Editors Blogs

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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MAN at WRAM Show this weekend!

Feb 19, 2013 No Comments

Hey everyone, if you are planning to go to the 45th annual WRAM show this weekend Friday 22 through Sunday 24, be sure to stop by the Model Airplane News booth and say hello! This event is going to be held again at the spacious Meadowland Expo Center in Secaucus NJ. The WRAM show is [...]

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Blade 500 3D

Feb 14, 2013 No Comments

The new Blade 500 3D heli is a Bind-N-Fly model that is truly ready to rock right out of the box.  This is a great for someone wanting to step up from a 450-size bird without having to shell out a tone of money for a larger 600- to 700-class model. Watch our contributor Aaron [...]

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Double your fun: two consecutive inside loops

Feb 14, 2013 No Comments

Executing one perfect loop can be difficult: it must be round, start and exit at the same altitude, without any drift in heading and the maneuver must be centered on the pilot.  Once you have that, now try doing two of them one right after the other! Check out the video and see what it [...]

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E-flite UMX Sbach 342 3D

Feb 14, 2013 No Comments

With the release of Horizon’s UMX technology we have seen some very cool looking new planes, and the latest release is also one of the coolest.  the new Sbach 342 from E-flite/Horizon Hobby is one fun flying micro plane.  Watch and see what our contributor Mike Gantt has to say about this great little aerobat. [...]

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The Death Spiral

Feb 14, 2013 No Comments

Yeah, that’s right, we’ve got the hottest heli move right here: the Death Spiral! I mean with a name like that, what could go wrong? This is really a cool-looking maneuver and our own Aaron Strietzel will show you how to pull it off without any ill side effects (aka, “crash”).  Watch the video and be [...]

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