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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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Great Planes Avistar Elite RTF

Jan 21, 2013 No Comments

“The Great Planes Avistar Elite is one of the best trainers I have ever had the chance to fly,” said Evan Reid, our reviewer. The construction of this plane is one of the easiest out there to assemble. In a little less than an hour, this plane can be put together and ready to fly with only a [...]

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Seagull Glasair Sportsman

Jan 21, 2013 7 Comments

With the new Seagull ARF, distributed by Horizon Hobby, you can enjoy quick-build assembly time with this sport-scale ARF. Top-quality balsa and light-ply are used to make the structure, which is covered beautifully with Hangar 9 UltraCote in a winning color combo of yellow, white, and black.  Seagull’s Glasair is a well-engineered ARF and has a very quick build [...]

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ParkZone/Horizon Hobby Albatros D.Va

Jan 21, 2013 No Comments

We got a chance to checkout and fly the ParkZone/Horizon Albatros D.Va, our own Michael York took this great looking biplane and put it through its paces. Watch the video to see what our contributor has to say about this fun aircraft. Be sure to check out his last landing.

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