Editors Blogs

Accuracy in Aviation Movies — Good or Bad — Hollywood’s Films Retelling of History?

Nov 08, 2011 56 Comments

The new George Lucas film “Red Tails” a film about the WW2 Tuskegee Airman, is still several months away from release and already there’s a wave of “Pros and Cons” about whether people will want to go and see it or not because of all the hype! Let’s face it Hollywood has produced some really amazing and entertaining films [...]

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Tuskegee History on a Hangar 9 RC Mustang

Nov 08, 2011 13 Comments

We were lucky enough to meet up with Marty Nelson and check out this great looking Hangar 9 Mustang.  Now what makes this Mustang a truly unique thing is what is on top of the wing. Marty has collected the signatures of 14 Tuskegee Airmen and woman.   He started this collection of signatures with the former base [...]

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Seagull Models PC9 Pilatus interview and flight video

Nov 07, 2011 No Comments

In this video, we interview Michael York about the Seagull PC-9 Pilatus.  Michael is quite impressed with the build and flight performance of this very affordable ARF.  One that we are sure you will want to add to your hangar.  Check out this sweet flying bird and be sure to read the full review in [...]

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Optimize your Model’s Fuel System — Improving engine performance and reliability

Nov 07, 2011 5 Comments

Good engine performance and reliable starts depend on a properly installed and maintained fuel system. When you think about it, RC model airplanes rely on two basic systems to fly, the radio system and the power system. Whether you have a nitro burning glow engine or a high octane gasoline sipping power plane, if your engine [...]

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TRAC Wattfest

Nov 05, 2011 No Comments

The 2011 “Wattfest” was held at the Tampa Radio-control Aircraft Club, otherwise known as TRAC on Saturday, October 2nd.  First off, let me just say TRAC is a great facility. It has a beautifully paved asphalt runway and taxiway with a yellow painted centerline, green grass, and plenty of space. It accommodated everything from small [...]

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Strange Tale of the Norden Bombsight

Nov 05, 2011 No Comments

In this 15-minute video, Malcom Gladwell shares the interesting history of the Norden bombsight and its effect on the outcome of WW II.  

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Walt Disney’s “Planes” Teaser… Cool!!!

Nov 05, 2011 4 Comments

Cool! Disney has launched the first teaser trailer for Planes, their upcoming Cars spin-off focusing on the planes from that world. This isn’t another full Pixar film or even a short film, instead it’s a straight-to-DVD spin-off for Disney to sell to younger audiences, as young kids totally love the Cars universe.    The trailer [...]

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Who Mentored You?

Nov 04, 2011 No Comments

When I was about eight or nine my good friend Wes and I would spend countless summer hours in his attic looking at old issues of Model Airplane News from the 1950′s and 60′s.  We soon were building rubber powered silk span planes and .049 control line combat planes that we flew in the neighbor’s [...]

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