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Easy RC Airplane Engine Testing — Keeping it Cheap and Safe!

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New for Premium Members — Pitts S2A Downloadable 3-Views

New for Premium Members — Pitts S2A Downloadable 3-Views

We’ve just uploaded to our Premium Website, a free downloadable 3-view for the Planes Worth Modeling Pitts Special S2A that appeared in the August 2018 issue of MAN. Designed by Curtis H. Pitts in 1944, the Pitts Special was—and is—a competitive design, and it has captured countless aerobatic wins since its first flight. In the […]
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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Easy RC Airplane Engine Testing — Keeping it Cheap and Safe!

Easy RC Airplane Engine Testing — Keeping it Cheap and Safe!

When ever I test run and adjust a new engine, I prefer to set it up on a sturdy test stand/table instead of on the model airplane. Here is my Zenoah GT-80, 80cc twin-cylinder gasoline engine for my Fokker Triplane that I am test running. Fuel tank (and smoke oil tank) are installed and the throttle […]
Sullivan Products ProRod Control Linkage System & ProCutter

Sullivan Products ProRod Control Linkage System & ProCutter

Setting a new standard for quality heavy duty hardware, Sullivan Products new ProRod control linkage system is the answer for reliable and solid control response. Made with super-strong, gold-anodized aluminum and stainless steel components, ProRod linkage has virtually no play at all even under the most extreme 3D flight conditions. Included are: a 12 inch […]
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Make sure to use zip ties on all fuel lines for maximum safety

Let’s Talk Fuel Lines! — Care and Feeling for Reliable Performance

On all of my nitro and gasoline-powered airplanes, I use zip ties to secure my fuel lines going from the fuel tank to both the carburetor and the muffler. When routing lines within your airplane, make sure that they can move freely and are not bent in any odd fashion. After all, you need to […]
FMS Kingfisher 1400mm PNP

FMS Kingfisher 1400mm PNP

Get ready for some lakeside action with this user-friendly aircraft. Here’s the intel from FMS: Following the popularity of the FMS Super EZ V2, FMS is thrilled to offer a multi-role trainer—the 1400mm Kingfisher. With simple assembly, ease of control and stability, plus great performance, the Kingfisher is ideal for beginners. With the beginner pilot in mind, […]
Cal-Grafx Vintage Airplane Decals

Cal-Grafx Vintage Airplane Decals

Has this ever happened to you? You score a great vintage RC airplane kit at a swap shop, and it is one you have always wanted to build. You open the box and check out all the parts and every thing is there. Even the decals… Well, what’s left of the decals that is. It […]
Giant Junkers Ju-188

Giant Junkers Ju-188

Check out this twin warbird powered by TWO Moki 250cc engines! Franz Obenauf spent six years designing and building this unusual 1/4-scale model. The 18-foot-span aircraft sports a scale paint scheme by Franz’s fellow club member Klaus Herold. Nicely done, gentlemen! Thank you to RCScaleAirplanes for this terrific video of this impressive model’s rollout.
Giant Scale Super Bee

Giant Scale Super Bee

Just about everyone has heard of the Lazy Bee. Designed by Andy Clancy, this sport flying, very short coupled airplane has been around for decades. Recently we published Andy’s latest design in the Bee line (the multi-motored Bee Liner) in the November 2017 issue of MAN. In the article we featured a sidebar story about […]
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 […]
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. […]
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