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Deadly Delivery: 12-pound guided bomb

Dec 13, 2011 43 Comments

Sure, it may be close to the ugliest RC airplane you’ve ever seen, but it wasn’t built for looks … or to last! Designed by Raytheon, the Small Tactical Munition Phase II seen here is on one of its first flights carrying a payload. The 22-inch-long aircraft is designed to be dropped from manned and unmanned [...]

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Die Cast X Sweepstakes!

Dec 13, 2011 No Comments

Wouldn’t these classic die-cast cars look great under your tree this Christmas? Enter the sweepstakes at the Die Cast X Facebook page and you could win big! (And don’t forget to check out Die Cast X’s brand-new website at dcxmag.com!

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Take your warbird from drab to fab!

Dec 06, 2011 4 Comments

We recently challenged contributor and master modeler Rich Uravitch to turn a nice warbird ARF into a scale standout, and you have to see this transformation to believe it!One week for ‘kit’ assembly, radio and engine installations, prep work. Additional 10 days for prime, color, markings and weathering. Hope to fly it this coming weekend. Not an [...]

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Get the Model Airplane News App!

Dec 02, 2011 36 Comments

  Now you can access your favorite RC magazine on your iPad or iPhone! We are happy to announce that the Model Airplane News app is live in the Apple iTunes App Store! Download the free app to view thumbnails of the most recent covers and view the tables of contents; get full access to issues with [...]

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Breitling Fleet air-to-air photo

Dec 02, 2011 No Comments

 Katsuhiko Tokunaga captured this shot of the Breitling fleet above Lake Lucerne in the heart of Switzerland.  It includes seven L-39C Albatros planes composing the fabulous Breitling Jet Team (the world’s largest civilian aerobatics team flying on jets); the Breitling Super Constellation (one of the world’s last three flightworthy “Super Connies”); the pair of orange [...]

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Special delivery: tiny drone takes off from a mailbox “hangar”

Nov 30, 2011 9 Comments

OK; this is officially on my Christmas wish list. Meet ScanCam200, a tiny quadrotor drone that’s inside this ordinary looking mailbox and can send live video feed to its remote operation center. Mission complete, it returns to its mailbox hangar, which also functions as a docking station with a charger. Tell me if you can watch it [...]

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Monospar ST-12 Restoration

Nov 18, 2011 No Comments

The ongoing restoration of General Aircraft Monospar ST-12 VH-UTH at Newark Air Museum is making steady progress, with work on the complex nose-section structure now nearing completion. VH-UTH’s nose-lamp housing has now been accurately configured to allow the curved rib sections to be connected to the lower fuselage stringers. This particular part of the project [...]

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Interview with “Jetman”

Nov 16, 2011 9 Comments

Strapped to a jet-powered wing, Yves Rossy is the Jetman — flying free, his body as the rudder, above the Swiss Alps and the Grand Canyon. After the short video shows how it works, Rossy shares the experience and thrill of flying, outside an aircraft.    

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