FAA told to make room for RC planes & drones

Feb 09, 2012 15 Comments

This USA Today story has more information on the legislatation that pass the House and Senate and would require the FAA to ensure ways for drones to safely share airspace with piloted aircraft. This, of course, also affects RC airplanes and helicopters.   Within a few years, that flying object overhead might not be a bird or [...]

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Exclusive Review! Hangar 9 P-47D 30cc

Feb 08, 2012 5 Comments

Here it is the Hangar 9 P-47D Thunderbolt 30cc ARF completed and ready for photos in 6 days, from start to finish.  This build included the optional air retracts (including tailwheel) from Robart, the optional cockpit kit from Hangar 9 and the Evolution 40GX gas engine.  The assembly went along very well due to the [...]

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Fun Scale Profile Zero — Now available at the Air Age Store

Feb 08, 2012 3 Comments

Here’s a Sneak Peak of the next great construction article from the May 2012 issue of MAN. Designed by Dick Sarpolus, this Zero is easy to build and fun to fly.  To order these plans and build one yourself, got to: http://www.airagestore.com/fun-scale-profile-zero.html   This Fun Scale Mitsubishi A6M Profile Zero is the next step up [...]

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On this Day in Aviation History — February 8

Feb 08, 2012 No Comments

2010 The freighter version of the 747-8 takes flight for the first time. In2005, Boeing announced that it was launching the 747 Advanced as the “Boeing 747-8″. This would be the first lengthened 747 to go into full production. The 747-8 and 747SP are the only 747 variants with a fuselage of modified length.   2008  Eagle [...]

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A squadron of tiny quadcopters: must-see video!

Feb 06, 2012 5 Comments

Picture this: a nano quadcopter that’s fast and agile. Then multiply it by 20, and imagine this tiny squadron flying in formation, performing tasks and doing aerobatic maneuvers–together. In a video from the GRASP Lab of the University of Pennsylvania, air vehicles developed by KMel Robotics put on an amazing show. I promise that this [...]

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Savox Servos — Taking RC by Storm!

Feb 06, 2012 3 Comments

  The Model Airplane News editors have been having excellent results with the new line of servos from Savox USA. These impressive servos have been featured in several MAN Airplane Flight Reports and our contributors have given them two thumbs up for price and performance. Extremely popular in both Europe and Asia, Savox are quickly becoming [...]

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Are you an RC geek?

Feb 06, 2012 3 Comments

It’s time for The Radio Control Show Question of the Day. Today we ask: When do you know you’ve become an RC geek? Join in the discussion on facebook! CLICK HERE TO JOIN IN

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Kit Plane Build-along — Florio Flyer 60 with Video Highlight

Feb 05, 2012 7 Comments

Today, we have a lot of great RC pilots who’ve earned their wings with quick building ARF designs. This is great for the flying field, but what’s happening is we’re moving a bit away from the part of the hobby that I really love and that’s the building board in the workshop. To help introduce [...]

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