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Monster Scale SR-71 Blackbird Spyplane

Feb 21, 2013 12 Comments

One of the most advanced spy planes used by the CIA was the mysterious SR-71 Blackbird and RC pilots around the world get very excited when one shows you at the flying field. This impressive example was flown at the Oberhausen Jet-Meet in Germany. The pilot and owner of this scale model is Lothar Heinrich [...]

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MAN at WRAM Show this weekend!

Feb 19, 2013 No Comments

Hey everyone, if you are planning to go to the 45th annual WRAM show this weekend Friday 22 through Sunday 24, be sure to stop by the Model Airplane News booth and say hello! This event is going to be held again at the spacious Meadowland Expo Center in Secaucus NJ. The WRAM show is [...]

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Road to Top Gun: Titanic Thunderbolt

Feb 14, 2013 4 Comments

A well known regular to all the RC action and excitement that is the Top Gun Scale Invitational, Eduardo Esteves is shown here with his wife and caller Ana, with his beautiful and very impressive  P-47 Thunderbolt razorback built from a CARF-Models composite kit. The Thunderbolt’s wingspan is 110 inches and weighs in at 62 [...]

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Wing Repair Made Easy

Feb 07, 2013 3 Comments

This is a collection of my made at home videos I shot for showing basic wood wing structure repairs. The video may be low tech but the repair techniques are right on the spot and can be used to fix any damaged wing. This specific repair deals with removing and replacing a broken leading edge [...]

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British Soldiers in Afghanistan deploy Micro UAV Helis

Feb 05, 2013 4 Comments

Above: This updated image released by the British Army Monday Feb 4 2013 of Sergeant Scott Weaver, of The Queens Royal Lancers launching a newly issued Black Hornet miniature surveillance helicopter MUAV during an operation in Afghanistan. The Scandinavian-designed Black Hornet Nano weighs as little as 16 grams (0.56 ounces) — the same as a [...]

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Road to Top Gun: Splendid Spitfire

Feb 04, 2013 10 Comments

As we draw closer to the big 25th anniversary of the Top Gun Scale Invitational, we are collecting more advance “intel” on the planes and the pilots who are planning to attend this world-class scale competition in Lakeland, FL. The man who practically invented giant scale RC warbirds and long time Model Airplane News contributor, Nick Ziroli [...]

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Road to Top Gun: A 12-foot workshop Invader! With Video

Jan 24, 2013 20 Comments

Frankie Mirandes is no stranger to impressive scale aircraft and has been competing at the Top Gun Scale Invitational in Lakeland, FL for several years. For our upcoming “Road to Top Gun” special feature in Model Airplane News, Frankie was the first one to share his newest Top Gun 2013 project with us. Frankie says [...]

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Debra — IN THE HOUSE!

Jan 23, 2013 No Comments

We’re having a great week here at the office! My boss Executive Editor Debra Cleghorn, along with my buddy, Sr. West Coast Editor, John Reid are in the MAN office. We don’t often get together here at the home office so it is great to see everyone and chat without email or phones! Fun times! [...]

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