Editors Blogs

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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Converting the Pantera P6 to a flybarless head

Sep 27, 2011 No Comments

The new Pantera P6 flies just great the way it is – with the standard flybar. However, flybarless operation does offer some distinct advantages, so after talking to John Beech at Audacity Models, I decided to convert the stock head to flybarless operation. The first problem was the short distance from the blade grip ball [...]

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From the Archives – GAFF 2003

Sep 26, 2011 No Comments

 “You must remember this…” during the summer of 2003, One hundred and thirty seven modelers descended on Amherst,NS for 2 days of R/C flying fun, the Great Atlantic Fun Fly!  The event consisted of several impressive demonstration flights, many by modelers that went on to greater success. There were over 200 aircraft on the flight-line, [...]

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