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Easy Workshop Tips

Easy Workshop Tips

These tips may not change your life, but they may make building and flying RC planes a little easier! Have a tip of your own to share? Send it to us at MAN@airage.com.   Hatch Leash A great way to ensure your canopy arrives attached to your plane, rather than flying off one way and […]
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 […]
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RC airplanes – Florida Jets and Jets Week

RC airplanes – Florida Jets and Jets Week

MAN contributor Rich Uravitch was on assignment recently for one of the best afterburner action events around–Florida Jets! Held at the Paradise Field in Lakeland, FL, by Frank Tiano, this years event was full of amazing aircraft. One thing for sure, the size of the swept wing turbine powered aircraft, are at an all-time humongous […]
Road to Top Gun — Charlie Palmer’s Fieseler Fi-156 Model D1 Storch

Road to Top Gun — Charlie Palmer’s Fieseler Fi-156 Model D1 Storch

Built from a Paolo Severin kit, Charlie Palmer’s 25% scale Fieseler Fi-156 Model D1 Storch has a wingspan is 139 inches, weighs 41 lbs., and is electric powered with a Hacker A60-18L motor (roughly equivalent to 50cc gas). A pair of 6S 5000mAh Lipos and a Jeti SpinPro Opto 99 ESC provide the motor with plenty […]
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The Ziroli Treatment — A great Makeover for the new E-Flite PT-17

The Ziroli Treatment — A great Makeover for the new E-Flite PT-17

Two “RC spark plugs” that provide lots of excitement in the our hobby are Nick Ziroli Sr., and his son Nick Jr., who is the owner/operator of Ziroli Giant Scale Plans (ziroligiantscaleplans.com). Recently, when E-Flite came out with their new midsize PT-17 ARF, both Nicks took notice. You see, Nick Jr., happens to own and […]
Warbird Pilots goes BIG for WW1 — New Giant Scale Pilot Figures

Warbird Pilots goes BIG for WW1 — New Giant Scale Pilot Figures

For several years now, WW 1 RC pilots have been discovering the benefits that come with larger aircraft. The praise “Bigger Flies Better” has never been more true than went it comes to WW1 models. One company modeler/dealer that has noticed this is our buddy Adam Martin at Warbird Pilots. With a healthy dislike for […]
Makeover Magic — Turning a Sport ARF into a Great Looking Scale Superstar

Makeover Magic — Turning a Sport ARF into a Great Looking Scale Superstar

Not everyone has the patience or the many hours it can take to build a large scale model, so the availability of ARF warbirds such as the Phoenix Model A-26 Invader has been a boon for time-challenged builders. The only drawback is that you are limited to the livery the manufacturer chose for their subject, […]
Road to Top Gun — Steve Thomas and his Vans RV4 44% Team Scale Entry

Road to Top Gun — Steve Thomas and his Vans RV4 44% Team Scale Entry

For the 30th Anniversary of Top Gun, the  Team of Steve (builder) and pilot Curtis Switzer are heading to Top Gun to fly in Team Scale with Steve’s 44% scale Vans RV4. From Saint Cloud, FL, Steve built the RV-4 from the Grupp Models kit and his entry is modeled after Taylor De Ley’s  plane, […]
Really Big Control Linkage Hardware — Sullivan Products 6-32 ProRod System!

Really Big Control Linkage Hardware — Sullivan Products 6-32 ProRod System!

So if you are into giant scale and really big high-performance 3D aerobatic airplanes, then you know the importance of quality hardware. With everything hanging out over the edge, you don’t want any weak links in your control linkage setups. That’s where Sullivan Products’ new 6-32 ProRod Hardware comes in. Shown at the recent AMA […]

Winner at the 2018 AMA East Expo Static Scale competition

One of the big draws to the annual RC model airplane show at the Meadowlands Expo in Secaucus, NJ is the annual AMA East Expo’s static scale compition. Drawing contestants and models from as far away as Kingston, Ontario Canada, Indiana and Florida, this event remains a very popular venue for those looking for a […]
Road to Top Gun — Sal Calvagna’s  Nakajima Ki-43 Oscar

Road to Top Gun — Sal Calvagna’s Nakajima Ki-43 Oscar

From Holbrook Long Island, NY, Sal Calvagna will for the first time be competing at Top Gun with his Nakajima Ki-43 Oscar. Competing in the Pro-Am Sportsman class, Sal built his Ki-43 from Jerry Bates plans with laser-cut parts from LaserCutUSA.com. Sal’s 1/5-scale Japanese warbird has traditional balsa and plywood construction and is covered and […]
Road to Top Gun — Lou Cetrangelo and his Goodyear FG-1D Corsair

Road to Top Gun — Lou Cetrangelo and his Goodyear FG-1D Corsair

Hailing from Saint James on Long Island NY, Lou Cetrangelo will be competing this year, (his ninth time), in the Pro-Am Sportsman class with his impressive Ziroli-designed Goodyear FG-1D Corsair. The FG-1D was a Chance Vought Corsair built under license by Goodyear, and Lou’s version has a monster of engine installed in the form of […]
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