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Blade Scout CX Micro Heli — Just in for Review

Oct 19, 2011 1 Comment

Hovering in an office near you! Blade Scout CX Micro Indoor Heli Wow. We just got this cute little hover machine in the office for review and it is now the hot topic at the water cooler! By that I mean you can land on top of the water cooler with out even trying! It [...]

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Planes Worth Modeling — Acro Sport II Biplane

Oct 19, 2011 No Comments

The Acro Sport II biplane was designed by EAA founder Paul Poberezny following the success of his single-place Acro Sport I. Paul designed the 2-place biplane as a trainer for would be aerobatic pilots who wanted to build time toward qualifying to fly the 1-place Acro Sport. The original Acro Sport was designed to serve [...]

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On this Day in Aviation History: October 19

Oct 19, 2011 No Comments

1987:   In retaliation for Iranian attacks on ships in the Persian Gulf, the U. S. navy disables three of Iran’s offshore oil platforms during Operation Nimble Archer.    Air cover was provided by USS William H. Standley (CG-32), two F-14 Tomcat fighters and an E-2 Hawkeye from USS Ranger (CV-61)   1968:  USAF test pilot [...]

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Sophisticated Lady–Easy Mods for Better Transport

Oct 18, 2011 No Comments

An exclusive Model Airplane News online “How To” from the Great Planes’ Carl Goldberg Classics Series Sophisticated Lady review in the February 2012 issue of MAN by David Garwood .  A 78-inch polyhedral (curved) wing is not the easiest thing to transport in most cars or store in most basements, and the fully assembled fuselage takes [...]

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ParkZone SE5a Scout BNF — Sneak Peek!

Oct 17, 2011 No Comments

We just got the new Royal Aircraft Factory SE5a  in the office for review! This is a handsome, WW1 Bristish Scout / fighter is a relatively large molded foam ARF and it goes together in almost no time! It has a slew of formed plastic parts and it really is well put together. It is sure [...]

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New for Members Only: Lyle Vasser–Pilot Maker

Oct 14, 2011 No Comments

We just posted more  exclusive online contect in our “Members Only” section of the MAN website. This time it’s a one-on-one interview with our Guru Scale Pilot Figure guy, the talented Lyle Vasser. Lyle is also the owner/operator of “Best Pilots” one of the very best sources for serious scale pilot figures for your scale [...]

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On this Day in Aviation History — October 14

Oct 14, 2011 No Comments

     1968: The first live telecast from a staffed U.S. spacecraft was transmitted from Apollo 7. The flight was the first manned mission in the American Apollo space program, and the first manned U.S. space flight after the cabin fire that killed the crew of what was to have been the first manned mission, [...]

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Micro RC Springfield Bulldog — Col. Bob Thacker’s first electric RC adventure!

Oct 13, 2011 6 Comments

 Talk about a thrill. It’s early 1930’s: you’re crazy about airplanes and the Cleveland Air Races are on! Your favorite racer is going strong—it’s the Springfield Bulldog… Yes, you are trying to build Cleveland’s one inch to the foot scale rubber powered wind-up model, but it was really too much. The difficulty was beyond me. I [...]

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