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Slow Rolls — Wow the Crowd

Slow Rolls — Wow the Crowd

Want to spice up this weekend’s flying? The slow roll is a challenging classic maneuver that’s actually much harder to perform than it looks. With a little practice, though, you’ll be ready to put on a show!  Enter straight and level, full-power roll left Slowly add right rudder Maximum right rudder Smoothly release right rudder […]
Flying with Flaps — Understanding their use.

Flying with Flaps — Understanding their use.

Sooner or later, many RC modelers try their hand at a scale subject, and since most full-size aircraft use flaps, their scale model should include them as well. A scale model with the flaps fully deployed is an impressive sight. This will most likely be the pilot’s first exposure to flaps since most of our sport […]
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RC Engines Break-in and Tuning

RC Engines Break-in and Tuning

To get the most out of any RC airplane, you have to break in your engine, and pick the correct propeller for the plane’s intended use. For my fun fly Florio Flyer 60, I installed an O.S. 75AX for a little extra umphhh!  To fine tune my propeller selection I used an accurate digital tachometer to […]
Giant Scale Super Bee

Giant Scale Super Bee

Just about everyone has heard of the Lazy Bee. Designed by Andy Clancy, this sport flying, very short coupled airplane has been around for decades. Recently we published Andy’s latest design in the Bee line (the multi-motored Bee Liner) in the November 2017 issue of MAN. In the article we featured a sidebar story about […]
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Cutting Vinyl — Make Custom RC Vinyl Letters

Cutting Vinyl — Make Custom RC Vinyl Letters

The Stepcraft-2 420 CNC desktop system is more than just a one trick pony. The system is designed to accept a whole range of additional attachments for doing precision operations in a variety of ways. I just tried out the Drag Knife attachment and I have to say it works like a charm. Removing the […]
Flying RC E-jets — Pro Tips for Success

Flying RC E-jets — Pro Tips for Success

Development in brushless motor design and LiPo battery technology have benefited the RC hobby especially for seasoned and wannabe jet jocks. Electric ducted fan (EDF) jets are quickly becoming one of the most popular branches of the modeling tree and the development of these e-powered speed demons is nothing short of amazing. When most people […]
RC Fuel Tank Installation — Beginner Tips Video

RC Fuel Tank Installation — Beginner Tips Video

If you are building a glow powered airplane for the first time, you will want to pay attention to the fuel tank assembly and installation. For your model to have a reliable fuel system, the tank, hardware and fuel lines have to be properly installed. Here’s a workshop video tip to show how it’s done. […]
RC Aerobatics – Mastering the tailslide

RC Aerobatics – Mastering the tailslide

A typical tailslide begins from upright level flight parallel to the runway. The pilot then applies throttle and performs a 1/4 loop to enter a vertical up-line. After the vertical line is established, the pilot gradually pulls the throttle back to idle. The aircraft will slow down and eventually will come to a stop. At that […]
Painting an RC P-51, part 2

Painting an RC P-51, part 2

Last week, Lane Crabtree gave us an overview of his CARF Models P-51 painting project and detailed how he primed the aircraft and painted the silver and olive drab layers. This week, he begins by masking the canopy.   Once you get the two basic colors on the fuselage, time to begin to add some […]
RC-Airplanes – Road to Top Gun — David Wigley’s Resurrected Wyvern

RC-Airplanes – Road to Top Gun — David Wigley’s Resurrected Wyvern

David Wigley will be returning this year with his resurrected Westland Wyvern S-1. Taken out of the competition in 2015 after a terrible cartwheeling crash, the Wyvern was pretty badly damaged with the engine, both outer wings, the left main landing gear ripped out, and both stabs knocked off. Being very busy with the repairs […]
Exclusive Sneak Peek! Futaba’s New T12K 14-channel Computer Radio System

Exclusive Sneak Peek! Futaba’s New T12K 14-channel Computer Radio System

Look what just arrived in the MAN office! The new Futaba 12K radio is equipped with the extremely popular Futaba S-FHSS and T-FHSS protocols and the new 12K system is compatible with almost a dozen different Futaba receivers so it is extremely suitable for a Futaba pilot’s needs. Featuring 14 channels (12 proportional, 2 switched), […]
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