On this day in Aviation History — January 18

Jan 18, 2012 No Comments

1977: The Trident (C-4) missile development flight test program commenced when C4X-1 was launched from a flight pad at Cape Canaveral, FL   1957: Three Boeing B-52 Strato Fortress Bombers make the world’s first round the world, non-stop flight by turbojet-powered aircraft. The flight is completed in 45 hours 19 minutes, with an average speed [...]

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Great Planes F-86 Micro Jet

Jan 17, 2012 4 Comments

Fully assembled and ready to fly, this little jet offers big performance! It’s equally at home flying in a large gymnasium as it is outside. It’s also available Tx-R (see the AnyLink press release a few posts down!). Here’s the official press release, and be sure to check out the cool video. There are a lot [...]

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Red Tails! Tuskegee Legends & Facts

Jan 17, 2012 26 Comments

The much anticipated movie about the  WW II Tuskegee Airmen, Red Tails, is opening today! Is it true that the famed squadron never lost a bomber? That they shot down the first German jet? Before you head to the theater, test your Tuskegee knowledge with these legends and facts.   Since the 1970s, several widely [...]

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Do you mind women at the flying field?

Jan 17, 2012 2 Comments

It’s time for this week’s debate question. Do you mind women at the flying field? Let us know on facebook! CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE DISCUSSION

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Flying the 270-Degree Rolling Circle — Video Flight Technique

Jan 16, 2012 No Comments

Our Senior West Coast Editor John Reid teamed up with local aerobatic pilot and Model Airplane News contributor Jason Benson to demonstrate this useful aerobatic maneuver. Check it out! video platform video management video solutions video player  

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Painting Micro Pilot Figures — A little detail that adds a lot!!!

Jan 15, 2012 5 Comments

For the Flyzone Micro Albatros and the newer Fokker Dr.I Triplane, there’s a little white styrofoam, super lightweight pilot bust included in the box. But few pilots add this little guy because it requires some painting to make him look like a WW1 aviator instead of a snowman! Here’s some tips to make the job [...]

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AnyLink Tx-R Airplanes: Fly with any brand of Radio!

Jan 13, 2012 10 Comments

  How would you like a plane that you can fly with any 2.4GHz radio you like? Any brand! That exactly what you can do with the new “Transmitter-Ready” (Tx-R) airplanes and all it takes to make it happen is a little black box called the AnyLink™. Adding the AnyLink to your transmitter unlocks its [...]

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New for Members Only — Interview with Quique Somenzini

Jan 13, 2012 No Comments

We just posted a new online article on the Model Airplane News “Members Only” Website. Known as the Father of modern 3D RC Aerobatics, Quique Somenzini is well known for his piloting skills and his continuing work in theRC  industry developing great flying airplanes. In this intervew Quique gives us some of his story from [...]

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