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Great Planes Christen Eagle .46 ARF — Flight Test

Sep 29, 2011 No Comments

From the upcoming January 2012 Model Airplane News Flight Report. By Aaron Ham IN THE AIR (the Model) Flying the Eagle can be accomplished from pretty much any type of field.  A paved field is great but a grass club field is also just as good provided the grass is cut somewhat short.  The small [...]

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Flyzone Focke-Wulf FW-190 Just in!

Sep 28, 2011 3 Comments

The new FW-190 from FlyZone is here and I just cracked the box to take a look! Wow in the time it took to unpack the new Butcher Bird, I had it assembled and the 1800mAh Lipo pack on charge! it literally took minutes to assemble (two screws!) and plug in the servo leads into [...]

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On this Day in Aviation History: September 28

Sep 28, 2011 No Comments

 2005       The Department of Defense approved the tilt-rotor V-22 Osprey program for full production.   1987       Three of the six crew of a USAF Rockwell B1B bomber are killed when their aircraft collides with a large Pelican.   1984       Canada certifies the first of two preproduction aircraft of the de Havilland Canada Dash 8, a [...]

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ParkZone Spitfire Mk. IX — Test Flight

Sep 27, 2011 No Comments

Wow! I just got back from the flying field and i have to tell ya, the new Spitfire from ParkZone is something else! it is a honest and very smooth flyer. it feels like a pattern ship and I loved it right from the moment it broke ground. Plenty of power, and a very nice [...]

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Quest Aerospace Rocketry Starter Sets

Sep 27, 2011 No Comments

Quick-Kit Starter Sets -include different motor choices! Quest’s Quick-Kit rockets are Skill Level 0 products. They can be sold to someone with no previous building experience. There are no parts to paint, all parts are pre-colored. All the graphics are pre-printed on die-cut pressure sensitive stock and are fun to apply. The only glue needed [...]

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Date Change: Big Biplane Bash Event is now October 1.

Sep 22, 2011 5 Comments

Hey all you multi-wing airplane lovers. The Model Airplane News Sponsored 10th Annual Big Biplane Bash event will be postponed one week due to RAIN! The new date is Saturday October 1. Same lineup of great events as before, just on a dryer day! Under the direction of our own Gerry Yarrish, this event is [...]

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This Day in Aviation History September 22

Sep 22, 2011 No Comments

2006 – Boeing delivers the first EA-18G Growler airborne electronic attack aircraft to the U.S. Navy test site at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD. The F-14 Tomcat retires from the United States Navy.   2003 – David Hempleman-Adams becomes the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an open-air, wicker-basket hot air balloon [...]

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Giant 1/3-Scale Electric Culver Dart — Video Interview

Sep 21, 2011 2 Comments

You just don’t know what you will run into at the annual NEAT Fair in Downsville, NY. This year I ran into Paul Weigand who was flying his bright orange Culver Dart. This 1/3- scale model was originally designed and flown powered with a Quadra 50cc gas engine.     Paul built the giant Dart from 1983 [...]

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