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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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Flyzone Triplane

Jan 20, 2012 No Comments

Well I have to say that this micro Fokker Dr.1 Triplane is one of the nicest micros I have! It flies great in the gym and when it is calm outside you can easily fly patrol around the baseball diamonds! Really a nice flyer! Also, Sr. West coast editor John Reid and I are going [...]

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Blade MSR X — First Flight!

Jan 20, 2012 No Comments

Wow! I can now check “fly a flybarless Heli” off of my RC bucket List. we just got the new Blade MSR-X in for review and while no one was watching I took it for a spin! Well, Hope the Photographer was watching… Anyway this new micro Heli has the AS3X stability system and it makes [...]

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Red Tails Movie — Today’s the Day!!!

Jan 20, 2012 14 Comments

Well, it’s January 20, 2012! Do you plan to see this exciting new movie? The retelling the Tuskegee Airman’s story is sure to impress a lot of folk who might not even know the history of this fighter group!  The editors at MAN can’t wait! Be sure to also check out our February 2012 Red Tails issue [...]

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Min-E Taurus — Plans available now at the Air Age Store

Jan 19, 2012 3 Comments

If you are looking for a great flying, easy to build vintage pattern ship, but are also looking for something easy to build without breaking the bank, than this miniature electric powered version of the 1960s era Taurus is for you. It’s now on sale at the Air Age Store. Here’s a close up of [...]

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On this day in Aviation History — January 18

Jan 18, 2012 No Comments

1977: The Trident (C-4) missile development flight test program commenced when C4X-1 was launched from a flight pad at Cape Canaveral, FL   1957: Three Boeing B-52 Strato Fortress Bombers make the world’s first round the world, non-stop flight by turbojet-powered aircraft. The flight is completed in 45 hours 19 minutes, with an average speed [...]

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Flying the 270-Degree Rolling Circle — Video Flight Technique

Jan 16, 2012 No Comments

Our Senior West Coast Editor John Reid teamed up with local aerobatic pilot and Model Airplane News contributor Jason Benson to demonstrate this useful aerobatic maneuver. Check it out! video platform video management video solutions video player  

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Painting Micro Pilot Figures — A little detail that adds a lot!!!

Jan 15, 2012 5 Comments

For the Flyzone Micro Albatros and the newer Fokker Dr.I Triplane, there’s a little white styrofoam, super lightweight pilot bust included in the box. But few pilots add this little guy because it requires some painting to make him look like a WW1 aviator instead of a snowman! Here’s some tips to make the job [...]

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