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Warbirds over Delaware Flightline Highlights & Videos

Warbirds over Delaware Flightline Highlights & Videos

The MAN Team had a great time last weekend at the Warbirds over Delaware meet. We chatted and checked out new aircraft with our flying buddies, and even made some new friends on the flightline. The WOD event is an amazing experience and the Delaware RC Club does an super job putting this extravaganza together. From WW1 dogfighters, to […]
Master-class FW 190 Butcher Bird — Sneak Peek

Master-class FW 190 Butcher Bird — Sneak Peek

MAN always seeks out the best scale models to share with its readers and this one has a track record that’s hard not to be impressed with. Few RC models can design, build, paint and finishe a classic WW2 fighter and then bring it to national contests and win the Best-in-Show award. That’s what Jeffery Fiscus Bridgeport, WV […]
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MAN at Warbirds over Delaware

MAN at Warbirds over Delaware

If you are planning to attend the Granddaddy of all RC warbird events this weekend, be sure to stop by the tent and say hi! MAN will represent this weekend and will be flying the Sopwith Camel as part of the WW1 Gaggle! It looks like it will be a good weekend and we look […]
Zipp Kits Report – Riot Planes “Gym Jets”

Zipp Kits Report – Riot Planes “Gym Jets”

Recently, I stopped to see my old friend Joe Petro’s, Zippkits.com booth while attending the 2015 Toledo Show. He had two new offerings, both easy to assemble, semi-profile foam board jets. The F-22 has a 16.75 inch wing span and the F-18 has a 17.75 inch span. Both are 24-inches long and the motors are mounted mid wing as a […]
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Super-Size Bipes!

Super-Size Bipes!

This pair of impressive biplanes put on quite a show at the North Weald Airfield in Essex last weekend! The 55% Stearman is powered by a Valach 800cc 7-cylinder radial, and the 85% Pitts is powered by a Hirth gas engine turning a 69-inch, 3-blade prop. This must-watch video is an incredible show (although our nerves could […]
Workshop Tip – How To Rebuild a Du-Bro Fueling Valve Fitting

Workshop Tip – How To Rebuild a Du-Bro Fueling Valve Fitting

Over time, fueling valve fitting like those from Du-Bro can become contaminated with debris even if you use an inline fuel filter. Internally, the fueling valves’ O-rings can dry rot and begin to fail over time. Du-Bro even sells a rebuild kit to make the job of restoring your fueling valve to top working condition. Here is a […]
Sopwith Camel Update — Build-Along Part 31

Sopwith Camel Update — Build-Along Part 31

So, after an exciting, yet informative test flight, I found that we had a very nose-heavy condition, even though from the plans, I had the model balanced at the 25% MAC position. So much for the theory. With the Camel back safe and sound in the workshop, I have since moved the CG back to the […]
Just in! Blade Chroma Flying Camera Quadcopter

Just in! Blade Chroma Flying Camera Quadcopter

Wow! We just received our review sample of the new, top of the Blade line of quadcopters the Chroma. Including the ST 10+ radio/controller with Android table and operating system, the Chroma breaks through the “quadcopter with a camera attached” category and enables you to actually concentrate on the photos and videos you shoot and […]
Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel Part 30 — Test Flight with Video

Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel Part 30 — Test Flight with Video

Well after a long and enjoyable build-along series, I finally got the Sopwith Camel test flown at the recent 40th Annual Father’s Day Fun Fly in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. We went early and test flew the plane before the competition started. I should have been less anxious to commit aviation and I think it was […]
An RC Jumbo Jet’s First Flight

An RC Jumbo Jet’s First Flight

An RC plane’s first flight is usually a nerve-racking experience, but what if you’re flying a 16-foot-span, four-turbine-powered scale airliner? Earlier this month in Oppingen, Germany, Adi Pitz’s 747-400 scale model took off with pilot Rainer Kamitz at the controls. The largest plane Adi has ever built, it has over 2,000 hours of work into it, […]
5 Easy Steps to the Knife-Edge Spin

5 Easy Steps to the Knife-Edge Spin

In my opinion, the knife-edge spin is one of the most impressive extreme aerobatic maneuvers. It’s very demanding for the pilot and the airframe. In traditional knife-edge, the aircraft is rolled approximately 90 degrees from upright level flight. Then altitude is sustained by using top rudder. When the maneuver is complete, the pilot will roll […]
Highlights of the new JR 28X Radio System

Highlights of the new JR 28X Radio System

Featured in the September 2015 issue of MAN, the new JR 28X  from JR Americas is an amazing radio system. I have been a JR radio enthusiast for many years and have always found the brand to be rock solid in the performance department. One of my first serious, “go to” radios was the touch […]
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