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Easy RV-4 Makeover

Easy RV-4 Makeover

Longtime MAN contributor Carl Layden wanted a plane that would stand out on the flightline, but he didn’t have the time to custom-build a model from scratch. His solution was to dress up an ARF and make it a unique flyer. Here’s his story. If you have been around the hobby for a long time, […]
Super-Size RC Stearman

Super-Size RC Stearman

Giant-scale enthusiasts always say “bigger is better,” and this RC Boeing Stearman takes big to a new level. Flown by Ludo Luyten of Belgium, this 55%-scale biplane has a 16.5-foot ... Continue reading ... Join our premium membership!
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Easy RC Airplane Engine Testing — Keeping it Cheap and Safe!

Easy RC Airplane Engine Testing — Keeping it Cheap and Safe!

When ever I test run and adjust a new engine, I prefer to set it up on a sturdy test stand/table instead of on the model airplane. Here is my Zenoah GT-80, 80cc twin-cylinder gasoline engine for my Fokker Triplane that I am test running. Fuel tank (and smoke oil tank) are installed and the throttle […]
Splicing  Balsa Sheeting — Video RC workshop Tips

Splicing Balsa Sheeting — Video RC workshop Tips

Working with large models, it is often necessary to splice the balsa sheets together for items like wings and long fuselages. To produce strong slices in the balsa sheeting you have to make them at an angle to increase the glue surface so the sheet’s overall strength is not compromised. This workshop video tip by […]
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Giant-Scale Tips: HOW TO BALANCE A LARGE SPINNER

Giant-Scale Tips: HOW TO BALANCE A LARGE SPINNER

Always balance your spinner. An unbalanced spinner can create small to large vibrations which can lead to serious problems with your model. For this piece, I am balancing the CARF P-51D composite spinner and aluminum backplate that came from CARF as an optional purchase. I have used this method of balancing spinners, to success, for […]
Road to Top Gun — Fernando Bellegarde and his Red Tail P-51D Mustang

Road to Top Gun — Fernando Bellegarde and his Red Tail P-51D Mustang

Traveling once again from Sao Paulo Brazil, Fernando Bellegarde will be part of Team Brazil, competing in the Expert class with his new P-51 Mustang. Built from the CARF-Models kit, it took him 8 months to complete. His P-51 is finished with custom Aerotech paint and Flite Metal is applied all over the plane with […]
RC Monster Scale 45% Fokker Triplane with flight Video

RC Monster Scale 45% Fokker Triplane with flight Video

Here’s a golden oldie from back in 2012. Flying at the popular Big Biplane Bash RC Fly In, the coveted Best of Show award went to an amazingly large, Monster Scale Fokker Triplane. Hosted by the Central Connecticut RC Club, the BBB event awared Ken Eckstein the award after he put in several amazing and […]
Model Airplane Video: Trimming Tips for Smooth Flights

Model Airplane Video: Trimming Tips for Smooth Flights

When it comes to test flying your RC model airplane, you have to get it trimmed and setup so it flies smoothly. Check out this video from Gerry Yarrish’s workshop explaining the basics for smooth and easy flight. Eliminating adverse yaw is key.
MaxAmps 1050Mah & 1450Mah Graphene LiPos

MaxAmps 1050Mah & 1450Mah Graphene LiPos

From MaxAmps.com: MaxAmps is proud to release the 1050Mah and 1450Mah Graphene line of Lipo batteries. Better energy density means less weight and more flight time. Get more from FPV today! Get an edge on the competition with our powerful 175C rated Graphene LiPo batteries. This new graphene technology provides incredible benefits including: High power […]
RC Model Airplane Sneak Peek Video FMS Tigercat 1700mm Twin Warbird

RC Model Airplane Sneak Peek Video FMS Tigercat 1700mm Twin Warbird

Senior West Coast Editor John Reid pops the lid on a brand new MAN Flight Report. This exclusive Sneak Peek shows up close and personal the new Grumman Tigercat from FMS. This 1700mm twin powered warbird is amazing and the flight performance is sizzling! Check it out! Molded of rugged foam this twin powered Grumman […]
RC Model Airplane Workshop — Tips for Better Building

RC Model Airplane Workshop — Tips for Better Building

For several years now I have been highlighting my projects and workshop builds online to share some of my building tips and Techniques I use. In the long view, I have always thought that learning how to fly RC planes was a lot harder that the actual building of the planes, even when kit-building. MAN readers are […]
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