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Half-Scale Pfalz D.III Update with Flight Video

Jan 31, 2012 17 Comments

Today, giant scale has developed into a whole new sector of the RC modeling community and truly gigantic planes are being developed to fill this growing special interest group. Recently, a ½-scale Pfalz D.III WW 1 German fighter successfully flew its first test flight and impressed everyone who was there. The plane is a custom [...]

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Florio Flyer 60! My new build

Jan 30, 2012 2 Comments

Hey just a quick not to let everyone know that I am starting a build-along for the MAN site highlighting the construction of a Florio Flyer 60 fun fly airplane. Basic stats are 60-inch span, 47 inches long, 660 sq. inch wing area and abot 5.5 to 6.5 pounds RTF. Originally intended for .45 – [...]

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On this Day in Aviation History — January 25

Jan 25, 2012 No Comments

2004: NASA’s “Opportunity” rover lands on Mars.   1990: The Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird spy planes are retired from SAC service.   1983: The Swedish/U.S. Saab-Fairchild 340 transport, the first aircraft built by collaboration, makes its first flight.   1952: North American F-86 Sabre jet fighters shoot down 10 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15s over North Korea.   1930: [...]

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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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