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RC Smoke Systems Explained– Tips for long hang time

ParkZone/Horizon Hobby 10m F4F Wildcat

Incredibly Realistic Fw 190

Russian Front-Line Fighter

Flying with Flaps — Understanding their use.

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Hawker Hunter Strike Fighter

Hawker Hunter Strike Fighter

Would you believe this 1/6-scale jet is available as an ARF? This super-scale Ripmax model is shown here flown by Darrin Bonfield at the Classic Jet Meet in Oxfordshire, England. Powered by a Merlin 140 turbine, it has additional Taylor Made Decals and uses a JR radio. Cheers to Pete and Dean Coxon for taking this […]
RC FLIGHT TECHNIQUE: FLY THE AVALANCHE

RC FLIGHT TECHNIQUE: FLY THE AVALANCHE

Even if you don’t aspire to be a competition pilot, you can learn from the fundamentals in this exciting competition move. For example, I’m sure a lot of you have performed a basic loop. In fact, the loop is the first aerobatic maneuver that many people perform. The avalanche is a basic loop, but has […]
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Real or RC? Amazing Airbus Puts on a Show

Real or RC? Amazing Airbus Puts on a Show

Decked out in Singapore Airlines livery, this 1/15-scale A-380 800 Airbus would look right at home on the tarmac of an international airport. Powered by four Jetcat P120 turbine engines that use a gallon of jet fuel every three minutes, the 156-pound jet was built by Peter Michel and piloted here by Michael Bräuer. Thanks to […]
Create a perfect fiberglass finish

Create a perfect fiberglass finish

Here’s another how-to from veteran builder Rick Michelena. Enjoy! Do you have the desire to build a warbird or other scale project but desire something more than an iron-on finish? Are you unsure of the steps required in the process of finishing a radio-controlled airplane in fiberglass and paint? This article will give you the knowledge required […]
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Super Stearman

Super Stearman

Built and flown by Jörg Albrech, this beautifully painted and detailed bipe is 1/3 scale and has all-wood construction. The 10.69-foot-span model weighs 72 pounds and is powered by a Moki 250cc 5-cylinder radial engine. Thanks to RCScaleAirplanes for taking this great video at the 50th MFC Bad Wörishofen fly-in.
Top Gun Invitation!

Top Gun Invitation!

Well, they said it would never happen, but for the very first time ever, a Model Airplane News editor, our own Gerry Yarrish, will be competing at the famous Top Gun Scale Invitational in Lakeland, FL. Hosted each year by Frank Tiano at his impressive Paradise Field event facility, Top Gun is the premier scale competition […]
Create droppable wing tanks

Create droppable wing tanks

In this how-to, Charles White uses lite-ply, green floral foam, fiberglass and resin to make external wing tanks fora 1/6-scale TBM Avenger. You can use this method to create many aircraft components, such as wing or centerline tanks, bombs and cowls. After competing at the Nats level in Pylon Racing for several years, I always enjoyed […]
Exclusive Sneak Peek — Hangar 9 60cc P3 Revolution Biplane

Exclusive Sneak Peek — Hangar 9 60cc P3 Revolution Biplane

Designed by Horizon Hobby’s Mike McConville and based on Skip Stewart’s yet to be completed all-composite P3 aerobatic biplane, the new P3 Revolution from Hangar 9 is a giant scale firecracker! To be featured in our upcoming February issue of MAN, contributor Rick Bell puts this amazing and cutting-edge aerobatic machine through its paces! Specs are: Wingspan: […]
12 O’Clock High with Video highlights!

12 O’Clock High with Video highlights!

Held annually at the beautiful Paradise Field in Lackland, FL., the 12 O’clock High giant scale meet never fails to draw many world class scale RC warbirds, jets and civilian classics many of which compete at the highest level. Recently, we sent veteran MAN contributor Rich Uravitch to cover all the hot aerial action and will feature his detailed […]
Increase Battery Life

Increase Battery Life

When it comes to electric aircraft, one of the key components is your battery pack. It is the only power source to keep your aircraft in the air, requires constant maintenance, and if not watched it will most likely be the first thing that needs to be replaced. But with the right care and careful […]
Giant Heavy-Metal Formation Flight

Giant Heavy-Metal Formation Flight

At a recent RC fly-in in Germany, a (really) big B-17 and a giant-scale P-47 and Corsair wowed the crowd in a fantastic formation flight. Peter Pfeffer’s 1/5.6-scale scratch-built B-17 has a 19-foot wingspan and is powered by four 65cc 4-stroke engines.  Franz Franz Obenauf’s 122-inch-span, scratch-built P-47 weighs 80 pounds and is powered by a Moki 5-cylinder 400cc engine, […]
MAN gets a new Roof — Drone aerial inspection

MAN gets a new Roof — Drone aerial inspection

For about 2 weeks now a local roofing company has been replacing the roof of our office building! Curiosity got the better of us, so we sent out Blade Chroma quadcopter  up to investigate what all the noise was about! It took a couple minutes but the workmen noticed out camera drone and as we […]
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