Editors Blogs

Fantastic Old-Timer RC Video

Nov 13, 2014 12 Comments by

Inspired by the life of Maynard Hill, who set dozens of RC records and even flew a model plane across the Atlantic ocean, Jascha Hoffman wrote the song “The Little Airplane.”  It’s featured in this video that showcases archival video of old-timer RC planes, and both the song and the video are a delight. You deserve this [...]

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12 O’Clock High preview –Photos from the Flightline

Nov 10, 2014 No Comments by

Some really neat stuff showed up at this year’s event. Full coverage in an upcoming issue of MAN.                

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Safe Engine Starts: 5 tips for using electric starters

Nov 07, 2014 2 Comments by

Whenever it comes to firing up model airplane engines, either they are gasoline or glow powered, Model Airplane News editors always recommend the use of an electric starter motor. Sullivan Products has been offering excellent starters for years and when it comes to quality and durability, modelers consider the Sullivan starter as a field box [...]

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GForce Aerobatics: Full-size & RC Extra Team!

Nov 06, 2014 4 Comments by

What’s better than two Extras putting on a formation airshow? A full-size Extra and a 41% RC model putting on an airshow together! The Extra Duo G-Force Aerobatics team of Mike Williams (RC pilot) and Chris Burkett (full-size pilot) perform at airshows around the world, flying Chris’ 300S and Mike’s Krill Aircraft 330SC, which is [...]

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Ultimate Ugly Duckling??

Nov 04, 2014 6 Comments by

The Shorts SC-7 Skyvan has become a favorite ride for skydiving enthusiasts throughout the world. It’s box-like structure is utilitarian,  forming a efficient container for all forms of cargo from boxes to beings with everything in between. When I first ran across a picture of the full scale Skyvan I concluded that it would make [...]

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Wet Wings are Wonderful — Flying with Floats!

Oct 31, 2014 2 Comments by

If 70% of the globe is covered with water, shouldn’t we have that same percentage of RC model floatplanes? No? Well, many RC clubs today are struggling to find suitable open flying sites and with growing urban sprawl, noise restrictions, and the cost of real estate all playing a factor, it’s little wonder that good [...]

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Ready for Halloween?

Oct 30, 2014 2 Comments

This quadcopter ghost is guaranteed to spook trick-or-treaters! Whoever made this costume did a great job: nice head, arms and lightweight flowing shroud combine nicely. We hope this inspires you to come up with your own quad costume for Halloween and that you’ll send videos to us at man@airage.com! Thanks to Alton Porter for posting this to YouTube.

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1/4-Scale Twin Turbine

Oct 30, 2014 2 Comments

This 88-pound twin turbine can reach speeds of up to 150mph! The 7-foot, 6-inch-span jet was designed and built by Ted Allison over a 4 year span and in this video is expertly flown by the UK’s Dave Johnson at the Large Model Association show at Elvington. The 1/4-scale F Mk6 aircraft is powered by two [...]

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