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The Flight for Freedom … and Souvenirs

Feb 05, 2013 1 Comment

By Budd Davisson, Photo courtesy of Jack Cook Is it a strictly American trait? Or is it the same for fighting men worldwide: when the fighting is over, or even in a lull, they start looking for souvenirs. And sometimes do so to amazing extremes. Most of the time, this souvenir addiction only comes to light [...]

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Facebook Giveaway – Win A Traxxas DR-1

Jan 11, 2013 12 Comments

Model Airplane News is kicking off the New Year with another great Facebook giveaway. The prize this time around is Traxxas’ latest addition to the family, a DR-1 Helicopter.  Extremely rugged and easy to fly, the new Traxxas DR-1 coaxial dual-rotor helicopter delivers stable hover performance and precise flight control response.  You could win one [...]

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RC Night Flying [Video of the week]

Jan 09, 2013 2 Comments

We’ve seen a lot of visuals of pilots taking their planes out for some night flying, but this particular video was very interesting.  The pilots for these planes were only 10 and 12 years old, and these planes are homemade aircrafts.  AntiGravityResearch‘s YouTube page says these planes were made from, simply foam and flying boards, [...]

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Air Age Store Gift Cards Are Now Available

Nov 21, 2012 No Comments

If you’re not sure what to get the RC’er in your life, AirAgeStore.com Gift Cards are the perfect way to give them exactly what they’re hoping for! Recipients can choose from hundreds of items that can only be found at AirAgeStore.com. These Gift Cards never expire, so they can be used toward an immediate purchase [...]

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Online review: 3DHobbyShop AJ Slick

Nov 16, 2012 1 Comment

This built-up electric aerobat is a great all-around flyer, and reviewer Alex Schauer writes, “What I really like about the Slick is that I can perform smooth, agile and graceful aerobatics on low rates and very high speeds. Then I can flick it up into high rates and it flips, twists, rolls and rotates every [...]

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Cross-Country Soaring Diary & Video

Nov 15, 2012 No Comments

Forget everything you’ve seen and heard about RC soaring … this team sport is the antithesis of sitting in a lawn chair catching thermals! In the February 2013 issue, Aric Wilmunder gets us up close and personal with Extreme Soaring and his team, the Dust Devils. Check out the video below, detailing the Montague cross-country [...]

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F-20 Tigershark Makeover

Nov 09, 2012 3 Comments

This makeover article comes to us from Rick Mitchell (white-wing F-20) and Mike Oser (red-wing F-20). In the real world, there are propeller driven aircraft as well as those powered by jet engines. Both also exist with radio control models, but the cost difference between the two can be substantial. As a result, RC has [...]

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Flight Tips and Setup Secrets for 3D Aerobatics

Oct 24, 2012 5 Comments

From the Air Age Archives—World Aerobatic Champion and the “Father of 3D Aerobatics” Quique Somenzini, offers his advice for you to get the most from your aerobatic machine. Although specific flying techniques are important in 3D aerobatics, setting up your airplane correctly will greatly help you to perform maneuvers better and more easily. Let’s take [...]

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