Today in Aviation History — September 8.

Sep 08, 2011 No Comments

As part of MAN’s continuing tour of aviation history, this post shows just some of the many notable happenings on this day September 8. You’ll be surprized. 2005 – Two Russian EMERCOM Il-76 aircraft land at a disaster aid staging area at Little Rock, Arkansas. This marks the first time Russia has flown such a [...]

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1/3-scale Electric Pitts

Sep 08, 2011 1 Comment

Converting a 1/3-scale aerobat from glow to electric comes with a host of considerations: which motor and mount to use? What voltage and amperage battery packs? What size prop works best? And last but not least, does it need a safety arming switch? In this article, Joe Ziomek of Islamorada, Florida shares how he converted [...]

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Weight and Balance the old fashioned way

Sep 08, 2011 4 Comments

Setting up a plane for your first flight is a critical step. Most of us fiddle with stuffing all the electronics into the fuselage and then placing it on the center of gravity (CG) stand.  If we are wrong, we move some things around and try it again hopefully getting it right through trial and [...]

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The New High-Quality JR VR6015 Regulator System

Sep 08, 2011 No Comments

  Designed for RC aircraft and helicopters, the JR VR6015′s DC/DC switch mode system is able to take input voltage up to 8.5V from any 2S Li-Po/Li-Fe battery and provide regulated receiver voltage of 6V at up to 15 amps of current draw. Designed for operation with 2.4GHz systems only, the VR6015 comes with an EC3 connector for input and [...]

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Flying Mini and Micro Warbirds

Sep 07, 2011 No Comments

We all dream about it. Sitting in our WW2 fighter drawing a bead with our gun sights on our adversary in a high-speed dogfight in and around the clouds! Well, at least I dream about it! The history of WW2 is the stuff of legends and there are so many great warbirds to choose from. Pilots like [...]

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The New BladeScout CX Heli

Sep 07, 2011 No Comments

  At just 17 grams, the $50 Scout CX is the smallest, most affordable Blade heli out there.  But don’t let the size or price fool you, it still has the advanced Blade engineering.  It comes with a fully proportional 2.4GHz control and heading hold gyro that will have pilots flying circles around similar 3-channel [...]

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Model Airplane News November 2011 magazine on sale now. Check out some photos from the issue!

Sep 07, 2011 No Comments

Hangar 9 Extra 300, Audacity Models Pantera P6, Alien Aircraft Gee Bee Sport

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Painting Scale Pilot Helmets– the “Best Pilots” way!

Sep 06, 2011 7 Comments

 By Lyle Vasser A continuation of the How To article in the December 2011 issue of MAN, this “Scale Special Issue” bonus material shows how to make those leather and cloth pilot helmets look amazingly real.  I put a huge amount of detail in the helmets of my Best Pilots pilot figures because its the [...]

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