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The Roller Coaster

Feb 06, 2014 No Comments

Are you looking for some fun?  Then hop on a roller coaster and your fun factor will immediately go up through the roof. The same can be said by performing the roller coaster maneuver with an aerobatic plane.  This maneuver is nothing but a fun to do and it is enjoyable for people to watch. [...]

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What hit my house?

Jan 29, 2014 No Comments

Here is another use for a Drone, finding out where that large rock came from that ran into your house and field. Although I think this has limited use it is a rather cool perspective on the damage.

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Hangar 9 Inverza 33 Video

Jan 23, 2014 2 Comments

The Inverza is a project that began as a “what if” with acclaimed full-scale builder Kevin Kimball and Quique Somenzini, the Inverza is a contemporary concept designed to harness the power of the radial engine with the potential only possible in a monoplane platform. For the finishing touches, Mirco Pecorari shared his expertise by complementing [...]

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Pilots always have something new to do

Jan 23, 2014 No Comments

We just did the review on the Hangar 9 Blanik, but we did not do anything this cool with it  

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Loop with Two Quarter Rolls

Jan 15, 2014 No Comments

Flying a Loop with Two Quarter Rolls Over the past several years, precision indoor RC aerobatics has become extremely popular. My first indoor competition was at the 2004 Electric Tournament of Champions (ETOC). Pilots performed routines choreographed to music, which is often referred to as aerobatic freestyle. In 2006, in addition to the indoor RC freestyle, [...]

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MAN at the AMA Expo

Jan 13, 2014 2 Comments

This past weekend some of  the Model Airplane News crew was lucky enough to attend the AMA expo in Ontario, California. The AMA show is typically the first RC show of the year and it starts the show season off for all of those who are in the model industry. We had a great time [...]

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Shotgun vs Drone

Jan 09, 2014 No Comments

UAV Torture Test by Game of Drones I have to say that I am impressed with the durability of this quad copter, but I’m equally impressed with the durability of the GoPro.  This is one of those videos that once you start watching you have to keep watching, while I am doing that I just [...]

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Fly the figure-6 with a half-roll down

Jan 08, 2014 1 Comment

For many, watching a precise aerobatic routine is almost like watching an aerial ballet, and to the aerobatic pilot, there is no feeling that is more gratifying than executing the perfect flight. However, flying a rather flawless routine boils down to not only having a properly tuned aircraft, but also having a firm understanding of [...]

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