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New for Premium Members — Flush Hatches

New for Premium Members — Flush Hatches

One way to make scale RC airplanes look more realistic is to hide any and all of the switches and other RC-related hardware so that they aren’t visible from the outside. Hatches and flush fitting hatch covers are the answer. This how to article takes you step by step through the process of making a […]
18-Foot Junkers Ju 188 Bomber

18-Foot Junkers Ju 188 Bomber

Finally, after seven years of building and planning this awesome giant scale WW2 German bomber took flight on October 6, 2018! Actually, one of three RC models being built at the same modeler’s club, this 1/4-scale Junkers Ju 188 was built and is owned by Franz Obenauf. The Ju 188 has an 18 foot span, […]
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Tips to Defeat Vibration

Tips to Defeat Vibration

Often, RC modelers find that their servo output arms are coming loose during flight and for various reasons, this is not a good thing. Actually, servo arms coming loose is a symptom of something else that’s troubling your giant scale airplane and that’s Vibration. The majority of vibration comes from the engine and it affects other parts of your airframe. […]
Rest in Peace Herschel Worthy

Rest in Peace Herschel Worthy

It is with sadness that we learned that our friend and RC hobby personality, Herschel B. Worthy, age 82, passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018 in Memphis, Tennessee. Mr. Worthy was born April 17, 1936 to parents Herschel A. and Faith Worthy. Herschel was a resident of West Memphis. He was of the Baptist […]
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Nail the Snap Roll

Nail the Snap Roll

The snap roll is an advanced maneuver that you’ll first encounter in the IMAC Sportsman sequence. It evolves into more difficult variations in the upper classes of competition. It is one of the most difficult maneuvers in which to consistently achieve a high score because it requires a keen sense of timing, throttle management and […]
Electric Retracts Made Easy

Electric Retracts Made Easy

When you start to assemble an EDF jet, one of the required tasks is to work out and install your retractable landing gear. Modifying and installing E-flite gear in a jet is relatively simple and MAN contributor Ken Park recently accomplished the task for his new Viper Jet. Check it out, it’s easier than you […]
Model Airplane News Celebrates Our 90th Anniversary

Model Airplane News Celebrates Our 90th Anniversary

Inspiring readers since 1929, Model Airplane News was there right at the beginning. It was 1929 and during the golden age of flying when our founder, George C. Johnson, launched the magazine. This era was one that inspired adventure. Higher, faster, farther—record-setting pilots with their radical new airplanes were the heroes for several generations of […]
Rage RC X-Fly VTOL

Rage RC X-Fly VTOL

If you’re ready for a unique RC flying experience, the Rage X-Fly VTOL is the aircraft for you. In addition to typical 4-channel drone control, the X-Fly is capable of high alpha flight like an aircraft thanks to software that allows pilots to fly at either 20- or 35-degree angles of attack. It also includes […]
Troubleshooting Gas Engines

Troubleshooting Gas Engines

OK, so you’ve installed your gasoline engine properly, and made sure that the fuel tank is properly installed and the fuel lines and fuel filter are all hooked up correctly, but you still can’t get any fire in the hole—the engine just won’t start. As a safety note here, we always recommend using a properly sized heavy […]
First Flight P-40 Warhawk

First Flight P-40 Warhawk

Did you hear? The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk was first flown 80 years ago today on October 14, 1938! Wow! The XP-40 was flown in Buffalo, NY. Do you have an RC model of the P-40? let us know!
MAN Plans: 25% Fokker E.V.

MAN Plans: 25% Fokker E.V.

This 1/4-scale Fokker E.V., designed by David Johnson (plan no. X0305A), is a great project for anyone who wants a WW I fighter but doesn’t want the hassle of building two wings. Using conventional balsa, spruce and plywood construction, the Flying Razor has an 84 inch span and was designed for a Zenoah G-38 for […]
Graupner HoTTigger V2

Graupner HoTTigger V2

Graupner’s latest offering, the HoTTrigger 1400S V2 Competition Plug-and-Play (PNP), includes many performance and durability upgrades to the original high-performance aerobatic model. According to Graupner, the HoTTrigger combines the best attributes of the Extra 330SC and Edge 540 designs and incorporates a NACA 63A-mod airfoil for outstanding performance at any speed. Like its predecessor, it […]
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