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Exclusive! Killer 50cc Corsair

Apr 14, 2012 1 Comment

  video platform video management video solutions video player With a 50cc engine, 86-inch span, fully sheeted and covered with flat finish MonoKote, this F4U dominated the Hobbico/Great Planes booth at the Toledo show. This ARF has a over-built center wing section with a double sheeting of balsa with cross grain sheeting that is factory formed and fitted for [...]

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MAN at the 58th Toledo Show!

Apr 11, 2012 2 Comments

If it’s April it must be Toledo Ohio! The MAN crew will again be attending the 58th Weak Signal’s Toledo RC Hobby Expo at the Seagate Convention Center, Toledo OH. We’ll be there April 13 – 15 and we are looking forward to seeing many of our readers at the MAN Booth! Be sure to stop by [...]

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Full-Contact RC Combat?

Apr 10, 2012 15 Comments

Just when we think you’ve seen it all, all sorts of crazy video footage surfaces that grabs the editor’s attention. This event has it all! The sWARmFall Fly includes full-contact RC Combat, Kill the Stryker, High Speed Limbo and our favorite, RC Tabletop bowling!      What really caught our eye was the combination of exciting flying [...]

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Workshop Tips: Secure Servos

Apr 09, 2012 7 Comments

Model Airplane News readers are an innovative bunch, and they’re always coming up with ways to make their models better while saving time and money. Here are a few two workshop secrets for ensuring secure servos, every time! Secure servo connections When you install servos in a wing or fuselage and use long servo extension leads, the connector [...]

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Sweet find! You never know where Model Airplane News will pop up!

Apr 05, 2012 3 Comments

Recently, Eric Boehm, Curator, Aviation and Aircraft Restoration of the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum, in NYC found this vintage copy of MAN in a desk drawer aboard the USS Intrepid (CV-11). The 1946 August edition of Model Airplane News was in great shape and still had the postage and post mark on the [...]

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First Person View (FPV) & RC flying — What do you think?

Apr 04, 2012 51 Comments

First Person View (FPV) RC flying is one of the hottest new interests in our RC  hobby today. Live feed video instantly transmitted from the aircraft down to the pilot who wears video goggles or glasses provides a unique window on the world. It is as if you were in the model’s cockpit. This development is so [...]

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Hobby Lobby B-17 Update

Apr 03, 2012 2 Comments

Well, we finally did it. The weather finally cooperated and we were able to commit aviation with the new B-17 and wow is it a blast ! It has gobs of power and it handles mild to moderate wind gusts pretty well. It seems to have momentum and it penetrates nicely. Flaps are good but [...]

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Quick Shop Tips — Transmitter Tricks

Apr 02, 2012 36 Comments

Readers of our magazines are always coming up with useful tricks of the trades to get the most out of the hobby. Maximizing safety and convenience is often very easy. Check these out. Throttle Safety When you fire up your radio and then turn on your model’s receiver, you always want to have the throttle [...]

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