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Workshop Build-Along: 6-foot Taylorcraft from Alien Aircraft

Apr 22, 2013 2 Comments

We continue with our from the workshop airplane build-along of the new laser-cut Taylorcraft kit from Alien Aircraft. Designed by Tom Herr, this glow powered sport scale classic has a 72 inch wingspan and easy to build lock-tab construction. Our contributor Mike Greenshields says: ” This airplane is built like a tank, yet it is light [...]

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Riot Planes “Sea Monkey”– Wet & Wild Seaplane Fun

Apr 22, 2013 No Comments

I live within a couple minute walk from a very nice small lake, or you might consider it a big pond. With this at hand calm evenings often brought the desire for a slow fly electric sea plane. While at the 2013 WRAM Show I found just what I was looking for at the Zippkits [...]

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Aerobatic Icon Reborn from Aeroworks

Apr 20, 2013 1 Comment

If you have been around and involved in RC aerobatics for any length of time, then you know that the Laser 200 was one of the hottest tickets in the lats 70s and early 1980s. Well, Aeroworks is going to reignite that excitement with their new 30cc Laser 200 QB ARF. video platform video management [...]

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Hangar 9 Composite QQ Yak 54

Apr 19, 2013 No Comments

When it comes to giant scale aerobatic excitment, the new Hangar 9 Composite Yak 54 QQ is ready to rock the winner’s circle! We got the inside scoop first hand at the Toledo show during our interview with Hangar 9′s Colton Clark. This 100cc aerobat is ready to put on a show — check it [...]

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Hitec HS-900SGS and HS-1000SGT—Extreme Servos for Extreme Projects!

Apr 18, 2013 No Comments

Redefining Ultra Heavy Duty, Giant Scale, Digital Servos The extreme power and durability of the HS-900SGS and HS-1000SGT is astounding. Designed from the ground up for industrial applications, these servos are the perfect answer for demanding giant scale aircraft pilots and 1/5th scale buggy and truggy drivers. Featuring all aluminum, EMI-shielded cases, solid steel gears [...]

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Win $500 worth of servos!

Apr 18, 2013 4 Comments

Enter our Facebook sweepstakes for a chance to win this great prize! LHS is a new line of high-performance servos from Global Hobby, and you could win four each of the first six servos in the lineup. That’s 24 servos total, plus a Model Airplane News Membership and two digital books for a prize package [...]

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Today in Aviation History: 71 years ago today, we salute the Doolittle Raiders

Apr 18, 2013 No Comments

Jimmy Doolittle led 16 B-25 Mitchell Bombers off the deck of the aircraft carrier Hornet (CV-8).  Admiral Halsey commanded Task Force 16.  Excerpt from The Air Force Story (a series of films ordered made by General of the Air Force Hap Arnold).  This is placed here in memory of Colonel Travis Hoover, my C.O. at [...]

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Put on a show! Tapping an engine for smoke

Apr 17, 2013 7 Comments

Rick Michelena shared a technique he recently used to add a smoke tap to a HobbyKing 52cc Turnigy engine. As he notes, why not try something new this weekend? This project can be accomplished by anyone with reasonable mechanical skills. I crawled into the shop today after receiving a new engine from UPS. Below is a picture [...]

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