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WATTS over Owatanna

Aug 09, 2011 3 Comments

Sponsored by ElectriFly, this July 29-31 event held in Minnesota was a huge success, with 135 registered pilots! Already the largest electric event in the Midwest, the Watts event provided a great place for electric modelers to come together to fly, make friends and renew old acquaintances. Located just 45 miles south of Minneapolis,  it was [...]

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RCX Chicago on ABC 7 news!

Aug 06, 2011 2 Comments

RCX rolled into Chicago and drew massive media exposure, even from Chicago’s local ABC news station. Model Airplane News publisher Louis DeFrancesco and Formula Drift champion Vaughn Gittin JR were interviewed live this morning on ABC 7′s Saturday morning show. Check out the behind the scenes photos below, and watch the segment here.

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RCX Chicago: Try it, drive it, fly it!

Aug 06, 2011 No Comments

Horizon’s “try-me” booth is a popular spot on the show floor for kid (and dads!) of all ages! RCX attendees could try their hand at driving the latest electric monster trucks in the dirt track as well as fly the new Force combat helicopters in the flight cage.  

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RCX Chicago ROCKS!

Aug 06, 2011 No Comments

RCX Chicago opened today at 10 am and the fun will last until 8 pm tonight! With indoor and outdoor plane and helicopter flight zones, full-size (and RC!) drift racing, an indoor dirt track, mini car tracks and vendors with the latest planes, helis and gear, there’s something to please every serious RC’er, and when the [...]

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RCX Chicago Indoor Flight Zone

Aug 06, 2011 No Comments

Check out the micro Albatross in the indoor flight zone at RCX! This indoor flying arena is netted and perfect for electric planes and helicopters. For the micro Albatross, it was a HUGE flying field!

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We have a winner. Well, two winners.

Aug 04, 2011 2 Comments

We recently chose the winners of the first Air Age Media RC Scholarship contest! Each applicant was asked to submit an essay on how RC has had a positive impact on his or her life. Although we received entries from numerous explemplary students, two applicants truly stood out from all the rest. We’d like to congratulate Billy Janus and Gustavo Salazar as the first-ever recipients [...]

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Jet World Masters: Formation flight team

Aug 03, 2011 No Comments

            This pair of jets sports a paint scheme done especially for the Jet World Masters, with the event logo on the tail and red ribbons with the names of all of the competing pilots. The pair flew an amazing formation routing during the noontime show.

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Jet World Masters Demo Flight

Aug 03, 2011 1 Comment

We spoke with Lewis Patton, who was flying his gorgeous F-15 Strike Eagle during the noontime demo show. Louis’s competition jet for the Masters wasn’t delivered to him on time, but he still came to the show to help support team USA as well as to wow the crowd with his excellent flying. Lewis travels [...]

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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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