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THE FLYING TIGERS—How they got their name!

THE FLYING TIGERS—How they got their name!

At the Model Airplane News office, we love warbirds! One of our all time favorites is the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk. Forever connected with the name “Flying Tigers,” it remains a famous icon for the years just before the U.S. entered WW 2. When it comes to WW2 aviation history, one of the most often asked questions we have recieved is: how […]
OV-10 Bronco

Giant E-Powered OV-10 Bronco — Up-close

We have received several comments asking for more information on Sean Curry’s OV-10 Bronco that we posted as a video interview on the MAN site so we’re founposting more photos and some detailed information on this amazing Electric powered warbird. Flown during the 2011 Monster Planes Fly In at the Paradise Field RC  flight facility in Lakeland, FL, the […]
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Turn your P-51 into a Red Tail Tuskegee Fighter

Turn your P-51 into a Red Tail Tuskegee Fighter

Are you looking to do a little ARF kit bashing?  Check out what I did to the AeroWorks P-51 in this how-to video on my conversion from the Excalibur Mustang to the Tuskegee Red Tailed Mustang.  I show you how to use easily available material to do cosmetic surgery and create the plane design you […]
Futaba BR-3000 Digital Battery Checker

Futaba BR-3000 Digital Battery Checker

KEEP TABS ON BATTERY PACKS!! With the ability to accurately and clearly show battery voltage levels, the Futaba BR-3000 Battery Checker is a great RC “peace of mind” accessory. With the BR-3000 you can quickly and legibly displays the battery voltage with a big screen that displays the Total Voltage and remaining Capacity with a bar […]
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Blade mQX Quad-Copter

Blade mQX Quad-Copter

Straight from a science-fiction movie and ready to fly, this machine is engineered to be remarkably responsive and fun to fly. It features AS3X stabilization system, so it has control that rivals that of much larger machines. Indoors or out, breezy or calm, the mQX will let you fly with complete confidence. The RTF version […]
ElectriFly Gee Bee R-1

ElectriFly Gee Bee R-1

This great-looking racer sports a 38.5-inch wingspan and comes with a brushless motor system and 4 microservos installed. The no-glue assembly only takes a few minutes, so you can add your 4-channel receiver and 2200mAh 3S LiPo and head to the field in minutes. The Gee Bee’s AeroCell foam construction makes it light enough for exciting […]
A pink (?!) WW II warbird?

A pink (?!) WW II warbird?

Sand and spinach, sea-foam gray, navy and duck-egg blue … we’ve seen a lot of schemes for WW II Spitfires, but a pink one? We came across this interesting article on io9.com and think it’s worth sharing. Author Esther Inglis-Arkell writes, “World War II marked a time of great innovation, which was sometimes practical and sometimes loony. […]
New for Members Only — Top 10 Dos and Don’ts for the RC Flying Field

New for Members Only — Top 10 Dos and Don’ts for the RC Flying Field

We just added another exclusive online article to the Model Airplane News “Members Only” Website. “Whether you are an old salt or a fresh cadet, start off the 2012 RC flying season on a positive note by getting back to basics. Double check all those little details and head off bad things that can really […]
On this day in Aviation History – January 4

On this day in Aviation History – January 4

  2004: The NASA Mars Rover Spirit, lands successfully on Mars.   1989: Two US Navy F-14 Tomcats shoot down two Libyan Air Force MiG-23s over the Mediterranean.      1964: Pope Paul VI lands in Amman, Jordan, in a special Alitalia DC-8; it is the first time that a pope has used an airplane […]
First Flights of the Year — What did you fly?

First Flights of the Year — What did you fly?

  So with the coming of a new year, we all have an excuse to go out and do some flying. North, south, east or west, many RC Clubs have a traditional get together to put in those fun and exciting first flights to ring in the new RC flying calendar year. Up here in […]
A Main Hobbies EcoPower Batteries

A Main Hobbies EcoPower Batteries

Designed to designed to fill the gap between A Main’s ProTek R/C batteries and generic alternatives, this battery line is high quality at a low cost. The first available are a 2C 5000mAh 7.4V, 30C pack that costs $34.99 and a 2C 2200mAh 30C pack that costs $24.99.  
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