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Accuracy in Aviation Movies — Good or Bad — Hollywood’s Films Retelling of History?

Nov 08, 2011 56 Comments

The new George Lucas film “Red Tails” a film about the WW2 Tuskegee Airman, is still several months away from release and already there’s a wave of “Pros and Cons” about whether people will want to go and see it or not because of all the hype! Let’s face it Hollywood has produced some really amazing and entertaining films [...]

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Optimize your Model’s Fuel System — Improving engine performance and reliability

Nov 07, 2011 5 Comments

Good engine performance and reliable starts depend on a properly installed and maintained fuel system. When you think about it, RC model airplanes rely on two basic systems to fly, the radio system and the power system. Whether you have a nitro burning glow engine or a high octane gasoline sipping power plane, if your engine [...]

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Walt Disney’s “Planes” Teaser… Cool!!!

Nov 05, 2011 4 Comments

Cool! Disney has launched the first teaser trailer for Planes, their upcoming Cars spin-off focusing on the planes from that world. This isn’t another full Pixar film or even a short film, instead it’s a straight-to-DVD spin-off for Disney to sell to younger audiences, as young kids totally love the Cars universe.    The trailer [...]

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How to Fly Scale Maneuvers–New for Members Only!

Nov 04, 2011 No Comments

We just uploaded another great online exclusive article to our MAN site’s Members Only Section. Flying Scale Maneuvers the right way to Improve your flight scores. (from MAN Classic Article Collection). Text by Dave Patrick; Photos by Gerry Yarrish & Hope McCall; Illustrations by FX Models Here’s a Clip! “In competition aerobatics, we’re concerned only [...]

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E-Volo — Manned Electric Multi-Copter Takes Flight

Nov 04, 2011 1 Comment

Where does RC electric Tech and General Aviation Tech come together?  Late in October 2011, a group of German tinkerers successfully completed the world’s first manned flight with an electric-powered “multi-copter.” With 16 redundent motors and rotors, the pilot sits atop the machine and controls it with an RC transmitter. The one-minute-and-30-second flight was proof of [...]

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House of Balsa Electric Commander: MAN Review & Video

Nov 02, 2011 6 Comments

Built, and reviewed by Nick Ziroli Sr. in the February 2012 issue of MAN   When I think of or see an Aero Commander I can’t help thinking of Bob Hoover. He did an incredible air show routine with this rather large twin piston engine corporate airplane. Dead stick loop, 8 point roll and landing, [...]

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On this Day in Aviation History — November 2.

Nov 02, 2011 No Comments

On this Day in Aviation History continues to be a popular addition to the MAN website. Here’s the latest noteworth events to happen in aviation.  1943: 75 Fifth Air Force B-25 Mitchells escorted by 80 P-38 Lightnings raid Rabaul, where they encounter the newly arrived Japanese carrier aircraft and lose nine B-25s and 10 P-38s shot down. [...]

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UM F-27Q Stryker 180 BNF — just in for review

Nov 01, 2011 2 Comments

It seems every time I check the mail room, there’s a box waiting for me from the folks at Horizon Hobby Dist. This time I opened up the box for the new UM F-27Q Stryker 180 BNF a smaller version of the popular  Stryker F-27Q. With all the same great features and awesome flight performance [...]

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