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RC Aerobatics Explained — Mastering the Tailslide

RC Aerobatics Explained — 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 […]
Flying Field Etiquette

Flying Field Etiquette

As we enjoy the summer flying season, your club’s flightline (and sometimes everyone’s nerves!) can sometimes start to heat up. What are the top flying-field etiquette tips you wish your fellow RC fliers already knew? Here’s a start … and don’t hold back! Don’t touch OPP (other people’s planes) without permission. Follow the club’s noise/time […]
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Half-Scale RC Tiger Moth

Half-Scale RC Tiger Moth

So you think you have trouble transporting your aircraft to the field? Take a look at this 1/2-scale RC Tiger Moth! The 127.8-pound model is done up in French WW I Armée de L’air colors, it has impressive performance in the air. Thanks to RC Media World who filmed this at the Ragow Air Meet in Germany last month. […]
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Old-School Flying Boat

This terrific video features legendary designer/builder Ivan Pettigrew flying one of his very popular float planes, the Short Solent 400. Powered by four GWS Speed 400 geared motors (remember those?!), it can fly for over 15 minutes on eight 3,000mAh NiMH cells. Videographer TripleThreatRC writes, “I was invited to visit the Chilliwack Electric Flyers Club to check […]
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New for Premium Members — Exclusive Test Flight Video

New for Premium Members — Exclusive Test Flight Video

We’ve just uploaded our exclusive test flight video for the new E-Flite 1.2m (49-inch span) Clipped Wing Cub. This impressive, easy to fly “Bind n Fly” scale classic will be featured in the upcoming September issue of MAN. Longtime MAN contributor and test pilot Rich Bell commented, “with  AS3X stabilization and SAFE technology receiver, the […]
Russian Front-Line Fighter

Russian Front-Line Fighter

It’s hard to beat the throaty growl of a Moki 250cc engine in a classic warbird! This great-looking Lavochkin LA-7 is piloted by Mick Burrell and was videotaped by our friends Dean and Pete Coxon at the Rougham Model Aircraft Show in the United Kingdom. We think the model looks to be 1/3.5 scale, and […]
New for Premium Members — Pitts S2A Downloadable 3-Views

New for Premium Members — Pitts S2A Downloadable 3-Views

We’ve just uploaded to our Premium Website, a free downloadable 3-view for the Planes Worth Modeling Pitts Special S2A that appeared in the August 2018 issue of MAN. Designed by Curtis H. Pitts in 1944, the Pitts Special was—and is—a competitive design, and it has captured countless aerobatic wins since its first flight. In the […]
5 Great Servo Installation Tips

5 Great Servo Installation Tips

After you install your servos according the manufacturer’s directions, you might find that when the servo arms are placed on the splines, they aren’t at a perfect 90-degree angle to the servo case and control linkage. Or, after you’ve hooked up the various linkages, you discover there is too much or not enough travel throw […]
Make a Removable RC Engine Mount Box — Workshop Video How To

Make a Removable RC Engine Mount Box — Workshop Video How To

MAN Sr., Tech Editor Gerry Yarrish shows his technique for making a removable engine mount box system that includes the fuel system, throttle servo and ignition battery support structure. Everything bolts into place and is easy to remove for maintenance. This removable engine attachment technique allows unlimited access for maintenance and inspection for all your […]
Pilatus PC-21 Turboprop — Henry Castellanos’ Road to Top Gun Entry

Pilatus PC-21 Turboprop — Henry Castellanos’ Road to Top Gun Entry

From Fort Lauderdale, FL, Henry Castellanos will be competing this year at the Top Gun Scale Invitational with his Pilatus PC-21 Turboprop from Skymaster. Flying in the X class and Pro-Am Sportsman, the 1/4-scale composite airplane has a wingspan of 90 inches, a length of 112.5 inches and is powered with KingTech K100TP (turboprop) engine […]
RC Servo Speed Reducer — McDaniel Go Slo III

RC Servo Speed Reducer — McDaniel Go Slo III

This useful unit slows down the operation of proportional servos without affecting the servos’ output torque. Distributed by Sonic-Tronics, the McDaniel Go-Slo III contains an internal voltage regulator for stabilization and an 8-bit microprocessor to maintain precise servo control. The unit has two easy-to-adjust potentiometers to adjust servo speed: one controls the up direction, and […]
Balance your RC Propeller — 4 Steps for Better Performance

Balance your RC Propeller — 4 Steps for Better Performance

After you build a sport plane, there are a couple things you need to do before you head off to the flying field. For your engine to operate properly you first have the break it in, and before doing that, it’s important to balance your propeller. Why? Most, if not all, propellers will be out […]
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