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Slope Soaring Jets!

Mar 18, 2011 No Comments

                            Slope Soaring Jets by Dave Garwood    Do you like models of jet aircraft? Did you know you can fly a model of a jet without the a ducted fan or a turbine propulsion system? If this sounds good to you, welcome to the world [...]

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Warbird Rebuild—Skyshark ARF P-40N

Mar 15, 2011 3 Comments

    Warbird Rebuild—Skyshark ARF P-40N Repairs on the Cheap! By:  Michael C. Gross Photos by: Marshal Gross & Michael C. Gross     It is quite exhilarating to make a low high-speed pass with a warbird at Warbirds Over Delaware, until you pull out in a hard bank and realize your propeller is no [...]

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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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SNEAK PEEK: Blade mCP X

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 No 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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