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On this Day in Aviation History — February 8

Feb 08, 2012 No Comments

2010 The freighter version of the 747-8 takes flight for the first time. In2005, Boeing announced that it was launching the 747 Advanced as the “Boeing 747-8″. This would be the first lengthened 747 to go into full production. The 747-8 and 747SP are the only 747 variants with a fuselage of modified length.   2008  Eagle [...]

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Savox Servos — Taking RC by Storm!

Feb 06, 2012 3 Comments

  The Model Airplane News editors have been having excellent results with the new line of servos from Savox USA. These impressive servos have been featured in several MAN Airplane Flight Reports and our contributors have given them two thumbs up for price and performance. Extremely popular in both Europe and Asia, Savox are quickly becoming [...]

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Kit Plane Build-along — Florio Flyer 60 with Video Highlight

Feb 05, 2012 4 Comments

Today, we have a lot of great RC pilots who’ve earned their wings with quick building ARF designs. This is great for the flying field, but what’s happening is we’re moving a bit away from the part of the hobby that I really love and that’s the building board in the workshop. To help introduce [...]

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On this Day in Aviation History — February 3,

Feb 03, 2012 No Comments

1995 The space shuttle Discovery (STS-63) blasted off with a woman, Air Force Lt. Col. Eileen Collins, in the pilot’s seat for the first time in NASA history. Discovery rendezvoused with the Mir Space Station and Collins would later visit Mir on STS-84 as well. On July 26, 2005, Collins commanded STS-114, the emotional “Return [...]

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Half-Scale Pfalz D.III Update with Flight Video

Jan 31, 2012 17 Comments

   Today, giant scale has developed into a whole new sector of the RC modeling community and truly gigantic planes are being developed to fill this growing special interest group. Recently, a ½-scale Pfalz D.III WW 1 German fighter successfully flew its first test flight and impressed everyone who was there. The plane is a [...]

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Florio Flyer 60! My new build

Jan 30, 2012 1 Comment

Hey just a quick not to let everyone know that I am starting a build-along for the MAN site highlighting the construction of a Florio Flyer 60 fun fly airplane. Basic stats are 60-inch span, 47 inches long, 660 sq. inch wing area and abot 5.5 to 6.5 pounds RTF. Originally intended for .45 – [...]

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On this Day in Aviation History — January 25

Jan 25, 2012 No Comments

2004: NASA’s “Opportunity” rover lands on Mars.   1990: The Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird spy planes are retired from SAC service.   1983: The Swedish/U.S. Saab-Fairchild 340 transport, the first aircraft built by collaboration, makes its first flight.   1952: North American F-86 Sabre jet fighters shoot down 10 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15s over North Korea.   1930: [...]

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Alien Aircraft Extra 300 — Build-Along Part 2

Jan 24, 2012 1 Comment

This online build-along of the new Alien Aircraft Extra 300 is brought to us from the workbench of MAN contributor Robert Labriola of the Central Connecticut RC Club. Robert is a great builder and is taking the time to show how this great flying, easy to build laser cut airplane kit goes together. Here’s what Bob has to [...]

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