Editors Blogs

Belly landing of an Australian F-111

Jan 25, 2013 No Comments

This is a cool video, but first a little history: The Australians flew the F-111 a lot longer than our Air Force. The airplane was originally designed to land on a carrier deck so the gear structure is very strong. Even landing on a long runway you just maintain 10 degrees angle of attack until [...]

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Quadcopter and my Dog

Jan 24, 2013 2 Comments

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NOVA’s “Rise of the Drones”

Jan 24, 2013 No Comments

If you missed the premiere showing of this TV documentary last night, you will definitely want to add this to your DVR’s to-do list so you can catch it the next time it airs! Here’s the scoop on the program direct from NOVA: “Much of what it takes to get these robotic airplanes to fly, sense, [...]

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Debra — IN THE HOUSE!

Jan 23, 2013 No Comments

We’re having a great week here at the office! My boss Executive Editor Debra Cleghorn, along with my buddy, Sr. West Coast Editor, John Reid are in the MAN office. We don’t often get together here at the home office so it is great to see everyone and chat without email or phones! Fun times! [...]

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eBee: a $12,000 Foamie (!)

Jan 23, 2013 11 Comments

Equipped with eMotion 2 software, this all-foam UAV from senseFLY can follow a preprogrammed flight path or switch over to live pilot navigation, and it can even land by itself thanks to its integrated ground sensor and the ability to run its motor in reverse. This 37.8-inch-span model sports detachable wings, so it and its gear will fit in a [...]

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E-flite UMX Carbon Cub and ASK-21

Jan 23, 2013 No Comments

These two new E-flite UMX planes are sold separately but you will find that you need to have them both.  Our writer Michael York found that the Cub had ample power to quickly get both planes airborne and skyward.  He states, “After a very scale-like liftoff, we climbed in a large circular pattern up to [...]

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Tail Rotor Stabilization Experiments

Jan 22, 2013 1 Comment

First flight test your helicopter with its standard tail rotor configuration, and note the gyro sensitivity setting as well as the tail rotor response on specific maneuvers. Now replace the stock tail rotor mounting bolt with a longer one so weights can be added to each side of the tail rotor blade. I have found [...]

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Innov8tive Next Level Quad Copter

Jan 22, 2013 2 Comments

Innov8tive designs have always carried top quality Scorpion and Cobra motors and ESCs, but recently they started adding some top-quality multi-rotors from Next Level.  Here at Model Airplane News we are always looking for a new way to bring information to our readers and when we got the chance to review this good size quad [...]

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