Engine Swap for the Camel

Aug 27, 2015 2 Comments by

Well, it has been an active flying season so far and I have flown the Sopwith Camel several times including at the big Fun Fly on Father’s Day in Kingston, Ontario in June, at the recent Warbirds over Delaware in July, at our home field in Farmington, CT and at the Dawn Patrol event at the Long [...]

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2/3-scale Hanriot HD.1

Aug 27, 2015 9 Comments by

We first featured Ian Turney-White’s impressive WW I biplane a few years ago in Model Airplane News, and we were thrilled to see it fly in a recent video shot at a Large Model Association meet at in Elvington, England. Powered by a 425cc JPX engine, the 19-foot-span scratch-built model weighs in at 195 pounds. In addition [...]

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Video: dead-stick flight!

Aug 25, 2015 16 Comments by

Murillo Ghigonetto knows his scratch-built Telemaster can fly like a dream in any conditions. After he installed a selfie stick in its left wing, he flew it to altitude and shut the engine off to not only show how well the Telemaster could fly deadstick but also to showcase the beautiful Brazilian countryside around his [...]

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Model Aviation Day In Cocoa Florida

Aug 24, 2015 No Comments by

The Indian River Kontrol Society held an event on August 15, 2015, in celebration of Model Aviation Day. Modelers from around the state of Florida braved threatening weather earlier in the week and brought the promise of sunshine and light breezes! Models and other hobby related products were donated by the following vendors: Hobby Town [...]

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Friday Fractured Flyers!

Aug 21, 2015 1 Comment by

Here’s a fun way to end the work week! We found several great RC airplane crash videos from a fun loving club who’s not afraid to show the darker side of our hobby. We all know watching airplanes losing the aerodynamic argument with gravity is painful, unless of course it’s someone else’s airplane doing the ground [...]

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50th Anniversary Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome — Mission Event

Aug 20, 2015 1 Comment by

If you are thinking about attending the 2016 Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Jamboree for their 50th anniversary, then you might want to enter the Mission event. This competition will include the challenging Balloon burst, bomb drop and spot landings events and are based on the older “Mission Event” competition the Jamboree was known for. MAN will be posting [...]

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National Model Aviation Day — Local RC modelers get involved

Aug 17, 2015 1 Comment

August 15, 2015, National Model Aviation Day was created by the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), to encourage modelers and clubs across the country to celebrate the hobby and share their interests with the public. And this year all AMA Chartered clubs have also been asked to help conduct a fundraiser to provide assistance to [...]

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Red Bull Monster Scale Yak

Aug 14, 2015 12 Comments

This 55% Yak can really put on a show! Scratch-built and piloted by Steve Carr, the big 180-inch-span aerobat is powered by a 500cc 4-stroke engine that produces 50 horsepower and uses a Weatronic radio system. Thanks to Pete and Dean Coxon for filming this beast at an old U.S. airbase in Rougham, UK.

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