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E-flite UMX Sbach 342 3D

Feb 14, 2013 No Comments

With the release of Horizon’s UMX technology we have seen some very cool looking new planes, and the latest release is also one of the coolest.  the new Sbach 342 from E-flite/Horizon Hobby is one fun flying micro plane.  Watch and see what our contributor Mike Gantt has to say about this great little aerobat. [...]

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The Death Spiral

Feb 14, 2013 No Comments

Yeah, that’s right, we’ve got the hottest heli move right here: the Death Spiral! I mean with a name like that, what could go wrong? This is really a cool-looking maneuver and our own Aaron Strietzel will show you how to pull it off without any ill side effects (aka, “crash”).  Watch the video and be [...]

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Skyartec Wasp Nano

Feb 14, 2013 No Comments

This great micro flybarless 3D machine is ready to fly out of the box, which  is good because the box is also the carrying case.  We got one of the first releases of this helicopter and our contributor Aaron Strietzel gives you his thoughts on this little 3D machine.  Be sure to check it out in [...]

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VQ Models Voodoo

Feb 01, 2013 2 Comments

VQ Models has released a great looking Voodoo modified P-51  based on the full-size Reno racer and constructed of balsa and ply.  Our reviewer Jason Benson was among the first to try out this great model. You can see what he has to say  about the plane in his full review in the May issue of [...]

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Belly landing of an Australian F-111

Jan 25, 2013 No Comments

This is a cool video, but first a little history: The Australians flew the F-111 a lot longer than our Air Force. The airplane was originally designed to land on a carrier deck so the gear structure is very strong. Even landing on a long runway you just maintain 10 degrees angle of attack until [...]

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Quadcopter and my Dog

Jan 24, 2013 2 Comments

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E-flite UMX Carbon Cub and ASK-21

Jan 23, 2013 No Comments

These two new E-flite UMX planes are sold separately but you will find that you need to have them both.  Our writer Michael York found that the Cub had ample power to quickly get both planes airborne and skyward.  He states, “After a very scale-like liftoff, we climbed in a large circular pattern up to [...]

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Innov8tive Next Level Quad Copter

Jan 22, 2013 2 Comments

Innov8tive designs have always carried top quality Scorpion and Cobra motors and ESCs, but recently they started adding some top-quality multi-rotors from Next Level.  Here at Model Airplane News we are always looking for a new way to bring information to our readers and when we got the chance to review this good size quad [...]

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