Hobby People’s Super Store Draws in Large Crowds

May 01, 2012 No Comments

This year the Hobby People Super Store had a sizeable inventory of RC related products and scores of people filed in all day long to view and purchase.  Some of the workers stated that the booth/super store was extremely active all day and many people went home with some great deals.  

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Horizon Hobby Micros!

May 01, 2012 2 Comments

Horizon Hobby had their entire lineup of micro aircraft on display, including many that are now equipped with the new AS3X flight stabilization system. In the middle of the table, note the newer Spitfire on display — great to see micro warbirds that are easier to fly! The Icon seaplane is at top.

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Global’s FPV Planes – star of the show!

May 01, 2012 No Comments

Global’s Tim Johnson was on hand to show how the Spy Hawk works. This airplane comes ready to fly out of the box and is equipped with a 5 megapixel video camera and a 2.4GHz transmitter that shows you exactly what the plane is seeing. Now you can be a drone pilot, too!

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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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