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Turbine jet catches on fire in flight!

May 01, 2012 22 Comments

In this video taken at a New Zealand RC event, an A-10 turbine-powered jet catches fire while in flight! Excellent pilot skills and quick thinking get the plane down safely, and the ground crew’s quick work with fire extinguishers saves the model from further damage (thanks to Xjet for the YouTube video). So here’s this week’s [...]

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RCX Update: Photos & Highlights! Record Attendance!

Apr 29, 2012 7 Comments

RCX Long Beach is full of thousands of excited RC enthusiasts who are enjoying electric atmosphere created by indoor fly zones, multiple try-me tracks, celebrity appearances, and all of the hottest RC products under one roof. Today’s Sunday show is on fire again. Not only can consumers see and drive the latest hot products and [...]

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RCX– the Ultimate Radio Control Expo!

Apr 26, 2012 No Comments

Long Beach Convention Center Long Beach, CA Saturday, April 28 10 am – 6 pm Sunday, April 29 10 am – 4 pm Tons of attractions, demos, try me tracks and flyzones/Dozens of RC manufacturers/Super RC sales Celebrity Appearances Jimmy Shine – host of Speed Channel’s Car Warriors Jason Britton – stunt driver appearing on [...]

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Super-size RC: Is bigger really better?

Apr 18, 2012 19 Comments

video platform video management video solutions video player  There’s an old saying that goes: “Bigger is Better” and for some RC modelers, this is a passion! The AMA and IMAA have rules and regulations for the safe building and operation of Giant Scale models under the 55 pound limit, and recently, the AMA has developed [...]

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First Flight: Heavy-Metal Bomber

Apr 10, 2012 8 Comments

Deadlines and weather seldom work together but with a short break in the ever-howling winds of March, we headed out to the flying field to video our first test flight of the impressive Hobby Lobby B-17 Flying Fortress. video platform video management video solutions video player The ARF from Hobby Lobby is made of tough [...]

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Rocket-firing helicopter

Mar 14, 2012 58 Comments

This is interesting. A reader from Brazil sent us this video of a Thunder Tiger Raptor 50 that he and his father equipped with a rocket launch. Should there be a law against this, or not? The live action starts about 1:24 into the video. [Editor's note: thank you to everyone who took the time [...]

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Formation flying with First-Person-View!

Mar 14, 2012 6 Comments

This is one of the best air-to-air videos we’ve ever seen! This clip was posted on the Model Airplane News Facebook page by calidave88, showing “Team Echelon” doing some Skywalker Formation Flying. If you think one FPV plane is fun, wait till you see this video!  

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Mar 07, 2012 1 Comment

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