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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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New for Members Only — Performance Aircraft Unlimited 27% Scale Bulldog Pitts

Oct 28, 2011 No Comments

We’ve just posted another exclusive “for Members Only” online article to the MAN website. This Review & Flight Report gives you the inside scoop on this popular and very aerobatic biplane. Written by MAN contributor Aaron Ham, here’s a snipet of his report! ” IN THE AIR You know what the airplane is designed to [...]

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ParkZone SE5a Scout! From the cockpit view

Oct 26, 2011 1 Comment

Here’s a little fun in-the-cockpit video I shot with the new ParkZone SE5a. This is really a great flying and very rugged, nicely sized WW1 airplane. It’s big wheels make flying off of not perfectly cut grass a piece of cake! Enjoy! (yes it was a rather windy day! so I hope you don’t get [...]

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On this Day in Aviation History — October 26.

Oct 26, 2011 No Comments

1988: The USAF receives its first Hughes Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile, (AMRAAM).   1972: Helicopter pioneer Igor Sikorsky dies at the age of 83.   1958: Pan Am inaugurates the first jet service by a U.S. carrier, flying from New York’s “Idlewild Airport” (now known as John F. Kennedy International Airport) to Paris “Orly” [...]

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New for Members Only: RC Gasoline Engines Explained

Oct 21, 2011 1 Comment

We’ve just posted another new exclusive online article in our  ”Members Only” section of the MAN website. Here’s some of the text: “Getting into giant scale RC is becoming more and more popular. I think one of the things that make the hobby so popular is the gasoline engines used to power the larger than average-size [...]

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Spektrum AR7200BX receiver with BeastX flybarless technology

Oct 20, 2011 No Comments

Now with the amazing Spektrum AR7200BX receiver, you can add BeastX stability to your 250- to .90-size helicopter while saving space and reducing flying weight at the same time. The groundbreaking Spektrum innovation combines a 7-channel DSMX receiver with a BeastX, 3-axis MEMS stabilization system into a single, compact unit. Besides eliminating the mechanical complexity [...]

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