Giant Electric Corsair Flies!

Mar 28, 2012 11 Comments

Our good friend Lee Estingoy from Castle Creations finished up his giant scale electrified CARF-Models F4U-1D Corsair and logged in his first flight on it.   Lee was happy to, as he put it, finally get this bird in the air. He goes on to say: Couldn’t have asked for a better flying plane or power [...]

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Florida Jets 2012 – SKS DVD Event Coverage

Mar 27, 2012 No Comments

If you missed the event, you can still experience the THRILL! SKS was there and covered all the after-burner jet action like only SKS can! The Largest Gathering of Jets in the RC World! Held once again at Lakeland Linder Airport in Lakeland, Florida, this event continues to bring together the hottest pilots and planes [...]

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Flyzone Calypso EP Glider

Mar 26, 2012 1 Comment

Smooth and forgiving, the 4-5 channel Flyzone Calypso EP Glider excels as a first electric sailplane. Experienced glider pilots will also enjoy its wide range of soaring performance — and can elect to use the flap option (requiring a linkage set sold separately) for advanced thermal chasing. Two versions of the Calypso are available, in [...]

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Hobby Lobby B-17 Flying Fortress — Exclusive Sneak Peek!

Mar 26, 2012 7 Comments

One of the most anticipated RC releases has been this new 4-engine heavy bomber from FreeWing Model, distributed by Hobby Lobby International. Model Airplane News has an exclusive review planned for the B-17 Flying Fortress in the next issue and we’re very excited to provide a sneak peek of this impressive electric-powered warbird to our readers. [...]

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AS3X system with the Beast

Mar 23, 2012 1 Comment

See what our Senior Editor on the West Cost, John Reid has to say about the new Horizon AS3X system used in the Beast bi-plane.  This system makes it much easier to fly small micro planes and we were able to try it out first hand with all three aircrafts.  Right now, this system is [...]

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The Radio Control Show Episode 151

Mar 23, 2012 No Comments

Join us for another episode of everyone’s favorite RC show, The Radio Control Show! In Episode 151 we teach you how to do the Rolling Harrier Descent, take a look at some flight simulator techniques, and much more. Watch Episode 151 in the player below.

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Road to Top Gun Update: John Boyko, Cessna Skymaster

Mar 23, 2012 4 Comments

John’s Cessna Skymaster is 26% scale and has a 120″ wingspan. The inline twin aircraft is built from his own plans and has all-wood construction and fiberglass engine cowls. John built and molded the fiberglass parts with his own plug and mold work. The Retracts are a custom made and are a one-off set.  The [...]

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Great Plane Shoestring Racer — MAN FaceBook Give-away!

Mar 22, 2012 8 Comments

There’s still time left! You could win this Great Planes Shoestring racer complete with everything needed including radio and flight gear. We are giving away the actual cover plane from the May 2012 issue of our sister publication Electric Flight No subscription or purchase necessary. Sweepstakes ends at 11:59:59 PM EDT on March 26, 2012. Enter the [...]

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