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New 1/4-Scale WWI Pilot Figure

Apr 02, 2012 1 Comment

Another masterpiece from BEST PILOTS! LOTHAR VON RICTHOFEN the younger brother of the infamous “The Red baron” (Manfred  Von Ricthofen) is an ideal subject for the cockpit of your next 1/4-scale WW1 German Aeroplane.  This full-figure, lightweight pilot not only raises the bar in authentic scale realism – it blows it away! Lothar,  is chocked full [...]

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Get ready for fun-fly season!

Apr 01, 2012 4 Comments

For almost forever, RC model clubs have cooked up all sorts of ideas to keep their members interested in attending flying-field events. These outings bring the members and their families together and promote the growth of the hobby—and the club—while offering some weekend summertime fun! Thus, the fun-fly was born. (Above) Typical Sportsman and Intermediate [...]

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Road to Top Gun Update — Jeff Foley Messerschmitt Me-109

Mar 28, 2012 No Comments

Jeff Foley is no stranger to Scale competition having taken two Mr. Top Gun titles, winning the Masters class five times and the Top Gun Pro-am pro once.  His Messerschmitt Me-109E is still the only “single engined, WW 2 fighter” to win Mr. Top Gun!  It also a 5 time winner of the AMA Nats in the Designer Class [...]

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Covering & Finishing — Tips for High-Vis Trim Schemes

Mar 28, 2012 12 Comments

 It is really a great feeling to finish a model airplane you’ve built with your own two hands. An added benefit is that your model will be completely unique and won’t look like every other plane on the flightline. Yes it takes a little more effort, but the end result truly reflects your own tastes. [...]

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Will this fearsome fighter win Top Gun again?

Mar 28, 2012 4 Comments

Jeff Foley is no stranger to the winners’ circle, taking two Mr. Top Gun titles, winning the Masters class five times and the Top Gun Pro-am pro once.  His Messerschmitt Me-109E is still the only “single engined, WW 2 fighter” to win Mr. Top Gun!  It also a 5 time winner of the AMA Nats in the [...]

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Florida Jets 2012 – SKS DVD Event Coverage

Mar 27, 2012 No Comments

If you missed the event, you can still experience the THRILL! SKS was there and covered all the after-burner jet action like only SKS can! The Largest Gathering of Jets in the RC World! Held once again at Lakeland Linder Airport in Lakeland, Florida, this event continues to bring together the hottest pilots and planes [...]

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Flyzone Calypso EP Glider

Mar 26, 2012 1 Comment

Smooth and forgiving, the 4-5 channel Flyzone Calypso EP Glider excels as a first electric sailplane. Experienced glider pilots will also enjoy its wide range of soaring performance — and can elect to use the flap option (requiring a linkage set sold separately) for advanced thermal chasing. Two versions of the Calypso are available, in [...]

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Hobby Lobby B-17 Flying Fortress — Exclusive Sneak Peek!

Mar 26, 2012 7 Comments

One of the most anticipated RC releases has been this new 4-engine heavy bomber from FreeWing Model, distributed by Hobby Lobby International. Model Airplane News has an exclusive review planned for the B-17 Flying Fortress in the next issue and we’re very excited to provide a sneak peek of this impressive electric-powered warbird to our readers. [...]

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