Tail-draggers: what you need to know

Oct 31, 2011 4 Comments

From Piper Cubs to P-51s, planes with tailwheels are some of our favorites. But they do have a tendency to be more difficult to control on the runway. In this article from Jerry Smith, you’ll learn how to set up your tail-dragger as well as flying tips for smooth takeoffs and landings. Though many planes [...]

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The Radio Control Show Episode 130

Oct 28, 2011 No Comments

We’re having a psychedelic Halloween in this week’s Radio Control Show! Join hosts Hope McCall and Kevin Hetmanski for a fun-filled episode that features a $50 micro heli that’s perfect for a holiday present, some awesomely crazy helicopter footage and even an app for controlling your speed control from your phone!

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New for Members Only — Performance Aircraft Unlimited 27% Scale Bulldog Pitts

Oct 28, 2011 No Comments

We’ve just posted another exclusive “for Members Only” online article to the MAN website. This Review & Flight Report gives you the inside scoop on this popular and very aerobatic biplane. Written by MAN contributor Aaron Ham, here’s a snipet of his report! ” IN THE AIR You know what the airplane is designed to [...]

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B-17 MEMPHIS BELLE UNDERGOES RESTORATION MILESTONES

Oct 27, 2011 No Comments

Here is some good news about a very historical aircraft that is undergoing restoration at the museum of the U.S. Air Force. DAYTON, Ohio — As the United States approaches the 70th anniversary of its involvement in World War II, one of the most famous aircraft from that war recently reached two milestones in its [...]

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Unmanned Flight

Oct 27, 2011 No Comments

Last year I had the opportunity to fly a really cool plane in the Terracam Hawkeye.  This was a project designed to measure agricultural crop moisture through infrared photography.  The Hawkeye is designed with an onboard IR camera plus it had another camera that beamed a signal to the ground so my co-piolot could see [...]

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T-Rex 450 Gets an Upgrade

Oct 26, 2011 No Comments

The T-Rex 450, one of the most popular aircraft in the Align lineup, is now available in a Sport V2 version! This new model incorporates many modern design elements and, compared to the original 450, it is more precise and has better flight characteristics and controllability. It comes with 325D carbon blades, a brushless 35A [...]

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Glow, Gas or Electric?

Oct 26, 2011 24 Comments

As we plan our 2012 issues, we want to know what types of reviews and features you’re the most interested in reading about. Are you a dyed-in-the-wool glow pilot? Or maybe you made the switch to electrics and swear you’ll never touch a fuel-powered aircraft again! Maybe you’re the guy at the field who swears [...]

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On this Day in Aviation History — October 26.

Oct 26, 2011 No Comments

1988: The USAF receives its first Hughes Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile, (AMRAAM).   1972: Helicopter pioneer Igor Sikorsky dies at the age of 83.   1958: Pan Am inaugurates the first jet service by a U.S. carrier, flying from New York’s “Idlewild Airport” (now known as John F. Kennedy International Airport) to Paris “Orly” [...]

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