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Q&A with Peter Goldsmith

Q&A with Peter Goldsmith

At the Horizon U.S. Air Meet earlier this month, we had a chance to talk to Peter Goldsmith, Horizon’s field marketing manager and the man in charge of the Air Meet’s spectacular midday show. He attends over 20 events every year and is a well-known and welcome sight at flying fields across the country. Don’t miss his […]
NEAT Fair Highlight — Dave Baron’s Giant B-17 Bomber turns 17!

NEAT Fair Highlight — Dave Baron’s Giant B-17 Bomber turns 17!

When ever you attend the all-electric NEAT Fair in Downsville, NY, there are many unique and exciting planes and pilots to be seen. One regular is at the event is my good RC buddy Dave Baron who flies a variety of electric planes there including his amazing B-17 Flying Fortress. This can be consider a generational […]
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Tuskegee University welcomes airmen home

Tuskegee University welcomes airmen home

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (September 18, 2012) — After more than 60 years, part of Tuskegee’s aviation legacy returned to historic Moton Field. Four original Tuskegee Airmen were welcomed back to the historic training site by the National Park Service and Tuskegee University President, Gilbert L. Rochon, on Sept. 15. “The Tuskegee Airmen are an intrinsic part […]
Build a Stand for your RC Model

Build a Stand for your RC Model

During the spring I designed & built an RC model stand for a friend.  The idea was to build a stand that would make it easier to assemble and disassemble the aircraft.  This stand should work for most 40-60 size airplanes, modelers may want to create/change to suit their own tastes too.  The construction is […]
Real or RC? Prometheus Pitts

Real or RC? Prometheus Pitts

In the December 2012 issue of MAN, (our Scale Special Issue,) we ran a Reader’s Report and interview with Patric Leis and his 42% scale prometheus Pitts. This amazing aerobatic RC biplane is so scale it looks exactly like the full-size plane and it is almost impossible to tell Patric’s plane from Skip Stewart’s Real […]
Sneak Peek: Ferocious FW-190

Sneak Peek: Ferocious FW-190

While attending the recent all electric NEAT Fair in Downsville, NY, I met up with good RC buddy Dan Landis who was showing off his piloting skills with a new warbird! The new Top Flite FW-190 “Butcher Bird” is a Gold Edition giant scale ARF and it is designed for 50cc size gas engines. Dan […]
Horizon Air Meet: Up close with Matt Chapman

Horizon Air Meet: Up close with Matt Chapman

The first ever Horizon Air Meet was held last weekend at the Sanford, Maine regional airport and in addition to nonstop RC jet and heli flying and an off-road RC car race, spectators were treated to a spectacular noontime air show featuring professional airshow pilot Matt Chapman! Matt took some time out before the show […]
Chatting with Mike McConville at the US Air Meet

Chatting with Mike McConville at the US Air Meet

[kaltura-widget uiconfid=”1727911″ entryid=”0_a99r6jqo” width=”640″ height=”390″ addpermission=”” editpermission=”” /] While covering all the great action at this event, we ran into Mike McConville on the flightline. Mike was prepping his new turbine powered jet for another flight so we asked him to give a quick report about this Horizon Hobby centric event, the special demos and his impressive […]
Pearl Harbor’s Historic Runway to be Covered with Solar Panels

Pearl Harbor’s Historic Runway to be Covered with Solar Panels

We recently learned of the U.S. Navy’s plan to cover Ford Runway with solar panels and surround it with a 7-foot-high-fence. Please read the position paper from the indepently operated Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor and, if you agree with us, I hope you’ll add your voice to the outcry by signing the petition here. Ford Island […]
Fly the Hovering Square Loop

Fly the Hovering Square Loop

In this video Jason Benson shows us how to perform the Hovering Square Loop.  John Glezellis explains the maneuver in the January Issue of Electric Flight in his column “Aerobatics Made Easy.” Be sure to read John’s article for the finer points on this maneuver. Before you know it you will be flying it to […]
Ali Machinchy at the Horizon US Air Meet

Ali Machinchy at the Horizon US Air Meet

Ali Machinchy is always one of those pilots you can count on for flying something intersting, exciting and entertaining! Ali is most often seen and better known in the hobby industry as an accomplished demo Pilot. A true showman through and through, Ali performed at flightline central at the US Air Meet with an impressive T-tailed all composite […]
$65 million Raven contract

$65 million Raven contract

If you have stock in AeroVironment, you’ll be happy to hear this news: the company  just announced that it received $16.4 million in funding from the U.S. Army for a projected $65.8 million contract to include RQ-11B Raven systems, new miniature gimballed payloads and spare parts packages. The  Raven is a 4.2-pound, backpackable, hand-launched sensor […]
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