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Graupner MX-16 HOTT 2.4GHz radio — Sneak peek!

Mar 06, 2012 3 Comments

Sometimes I just smile when the morning mail shows up. Today, the new Graupner MX-16 radio system arrived for review in MAN! This is a pretty snazzy rig and it comes with a lot of bells and whistles including, computer interface and built-in realtime telemetry for in-flight monitoring of basic aircraft conditions like receiver battery [...]

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Florida Jets Special Award Winners & Sponsors

Mar 05, 2012 1 Comment

Hosted by Frank Tiano in Lakeland, Florida, the Florida Jets event just took place this past weekend. We want to give a big Model Airplane News shout out to all the special award winners at this the largest All-Jet event in the country.  We would also like to give a special congratulations to a couple winners [...]

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Installing Pinned Hinges — Workshop Tips for Builders

Mar 04, 2012 16 Comments

Making control surfaces move requires the installation of hinges. Many ARF and several basic kits today use the convenient and easy to install CA cloth hinges. But for this project being a fun fly plane (Florio Flyer 60)  and having a larger than stock engine, we want something more sturdy to stand up to the [...]

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Florida Jets This Weekend — Don’t Miss all the Hot Jet Action

Mar 04, 2012 3 Comments

Don’t miss all the amazing Jet action at this the largest all-Jet event in the country! Demo flights, vendors and great one of a kind RC Turbine powered jets. Paradise Field on West Pipkin Road at intersection Airshow Road (Gate 36), Lakeland, FL Hotel info at www.franktiano.com or 863 607-6611; local info & travel at [...]

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Indoor Micro RC Fun — Central CT RC Club Fly “IN”

Mar 04, 2012 1 Comment

After a rather mild winter, the members of the CCRCC club in Farmington, CT had a micro RC get-together at the Johnny Cake Airport’s new SportPlex building. Several clubs from the Connecticut area also took part in this fun filled evening.       What was being flown? We’ll you name it! Several scratch built [...]

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Model Airplane News Video Tour — WRAM 2012

Mar 02, 2012 No Comments

video platform video management video solutions video player Take our video trip down the vendor isles and the Static competition tables at the 2012 WRAM show.  

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Alien Aircraft Extra 300 — Online Build-along

Mar 02, 2012 5 Comments

  Well, just as winter is drawing to a close and the flying season is starting to sprout some spring shoots, our Online Build-along of the Alien Aircraft Extra 300 (Started on December 17 2011,) draws to a conclusion as well. Built and covered by Model Airplane News contributor Robert Labriola, this laser-cut kit builds into [...]

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JTEC / Radiowave Pitts Model-12 Short Kits — WRAM Update

Mar 01, 2012 No Comments

J-TEC well known for their popular large volume mufflers and giant scale accessories is now the exclusive supplier of the popular “Bob Trueworthy” Pitts M-12 Short Kits.  The J-Tec guys were right across from the MAN booth at the 2012 WRAM Show and they were always busy. Proudly showing off the finished Trueworthy Designs 26% Pitts Model 12 it [...]

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