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On this Day in Aviation History: October 19

Oct 19, 2011 No Comments

1987:   In retaliation for Iranian attacks on ships in the Persian Gulf, the U. S. navy disables three of Iran’s offshore oil platforms during Operation Nimble Archer.    Air cover was provided by USS William H. Standley (CG-32), two F-14 Tomcat fighters and an E-2 Hawkeye from USS Ranger (CV-61)   1968:  USAF test pilot [...]

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E-flite Park 340 Brushless Motor

Oct 18, 2011 No Comments

Upgrade your aircraft that use the Park 300 or equivalent motor with this new powerhouse! The new E-flite Park 340 Brushless Outrunner motor is ideal for 3D models 7.00–11.00 oz (198–311 g), sport and scale models 9.00–15.0 oz (255–425 g) or small indoor airplanes requiring up to 145 watts of power.  Upgraded performance from the [...]

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Sophisticated Lady–Easy Mods for Better Transport

Oct 18, 2011 No Comments

An exclusive Model Airplane News online “How To” from the Great Planes’ Carl Goldberg Classics Series Sophisticated Lady review in the February 2012 issue of MAN by David Garwood .  A 78-inch polyhedral (curved) wing is not the easiest thing to transport in most cars or store in most basements, and the fully assembled fuselage takes [...]

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Schumacher Products ArmSafe

Oct 17, 2011 2 Comments

Attention all e-power pilots! This new arming system from Schumacher uses Dean connectors and 10, 12 or 14AWG wire, so it can handle the needs of your large electric planes, jets and helicopters (and even trucks and cars!).  It is small, has a high current rating and is easy to install and use. The kits [...]

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ParkZone SE5a Scout BNF — Sneak Peek!

Oct 17, 2011 No Comments

We just got the new Royal Aircraft Factory SE5a  in the office for review! This is a handsome, WW1 Bristish Scout / fighter is a relatively large molded foam ARF and it goes together in almost no time! It has a slew of formed plastic parts and it really is well put together. It is sure [...]

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The Radio Control Show 128

Oct 14, 2011 No Comments

This week’s show features an interview with Model Airplane News contributor Aaron Ham as he discusses the similarities between a model Christen Eagle and his full-scale version, exciting footage of the Fire Scout, a new RC helicopter UAV, and much more! CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE SHOW

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New for Members Only: Lyle Vasser–Pilot Maker

Oct 14, 2011 No Comments

We just posted more  exclusive online contect in our “Members Only” section of the MAN website. This time it’s a one-on-one interview with our Guru Scale Pilot Figure guy, the talented Lyle Vasser. Lyle is also the owner/operator of “Best Pilots” one of the very best sources for serious scale pilot figures for your scale [...]

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On this Day in Aviation History — October 14

Oct 14, 2011 No Comments

     1968: The first live telecast from a staffed U.S. spacecraft was transmitted from Apollo 7. The flight was the first manned mission in the American Apollo space program, and the first manned U.S. space flight after the cabin fire that killed the crew of what was to have been the first manned mission, [...]

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