Editors Blogs

The Best in Show Winner WRAM Show 2013

Feb 25, 2013 1 Comment

The quality and craftsmanship of the aircraft competiting at the 2013 WRAM show static competition was truly amazing, and this year showed a bumper crop of entries! But there can be only one winner of “Best in Show” and this year that honor fell to our good friend and Model Airplane News contributor, and 3 [...]

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WRAM Show Static Competition

Feb 22, 2013 No Comments

As always, some of the best scale and sport planes show up to compete for the great WRAM show prizes! Check out some of the ones we liked that were here in Friday. Half Scale Triplane!

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MAN at the WRAM Show!

Feb 22, 2013 No Comments

Well here it is again! The largest RC hobby trade show in the Northeast is the WRAM Show. Again hosted by the WRAM club the show is at the Meadowlands Expo Center in NJ! The MAN team is here and we’ve checked out all the greatt new products, planes, radios and there’s a lot to [...]

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Hobby drones: illegal invasion of privacy?

Feb 21, 2013 29 Comments

A Texas state representative has recently sponsored a bill that would make it a misdemeanor to take photos with an unmanned aircraft without the permission of the property owner. This excerpt from a PopSci.com article by Rebecca Boyle is an interesting read. What do you think about the legality — or illegality — of RC [...]

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How to box a Mosquito

Feb 21, 2013 3 Comments

So how do you get a warbird safely from one side of the world to the other? Well, in the case of Jerry Yagen’s recently restored de Havilland Mosquito, known as KA114, it’s being disassembled and placed into a shipping container for it’s trip home to the U.S. New Zealand warbird experts Avspecs Limited rebuilt [...]

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Monster Scale SR-71 Blackbird Spyplane

Feb 21, 2013 12 Comments

One of the most advanced spy planes used by the CIA was the mysterious SR-71 Blackbird and RC pilots around the world get very excited when one shows you at the flying field. This impressive example was flown at the Oberhausen Jet-Meet in Germany. The pilot and owner of this scale model is Lothar Heinrich [...]

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Autorotation Pitch Angles

Feb 21, 2013 No Comments

I received the following e-mail from Jim Ryan about autorotations and the required pitch angles to make them work. Hi Paul, Hope winter is treating you well – what am I saying? Of COURSE winter is treating you well! Durned Floridians. I’ve set a task to myself to really master autos this year, and which will in [...]

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Red Bull Cobra Turbine Heli

Feb 20, 2013 1 Comment

Check out Josef Schmirl’s 81-pound Red Bull Cobra masterpiece! Billed as the world’s largest RC heli, this turbine-powered machine sports incredible scale detail, including moving pilot figures that drink Red Bull! Thanks to YTschim for posting a YouTube video of this magnificent machine.

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