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Microsoft co-founder to build space jet!

Dec 15, 2011 No Comments

<param Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen says he will build the world’s largest airplane as a mobile platform for launching satellites at low cost, which he believes could transform the space industry. Andy Pasztor has details on The News Hub. More Info On WSJ: Click Here

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WW II Fighters: a Flight Journal Special Issue

Dec 14, 2011 3 Comments

Meet WW II’s most famous fighters in this special issue from the editors of Flight Journal. Filled with hard-hitting action stories of real life fighter pilots, “WW II Fighters” is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. Spectacular air-to-air photography and rarely seen archive pictures enhance every story. The digital version of [...]

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Deadly Delivery: 12-pound guided bomb

Dec 13, 2011 43 Comments

Sure, it may be close to the ugliest RC airplane you’ve ever seen, but it wasn’t built for looks … or to last! Designed by Raytheon, the Small Tactical Munition Phase II seen here is on one of its first flights carrying a payload. The 22-inch-long aircraft is designed to be dropped from manned and unmanned [...]

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Die Cast X Sweepstakes!

Dec 13, 2011 No Comments

Wouldn’t these classic die-cast cars look great under your tree this Christmas? Enter the sweepstakes at the Die Cast X Facebook page and you could win big! (And don’t forget to check out Die Cast X’s brand-new website at dcxmag.com!

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Take your warbird from drab to fab!

Dec 06, 2011 4 Comments

We recently challenged contributor and master modeler Rich Uravitch to turn a nice warbird ARF into a scale standout, and you have to see this transformation to believe it!One week for ‘kit’ assembly, radio and engine installations, prep work. Additional 10 days for prime, color, markings and weathering. Hope to fly it this coming weekend. Not an [...]

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Get the Model Airplane News App!

Dec 02, 2011 36 Comments

  Now you can access your favorite RC magazine on your iPad or iPhone! We are happy to announce that the Model Airplane News app is live in the Apple iTunes App Store! Download the free app to view thumbnails of the most recent covers and view the tables of contents; get full access to issues with [...]

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Breitling Fleet air-to-air photo

Dec 02, 2011 No Comments

 Katsuhiko Tokunaga captured this shot of the Breitling fleet above Lake Lucerne in the heart of Switzerland.  It includes seven L-39C Albatros planes composing the fabulous Breitling Jet Team (the world’s largest civilian aerobatics team flying on jets); the Breitling Super Constellation (one of the world’s last three flightworthy “Super Connies”); the pair of orange [...]

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Special delivery: tiny drone takes off from a mailbox “hangar”

Nov 30, 2011 9 Comments

OK; this is officially on my Christmas wish list. Meet ScanCam200, a tiny quadrotor drone that’s inside this ordinary looking mailbox and can send live video feed to its remote operation center. Mission complete, it returns to its mailbox hangar, which also functions as a docking station with a charger. Tell me if you can watch it [...]

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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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