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Throw-back Thursday — Early FPV Gear

Jan 09, 2014 No Comments

A great “From the Cockpit” video point of view! This great looking Head’s Up Display visor allows you to see from your RC airplane’s point of view! With the onboard video camera equipment (sold seperately) the HeadPlay visor gives you an amazing visual experience. With two seperate and adjustable eye screens you get a 3D [...]

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FunMaster 72 Build-along Part 3: The Wing

Jan 02, 2014 4 Comments

Continuing his Workshop Build-along for the laser-cut Alien Aircraft FunMaster 72 kit, Jerry Smith presents his newest installment highlighting the construction of the wing. Here’s what Jerry reports. Now that we have the tail and fuselage built we’ll move on to a little more work.  The flat bottom wing is built in the traditional way by pinning [...]

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Alien Aircraft FunMaster 72 Workshop Build-Along Part 2

Dec 27, 2013 1 Comment

Continuing his “from the workshop” sneak peek, MAN contributor Jerry Smith presents his second installment for the model builder community! Now that we  have the tail feathers completed, let’s start building the fuselage. The fuselage is really sturdy built entirely of 3mm ply. The laser cut parts permit easy assembly and fast building.  Follow the instructions [...]

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Sneak Peek — HyperBipe from Durafly

Dec 18, 2013 1 Comment

Just test flown for a future review in MAN, is the new Aerobatic HyperBipe from Durafly. Available from Hobby King, this sleek aerobatic multi-wing model is a PNF (Plug and Fly) design and has quick and easy assembly, pre-installed 3S power system including motor and ESC, and Fully hinged surfaces. It features rugged molded EPO foam construction [...]

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Easy Engine Testing — Safe and Cheap!

Dec 11, 2013 5 Comments

When ever I test run and adjust a new engine, I prefer to set it up on a sturdy test stand/table instead of on the model airplane. Here is my Zenoah GT-80, 80cc twin-cylinder gasoline engine which I removed from my Fokker Triplane to test run it. The firewall is equipped with Soft Engine mounts available [...]

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Question of the Week — “What power systems do you use?

Dec 10, 2013 6 Comments

Model Airplane News wants to know what you like, what you do and how you enjoy the great hobby of radio control model airplane building and flying. The editors are always having discussions on what the most popular power systems are be they Electric, Glow (nitro) power or Gas engines. Let us know what your [...]

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Sneak Peek Video — Weekender Warbird Mustang from Hitec

Dec 06, 2013 1 Comment

We just got back from the flying field where we test flew an awesome mid-sized park flyer warbird. Part of the Hitec Weekender Warbird series, the new P-51 Mustang is a blast to fly. With a span just under 30 inches the P-51 has great flight performance and is a full-house 4-channel flyer. With rudder [...]

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The Good old Days –The Birth of RC

Dec 05, 2013 11 Comments

With our recent review of the new Junior Retro Series Park Flyer from Durafly, I had mentioned it had taken its styling cues from vintage old-timer free flight and early RC models. We had a few emails come in asking for more information. So, I dug up this informative article about the beginnings or RC [...]

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