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Question of the Week — “What power systems do you use?

Dec 10, 2013 6 Comments

Model Airplane News wants to know what you like, what you do and how you enjoy the great hobby of radio control model airplane building and flying. The editors are always having discussions on what the most popular power systems are be they Electric, Glow (nitro) power or Gas engines. Let us know what your [...]

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20 Field & Bench Tips

Dec 09, 2013 14 Comments

With time, experience and lots of trial and error, we RC modelers all learn good way to do accomplish workshop tasks and/or flying field repairs. The simplest things can often make the biggest difference. Here’s 20 popular tips that will make your hobby time easier and more successful. Be sure to leave comments about your favorite field or bench [...]

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Sneak Peek Video — Weekender Warbird Mustang from Hitec

Dec 06, 2013 1 Comment

We just got back from the flying field where we test flew an awesome mid-sized park flyer warbird. Part of the Hitec Weekender Warbird series, the new P-51 Mustang is a blast to fly. With a span just under 30 inches the P-51 has great flight performance and is a full-house 4-channel flyer. With rudder [...]

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The Good old Days –The Birth of RC

Dec 05, 2013 9 Comments

With our recent review of the new Junior Retro Series Park Flyer from Durafly, I had mentioned it had taken its styling cues from vintage old-timer free flight and early RC models. We had a few emails come in asking for more information. So, I dug up this informative article about the beginnings or RC [...]

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First Test Flight! Blade 350QX quadcopter

Dec 03, 2013 No Comments

We finally had a break in the cloudy weather so we end off to the local flying field. We test flew a couple of models including the 350QX Quadcopter from Blade. This big impressive multi-rotor is designed to carry a GoPro Hero video camera and comes with a lightweight attachment bracket for the GoPro Hero3. [...]

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Video Flight Report — Durafly Retro Series Junior

Nov 27, 2013 No Comments

Combining the style of vintage free flight designs with the durability of molded EPP foam with modern electronics thrown in for good measure, the new Junior pack flyer from Durafly is a fun, undemanding RC plane for all pilot skill levels. Part of the Retro Series, the Junior looks very much like free flight planes [...]

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Weekender Warbird Mustang from Hitec — Review Sneak Peek

Nov 26, 2013 1 Comment

We just got the new P-51  from Hitec in the office for review. This sweet looking Mustang is part of the Weekender Warbird series and it takes only minutes to assemble. We got the package the other day from our buddies at Hitec RCD and here are some pix of the Mustang as it is [...]

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First Look! Alias Quadcopter from Traxxas — Stability and Performance!!!

Nov 22, 2013 No Comments

When Traxxas first entered the RC air market, they made a big splash with their amazing micro QR-1 quad copter. At the time it was the smallest and by far the coolest micro out there. Well, not a company known to to drag their feet, Traxxas has just released their newest variation on the theme, in [...]

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