painting a P-51 Mustang

When you begin a major warbird build, you really need to give it your complete effort. Not only in the build, but finishing out as well. And the most satisfying finish is to paint her depicting the prototype bird as closely as you can. With the great amount of time I had invested in the […]
Exclusive Sneak Peek! Futaba’s New T12K 14-channel Computer Radio System

Exclusive Sneak Peek! Futaba’s New T12K 14-channel Computer Radio System

Look what just arrived in the MAN office! The new Futaba 12K radio is equipped with the extremely popular Futaba S-FHSS and T-FHSS protocols and the new 12K system is compatible with almost a dozen different Futaba receivers so it is extremely suitable for a Futaba pilot’s needs. Featuring 14 channels (12 proportional, 2 switched), […]
RC Airplanes – Road to Top Gun — Phil Crandon’s Junkers Ju 87 Stuka

RC Airplanes – Road to Top Gun — Phil Crandon’s Junkers Ju 87 Stuka

When it comes to WW2 Luftwaffe warbirds, few have a more infamous history that the Junkers Ju 87 Stuka Dive bomber. Making the journey all the way from Australia, Phil Crandon will be competing at his my first Top Gun this year with his Stuka. A “bucket list” dream come true, Phil says he is […]
Giant-Scale Tips: HOW TO BALANCE A LARGE SPINNER

Giant-Scale Tips: HOW TO BALANCE A LARGE SPINNER

Always balance your spinner. An unbalanced spinner can create small to large vibrations which can lead to serious problems with your model. For this piece, I am balancing the CARF P-51D composite spinner and aluminum backplate that came from CARF as an optional purchase. I have used this method of balancing spinners, to success, for […]
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