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House of Balsa Electric Commander: MAN Review & Video

Nov 02, 2011 6 Comments

Built, and reviewed by Nick Ziroli Sr. in the February 2012 issue of MAN   When I think of or see an Aero Commander I can’t help thinking of Bob Hoover. He did an incredible air show routine with this rather large twin piston engine corporate airplane. Dead stick loop, 8 point roll and landing, [...]

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On this Day in Aviation History — November 2.

Nov 02, 2011 No Comments

On this Day in Aviation History continues to be a popular addition to the MAN website. Here’s the latest noteworth events to happen in aviation.  1943: 75 Fifth Air Force B-25 Mitchells escorted by 80 P-38 Lightnings raid Rabaul, where they encounter the newly arrived Japanese carrier aircraft and lose nine B-25s and 10 P-38s shot down. [...]

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Hitec X4 AC Plus charger in for review

Nov 01, 2011 No Comments

We have a charger review coming up in Electric Flight Magazine and we were lucky enough to get in the new X4 AC charger from Hitec. I have to say they raised the bar on this one.  This compact charger has battery management and integral balancer features on each of the four identical and independent [...]

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UM F-27Q Stryker 180 BNF — just in for review

Nov 01, 2011 2 Comments

It seems every time I check the mail room, there’s a box waiting for me from the folks at Horizon Hobby Dist. This time I opened up the box for the new UM F-27Q Stryker 180 BNF a smaller version of the popular  Stryker F-27Q. With all the same great features and awesome flight performance [...]

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Tail-draggers: what you need to know

Oct 31, 2011 4 Comments

From Piper Cubs to P-51s, planes with tailwheels are some of our favorites. But they do have a tendency to be more difficult to control on the runway. In this article from Jerry Smith, you’ll learn how to set up your tail-dragger as well as flying tips for smooth takeoffs and landings. Though many planes [...]

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The Radio Control Show Episode 130

Oct 28, 2011 No Comments

We’re having a psychedelic Halloween in this week’s Radio Control Show! Join hosts Hope McCall and Kevin Hetmanski for a fun-filled episode that features a $50 micro heli that’s perfect for a holiday present, some awesomely crazy helicopter footage and even an app for controlling your speed control from your phone!

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New for Members Only — Performance Aircraft Unlimited 27% Scale Bulldog Pitts

Oct 28, 2011 No Comments

We’ve just posted another exclusive “for Members Only” online article to the MAN website. This Review & Flight Report gives you the inside scoop on this popular and very aerobatic biplane. Written by MAN contributor Aaron Ham, here’s a snipet of his report! ” IN THE AIR You know what the airplane is designed to [...]

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B-17 MEMPHIS BELLE UNDERGOES RESTORATION MILESTONES

Oct 27, 2011 No Comments

Here is some good news about a very historical aircraft that is undergoing restoration at the museum of the U.S. Air Force. DAYTON, Ohio — As the United States approaches the 70th anniversary of its involvement in World War II, one of the most famous aircraft from that war recently reached two milestones in its [...]

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