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Hangar 9 Katana 50

Sep 27, 2011 1 Comment

This explosive aerobatic performer is just what a hotdog pilot needs to rule the sky! This Katana 50 features lightweight balsa and ply construction, a two-piece plug-in wing and horizontal stabilizer (both with carbon-fiber tubes!) and airfoil-shaped tail surfaces. And because it was designed by champion aerobatic pilot and proven designer Mike McConville, you know [...]

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Align RC Helicopter with a GoPro at the Soulstyce 2011

Sep 26, 2011 2 Comments

What do you get when you mount a GoPro camera on an RC helicopter, with a talented pilot and some the best BXM Dirt Jumpers in the World all working to get a piece of the $10,000?  You get a video like this:   Chad Sackman (right) is the pilot of the helicopter and Mike [...]

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Castle Creations ICE HV ESC Recall

Sep 23, 2011 1 Comment

Castle’s Lee Estingoy gives us the straight facts.

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Setting Up Twin Electrics

Sep 23, 2011 3 Comments

      This A-26 from Global Hobbies is the perfect candidate for electric conversion. Plenty of room to run the wires through the wings and the batteries are located under the center hatch on top of the wing.       Easy tips for making a solid connection on multiple motor setups THIS MONTH [...]

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Date Change: Big Biplane Bash Event is now October 1.

Sep 22, 2011 5 Comments

Hey all you multi-wing airplane lovers. The Model Airplane News Sponsored 10th Annual Big Biplane Bash event will be postponed one week due to RAIN! The new date is Saturday October 1. Same lineup of great events as before, just on a dryer day! Under the direction of our own Gerry Yarrish, this event is [...]

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This Day in Aviation History September 22

Sep 22, 2011 No Comments

2006 – Boeing delivers the first EA-18G Growler airborne electronic attack aircraft to the U.S. Navy test site at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD. The F-14 Tomcat retires from the United States Navy.   2003 – David Hempleman-Adams becomes the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an open-air, wicker-basket hot air balloon [...]

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Giant 1/3-Scale Electric Culver Dart — Video Interview

Sep 21, 2011 2 Comments

You just don’t know what you will run into at the annual NEAT Fair in Downsville, NY. This year I ran into Paul Weigand who was flying his bright orange Culver Dart. This 1/3- scale model was originally designed and flown powered with a Quadra 50cc gas engine.     Paul built the giant Dart from 1983 [...]

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Jim Ryan’s RC AH-56 Cheyenne Attack Helicopter

Sep 20, 2011 3 Comments

We caught up with Model Airplane News contributor and Scale Electric Helicopter devotee, Jim Ryan at the recent NEAT Fair. Jim had with him several RC Helis including his award winning AH-56 Cheyenne Attack helicopter.         Jim scratch built this amazing  advanced attack design after the proposed Lockheed heli and duplicated the unique pusher prop/compound [...]

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