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Model Airplane News Sponsors 10th Annual Big Biplane Bash

Aug 09, 2011 1 Comment

Well, the pieces are all coming together and we just received the beautiful awards for our upcoming Big Biplane Bash event. Set for September 24, this event promises to be our best yet. Hosted by the Central Connecticut RC Club, this is an all biplane and triplane event for RC models of all shapes, types [...]

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World’s Largest RC Aircraft? C-17 Globemaster III

Aug 06, 2011 3 Comments

C-17 Globemaster III, by Davie Mathews This 1/9-scale RC C-17 Globemaster model was built in the UK. It is a special “one off” model and is possibly the largest RC model aircraft flying today. It was custom designed and built for a Discovery Channel documentary that aired in the UK and is the work a [...]

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New England Scale Masters Qualifier–2003

Aug 06, 2011 No Comments

A Blast from the Past! (above) Local News Guy take a photo of my Piper L-4. Hey, I was cleaning out my drawer at work and found an old lost CD. It contained several pix from my competition at the U.S. Scale Masters Qualifier Scale event. I teamed up with my good friend George Leu [...]

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Brian Perkins’ RAF SE5a Scout–An RC Spotlight!

Aug 05, 2011 1 Comment

Photos and Words by Ken Park   I first met Brian Perkins at the Kingston Radio Control Club last fall at the August Giant Scale IMAA event and I enjoyed seeing him beat up the flying field flying his large Spitfire.  With just one look you can tell Brian has a passion for scale and [...]

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Canada’s Oldest Fun Fly Event–And still going strong!

Aug 05, 2011 1 Comment

Kingston RC Modelers’ 36th annual Father’s Day Fun Fly You can’t give you dad a better gift than a trip to this Canadian Field of Fun! By Ken Park Wow 36 years!  This event over the decades has seen it all ups and downs in attendance and everything from being totally washed out or blown [...]

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Enya 180X-GS Gas Burning 2-stroke–just in for review

Aug 03, 2011 No Comments

The revolutionary ENYA 180X-GS is a new and innovative gasoline burning 2-stroke engine that runs with a glow plug! No spark plug or ignition system required. Here’s some test results for peak RPM for this new 30cc, 1.8ci gas burner from Enya!    All props were the standard Zinger wood.           18×6-10               7,400                    18×10                  6,900                   20×8                    [...]

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Jet World Masters–Online coverage!

Aug 03, 2011 No Comments

Held at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio the 9th Jet World Masters (July 24th – August 6th) is in full swing and Model Airplane News is there!    Our own Debra Cleghorn, Executive Editor of Model Airplane News and our Ace videographer Joe Arthur [...]

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Fleet Biplane Model-2 You can Build

Jul 31, 2011 2 Comments

 Pat Tritle is a great and talented RC airplane designer and you can buy plans for his newest plane, the Fleet Biplane Model-2. This 1/8-scale electric flyer weighs only 18 oz. and is powered by a Park 400 Outrunner. The Wingspan is 42 in. and the Length is 32 in. You can order this Golden Age [...]

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