Editors Blogs

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

Sep 19, 2012 No Comments

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

Sep 19, 2012 No Comments

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 [...]

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Build a Stand for your RC Model

Sep 18, 2012 5 Comments

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 [...]

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Real or RC? Prometheus Pitts

Sep 18, 2012 15 Comments

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 [...]

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Sneak Peek: Ferocious FW-190

Sep 17, 2012 20 Comments

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 [...]

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Horizon Air Meet: Up close with Matt Chapman

Sep 12, 2012 4 Comments

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 [...]

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Chatting with Mike McConville at the US Air Meet

Sep 12, 2012 No Comments

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 BAe Hawk.  

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

Sep 12, 2012 20 Comments

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 [...]

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