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When the Volcano Blows! Footage from a multirotor

Mar 18, 2014 No Comments

Spectacular footage a DJI Phantom captured over the (very!) active Yasur volcano on Tanna island, Vanuatu, in the South Pacific. I’m pleased to note that no drones were harmed during the shoot, although those red-hot embers and ash look like they come too close for comfort! )

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Florida Jets: from the outside looking in

Mar 18, 2014 1 Comment

I made it to Florida Jets 2014, and let me tell you it has changed from the last time I attended! I drove in to the parking area and was greeted by a wonderful woman that put a smile on my face. I paid my fee that covered the parking, entry fee and a ticket [...]

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Monster P-40 Warhawk: First Flight!

Mar 12, 2014 23 Comments

Watching the first flight of this giant 7.6-foot-span warbird is a real treat! Piloted by Josef Spielhofer of the Austrian Falcon Wings, the plane weighs in at 61 pounds and is powered by a 3W 150 R2 inline engine and uses Weatronics radio gear. Watch to the very end for a landing that will get [...]

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Road to Top Gun: Stunning Stuka

Mar 10, 2014 9 Comments

Competing in Expert, this two-time Brazilian scale champion is coming to Top Gun this year! Built and piloted by Fernando Bellegarde, this Stuka is a modified Ziroli kit that’s powered by a DLE 55 engine with a shaft extender. The plane’s modifications include a three-piece wing and dive siren, and the plane’s winter camo scheme [...]

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Giant F-14 Swing-Wing’s First Flight

Mar 04, 2014 9 Comments

From our friend across the pond Tbobborap1, this video of the maiden flight of Mick Burrell’s 1/7.5-scale Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a must-see. Tbob notes that there are only two of these models in the UK and that this one is the first to fly, adding, “It was a beautiful sunny day with a reasonable [...]

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Seriously Scale Turbine Helicopter

Mar 03, 2014 4 Comments

Filmed at the Tokoroa Airfield in New Zealand, this Russian heli has a multitude of scale details, including rockets that explode when they hit the ground! The poster notes that New Zealand’s Civil Aviation Authority had approved the rockets, which are reportedly Bird Bangers, pyrotechnics used to scare away nuisance birds from an area. With or [...]

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8 QUICK WORKSHOP TIPS

Feb 27, 2014 9 Comments

MAN contributors and readers are a clever bunch, and they’re always coming up with easier, more efficient ways to build and set up airplanes. Here are 8 workshop tips that we think you’ll enjoy using. Have a tip of your own you’d like to share? Send us an email at MAN@airage.com. Simple Pushrod Guide I [...]

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America the Beautiful: A Drone’s Eye View

Feb 20, 2014 No Comments

Warning: this video will make you want to stop whatever you’re doing and immediately plan a vacation to Arches National Park and the Southwest. Filmed by DTX Media’s stable of multi-rotors, this clip captures some of the most beautiful places in the U.S. A big shout out Jonny Carroll for creating this great video and [...]

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