Friday went down as one of the biggest days ever in aeromodeling history. Thousands of pilots and spectators united their passion for aviation to make Joe Nall 2013 one to remember. Doing the math, over 2,000 flights were logged today alone. Even better, youth pilots could be found on almost every flight line. The future of the hobby appears [...]
In this week’s show, John Reid shares a tip on servo installation in foamies that you don’t want to miss. Plus, we get an up-close look at Hangar 9′s giant-scale Super Decathlon, which is on the cover of the July issue of Model Airplane News.
Thursday at Joe Nall Week was an RC explosion. Every flight line was packed to the gills, and at any one time, 20 – 30 aircraft could be seen in the air. Things settled down after dark with only about 15 – 20 planes covering the night sky. What other event can say that? As in previous years, [...]
Dear U.S. Navy, I would very much like to offer my services as a first-class plane scrubber and will wash your Blue Angels aircraft for FREE! I promise to clean every spot, from the tip of its nose to the edge of its ailerons and even the landing gear. Did I mention I’ll do it [...]
Although pilots have been flying and camping since last Friday evening, many consider Wednesday as the official start of Joe Nall Week. Wednesday brings the first of the week’s noon time demos, and spectators really start lining up for the coveted lawn chair spots along show central. Today’s demo covered a cross-section of the hobby including control line, [...]
This stunning glider was photographed by MAN contributor Dave Garwood at the Perry Township Park on the banks of the Lake Erie. Wow. A Michael Gantner design, the glider in the main shot was built by Jeff Carlton of Cleveland, OH and is detailed with whiskers on its nose and whiskers at the rear of [...]
Earlier this week, the U.S. Navy today launched an X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator from an aircraft carrier at sea, the system’s first at sea, catapult launch. The aircraft flew from USS George H. W. Bush off the coast of Virginia and landed safely at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. about an hour [...]