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Hangar 9 Pawnee, our new review plane

Sep 29, 2011 No Comments

We just got this in the Hangar 9 Pawnee; this is one big bird!  It has working landing gear that can take landing after landing.   So of course, we are going to make it as a large tow plane for our local glider group. We may even add a GoPro camera or two to it.

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Great Planes Christen Eagle .46 ARF — Flight Test

Sep 29, 2011 No Comments

From the upcoming January 2012 Model Airplane News Flight Report. By Aaron Ham IN THE AIR (the Model) Flying the Eagle can be accomplished from pretty much any type of field.  A paved field is great but a grass club field is also just as good provided the grass is cut somewhat short.  The small [...]

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RC planes as terror weapons? Share your thoughts

Sep 29, 2011 75 Comments

This week, a 26-year-old man from Framingham, Massachusetts, was arrested and charged with plotting terror attacks on Washington, apparently planning to use a $6,000 RC turbine jet and other RC planes to deliver explosives. The authorities note that this man was never a real threat because undercover FBI operatives were keeping tabs on him, but when many [...]

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Flyzone Focke-Wulf FW-190 Just in!

Sep 28, 2011 3 Comments

The new FW-190 from FlyZone is here and I just cracked the box to take a look! Wow in the time it took to unpack the new Butcher Bird, I had it assembled and the 1800mAh Lipo pack on charge! it literally took minutes to assemble (two screws!) and plug in the servo leads into [...]

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On this Day in Aviation History: September 28

Sep 28, 2011 No Comments

 2005       The Department of Defense approved the tilt-rotor V-22 Osprey program for full production.   1987       Three of the six crew of a USAF Rockwell B1B bomber are killed when their aircraft collides with a large Pelican.   1984       Canada certifies the first of two preproduction aircraft of the de Havilland Canada Dash 8, a [...]

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ParkZone Spitfire Mk. IX — Test Flight

Sep 27, 2011 No Comments

Wow! I just got back from the flying field and i have to tell ya, the new Spitfire from ParkZone is something else! it is a honest and very smooth flyer. it feels like a pattern ship and I loved it right from the moment it broke ground. Plenty of power, and a very nice [...]

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Quest Aerospace Rocketry Starter Sets

Sep 27, 2011 No Comments

Quick-Kit Starter Sets -include different motor choices! Quest’s Quick-Kit rockets are Skill Level 0 products. They can be sold to someone with no previous building experience. There are no parts to paint, all parts are pre-colored. All the graphics are pre-printed on die-cut pressure sensitive stock and are fun to apply. The only glue needed [...]

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Country music star flies a B-29!

Sep 27, 2011 1 Comment

Not only is Aaron Tippin a world-famous country singer, he’s also an accomplished pilot! He recently completed his check ride in “Fifi,” the only B-29 Superfortress still flying today. Here’s his story: “Getting checked out in the B-29 on this beautiful September day is a lifelong dream and the coolest thing ever”, Tippin exclaims. Now Aaron [...]

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