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Easy Scratch-built Skis (Get ready for snow!)

Nov 20, 2014 3 Comments by

With winter just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to get prepared for winter flying, and this classic how-to from our good friend Roy Vaillancourt provides a great project that will not only use up some of those leftover pieces of wood in your workshop and but also let you enjoy the coming snowfall. [...]

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Half-Scale Christen Eagle

Nov 20, 2014 10 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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Top 10 Heavy-Metal Warbirds

Nov 16, 2014 12 Comments by

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 by

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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Fantastic Old-Timer RC Video

Nov 13, 2014 12 Comments by

Inspired by the life of Maynard Hill, who set dozens of RC records and even flew a model plane across the Atlantic ocean, Jascha Hoffman wrote the song “The Little Airplane.”  It’s featured in this video that showcases archival video of old-timer RC planes, and both the song and the video are a delight. You deserve this [...]

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GForce Aerobatics: Full-size & RC Extra Team!

Nov 06, 2014 4 Comments by

What’s better than two Extras putting on a formation airshow? A full-size Extra and a 41% RC model putting on an airshow together! The Extra Duo G-Force Aerobatics team of Mike Williams (RC pilot) and Chris Burkett (full-size pilot) perform at airshows around the world, flying Chris’ 300S and Mike’s Krill Aircraft 330SC, which is [...]

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Easy Shop Tips

Nov 05, 2014 3 Comments

BOX REMIX One organizational aid I use in my shop is a system for keeping unused servo arms matched to the servos they fit. I use or re-label the servo box by using the label that came with the box or make a new one with my label maker. You can tape one side of [...]

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Ready for Halloween?

Oct 30, 2014 2 Comments

This quadcopter ghost is guaranteed to spook trick-or-treaters! Whoever made this costume did a great job: nice head, arms and lightweight flowing shroud combine nicely. We hope this inspires you to come up with your own quad costume for Halloween and that you’ll send videos to us at man@airage.com! Thanks to Alton Porter for posting this to YouTube.

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