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Balancing Biplanes — Finding the CG Range for Safe Flights

Dec 12, 2013 2 Comments

When it comes to RC airplanes, I am of the “two sets of wings are better than one” kind of guys. For any model to perform properly and be safe to fly, it has to be properly balanced. This is especially true for multi-wing models. As a basic rule, you first find the MAC or “Mean [...]

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Easy Engine Testing — Safe and Cheap!

Dec 11, 2013 5 Comments

When ever I test run and adjust a new engine, I prefer to set it up on a sturdy test stand/table instead of on the model airplane. Here is my Zenoah GT-80, 80cc twin-cylinder gasoline engine which I removed from my Fokker Triplane to test run it. The firewall is equipped with Soft Engine mounts available [...]

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Question of the Week — “What power systems do you use?

Dec 10, 2013 6 Comments

Model Airplane News wants to know what you like, what you do and how you enjoy the great hobby of radio control model airplane building and flying. The editors are always having discussions on what the most popular power systems are be they Electric, Glow (nitro) power or Gas engines. Let us know what your [...]

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Sneak Peek Video — Weekender Warbird Mustang from Hitec

Dec 06, 2013 1 Comment

We just got back from the flying field where we test flew an awesome mid-sized park flyer warbird. Part of the Hitec Weekender Warbird series, the new P-51 Mustang is a blast to fly. With a span just under 30 inches the P-51 has great flight performance and is a full-house 4-channel flyer. With rudder [...]

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The Good old Days –The Birth of RC

Dec 05, 2013 9 Comments

With our recent review of the new Junior Retro Series Park Flyer from Durafly, I had mentioned it had taken its styling cues from vintage old-timer free flight and early RC models. We had a few emails come in asking for more information. So, I dug up this informative article about the beginnings or RC [...]

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Giant Scale Junker Ju 88 Bomber — Flightline Video

Dec 04, 2013 5 Comments

Model Airplane News contributor and WW II warbird expert PJ Ash has an impressive collection of military RC aircraft. Recently, Rich Uravitch caught up with him to get the lowdown on the newest addition to his Active Flight Status log, in the form of this nicely done Junkers Ju 88. Believe it or not, this [...]

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First Test Flight! Blade 350QX quadcopter

Dec 03, 2013 No Comments

We finally had a break in the cloudy weather so we end off to the local flying field. We test flew a couple of models including the 350QX Quadcopter from Blade. This big impressive multi-rotor is designed to carry a GoPro Hero video camera and comes with a lightweight attachment bracket for the GoPro Hero3. [...]

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Giant SE5 Scout from Vailly Aviation Answers the Call!

Dec 03, 2013 7 Comments

Several RC Dawn Patrol fly ins and competitions are springing up all across the country. It is has been a very obvious trend in the last few years showing an increased interest for RC WW1 airplane designs. This trend has not gone unnoticed and there are new kits and plans coming to market. So, by popular [...]

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