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ASM B-17 Sneak Peek

Mar 09, 2010 No Comments

(more photos below) ASM B-17 Sneak Peek By John Reid The Advance Scale Models (ASM) B-17 is a new giant plane that will be showing up in the States in just a couple of months. This plane is awesome and will make anyone stop and take notice wherever it shows up. We recently got to [...]

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Geeking Out Your FPV

Mar 05, 2010 No Comments

(see more photos below) Words by Kyle Matthew, Photos by Laurel Matthew I hope you enjoyed a FPV bird’s-eye view on your latest trip to the airfield.  My last article (“A Plane With a View,” Model Airplane News, February 2010) guided you through building a basic FPV (First Person View) system.  Now that you’ve had [...]

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Review—Flyzone Playmate

Mar 01, 2010 No Comments

Online Exclusive Article Review—Flyzone Playmate By Gerry Yarrish This cute little Indoor/Outdoor Micro Sport Flyer is just the thing if you want to revisit the days of simple RC. I first saw the Playmate (several of them,) at an Indoor Festival in Ohio. When they all took to the air, I was immediately reminded of [...]

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E-flite Alpha Sport 450

Feb 16, 2010 No Comments

(see more photos below) By Mark Ronge Even with a huge selection of electric models on the market, it’s still difficult to find one that’s docile enough for beginners and able to do tricks when the pilot is ready. Much of this is due to the general size and lighter weight of park flyers. E-flite [...]

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Before There Were Helicopters, There Was the Storch!

Feb 16, 2010 No Comments

Photo by Xavier Meal Written by Budd Davisson It was cold. SS-Hauptsturmfuhrer Otto Skorzeny turned his back to the biting wind, burying his hands in the deep pockets of his SS topcoat. As he chatted with the bald-headed man he’d come to rescue, he glanced at the small band of exhausted Wehrmacht soldiers huddled in [...]

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The Shoestring Midget Racer–From the May 2010 issue of Backyard Flyer

Jan 27, 2010 No Comments

The Shoestring Midget Racer.   This is the Yellow and Red Shoestring racer built from the May 2010 MAN Bonus Pullout Plans set. It is designed by master electric model designer and builder Pat Tritle. Click Here to download original 3-view drawing from the Air Age Media Archives for the full-size Shoestring Racer The designer of the [...]

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Ready mk3 ARF, Thunder Tiger ABS Series

Jan 22, 2010 1 Comment

Text and photos:  Jerry Smith See more photos below The Ready mk3 is a newly released model in Thunder Tiger’s ABS series. There are three available at this time: the Beaver, Cessna Cardinal and the Ready mk3. These ARFs are completely different from what we are used to seeing. They’re made entirely of precision-molded ABS [...]

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Lighting up the Glowdog

Jan 22, 2010 No Comments

–How to install the onboard LED lighting system By Keith “Sparky” Sparks    More photos below   Flying model planes at night was not very practical at most flying fields until the quiet powered electric models became popular. These smaller models have created a new market for ready to install lighting equipment. However, with a [...]

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