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Facebook Giveaway – Win A Traxxas DR-1

Jan 11, 2013 12 Comments

Model Airplane News is kicking off the New Year with another great Facebook giveaway. The prize this time around is Traxxas’ latest addition to the family, a DR-1 Helicopter.  Extremely rugged and easy to fly, the new Traxxas DR-1 coaxial dual-rotor helicopter delivers stable hover performance and precise flight control response.  You could win one [...]

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The Radio Control Show [Episode 193]

Jan 11, 2013 No Comments

Today’s episode features the all new Traxxas DR-1 RC Dual Rotor helicopter. We also get a great tip on making a DIY gear box, an all new sweepstakes, and more.

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Secrets to Inverted Flight

Jan 11, 2013 12 Comments

Nearly all aerobatic maneuvers involve some segment(s) of inverted flight, so to keep progressing, you need to develop proficiency with inverted flight. To start, let’s do away with the often repeated reference to the elevator being reversed when the plane is upside-down. It is that kind of thinking that causes people to become confused and [...]

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Magnum Reloaded Santa Edition

Jan 09, 2013 No Comments

Unfortunately the holidays are gone … no reindeers, christmas tree and presents till next December. For those ones who likes winter projects and looking for something special the Magnum Reloaded Santa edition is an ideal choice. The lightweight EPP construction, assures durability and docile flight characteristics at the same time, and makes it possible even for indoor [...]

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RC Night Flying [Video of the week]

Jan 09, 2013 2 Comments

We’ve seen a lot of visuals of pilots taking their planes out for some night flying, but this particular video was very interesting.  The pilots for these planes were only 10 and 12 years old, and these planes are homemade aircrafts.  AntiGravityResearch‘s YouTube page says these planes were made from, simply foam and flying boards, [...]

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Alaskan UAVs inspect BP pipeline [VIDEO]

Jan 08, 2013 No Comments

In Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, BP conducted pilot testing of a UAV to enhance pipeline inspection and safety. Equipped with high-resolution cameras, the Aeryon Scout VTOL UAV provides visual inspections of equipment, helping crews assess and respond to maintenance needs. The small rotor-wing aircraft is flown from a hand-held tablet computer. Check it out!

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Super Constellation: Biggest ARF ever?

Jan 08, 2013 18 Comments

It’s a new year; don’t you deserve a new plane? How about a giant-scale airliner ARF that’s guaranteed to wow the crowd? This 4-engine, 169-inch-span plane comes covered in Oracover and has a bolt-on, two-piece wing for easier transport and field setup. Don’t think you can fit the 157-inch-long fuselage in your trailer? No worries: it comes in [...]

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Build an RC Model Storage System — Do it yourself organization!

Jan 08, 2013 16 Comments

Airplanes on the workshop floor always seem to catch “Hangar Rash.” Organizations is a great way to keep the our of harm’s way. Aviation modelers are an eclectic group coming from all walks of life.  Once we conquer the basics of flight we tend to acquire a variety of aircraft varying in type or style as [...]

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