When it comes to building airplanes, all scale modelers seem to have mastered the art of Imagineering. Where sport models are utilitarian and have basic Monokote finishes and switches are easily accessible and located, scale planes are all about looking realistic. Here are some basic workshop building and detailing tips as well as a few […]
Kick up your aerobatic performance with this deceivingly-easy-looking maneuver, the Rolling Loop. A challenging maneuver, the pilot, needs to utilize all the control inputs while performing it smoothly. A basic loop can ... Continue reading ... Join our premium membership!
When you want to wow them with an RC scale model warbird, you can’t get any hotter than the Me 163 Komet. This electric powered version has true rocket plane performance. First encountered by U.S. Army Air Corps bombers in July 1944, the advanced speed and maneuverability of the Luftwaffe’s new Messerschmitt Me 163 rocket […]
It was with sadness that we learned our good friend, and longtime MAN contributor Henry Haffke, passed away on October 12, 2017 at the Wesley Community in Saratoga Springs, NY. Age 90, Henry, was born in Springfield, MA, and was known to all as “Mr. Gee Bee”. An expert scale modeler, Henry designed, built and […]
We all make dumb moves when flying. Practice is the best cure for this problem, as the ones who make the least dumb moves are usually the ones who fly ... Continue reading ... Join our premium membership!
When it comes to giant scale model airplanes, knowing how to safely operate the gasoline engine powering many really big aerobatic aircraft, is very important. Check out this video how-to with MAN contributor Jason Benson and see how to do it the right way!
After you’ve spent all that time to build, cover and tune your model airplane and engine, you don’t want to just throw it into the air and see what happens. Get in the habit, just like full-size aircraft pilots, and do an overall check before committing to your next flight. Senior Tech Editor Gerry Yarrish […]
With the Old Rhinebeck WW1 RC Jamboree just two weeks away, we thought we’d show you a way to build your own Mission event capable airplane in the style and type familiar to the original event. This plan is from the 1960s and is a 3-channel sport flyer. We grabbed the original 55 inch Fokker […]
From Hitec: Building on the EasyGliders before it, the fourth generation EasyGlider 4 possesses the same ease of flight and gentle, lofty characteristics as its predecessors with a few evolutionary improvements. The removable, lightweight wings and ultra-durable GRP spar have advanced design and strength with an M-Space technology rigid hub. A more efficient ROXXY power […]
Built by Keith Mitchell and painted by Phil Noel of Pinnacle Aviation, this 1/6-scale Super Constellation is a stunning aircraft on the flightline and even more so in the air! ... Continue reading ... Join our premium membership!
When it comes to producing a smooth fabric paint job, I have found that when you finish your model with Scale Stits or some other fabric covering like SolarTex or Super Shrink Coverite (if you can find any), the best and quickest paint to use is Poly Tone and it’s various coating products. Available from […]
At the 2017 Top Gun Scale Invitational, there were many amazing aircraft flown by some of the best pilots in the world. One of the standouts on this year’s Paradise Field flightline was an unusual aircraft in the form of a Lockheed SR-71 “Blackbird” that was totally scratch-built by first-time Top Gun competitor Lance Campbell […]