Prepare for landing!

Nov 22, 2014 No Comments by

Someone told me once that landing is the only maneuver that we fly that is absolutely mandatory. If you think about it, this makes complete sense. We don’t have to take off, but once we do, the only thing that we must do is land! So, once you have takeoff down, it’s a good idea [...]

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Flitework Red Bull Planes

Nov 20, 2014 No Comments by

RC Red Bull air racers? Count us in! We are so excited to get our hands on these bad boys we can’t wait! Some of these are larger built-up planes, and there are smaller foam planes for electric enthusiasts. And all of your favorites are here: Extras, Edges, Stearmans, Zlins … you name it, they’ve [...]

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Half-Scale Christen Eagle

Nov 20, 2014 8 Comments by

With its distinctive multi-color feather motif, the Christen Eagle has been impressing airshow attendees for over 40 years. But when’s the last time you saw a 55% RC model perform? Lucky for us, the father and son team of Pete and Dean Coxon took this video of Robbie Skipton’s giant aircraft at the Large Model Association [...]

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FAA can regulate RC aircraft

Nov 18, 2014 38 Comments by

In a much anticipated decision, the National Transportation Safety Board ruled that the FAA has the power to hold drone operators accountable when they operate remote-control aircraft recklessly. In 2011, the FAA had fined aerial photographer Raphael Pirker $10,000 for operating his Ritewing Zephyr in a reckless manner on the University of Virginia campus. An [...]

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Custom Vinyl Graphics

Nov 18, 2014 1 Comment by

The opportunities, tools, and techniques to finish, customize, and personalize your aircraft have never been better. Whether your model is scratch-built, kit-built, or an ARF, your creativity combined with a computer, a local sign shop, and vinyl material can provide you with many colorful new options. The vinyl has been cut. With a careful look, [...]

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E-flite FJ-2 Fury

Nov 18, 2014 No Comments by

It’s a great time to be an RC jet jock: F-16s, MiGs and Super Sabres are a dime a dozen, giving us easy an adrenaline hookup. But what if you’re looking for something a little different?  This micro fighter is just the ticket! When’s the last time you saw a FJ-2 Fury on the flightline? That’s [...]

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Top 10 Heavy-Metal Warbirds

Nov 16, 2014 12 Comments

There’s something special about RC warbirds, because they remind us of a time in history when pilots risked everything to protect their homelands. We also love them because they look great on the flightline, in the air and are a blast to fly! Here at Model Airplane News we are fortunate to be able to [...]

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Giant Airbus A400M

Nov 13, 2014 11 Comments

Powered by four electric motors, this 12-foot-span  RC Airbus was built by  Hannes Heppe and flown at its first airshow at Flugtag in Grenchen, Switzerland. The 83-pound aircraft uses a 6000mAh 6-cell pack per motor and can fly for 7 minutes. Thanks to Markus Nussbaumer for taking this great video and sharing it on YouTube.

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