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First Look! Alias Quadcopter from Traxxas — Stability and Performance!!!

Nov 22, 2013 No Comments

When Traxxas first entered the RC air market, they made a big splash with their amazing micro QR-1 quad copter. At the time it was the smallest and by far the coolest micro out there. Well, not a company known to to drag their feet, Traxxas has just released their newest variation on the theme, in [...]

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Fly the Avalanche

Nov 19, 2013 1 Comment

With the 3D aerobatics craze in full swing, we decided to share a maneuver that is one of the best-looking 3D moves. The Avalanche will  cause spectators to gasp, especially when performed close to the ground. The surprise is that both maneuvers date back to a time long before 3D was even an aerobatic style. We enlisted the [...]

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Your Opinion Matters!

Nov 12, 2013 4 Comments

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Shop Tip Video — Splicing Balsa Sheeting

Nov 08, 2013 1 Comment

When you start building larger model airplanes, you need to start splicing wood for larger than average wings. Here’s a shop tip from our own Gerry Yarrish for making slices that are strong, neat and smooth. You’ll need a metal ruler,  some CA glue, (I use ZAP medium CA and Zip Kicker,) sharp hobby blades for [...]

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Durafly Bf 110 Destroyer from Hobby King with Video

Nov 07, 2013 3 Comments

Just in for Review, the new Durafly Messerschmitt Bf 110 Destroyer is going to be featured soon as a Flight Report. Beautifully detailed and equipped with counter-rotating 3-blade propellers, this twin engine WW2 Luftwaffe warbird is going to be a very popular choice for electric lovers everywhere. Reviewed and test flown by Model Airplane News [...]

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Horizon awards a prize a day in Gotta Have It Sweeps!

Nov 06, 2013 3 Comments

Haven’t entered the sweeps yet? It isn’t too late; Horizon Hobby will continue to give away a prize a day through December 14th!  This hot assortment of prizes includes the latest RC cars, trucks, planes, helis and transmitters, and entering couldn’t be easier. Entering takes just 10 seconds, so click here and you, too, could win big!

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Getting Started in Scale

Oct 28, 2013 1 Comment

A well done and nicely detailed scale RC helicopter model is a rare sight at most flying fields. One reason is that most scale models are complex and time consuming to build and can be costly. A great way to get started in scale modeling is with one of the 450-size electric conversion kits.  This [...]

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Alien Aircraft Taylorcraft 72 — A Great First Scale Project with Video

Oct 23, 2013 1 Comment

With trainer-like stability, and a very easy to build airframe, the new sport scale Taylorcraft from Alien Aircraft is a great choice for someone wanting an easy to fly project, that can also be modified to become an excellent scale project ideal for a first time competition flyer. Featured in the January 2014 issue of [...]

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