Editors Blogs

Heavy Metal Warbirds at US Air Meet

Sep 10, 2012 No Comments

  One nice surprise we found in the flightline roundup was Horizon sponsored “Team Malchione” taking part in the noontime show with their impressive F4U Corsairs! Not just one, but a pair of CARF-Corsairs flown in formation to the delight of the crowd! These giant scale South Pacific bent-wing warbirds powered by 5-cylinder 250cc radial engines [...]

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MAN Crew at US Air Meet

Sep 10, 2012 No Comments

It’s not often that a really big, really new event springs onto the scene, but when it happens, the Model Airplane News crew takes notice. For this first time event, Horizon Hobby pulled all the stops and the US Air Meet held at the Sanford Sea Coast Airport in Sanford, ME was a huge extravaganza [...]

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US Air Meet Flightline

Sep 07, 2012 No Comments

    Model Airplane News is here in Sanford, Maine and we’ve set up camp just off the main flightline here at the US Air Meet. We shot some photos walking the large flightline and ran into some of our friends including Mike McConville, Matt Chapman and even the Guys from Warbirds over Delaware, Dave and [...]

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HeliCommand HC3-SX

Sep 05, 2012 No Comments

Flybarless stabilization has exploded in recent years, and the latest units offer some amazing features.  Captron, best known for their HeliCommand stabilization systems, now has the X-series, a line of 3D-capable FBL units.  The top of the line HC3-SX not only offers outstanding 3D performance, it adds two remarkable flight modes that make it a [...]

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Unbelievable Quadcopter Light Show

Sep 05, 2012 3 Comments

A world-record swarm of 50 quadcopters put on this nighttime air show in Linz, Austria as part of an open-air, multi-media concert, and you really have to see it to believe it! Gizmag‘s Darren Quick writes, “The aerial display was put together by a team from Austria’s Ars Electronica Futurelab and Germany’s Ascending Technologies GmbH. [...]

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Easy Add-on Details for your Warbird

Sep 05, 2012 12 Comments

While I was building my giant scale Top Flite F4U Corsair, I wanted to add just a touch of detail to help break up it’s all blue paint scheme. This is very easy to do with some basic techniques and supplies. Here’s how I did it…   The technique for adding panel lines with a [...]

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MAN Covers the Horizon Hobby Air Meet

Sep 05, 2012 3 Comments

Join the Model Airplane News crew this weekend as we get the inside scoop on this brand-new RC event! Held at the Sanford Sea Coast Regional Airport in Sanford, Maine, the Air Meet will be one of the most exciting RC experiences of the year, with noon demo shows by pro pilots as well as open jet and helicopter flying, [...]

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Update! Human-powered heli breaks ground effect

Sep 05, 2012 12 Comments

When we last reported on the University of Maryland students and their impressive Gamera II machine, they had only managed to get few feet off the ground. In this latest video, Gamera II gains 8 feet in altitude using just its pedaling passenger for power! Here’s the scoop, as reported by Claudine Zap of Yahoo’s [...]

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