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The Premiere FPV Drone Racing League!

Jan 28, 2016 5 Comments by

Race Drones is now the hottest thing in the world of FPV quadcopter flying. After many street level match ups the sport has matured and the new Drone Racing League is taking the excitement to the next level. But this is not your local brew of RC bashers. The sport has grown up. Get ready for [...]

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Amazing Hand-made Walnut RC Field Box

Jan 26, 2016 4 Comments by

Michael Brent of Pilot-Portraits is a perfectionist and when he wanted a long lasting and beautiful field box, he went to his friend Nathaniel Brewster who admittedly has an addiction to hand-tool woodworking. All of his projects are constructed almost entirely by hand, from preparing the rough stock to finishing the final product, (though he does admit to [...]

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Top Gun Free Flight Projects

Jan 22, 2016 11 Comments by

As we mentioned a little while ago, the 2016 Top Gun event in Lakeland, FL will be including a serious free flight rubber power airplane class. Of course these lightweight stick and tissue airplanes will have to be scale and the competition is open to all event participants. There are some basic rules but Frank [...]

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A Farewell to Mike Gretz

Jan 19, 2016 9 Comments by

Good friend and long-time RC modeling inspiration, Mike Gretz passed away January 15, 2016 in St Paul, MN. All of us here at Model Airplane News are deeply saddened and we offer our heart-felt condolences to his family. Mike’s long and distinguished modeling competition career spanned over 30 years and includes many honors, including six more appearances on [...]

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Top Gun Free Flight Scale — A new competition category!

Jan 11, 2016 1 Comment by

Well, we all have come to expect surprises from Frank Tiano, AKA the Father of the Top Gun Scale Invitational held each year at Lakeland, FL, and this year is no exception. For the 2016 event, Frank has added a serious Free Flight competition for anyone attending the event. These aren’t your every day Free [...]

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The newest 360-Degree Video Camera from Nikon.

Jan 08, 2016 No Comments by

Fresh from the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the new KeyMission 360 from Nikon is the first action camera that shoots 360 degree video in 4K. The 360 captures video from two lenses, (one on each side of the tiny camera case), with the image sensors facing both directions placed in between. The setup [...]

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How to take great photos and video with your rotordrone

Dec 29, 2015 2 Comments

With the ever increasing popularity of drones and multi-rotors, aerial photography has gotten a big shot in the arm. Serious camera drones now outnumber your typical RC airplanes equipped with sport cameras to get that bird’s eye view. I have been flying several of the larger GPS equipped quadcopters and one of the newest is [...]

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Giant scale gasoline systems

Dec 16, 2015 7 Comments

On a recent rebuild project of a Ziroli 77 inch Stearman PT-17 biplane, I replaced the the fuel tank and plumbing. Here’s how to install a new gasoline fuel system in your plane. (Above.) For the Zenoah G-38 engine powering the Stearman, I chose to install a 20 oz. fuel tank. I also used Sullivan’s heavy [...]

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Senior Technical Editor About Me: I have a lifelong passion for all things scale, and I love to design, build and fly scale RC airplanes. With 20 plus years as part of the Air Age family of magazines, I love producing Model Airplane News and Electric Flight.
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