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Futaba BR-3000 Digital Battery Checker

Jan 07, 2012 No Comments

KEEP TABS ON BATTERY PACKS!! With the ability to accurately and clearly show battery voltage levels, the Futaba BR-3000 Battery Checker is a great RC “peace of mind” accessory. With the BR-3000 you can quickly and legibly displays the battery voltage with a big screen that displays the Total Voltage and remaining Capacity with a bar [...]

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New for Members Only — Top 10 Dos and Don’ts for the RC Flying Field

Jan 04, 2012 3 Comments

We just added another exclusive online article to the Model Airplane News “Members Only” Website. “Whether you are an old salt or a fresh cadet, start off the 2012 RC flying season on a positive note by getting back to basics. Double check all those little details and head off bad things that can really [...]

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On this day in Aviation History – January 4

Jan 04, 2012 No Comments

  2004: The NASA Mars Rover Spirit, lands successfully on Mars.   1989: Two US Navy F-14 Tomcats shoot down two Libyan Air Force MiG-23s over the Mediterranean.      1964: Pope Paul VI lands in Amman, Jordan, in a special Alitalia DC-8; it is the first time that a pope has used an airplane [...]

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First Flights of the Year — What did you fly?

Jan 03, 2012 4 Comments

  So with the coming of a new year, we all have an excuse to go out and do some flying. North, south, east or west, many RC Clubs have a traditional get together to put in those fun and exciting first flights to ring in the new RC flying calendar year. Up here in [...]

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Happy New Year — First RC Flight of the Year

Jan 01, 2012 No Comments

What a perfect day! After doing some yard work clearing up some more of the broken wood from our October Snow Storm, Rebecca, Piper and I headed to the local school field for a quick RC flight to ring in the New Year! Becca took all the pix and Piper made a great Spotter. She [...]

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Another Awesome “Red Tails” Mustang

Dec 31, 2011 4 Comments

Since we published our February 2012 issue of MAN with our Red Tails Mustang on the cover, we’ve been receiving a ton of email from readers telling us about their love the Red Tail Mustang. Our issue featured a How To article by Sr. West Coast editor John Reid showing how he converted his giant [...]

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E-flite Hawker Sea Fury 480 — update with video

Dec 29, 2011 4 Comments

I just cracked open the box for the new Sea Fury from E-flite. Man this one looks like a keeper and I will be putting this warbird together for review and flight test by week’s end. For the power system I will be installing the Park 480 brushless outrunner motor with a 40-amp E-flite Pro [...]

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New for Members Only: Pilatus Porter Makeover

Dec 28, 2011 No Comments

This new exclusive content is for the “Seagull Models PC-6 Makeover” article from the upcoming April 2011 issue of MAN. This easy to do technique from longtime contributor Rich Uravitch is a great way to change the looks of your ARF by making your own custom aircraft markings. The medium is decal paper designed for use inexpensive home inkjet printers. The [...]

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