Editors Blogs

Sullivan Introduces Multi-Head Glow Driver

Oct 04, 2011 No Comments

Sullivan’s new M062 (three cylinder), M063 (four cylinder) and M064 (five cylinder) multi-head glow control allows the user to employ glow power in concert with throttle position.  Set points for each cylinder can be controlled via a panel mounted on the outside of your aircraft.  A green LED will flash to indicate burned out glow [...]

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HUCKFEST !!!

Oct 03, 2011 No Comments

Saturday Oct 1st 2011 was a new milestone set by Trevor Brum who organized HUCKFEST a 3D freestyle event.  Hosted by the Hamilton Flying Tigers in Hamilton Ontario.  This event was a great way to end a great season of flying.  The weather was ugly with a bitter cold cross wind and the threat of [...]

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10th Annual CCRCC Big Biplane Bash — A Splashing Success!

Oct 02, 2011 3 Comments

Well, the 2011 version of the Central Connecticut RC Club’s Big Biplane Bash all-biplane event is now history! Even though there was rain in the early AM setup time. The wet weather held off and we enjoyed a high, solid overcast that could not dampen the spirits of the 23 pilots that did showed up. Usually, the event draws [...]

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Flyzone’s New Micro Cub

Oct 02, 2011 No Comments

Just got one of these and I would say right up front that the little 3-channel Cub looks like it is going to be fun to fly.  The Cub uses a 130 mAh 3.7V LiPo that can be charged in about 20-30 minutes right off the receiver with a special charging port.  As well the [...]

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TOP 10 HEAVY-METAL WARBIRDS

Oct 01, 2011 3 Comments

     From the ubiquitous P-51 Mustang to more obscure German fighters, we love ‘em all: scale warbirds turn heads, they’re a blast to fly and they even look good just sitting on the flightline. But start to weigh the merits of a WW II twin bomber against a trainer-turned-fighter and you’ve got a definite [...]

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TRAC “Wattfest” & SEFI

Sep 30, 2011 No Comments

This Sunday in the Tampa Bay area in Florida is the 2011 Wattfest which is going to be held at TRAC (Tampa Radio-control Aircraft Club). All electric planes are welcome to this event. I’ll be there and I’ll hopefully grab some video and write a post-event review. This should be a fun time. For more [...]

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Great read- “Lost in Shangri-La”

Sep 30, 2011 2 Comments

Looking for a great read that also involves aviation?  I can highly recommend “Lost in Shangri-La” by Mitchell Zuckoff.  The story is  set in New Guinea toward the end of WW II, and follows the survivors of a C-47 crash, their rescuers and the native people they both encounter. There’s enough aviation history to keep [...]

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Win the MAN Cover Plane!

Sep 30, 2011 7 Comments

You could win the Model Airplane News October 2011 cover plane, a fully built and equipped ElectriFly F-16, just by entering our Facebook giveaway! Total prize package is worth over $700 and includes: ElectriFly F-16 (fully assembled) Futaba 6J radio 4 Futaba 3107 microservos (installed) ElectriFly 35A Silver Series speed control ElectriFly 4S 2200mAh LiPo [...]

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