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Win the MAN cover plane!

Jan 10, 2012 5 Comments

Like us on Facebook and you could win the actual cover plane from the January issue of Model Airplane News! This completely built Precision Aerobatics Bandit comes ready to fly, with complete power and radio systems installed and with an Optic 6 transmitter. This huge prize package is worth over $1,200! Specifications •             Wingspan: 50 [...]

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THE FLYING TIGERS—How they got their name!

Jan 10, 2012 6 Comments

At the Model Airplane News office, we love warbirds! One of our all time favorites is the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk. Forever connected with the name “Flying Tigers,” it remains a famous icon for the years just before the U.S. entered WW 2. When it comes to WW2 aviation history, one of the most often asked questions we have recieved is: how [...]

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Giant E-Powered OV-10 Bronco — Up-close

Jan 09, 2012 1 Comment

We have received several comments asking for more information on Sean Curry’s OV-10 Bronco that we posted as a video interview on the MAN site so we’re founposting more photos and some detailed information on this amazing Electric powered warbird. Flown during the 2011 Monster Planes Fly In at the Paradise Field RC  flight facility in Lakeland, FL, the [...]

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Turn your P-51 into a Red Tail Tuskegee Fighter

Jan 09, 2012 8 Comments

Are you looking to do a little ARF kit bashing?  Check out what I did to the AeroWorks P-51 in this how-to video on my conversion from the Excalibur Mustang to the Tuskegee Red Tailed Mustang.  I show you how to use easily available material to do cosmetic surgery and create the plane design you [...]

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Futaba BR-3000 Digital Battery Checker

Jan 07, 2012 No Comments

KEEP TABS ON BATTERY PACKS!! With the ability to accurately and clearly show battery voltage levels, the Futaba BR-3000 Battery Checker is a great RC “peace of mind” accessory. With the BR-3000 you can quickly and legibly displays the battery voltage with a big screen that displays the Total Voltage and remaining Capacity with a bar [...]

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Blade mQX Quad-Copter

Jan 06, 2012 No Comments

Straight from a science-fiction movie and ready to fly, this machine is engineered to be remarkably responsive and fun to fly. It features AS3X stabilization system, so it has control that rivals that of much larger machines. Indoors or out, breezy or calm, the mQX will let you fly with complete confidence. The RTF version [...]

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ElectriFly Gee Bee R-1

Jan 06, 2012 No Comments

This great-looking racer sports a 38.5-inch wingspan and comes with a brushless motor system and 4 microservos installed. The no-glue assembly only takes a few minutes, so you can add your 4-channel receiver and 2200mAh 3S LiPo and head to the field in minutes. The Gee Bee’s AeroCell foam construction makes it light enough for exciting [...]

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A pink (?!) WW II warbird?

Jan 05, 2012 6 Comments

Sand and spinach, sea-foam gray, navy and duck-egg blue … we’ve seen a lot of schemes for WW II Spitfires, but a pink one? We came across this interesting article on io9.com and think it’s worth sharing. Author Esther Inglis-Arkell writes, “World War II marked a time of great innovation, which was sometimes practical and sometimes loony. [...]

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