on this Day in Aviation History–December 28

Dec 28, 2011 No Comments

1956: The first CL28, a maritime reconnaissance version of the Bristol Britannia, is completed by Canadair in Montreal.   1955: Air France orders 24 nationally built Caravelles and 10 Boeing 707s.     1948: An Airborne Transport DC-3 NC16002, disappears while flying to Miami from San Juan, Puerto Rico. The aircraft had reported themselves as [...]

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Best of 2011: Your Favorite Posts

Dec 27, 2011 No Comments

Seven days a week, 365 days a year, ModelAirplaneNews.com has you covered with the most interesting, RC-related news stories around. Here’s a list of our top 10 stories of the entire year, based on number of views. If you missed any of these, click on the link to go right to that story. Drumroll, please! 10. In [...]

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Happy Holidays to all our RC Friends!

Dec 25, 2011 No Comments

From all the editors to all our Model Airplane News and Electric Flight readers and RC friends, Happy Holidays! We hope you all get that extra special RC present you’ve been good all year for. If you do get something extra special, please tell us what you got. We might add it to our list [...]

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Alien Aircraft Gee Bee Sport Kit Build-Along — Video update

Dec 24, 2011 1 Comment

First Flight Test flown at the Central CT RC Club. Some video shot at MAN’s Southbury club field, courtesy of Fairfield League of Yankee Radio Controllers club.   video platform video management video solutions video player Contributor Robert Labriola from the Central CT RC Club, is building a new Gee Bee kit from Alien Aircraft. This laser-cut [...]

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CARBURETOR BASICS

Dec 24, 2011 6 Comments

 The old saying, takeoffs are optional, but landings are mandatory, certainly applies to RC pilots. But if your engine is not properly adjusted, the landing pattern and touchdown can be a very iffy proposition. Two-stroke glow engines must have a solid and reliable idle; it’s even more important than all-out top-end rpm. Let’s examine the [...]

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Flyzone Fokker Dr.1 Triplane — Just in for Review

Dec 23, 2011 2 Comments

Wow! We just got this cool little micro indoor fly in the office for review. I actually flew one of the pre-production samples back in April at the Toledo show and it looks like the wait has been worth it! This little Red Baron ride comes complete with its own 2.4GHz mini Tactic radio system [...]

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Available Now! F-4 Phantom II — EDF Jet — with video walk-around

Dec 23, 2011 1 Comment

From the March 2012 issue of Electric Flight Magazine. By Dan Savage The F-4 Phantom II needs no introduction here. Like the Piper Cub, P-51 Mustang and F-86 Sabre Jet, it is one of those airplanes with a long and storied career. My desire to build an F-4 came from watching my brother Daren fly [...]

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Photos & Winners 12 O’Clock High RC Warbirds

Dec 23, 2011 No Comments

The 12 O’ Clock High RC Warbird is another great event brought to us by Frank Tiano for aircraft that were flown in the timeframe between 1914 and 1954. The event is not a competition but one of the best fly ins at one of the best flying facilities there is. A great event that every warbird [...]

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