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XFC Winners Are Crowned!

Jun 17, 2013 No Comments

The 2013 Extreme Flight Championship is in the books.  Taking place at the beautiful AMA headquarters in Muncie, Indiana and with great weather for most of the event, the best in the sport laid everything on the table to give the closest scoring competition in XFC history. In a true international event, organizer Frank Noll [...]

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The Radio Control Show [Episode 215]

Jun 14, 2013 No Comments

One of the highlights of RCX every year is the awards banquet, where Model Airplane News present their Editors’ Choice Awards. In this week’s Radio Control Show, get the scoop on who won plane, helicopter, innovation and radio of the year.

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FREE Wylam P-47D 3-view

Jun 12, 2013 2 Comments

The date on Wylam’s art for the P-47D Thunderbolt is December 1944. At the time, Air Age Publishing was 15 years old, Model Airplane News was a relative upstart and William Wylam was producing his fantastic art for us. That makes us and our parent company 83 years old—one of the oldest family-owned publishing companies in history! [...]

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Tremendous Texan’s First Flight!

Jun 12, 2013 8 Comments

Across the pond, RC models just keep getting bigger, like this 11.15-foot-span AT-6 Texan piloted by Adolf “Poldi” Leopold. Built from a Petrasuch kit, the fiberglass model is controlled by a Weatronics radio and has Wabo pneumatic landing gear, a fully detailed cockpit, functional lights and smoke. You’ll get chills when you listen to the Moki [...]

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Loop with two quarter rolls

Jun 12, 2013 No Comments

One of the first maneuvers most of us learn is the loop, which can take a bit of practice but when you’ve mastered it, you’re eager for the next step. In this video, pilot Jason Benson shows you how to add two quarter rolls to give your loop that little bit extra. Check it out!

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U.S. pilot Jamie Robertson wins UK Zone World Knockout Championship

Jun 12, 2013 No Comments

When U.S. pilot Jamie Robertson competed at the UK’s Zone 2013 RC Helicopter World Knockout Championship last month, RCHeliHD captured some great action footage during a fun-fly session with an Align TRex 700DFC with a custom painted canopy. Jamie went on to win the competition, which he also won last year. We’re very excited to [...]

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Video Of The Week: “B” QuadCopter/Car Hybrid

Jun 11, 2013 5 Comments

We were blown away by this video from Wito Mielnicze of his invention… the B quadcopter/car hybrid. The B features full-time 4WD via unique rim-drive wheels, each encircling a brushlless-motor-powered prop that allows full quad-copter flying capability. The carcopter is still in prototype stages (we found the B on Kickstarter), but it looks production-ready. Take [...]

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On this Day in Aviation History — June 11, 1948

Jun 11, 2013 No Comments

Today in 1948: The USAF revised its aircraft designations from “P” for pursuit to “F” for fighter. So aircraft such as the P-51D Mustang became known as the F-51 Mustang.

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