Editors Blogs

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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Hangar 9 Pawnee, our new review plane

Sep 29, 2011 No Comments

We just got this in the Hangar 9 Pawnee; this is one big bird!  It has working landing gear that can take landing after landing.   So of course, we are going to make it as a large tow plane for our local glider group. We may even add a GoPro camera or two to it.

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Flyzone Focke-Wulf FW-190 Just in!

Sep 28, 2011 3 Comments

The new FW-190 from FlyZone is here and I just cracked the box to take a look! Wow in the time it took to unpack the new Butcher Bird, I had it assembled and the 1800mAh Lipo pack on charge! it literally took minutes to assemble (two screws!) and plug in the servo leads into [...]

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ParkZone Spitfire Mk. IX — Test Flight

Sep 27, 2011 No Comments

Wow! I just got back from the flying field and i have to tell ya, the new Spitfire from ParkZone is something else! it is a honest and very smooth flyer. it feels like a pattern ship and I loved it right from the moment it broke ground. Plenty of power, and a very nice [...]

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Country music star flies a B-29!

Sep 27, 2011 1 Comment

Not only is Aaron Tippin a world-famous country singer, he’s also an accomplished pilot! He recently completed his check ride in “Fifi,” the only B-29 Superfortress still flying today. Here’s his story: “Getting checked out in the B-29 on this beautiful September day is a lifelong dream and the coolest thing ever”, Tippin exclaims. Now Aaron [...]

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