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Alien Aircraft Extra 300 Kit

Jun 13, 2011 No Comments

Here’s a fast building project that will also make you look like a pro at the field! The latest kit from Alien Aircraft, this 38.3-inch-span Extra 300 comes with laser-cut balsa and ply parts and features tab and notch construction for a fast, accurate build. It includes full-size plans, formed aluminum landing gear, a formed [...]

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Aerotowing: An Introduction to an RC Team Sport

Jun 10, 2011 9 Comments

In this article from the MAN archives, Dave Garwood share what it takes to get involved in aerotowing, from the planes to the equipment to the techniques.  Aerotowing is growing rapidly, both in interest and sophistication. The grace and majesty of a large-scale sailplane launched by aerotow-plus the unparalleled opportunity for cooperation and interaction between pilots of [...]

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Video: Skyblade III Mini UAV

Jun 10, 2011 No Comments

This simple-to-deploy mini UAV can be carried in a GI-issue backpack, and its onboard high-def camera system can relay images to its field operator from 15 miles away! Click HERE to check out this video of the Skyblade III in today’s daily video pick!

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Gyro Festival 2011

Jun 08, 2011 No Comments

No, this isn’t an all-you-can-eat sandwich party … it’s an annual event for gyroplanes, autogyros and other gyro-equipped vehicles! The upcoming Popular Rotorcraft Association (PRA) convention will be held at the Mentone Airport in Mentone, Indiana, August 2-6, and it sounds like a blast! With full-size gyroplanes, helicopters, autogyros and powered parachutes (as well as RC models of the [...]

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LA Times story about electric RC planes

Jun 07, 2011 No Comments

First came the story about Top Gun in the Wall Street Journal (click here to read that post), and now the LA Times has a story about RC electric planes! It’s great to see the sport getting so much positive attention in mainstream media. Here’s the full story by Cyndia Zwahlen, posted June 6, 2011. [...]

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ONE WEEK LEFT TO APPLY! Air Age Media RC Scholarship

Jun 07, 2011 No Comments

Air Age Media is proud to announce the establishment of the Air Age Media RC Scholarship Fund. This scholarship has been created to help further the education of young people who are interested in the hobby of radio control. The amount and number of scholarships to be presented will depend upon the number of applicants [...]

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U.S. Border UAVs reach 10,000 hours!

Jun 06, 2011 No Comments

Yesterday, the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol announced that its office of Air and Marine Unmanned Aircraft Systems had reached a historic 10,000-hour milestone! Since 2005, their primary mission has been to secure the border and prevent acts of terrorism by identifying and intercepting potential terrorist and illegal cross-border activity as well as helping with federal [...]

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Inverted 4-stroke questions

Jun 06, 2011 No Comments

Mr. Lee, I have been a long term reader and thank you so much for sharing your wealth of knowledge!      My question: I have installed a Thunder Tiger 91 4 stroke in a P-47 with the head at about 7 o’clock position. (Not quite totally inverted). So now the drain nipple on the bottom [...]

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