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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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RC Helicopter enewsletter sign up

Mar 07, 2012 1 Comment

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Model Airplane News Facebook Sweeps

Mar 05, 2012 1 Comment

OFFICIAL RULES. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ENTRANTS MUST BE 18 AND OLDER. BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANTS AGREE TO ACCEPT AND BE BOUND BY ALL TERMS OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES (“OFFICIAL RULES”). WINNERS THAT HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED MUST RESPOND [...]

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How big is too big – 200+ pound RC jet …

Mar 02, 2012 1 Comment

This 214-pound (that’s right: two hundred fourteen pound) A380-900 Airbus built and flown by Reinhard Oetken is powered by four turbine engines and has a gigantic 19-foot wingspan. It’s a gorgeous model, and watching this monster plane take off and fly will take your breath away. Assuming the RC model adheres to all of the [...]

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Best in Show! 1/3-scale Sopwith Camel

Feb 27, 2012 No Comments

  Perhaps one of the most highly sought after titles for serious RC Scale modelers is the “Best in Show” award from the annual WRAM Show. And this year’s winner of the title from the 2012 WRAM show was the talented Mike Gross Sr., with his amazing 1/3-scale Sopwith Camel. Held this year at the [...]

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