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2011 WRAM Show Static Scale Competition Results

Mar 10, 2011 1 Comment

            2011 WRAM Show Static Competition Results Pattern / IMAC 1st  Terry Terrenoire        Sequel 2nd  Bob Noll                       Super Kaos 3rd Danny Landis               VISA SMF   Scale Electric   1st  Robert Caso                 DH-2  2nd  Michael C. Gross      Albatros D.III 3rd  Marshall Gross           F-18 Hornet   [...]

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Mom & Pop Shops

Mar 07, 2011 5 Comments

  (Photo Above) Hayes Hobby in Fayetteville, NC   Who Says Mom & Pop Shops can’t compete? Hayes Hobby has for 40 years. by Greg Gimlick The rumor today is that Mom & Pop hobby shops just can’t compete and stay in business. This is predicated on the rapid increase in internet businesses that offer [...]

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Feb 18, 2011 2 Comments

Ultra micro and flybarless helis have been on the scene for some time now – but a flybarless, ultra-micro heli is breaking new ground. The new Blade mCP X is the lightest commercially available collective pitch flybarless heli, and it is fully aerobatic. It will be available in a Bind and Fly (BNF) and ready [...]

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The Road to Top Gun 2011

Jan 24, 2011 2 Comments

As we reported last year for the 2010 Top Gun, we again are offering a sneak peek for some of the great models and the pilots who build and fly them heading into the 2011 Scale Invitational. At the Model Airplane News office, we want to keep stirring up the excitement for one of the [...]

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Classic Hints & Kinks by Jim Newman

Jan 04, 2011 2 Comments

Jim Newman is an amazing aviation artist and illustrator as well as a very knowledgeable model airplane designer and builder, he was a contributor to Model Airplane News for more that 30 years and he produced the original “How To” feature called Hints & Kinks where he drew pictures to illustrate reader’s modeling ideas and work [...]

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Homebuilt—Swallow 2

Jan 04, 2011 4 Comments

The inspiration for this model came from a recent article in the April 2010 issue of our sister publication FLIGHT JOURNAL. The full-size aircraft originated in Germany in 1927 known as the Klemm L.25. In the early 1930s this same basic plane, ended up in Great Britain as the British Aircraft Company’s “Swallow 2”. It [...]

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ElectriFly Yak-55M

Dec 23, 2010 No Comments

ElectriFly® has captured the unique look of the aerobatic champion Yak-55M in a 51” wingspan electric ARF!   Small enough to be equipped with easily available electronics and economical LiPo batteries, the Yak-55M will fit in most cars while assembled.  And pilots will fly the Yak-55M with confidence in winds that would affect smaller electric models.  [...]

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ParkZone Extra 300 BNF

Dec 23, 2010 No Comments

This foam sport plane delivers great looks and exceptional performance in an affordable package! Author: Jason Benson SEE PHOTOS BELOW ParkZone has been rapidly expanding their lineup of foam sport planes that are scaledafter legendary full-scale aircraft. Its latest offering is a beautiful Extra 300. When the opportunity to review this plane came up, I [...]

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