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Multi-Servo Control Surface Setup Made Easy

Multi-Servo Control Surface Setup Made Easy

With many of today’s giant scale aerobatic aircraft multiple servos are often used to move each flight control surface. Modern computer radios actually have specialized menus to help setup and adjust multi-servo installations, but you can do it the old fashion way as well by using programmable mixes. Basically you setup a two servo setup (for ailerons […]
Awesome Bomber Landings

Awesome Bomber Landings

Landing a scale warbird can be tricky, especially if it’s a heavy-metal, multi-engine bomber or transport aircraft. In this compilation, the father and son video team of Pete and Dean Coxon highlight some terrific bomber landings they’ve captured at RC events throughout the United Kingdom. Enjoy! 
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Reader Tips & Tricks

Reader Tips & Tricks

We have the best readers, and we love your unique ways of making building and assembling RC planes easier. Here are a few of our favorites; bet you’ll use at least one! (Have a tip you’d like to share? Send it to MAN@airage.com!) Cutting corners on patch jobs When using MonoKote or UltraCote to repair rips […]
Flutter Fixes that Can Save your Plane

Flutter Fixes that Can Save your Plane

We’ve all seen and heard it, the sound of control surface flutter. Flutter can be destructive to an airframe, and this problem all boils down to using suitable building techniques. It is absolutely mandatory that the hinges on an aircraft be installed properly. If hinges are not installed correctly, they can bind with one another, […]
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On this Day in Aviation History — December 7, 1941

On this Day in Aviation History — December 7, 1941

At approximately 7:55 AM (local time), on December 7, 1941, the US Navy was attacked by the Imperial Japanese Navy, and the US forces were caught completely off guard. 96 ships were stationed at Pearl Harbor, but the Japanese aircraft’s primary targets were the big battleships moored on Battleship Row at Ford Island. The Japanese […]
New Scale Pilots Figures for the Jet Set

New Scale Pilots Figures for the Jet Set

When it comes to flying scale model aircraft, there’s one basic rule no self respecting scale builder/pilot should ever break… Never fly your plane with an empty cockpit! A scale pilot figure, (or at least a shoulders up pilot bust), is not an optional accessory, it’s a requirement if you are serious about presenting your […]
Exterior Details: Dummy Control Linkages

Exterior Details: Dummy Control Linkages

There’s an old saying that says “scale models are really never finished, you just stop adding details to them”! Each modeler has to decide for himself when enough is enough. For me, I enjoy adding medium easy to see details to the top surfaces of the wings and control surfaces and in particular I add dummy […]
MAN Flightline Flicks: Near Perfect T-33 Shooting Star Interview

MAN Flightline Flicks: Near Perfect T-33 Shooting Star Interview

This Blast from the Past comes from the Top Gun event at Paradise Field in Lakeland, FL. Featuring longtime MAN contributor Rich Uravitch interviewing builder Graeme Mears and aircraft pilot and owner Ali Machinchy with their impressive T-33 Shooting Star. Their turbine powered jet is built from a Scale-Jets.com kit from the UK, and it […]
The Cobra Roll — Five Easy Steps to Master this Impressive Move

The Cobra Roll — Five Easy Steps to Master this Impressive Move

As you become more proficient in your aerobatic ability, you will naturally begin to combine elements of different maneuvers into a single aerobatic maneuver or sequence. One such maneuver, found in the 2015 Academy of Model Aeronautics Precision Aerobatic Advanced program, is the Cobra Roll with a Half-Roll Up and a Positive Snap Down. For new […]
Secrets from the Pros

Secrets from the Pros

Often we get emails and letters asking for advice on subjects such as flying, building and adjusting engines. We asked some of our regular contributors for their professional RC tips and hints for success. Enjoy!   WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO RANGE-CHECK A 2.4GHZ RADIO? ¶Mike Greenshields, Global Hobby Distributors To start, you have to […]
Reader Tips

Reader Tips

The best readers (you!) have the best tips! Here are eight workshop tips submitted by MAN readers that we think will make your life easier.   LEAD KEEPERS While finishing a new cabin airplane and while putting in the aileron and flap Y-harness leads, I stumbled onto an idea that works pretty well. When the leads […]
Castle Creations BEC 2.0 Voltage Regulators

Castle Creations BEC 2.0 Voltage Regulators

From Castle Creations: From the trusted manufacturer of BECs comes the next generation of voltage regulators. Designed and assembled in the USA1, Castle Creations’ CC BEC 2.0 gives users higher voltage ranges in two unique packages. For pilots there is a smaller, lightweight (0.7 oz.) design capable of 14 amps peak, perfect for sport flying, […]
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