Editors Blogs

Top Gun – LIVE COVERAGE!

Apr 27, 2011 No Comments

Stay tuned as we cover the Top Gun Scale Invitational in Lakeland, Florida, later this week. We’ll be on the flightline, so come back to see interviews with builders, up-close details and, of course, in-air videos. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-the-minute news! Click here: http://www.modelairplanenews.com/blog/category/topics/event-coverage/top-gun-2011/

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2011 Canadian FAI F3A Precision Aerobatic Team–An interview with Team Manager Dave Reaville

Apr 26, 2011 1 Comment

By: Ken Park On July 23rd through August 1st, 2011 Dave and his team will be going to the FAI F3A Precision Aerobatics Championship that will be held at the AMA National Flying Site in Muncie, Indiana. I had a chance to catch up with Dave for a little chat regarding the Canadian team. Dave [...]

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A mid-air collision story

Apr 26, 2011 3 Comments

Some times, things just work out, and this was a lucky day for two different pilots. The mood couldn’t have been more relaxed aboard an executive jet carrying three Incline residents as it began its descent towards Reno-Tahoe International Airport Monday afternoon. Mike Chipman was dozing while his wife, Evy, read a book. Steve DiZio [...]

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Getting Ready for Top Gun!

Apr 26, 2011 No Comments

Excitement is in the air! Only 2 days till the start of Top Gun 2011! The MAN Crew will be heading down shortly to cover all the scale action and excitement! Looks like fantastic weather too! So come back often to see our live from the field updates!      

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Helicopter Buyer’s Guide – available soon!

Apr 25, 2011 No Comments

We just sent this issue off to the printer, and it will soon be available at hobby stores, newsstands and bookstores everywhere! This magazine is the result of a lot of teamwork with our helicopter contributors and reviewers, and especially our “Rotor Speed” columnist Paul Tradelius, and I think it’s something our rotary readers will [...]

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Look who showed up at my club

Apr 25, 2011 3 Comments

  I went out to our local flying field a few weeks ago to watch our first ever pattern flying contest. I recognize this guy, pushing the plane It was none other than Andrew Jesky and as always he was all smiles.  

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N-Strut Installation

Apr 25, 2011 No Comments

So the very last thing to do before I start covering the Mini Fokker D-VII is to install and adjust the wings’ interplane struts. Often referred to as “N” struts because of their shape, these struts give tremendous strength to biplanes.    Above: you see the laser-cut struts made from 1/8 inch 5-ply A/C plywood. [...]

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Pantera P6 Build and Review

Apr 25, 2011 3 Comments

Audacity Models  (genesishobby.com) has just released their new Pantera P6 50 size nitro helicopter, which I will be building and reviewing here as well as in Model Airplane News magazine. Here are a couple of pics of the new helicopter still in the box just so you can get a quick idea of what it [...]

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