Optimize your Model’s Fuel System — Improving engine performance and reliability

Nov 07, 2011 5 Comments

Good engine performance and reliable starts depend on a properly installed and maintained fuel system. When you think about it, RC model airplanes rely on two basic systems to fly, the radio system and the power system. Whether you have a nitro burning glow engine or a high octane gasoline sipping power plane, if your engine [...]

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Walt Disney’s “Planes” Teaser… Cool!!!

Nov 05, 2011 4 Comments

Cool! Disney has launched the first teaser trailer for Planes, their upcoming Cars spin-off focusing on the planes from that world. This isn’t another full Pixar film or even a short film, instead it’s a straight-to-DVD spin-off for Disney to sell to younger audiences, as young kids totally love the Cars universe.    The trailer [...]

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AEROWORKS 30CC EXTRA 300

Nov 05, 2011 No Comments

Getting into gassers is “Extra” easy with this quick-building aerobat!  Aeroworks has quite a few sweet-looking models on its website (the airplanes, guys) and after reviewing the 30cc Edge, I couldn’t wait until its 30cc cousin, the Extra 300 was released. Rather than do a complete comparison of these two aerobatic platforms, I would like [...]

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The Radio Control Show 131

Nov 04, 2011 1 Comment

In this Friday’s show, you don’t want to miss some awesome flight footage from a full-contact combat event, the latest in real-time telemetry, our Blade Scout CX micro helicopter giveaway and much more!

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How to Fly Scale Maneuvers–New for Members Only!

Nov 04, 2011 No Comments

We just uploaded another great online exclusive article to our MAN site’s Members Only Section. Flying Scale Maneuvers the right way to Improve your flight scores. (from MAN Classic Article Collection). Text by Dave Patrick; Photos by Gerry Yarrish & Hope McCall; Illustrations by FX Models Here’s a Clip! “In competition aerobatics, we’re concerned only [...]

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Sensei from Flyzone, interview and flight video.

Nov 04, 2011 1 Comment

Are you looking for your first plane, one that is easy to fly, land and most of all durable and easy to repair?  You may be in luck, we just tested the new ready to fly Sensei foam trainer from Flyzone. Listen to what our reviewer Mike Stroup has to say about this nice all [...]

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E-Volo — Manned Electric Multi-Copter Takes Flight

Nov 04, 2011 1 Comment

Where does RC electric Tech and General Aviation Tech come together?  Late in October 2011, a group of German tinkerers successfully completed the world’s first manned flight with an electric-powered “multi-copter.” With 16 redundent motors and rotors, the pilot sits atop the machine and controls it with an RC transmitter. The one-minute-and-30-second flight was proof of [...]

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Unmanned Flight Rules on Hold with FAA

Nov 04, 2011 2 Comments

As of October 18, 2011 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft Program Office (UAPO) has put on hold their decision as to the need to adjust any of the previous Advisory Circular 91-57 issued in June of 1981.  At this point it could be February 2012 before we have a proposed rule.  The advisory [...]

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