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Hitec Weekender Warbirds are here!

Oct 31, 2013 No Comments

The popular “Weekender” line of electric powered sport planes from Hitec RCD have just gotten some new recruits in the form of three great looking classic WW2 warbirds. These include the North American P-51D Mustang, the Chance Vought F4U Corsair, and the Hawker Hurricane.  P-51D Mustang SPECIFICATIONS Wingspan: 29.5 in. Weight: 15 oz. Length: 25.5 in. Motor: WBL-1200 ESC: [...]

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Monster Planes Sneak Peek — Snapshot from the Flightline

Oct 30, 2013 1 Comment

At the Paradise Field flying field in Lakeland, FL lweekend, the 12 O’clock High/Monster Planes RC event was an amazing success. MAN contributor Rich Uravitch was on had to cover the action and we’ll be featuring this great event in the next issue of Model Airplane News. Here are just a few pix from Rich’s [...]

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Magnificent Waco YMF-5 Biplane — Video Interview

Oct 30, 2013 3 Comments

Mitch Epstien has been building and flying giant scale planes for many years and he has been a successful scale competitor competing at Top Gun for several years. One of Mitch’s favorite airplanes is his 1/3-scale Waco YMF-5 biplane built from the AMR laser-cut kit. Featured on the cover of Model Airplane News (December 2010), [...]

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Tora, Tora, Tora! — RC Japanese Zero you can Build

Oct 30, 2013 2 Comments

Expert scale designer,  builder and flyer, Mark Rittinger is a busy guy. Adding to his extensive series of electric powered RC WW2 warbirds is his newest creation, the infamous Japanese A6M3 Model-22 Zero. This construction article will be featured in a future issue of Model Airplane News complete with detailed photos and complete building plans. [...]

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Mid-Atlantic WW1 Dawn Patrol — DVD from SKS Video Production

Oct 25, 2013 No Comments

A new and growing RC event that getting lots of attention is the Mid Atlantic Dawn Patrol held at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, VA. The 2013 event was a big success and SKS Video Productions was on hand and they captured all the action in several pilot and plane interviews. The museum is an [...]

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Flying the “Pilot Maker” AT-6 Texan from Hobby King — With New Video

Oct 22, 2013 1 Comment

Perhaps the best know advanced trainer from WW2 the North American AT-6 Texan was used throughout WW2 and into the 1950s to give early cadets their first taste of a high performance aircraft. The new Texan from Hobby King is molded from durable EPO foam and has detailed molded right in. Reviewed in the December [...]

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Scale Markings & Vintage Propeller Decals from Cal-Grafx

Oct 21, 2013 1 Comment

I have built a lot of scale airplanes, and the one thing that will set any airplane apart from the rest is historically accurate, nicely applied aircraft markings and decals. We have published several Aircraft Make-over articles recently and several readers asked for a good source of decals for their make-over projects. Cal-Grafx Hobby Art, [...]

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Programming the Spektrum AR635 Receiver with AS3X Stabilization — Video

Oct 19, 2013 1 Comment

Here at Model Airplane News we have reviewed several E-flite aircraft that were outfitted with the AS3X equipped Spektrum AR635 receiver. At factory default we’re gotten excellent results, but when it comes to fine tuning the gains for increased or decreased sensitivity, the instructions can be a bit confusing. The editors checked in with Horizon Hobby and [...]

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