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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 2 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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The Aviators

Dec 21, 2010 No Comments
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2010 U.S. Scale Masters Championships

Dec 21, 2010 No Comments

  The 31st Annual U.S. Scale Masters Championships September 15th through September 19, 2010 Rosewood, Indiana By Earl Aune  The Masters! (Above) A tradition of the Masters is the noon walk around. The crowd is allowed to view the models up close and ask the contestants all about their aircraft. Here we see Bob Patton’s [...]

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Exclusive online Test Flight–FlyZone RxR Piper Super Cub Select

Dec 20, 2010 No Comments

Online Exclusive Flight Test & Review FlyZone RxR Piper Super Cub Select –A Receiver-Ready Classic with Style By Marc D’Antonio, Photos by Hunter D’Antonio. Everyone knows what a Piper Cub looks like and if you ever saw the Flying Farmer Airshow Routine at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, you know what a Piper PA-12 Super Cub [...]

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