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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 […]
1/3-scale Fokker Triplane Flight Report — Sneak Peek

1/3-scale Fokker Triplane Flight Report — Sneak Peek

Soon to be published in our upcoming February 2016 issue of MAN, here’s a sneak peak of Balsa USA giant scale Fokker Triplane kit review, by editor, Gerry Yarrish. Video Courtesy of Ron Prestin One of my all-time favorite airplanes is the Fokker triplane. First seeing action in 1917, the Fokker Dr.1 (tridecker), was a […]
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Extreme Slip to Landing

Extreme Slip to Landing

At the 1994 Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas, NV, I saw an extreme slip to landing performed by David Von Linsowe’s giant-scale Extra 300S during his freestyle program—it was choreographed to music with the engine off! Ever since that flight, this maneuver has caught my eye. You don’t often see an aircraft slip in […]
Unconventional Giant Flier

Unconventional Giant Flier

You don’t see scale RC models of this WW II aircraft every day! Ken Sheppard designed and built this  giant-scale WW II Blohm & Voss BV 141 over a two year period. The model is fitted with Spektrum radio equipment and eight servos. He notes, “The asymmetric design [was intended] to give clearer views for the […]
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Ares Ethos FPV

Ares Ethos FPV

We have a correction to make, the Ares Ethos FPV the appeared in the latest buyer guide (January Electric Flight) was incorrectly listed at the wrong price, we had it at $99.99 when it should have been $329.99.  we are sorry for any inconvenience this may have cause.  The corrected listing is below. This stable, […]
E-Power takes off at the 2015 NEAT Fair

E-Power takes off at the 2015 NEAT Fair

It’s been said that the only constant in life is change.  As sure as the summer changes into fall, for the past 16 years the NEAT Fair has been the electric RC enthusiast’s first sign of the harvest season.  The NEAT (Northeast Electric Aircraft Technology) Fair is the largest showcase of the ever-changing electric-powered sector […]
Create a perfect fiberglass finish, part 2

Create a perfect fiberglass finish, part 2

Last week, Rick Michelena shared the steps to prep your aircraft for a perfect fiberglass finish. In the second part of his three-part series, he begins the fiberglass work and gets the model ready for paint. Here are the simple items needed to produce a fiber-glass finish that will last for many years. You will […]
3D Printing for Scale Airplanes

3D Printing for Scale Airplanes

OK, I could have gotten a lot more attention by titling this post “3D Printing Bombs” but I did not want the FBI coming to the MAN office. With today’s amazing new technologies seeming to be absolutely like magic, I decided to try out one of the several new 3D companies that offer services online. […]
One of a Kind Messerschmitt

One of a Kind Messerschmitt

Although the full-size German Me P.1110 was never produced, you can tell from this 1/3-scale RC version that it would have been a force to reckon with during WW II. Designed to be a high-altitude, jet-powered interceptor, it was intended as a deterrent to Allied bombing raids but the war ended before it could be put into production. Roland […]
Fantasy-Scale Flying Bicycle

Fantasy-Scale Flying Bicycle

Bet you’ve never seen RC models like these! Based on a real-life flying bicycle from the 1920s that actually flew across the English Channel, these unusual 13.7-foot aircraft are powered by King 95 engines and fly with 5-foot, 4-inch pilot figures behind the controls! Each model required close to 1,000 building hours, and they fly beautifully. Our […]
Sopwith Camel — Video Sneak Peek

Sopwith Camel — Video Sneak Peek

Featured in the upcoming December 2015 issue of MAN, the newest construction article is for editor Gerry Yarrish’s 1/4-scale Sopwith Camel. Designed with CAD and featuring laser cut parts (also available), this WW1 classic is sport scale and it has excellent flight stability and performance. It has an 84 inch span and is powered by […]
Sneak Peek — Lowers-Minges LM-1 Reno Racer

Sneak Peek — Lowers-Minges LM-1 Reno Racer

Designed and built for a MAN construction article by Mark Rittinger, the LM-1 racer was the winner of the Designer Scale category at the Toledo RC Expo and trade show. The detailed construction article will be in the January 2016 issue of MAN so stay tuned for more. Here’s what Mark had to say about […]
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