Hangar 9 P-47 Build (assembly)

Jan 26, 2012 4 Comments

Hay gang, here is the video of the first days assemble of the Hangar 9 P-47 Thunder Bolt.  I started with talking out the wrinkles in the covering (not shown in the video) and move on to installing the ailerons. I was able to start on the flaps before stopping for the day.  I wish [...]

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Hobby Lobby P-47 Thunderbolt — Wicked Rabbit Flightline Video

Jan 25, 2012 1 Comment

The newest P-47 Thunderbolt from Hobby Lobby, the Wicked Rabbit, is a cool looking, nice flying mid-size foamy warbird and our own Model Airplane News Sr. Tech Editor, Gerry Yarrish took our review plane to the flying field for a test hop. With great looks and excellent flight characteristics, Gerry says this one is a winner. [...]

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On this Day in Aviation History — January 25

Jan 25, 2012 No Comments

2004: NASA’s “Opportunity” rover lands on Mars.   1990: The Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird spy planes are retired from SAC service.   1983: The Swedish/U.S. Saab-Fairchild 340 transport, the first aircraft built by collaboration, makes its first flight.   1952: North American F-86 Sabre jet fighters shoot down 10 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15s over North Korea.   1930: [...]

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How NOT to make friends at the flying field

Jan 24, 2012 14 Comments

Ok with tongue firmly set in cheek, here are some not so set in stone rules to live by if you want to enjoy the hobby and make friends at the club flying field. Step one is to keep everything in perspective. Hey man! This is a freakin’ hobby and is suppose to be fun! [...]

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Ogar SZD-45 from The Wings Maker: Online review

Jan 24, 2012 3 Comments

Looking for a high-performance powered glider that’s capable of full aerobatics and extreme flight attitudes? Check out David Vaught’s online review here. With a huge 98.5-inch wingspan, the Ogar has plenty of room in its fuselage for camera equipment, so it’s an ideal platform for aerial surveillance. The Wings Maker Company is always trying to [...]

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Adjustable Workbench How-To

Jan 24, 2012 5 Comments

Avoid back pain while building model airplanes with this adjustable unit! When designer Joe Marrone saw an electrically adjustable workbench for sale, he set out to build his own. Here’s how you can build one, too! I love to build airplanes, mostly from kits, occasionally from scratch, and even an occasional ARF.  I have always [...]

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Alien Aircraft Extra 300 — Build-Along Part 2

Jan 24, 2012 1 Comment

This online build-along of the new Alien Aircraft Extra 300 is brought to us from the workbench of MAN contributor Robert Labriola of the Central Connecticut RC Club. Robert is a great builder and is taking the time to show how this great flying, easy to build laser cut airplane kit goes together. Here’s what Bob has to [...]

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The Radio Control Show LIVE!

Jan 23, 2012 No Comments

We’ll be testing out a new format in addition to our successful weekly web show. The Radio Control Show Live will begin tomorrow, Tuesday January 24th, at 12PM EST on The Radio Control Show facebook fan page, RC Car Action fanpage, and Model Airplane News fanpage. Tune in, ask your questions, and interact live with Hope and Kevin. The show will [...]

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