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Gentle Giant: DH 82 Tiger Moth

Aug 06, 2015 7 Comments by

Pilot Gerhard Reinsch expertly puts this nearly 1/3-scale bipe through its paces in this great video. The 10.47-foot-span model weighs 44 pounds and is powered by a Valach 120 4-stroke. Check out those scale details! Designed by Paolo Severin, the plane has a welded steel tube frame with scale ribs. Gorgeous inside and out! Thanks to Pete [...]

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Russian Racer: Yak-11 “Steadfast”

Jul 22, 2015 7 Comments by

We love the sound of this 1/3-scale model of the Unlimited Racer as it makes those high-speed passes! Powered by a 400cc Moki, the 110-inch-span model put on a show at the Oldtimer Meet in Frauenfeld, Switzerland earlier this year. No word on the pilot or builder of this beauty, but they sure did a [...]

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Fast Fuel Fixes

Jul 20, 2015 3 Comments by

Properly installed, your fuel system will last a very long time and may never need to be changed. In a hard landing, however, some of its parts may be dislodged and stop working. Here are some common fuel-flow problems and fixes. > If your engine begins to run lean, check for small pinholes in the [...]

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Unusual Electric Venom

Jul 16, 2015 5 Comments by

John Ranson’s 1/6-scale jet proves that you don’t have to build ‘em big to impress the crowd! With more than 1,000 building hours in it, this gorgeous Venom is from the Mick Reeves plan and has an epoxy glass fuselage. The 21-pound plane is powered by a Schubeler ducted fan on two Thunder Power 6S 6600mAh LiPos. [...]

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Ares Advantage Optim 300 CP

Jun 26, 2015 No Comments by

If you’ve always been intrigued by RC helicopters but thought they were too hard to fly, you need to check out the Ares Advantage Optim 300 CP!  Equipped with Aegis Natural Flight Progression (NFP) technology, it has a breakthrough six-axis sensor system that automatically stabilizes the heli if you let go of the sticks. That [...]

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An RC Jumbo Jet’s First Flight

Jun 18, 2015 52 Comments by

An RC plane’s first flight is usually a nerve-racking experience, but what if you’re flying a 16-foot-span, four-turbine-powered scale airliner? Earlier this month in Oppingen, Germany, Adi Pitz’s 747-400 scale model took off with pilot Rainer Kamitz at the controls. The largest plane Adi has ever built, it has over 2,000 hours of work into it, [...]

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Top Gun 2015: Model Airplane News Team is on location!

Apr 30, 2015 No Comments

Model Airplane News followed the Road to Top Gun and we are excited to finally be here at Paradise Field! One of the first planes to catch our eye was this impressive 45% Spad VII. Designed and built by David James of Fairfield, Texas, the 138-inch-span warbird weighs 60 pounds and is powered by a [...]

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400cc Chinese Air Force Yak

Apr 29, 2015 4 Comments

This Yak 11 is powered by a Moki 400cc radial and 38 x 18 prop! The 50-pound aerobat is an Airworld model that’s designed for 250cc power, but strengthened to handle the 400cc Moki. Pilot and owner Ali Machinchy notes that the plane was built and painted by Phil Noel at Pinnacle Aviation and has a scale paint scheme from [...]

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Model Airplane News Executive editor. About me: I’m a publishing professional who has a passion for aviation and RC, and I love creating issues, books and a website that help RC pilots to enjoy this sport even more. I admire scale aircraft and enjoy the convenience of flying smaller electrics.
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