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It’s SWAP meet time!

Jan 26, 2012 No Comments

I have said this before, but I love swap meets.  It is a blast seeing all the planes people have put there heart and sole into as well as the all the stuff people no longer feel they need.  I have found some great deals and always appreciate those active hobby shops and vendors that [...]

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Ogar SZD-45

Jan 26, 2012 No Comments

I wanted to post a few photos of the Ogar SZD-45 plus a video as soon as I get it adjusted to fit the website.  This is a huge powered glider that is capable of hauling a load for airborne camera work.  

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Cool video: flying robots build a tower

Jan 19, 2012 1 Comment

These robotic quadcopters reminded us of a swarm of bees, working together to build a giant tower out of prefabricated foam blocks. Bridget Borgobello of Gizmag explains, ”Each quadrocopter is fitted with custom electronics and onboard sensors to allow for precision vehicle control, whilst also providing the opportunity for pre-programmed flight paths, which could include arcs and [...]

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Sneak peek: Flying Twins

Jan 19, 2012 No Comments

 The most important thing when piloting a twin is to fly your airplane smoothly. Make your throttle adjustments gradually and never slam the controls or the throttle stick. As long as both engines are online, flying is no different than piloting a single engine aircraft. If one engine does go silent, throttle back just slightly [...]

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New For Members Only: Advanced Aerobatics Made Easy DVD

Jan 19, 2012 1 Comment

Now available on the Model Airplane News Membership Site, online chapters from this high-definition DVD include every maneuver you need to know to become an advanced airshow pilot! Plus, national Aerobatic champion John Glezellis demonstrates competition-level 3D moves that will floor you. Advanced maneuvers such as 8-point rolls, the shark’s tooth, inverted harriers and much more [...]

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Red Tails! Tuskegee Legends & Facts

Jan 17, 2012 26 Comments

The much anticipated movie about the  WW II Tuskegee Airmen, Red Tails, is opening today! Is it true that the famed squadron never lost a bomber? That they shot down the first German jet? Before you head to the theater, test your Tuskegee knowledge with these legends and facts.   Since the 1970s, several widely [...]

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The Futaba 18MZ – When only the best will do.

Jan 12, 2012 1 Comment

I have seen some magazine ads for the new Futaba 18MZ, but here is a link to a video that describes it even better.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBotGm0-Y0M   There are certainly no shortages of radios on the market, but there is only one radio of this caliber. When I look at the 18MZ – I mean [...]

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Master the Outside Loop

Jan 11, 2012 No Comments

 Just as in the traditional inside loop, smoothness, precision and geometry are the keys to success in performing the outside loop. To fly in a graceful manner, you’ll need to take advantage of your computer radio and fully utilize both dual rates and exponential. A traditional aerobatic model uses 12 degrees of elevator deflection, 30 [...]

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