On this Day in Aviation History — January 11

Jan 11, 2012 No Comments

1996: Space Shuttle Endeavour lifts off from Kennedy Space Center on mission STS-72, the ship’s 10th flight and the 74th shuttle mission overall.      1990: The 3-engined MD11 airliner is rolled out at the McDonnell Douglas Long Beach factory.   1978: The American Jet Industries’ Hustler executive transport makes its first flight.   1944: [...]

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RealFlight 6 Reviewed

Jan 10, 2012 7 Comments

  It’s no big secret that one of the greatest assets to the hobby has been the RC flight simulator. Whether you’re a first timer or a seasoned pro, it’s one of those things you almost can’t live without. The first generations of simulators were quite basic when it came to performance, and the appearance [...]

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AS3X System: VIDEO INTERVIEW

Jan 10, 2012 1 Comment

Model Airplane News’ Debra Cleghorn interviews Horizon Hobby on their new AS3X System. Click the video below to see the full interview.

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Win the MAN cover plane!

Jan 10, 2012 5 Comments

Like us on Facebook and you could win the actual cover plane from the January issue of Model Airplane News! This completely built Precision Aerobatics Bandit comes ready to fly, with complete power and radio systems installed and with an Optic 6 transmitter. This huge prize package is worth over $1,200! Specifications •             Wingspan: 50 [...]

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THE FLYING TIGERS—How they got their name!

Jan 10, 2012 7 Comments

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 [...]

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

Jan 09, 2012 1 Comment

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

Jan 09, 2012 8 Comments

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 [...]

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Futaba BR-3000 Digital Battery Checker

Jan 07, 2012 No Comments

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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