Top Gun 2012 Pilots and Event Schedule

May 01, 2012 1 Comment

The MAN Team is getting ready for the 2012 Top Gun Scale Invitational and will be covering the event from the flightline over the entire event! Watch for updates at www.modelairplanenews.com Only 2 days to go!!!    Executive Editor Debra Cleghorn and I will be teaming up to cover all the amazing scale action this [...]

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Check out photos from RCX!

May 01, 2012 No Comments

RCX Long Beach was one for the record books! With record-setting attendance, perfect weather, incredible indoor flying, a scale static competition and exhibitors with the latest planes, helicopters and gear, this year’s show was a resounding success. Check out these photos for an upclose view of the action!

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Plane of the Year

May 01, 2012 5 Comments

Our plane of the year is a 3D electric performer with a revolutionary single-axis, vectored-thrust propeller system that gives it amazing agility. In addition, it also has a unique structure of durable foam molded around carbon-fiber and plywood structures, so it’s light, strong and impact-resistant—and as all RC pilots know, that’s especially important! See our [...]

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Editors’ Choice: Radio of the Year – Video Interview!

May 01, 2012 12 Comments

Our radio of the year is a product that has a top spot on every modeler’s wish list. Incredible programming options, 18 channels, onboard telemetry, a large touch screen monitor, built-in camera and even a sound system are just a sampling of what this radio has to offer. Congratulations to Futaba for their 18MZ.

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Editors’ Choice: Innovation of the Year – Video interview!

Apr 30, 2012 No Comments

Our innovation of the year is a stabilization system that makes planes easier to fly, by allowing us to concentrate on piloting instead of making corrections for wind and tracking. This system is especially suited to smaller indoor planes that are notoriously difficult to fly. For making RC planes easier and more fun to fly, [...]

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Editors Choice: Helicopter of the Year – Video Interview!

Apr 30, 2012 No Comments

Our helicopter of the year is a high-quality machine that’s the ideal size for serious RC flying.  It has a very high power-to-weight ratio for unlimited aerobatics and has a commanding presence in the air. With a flybarless system, it can be set up as trainer or as an unlimited 3D machine. See our video [...]

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RCX Update: Photos & Highlights! Record Attendance!

Apr 29, 2012 7 Comments

RCX Long Beach is full of thousands of excited RC enthusiasts who are enjoying electric atmosphere created by indoor fly zones, multiple try-me tracks, celebrity appearances, and all of the hottest RC products under one roof. Today’s Sunday show is on fire again. Not only can consumers see and drive the latest hot products and [...]

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RCX Battle of the Builders

Apr 29, 2012 2 Comments

The Scale Squadron of Southern California is hosting the Battle of the Builders static competition at RCX, and there are dozens of beautifully detailed scale planes on display. Who do you think should win?  

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