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Two Consecutive Inside Loops

Jan 22, 2014 2 Comments

    I often hear pilots refer to the loop as a simple maneuver. Simply pull back on the elevator stick until a complete loop has been flown, right? Wrong! Executing a perfect loop can be rather difficult. It must be round, must start and exit at the same altitude, the airplane must not drift in [...]

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Loop with Two Quarter Rolls

Jan 15, 2014 No Comments

Flying a Loop with Two Quarter Rolls Over the past several years, precision indoor RC aerobatics has become extremely popular. My first indoor competition was at the 2004 Electric Tournament of Champions (ETOC). Pilots performed routines choreographed to music, which is often referred to as aerobatic freestyle. In 2006, in addition to the indoor RC freestyle, [...]

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MAN at the AMA Expo

Jan 13, 2014 2 Comments

This past weekend some of  the Model Airplane News crew was lucky enough to attend the AMA expo in Ontario, California. The AMA show is typically the first RC show of the year and it starts the show season off for all of those who are in the model industry. We had a great time [...]

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Shotgun vs Drone

Jan 09, 2014 No Comments

UAV Torture Test by Game of Drones I have to say that I am impressed with the durability of this quad copter, but I’m equally impressed with the durability of the GoPro.  This is one of those videos that once you start watching you have to keep watching, while I am doing that I just [...]

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Fly the figure-6 with a half-roll down

Jan 08, 2014 1 Comment

For many, watching a precise aerobatic routine is almost like watching an aerial ballet, and to the aerobatic pilot, there is no feeling that is more gratifying than executing the perfect flight. However, flying a rather flawless routine boils down to not only having a properly tuned aircraft, but also having a firm understanding of [...]

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Multi-rotor Aerial photography

Jan 08, 2014 3 Comments

Getting an aerial view of the world has always been a desire for most photographers and videographers. Getting that eye-in-the-sky look will always add much to the video story or give a unique view in still photography. The latest popularity with multi-rotor aircraft provides a great  platform for any type of ariel video or photography. [...]

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Quique shares his torque roll secrets

Dec 17, 2013 4 Comments

What maneuver does the “Father of 3D” most enjoy flying? Quique says, “I like them all, but if I had to choose one, it would be a well-done torque roll. It’s a really popular maneuver now. But when it is done show center, low to the ground with constant rotation that never stops and no [...]

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The Big Snap

Dec 17, 2013 2 Comments

Ask pilots about their favorite maneuvers, and you’ll most likely get a different response from each one.  We wanted to know more about these big 3D throwdown maneuvers and how to perform them, so we solicited the help of Jason Shulman . This ace pilot helped us out by offering tips for performing this stunt [...]

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