New for Members Only! 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane Buildalong

Dec 19, 2011 1 Comment

Just posted on the Model Airplane News Members website is a new exclusive buildalong from MAN contributor Dave Johnson’s workshop. Showing the first few snapshots of Dave’s wing construction for the Balsa USA triplane, this page will be updated throughout his build showing in detail how this impressive WW I giant goes together!   Go to [...]

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Alien Aircraft Extra 300 — Online build-along

Dec 17, 2011 3 Comments

  This from the workbench construction highlight by MAN contributor Robert Labriola shows how this great flying easy to build airplane kit goes together. Here’s what Bob has to say: Following my build last year of the Alien Aircraft Gee Bee Sport, I was ready for something with a little more performance. I really liked [...]

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Traffic a pain? Buy a ’54 Aerocar One!

Dec 17, 2011 1 Comment

That’s right: you can own a unique piece of aviation history! This rare, fully standard, certified Aerocar One has folding wings that it can tow while it’s driving on the road, and it even has a horn and rear-view mirror! One of only five Aerocars that exist, it has a cruise speed of 100mph, takeoff [...]

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The Radio Control Show 137

Dec 16, 2011 No Comments

Red Tails of WW II and more! Just in time for the January release of the movie Red Tails, we’re taking a look at the real-life Tuskegee Airmen, also known as the Red Tails of WW II, also featured in the February 2012 issue of Model Airplane News. The article also includes a full-size razorback [...]

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De Havilland DH 88 Comet-Full Build Part I

Dec 15, 2011 5 Comments

                                                            The De Havilland Comet is one of my personal favorites. The original Comet was designed and built back in 1934 for the race from England to Australia. Only three original  aircraft were ever constructed .  The plane to the left was known as Black Magic. The second plane, a red version was  named Grosvenor House. The third [...]

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3D Aerobatics Made Easy DVD – AVAILABLE NOW!

Dec 14, 2011 No Comments

Unleash your inner airshow pilot with our newest DVD! From the editors of Model Airplane News, this high-definition DVD shows you how to perform the very latest 3D maneuvers. National RC aerobatic champion John Glezellis takes you step-by-step through complex 3D moves such as a rolling Harrier figure-8, knife-edge zig-zag with half rolls, and much [...]

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On this Day in Avaition History — December 14.

Dec 14, 2011 No Comments

1986:     Burt Rutan’s Voyager takes off for what will be the first flight around the world without refueling. The challenging 26,366-mile flight took just over 9 days in very cramped quarters for the two pilots on-board. Burt was approached by his brother Dick about designing an airplane that could fly nonstop, unrefueled around the world, [...]

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Deadly Delivery: 12-pound guided bomb

Dec 13, 2011 43 Comments

Sure, it may be close to the ugliest RC airplane you’ve ever seen, but it wasn’t built for looks … or to last! Designed by Raytheon, the Small Tactical Munition Phase II seen here is on one of its first flights carrying a payload. The 22-inch-long aircraft is designed to be dropped from manned and unmanned [...]

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