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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John Worth – A sad farewell

Oct 25, 2011 6 Comments

 I am sad to report that John Worth, dedicated AMA pioneer and microflight promoter, passed away Sunday evening. I was privileged to work with John in early 2000 on Air Age’s RC MicroFlight newsletter and recall his infectious enthusiasm for RC aviation and his warm, generous personality. John’s life was deeply entrenched with model aviation, and many [...]

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MRC GY100 Gyro

Oct 25, 2011 2 Comments

Not only is this new high-performance helicopter gyro compact and lightweight, but it also offers a wide rate range (from 0.5 to 800 degrees), smooth fast response for consistent pirouette rates and a steady head-lock while hovering. Its 2ms response time on DC mode means that you’ll see virtually no tail deviation when the heli [...]

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