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 wingspan and is powered by a Valach 7-cylinder, 800cc radial engine that sounds ... Continue reading ... Join our premium membership!
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 […]
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.
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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 […]
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 […]
Let’s face it. If you fly RC airplanes, sooner or later you are going to damage your model. With so many ARF planes available on the market today, few modelers are building up their models from kits. This has produced a whole generation of excellent flyers who simply don’t have much in the form of […]
At some point in your model-building career, you will be faced with a problem. You will have an area of your model that requires a sheet of balsa wider than the material you have on hand. If you are like me, this usually happens when you are starting to make significant progress and when the […]
We just recently posted about our latest project, a 1960s era Fokker E.III Eindecker ideal for the upcoming Mission event at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome. The Mission event as well as the entire WW1 RC Jamboree is hosted by the hard working members of the Mid-Hudson RC Society club and this year is the 51st […]
From FMS: The exciting FMS 90mm Super Scorpion takes inspiration from our popular 70mm version to bring you a larger jet with all the benefits “going bigger” can provide. The result is a feature rich rocket ship that’s easy to handle whether you just want to cruise around or shoot through the sky like a […]
From E-flite: Every WWII allied fighter ace got their start somewhere. Chances are, most started off in a PT-17. Simple, tough and made by the thousands, both the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy used the biplane for its admirable ability to help new pilots survive the basics and master the art of flight, all in […]