Editors Blogs

Coming soon to a pond, lake, or smooth grass patch near your home

Sep 19, 2011 1 Comment

One of the really fun aspects of R/C is seaplane flying. Whether its adapting a set of conventional floats to your land-based model or building a “dedicated” seaplane, float flying opens up a whole new world to the R/C enthusiast. Coming in the January 2012 issue of MAN is my new “PS-36″ which is easy [...]

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5 days till the Big Biplane Bash

Sep 19, 2011 No Comments

Oh my goodness, where has the time gone? Only five more days befor the biggest multi-wing RC Fly In on the East Coast! From small parkflyer to the biggest of gas powered giants, and everything in between, we are good to go this coming Saturday September 24. Weather looks promising! See ya there!

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NEAT 2011 E-Flyers

Sep 18, 2011 No Comments

The view from flightline central was amazing. There were many awesome looking and great performing airplane at this year’s NEAT Fair. Here are some of the stars of the show! Check it out.               Stay tuned. More to come.                

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First Hand LiPo Fire

Sep 18, 2011 1 Comment

  Well yesterday my dad and I went out to the field and flew our Twisted Hobbys Xtra Slick. That day, the slick endured some abuse. The first one was a little exciting. Here’s the story… My dad and I were at the field, and we had our chargers set up on the table under [...]

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Hottest E-Action from NEAT Fair 2011

Sep 18, 2011 2 Comments

          Had a great time chatting with the folks from Hobbico, Hitec, Castle Creations and all the rest of the vendors. The weekend was a big success for the NEAT Fair. Great weather and thankfully, NO RAIN! From one side of the flightline to the other, there was awesmone Electric flight action from [...]

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Mike Whitelaw– Avid Modeler and Exceptional Son

Sep 15, 2011 No Comments

Father and son teams are the very glue that helps our hobby of aero-modeling remain strong. Many activities and sports bring family members together, but RC family ties often last a lifetime. Mike Whitelaw is an RC modeler like many of us reaching our later 40s, thirty years of experience in a hobby with a [...]

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Mass Electric Flight at Rhinebeck Aerodrome

Sep 15, 2011 No Comments

The 45th RC Jamboree was a lot of fun on several levels! One really fun event was the Saturday Mass launch and flight for 36 inch and smaller electric powered airplanes. I got so caught up in the excitement, I donated my own MAN hat to the last man down, for having the longest flight! [...]

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Kondor Model Products L-4 Grasshopper–Exclusive Online Flight Test and Review

Sep 15, 2011 2 Comments

This Exclusive Sneak Peek will be published in the February 2012 issue of Model Airplane News. Reviewer and Test Pilot Aaron Ham, reports that: “makes a great trainer thatr just happens to be legal for warbird events–A J-3 Cub in military dress.”   Built between 1937 and 1947 by Piper Aircraft. The Piper Cub was [...]

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