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On the Day in Aviation History — February 15

On the Day in Aviation History — February 15

2008 The USAF Air Combat Command (ACC) clears all its grounded F-15A/B/C/D fighters for flight pending inspections, engineering reviews and any needed repairs. ACC also recommended release of other U.S. F-15A/B/C/D aircraft. After a Missouri Air National Guard F-15C had come apart in flight and crashed on 2 November 2007, The USAF grounded all F-15 […]
Kit Plane Build-along — Florio Flyer 60 Continued

Kit Plane Build-along — Florio Flyer 60 Continued

Well we now have a total of about 3 to 4 hours into the build and the wing and tail surfaces are all finished and ready for cover. As a roundup, I changed the wing to use 2 aileron servos, and replaced the solid wingtip blocks with built up ones. The wing came out really nice […]
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Road to Top Gun Update: P.J. Ash’s Martin Baker MB.5

Road to Top Gun Update: P.J. Ash’s Martin Baker MB.5

From Lexington, KY, P.J. Ash is entering a rather different plane this year.  It is called a Martin Baker MB.5 and it was the last aircraft the Martin Baker Company produced before building and introducing the ejection seat. P.J. built his impressive aircraft using from scale 3-views.  It spans 97 inches and the fuselage length is 102 […]
E-flite UMX MiG EDF

E-flite UMX MiG EDF

Quique Somenzini shows us the E-flite UMX MiG micro EDF at the 2012 Nuremberg Toy Fair. It’s amazing flying capabilities and scale realism make this little EDF a winner! Watch the video in the player below. [kaltura-widget uiconfid=”1727911″ entryid=”0_x5d69zie” width=”640″ height=”390″ addpermission=”” editpermission=”” /]
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Budget Quadcopter: Blade mQX

Budget Quadcopter: Blade mQX

The combination of highly efficient LiPo batteries and electric motors, together with improved micro electronics, have made the new “quad” line of helicopters a practical option for the average pilot, and the new Blade mQX from Horizon Hobby is the latest entry in this exciting field. The Blade mQX is fully assembled, with a 4-in-1 DSM2 […]
GIANT Electric Airbus A400M, with parachutists!

GIANT Electric Airbus A400M, with parachutists!

They don’t get much bigger than this! Check out this huge, 13.5-foot-span Airbus at a European airshow. The 92.5-pound RC model uses four Hacker motors producting 6000 watts and has two radio systems with 18 total servos. Build time was 6 years. Watch the entire video and you’ll see an in-flight view of the parachute release, and the landing […]
The Radio Control Show 145

The Radio Control Show 145

Check out this week’s episode of The Radio Control Show where we learn how to do the descending rolling harrier with world champion pilot John Glezellis. Don’t forget to like us on FACEBOOK!
The Road to Top Gun 2012 — Scale RC Aviation at its Best! — Updated

The Road to Top Gun 2012 — Scale RC Aviation at its Best! — Updated

Each year, Model Airplane News gives its readers and web visitors a sneak peek at some of the amazing airplanes that will be competing at the annual Top Gun Scale Invitational. Hosted each year by it creator, Frank Tiano, the 2012 Top Gun event will again be held at the Paradise Field near Lakeland Linder […]
FAA told to make room for RC planes & drones

FAA told to make room for RC planes & drones

This USA Today story has more information on the legislatation that pass the House and Senate and would require the FAA to ensure ways for drones to safely share airspace with piloted aircraft. This, of course, also affects RC airplanes and helicopters.   Within a few years, that flying object overhead might not be a bird or […]
Exclusive Review! Hangar 9 P-47D 30cc

Exclusive Review! Hangar 9 P-47D 30cc

Here it is the Hangar 9 P-47D Thunderbolt 30cc ARF completed and ready for photos in 6 days, from start to finish.  This build included the optional air retracts (including tailwheel) from Robart, the optional cockpit kit from Hangar 9 and the Evolution 40GX gas engine.  The assembly went along very well due to the […]
Fun Scale Profile Zero — Now available at the Air Age Store

Fun Scale Profile Zero — Now available at the Air Age Store

Here’s a Sneak Peak of the next great construction article from the May 2012 issue of MAN. Designed by Dick Sarpolus, this Zero is easy to build and fun to fly. To order these plans and build one yourself, got to: http://www.airagestore.com/fun-scale-profile-zero.html This Fun Scale Mitsubishi A6M Profile Zero is the next step up from […]
On this Day in Aviation History — February 8

On this Day in Aviation History — February 8

2010 The freighter version of the 747-8 takes flight for the first time. In2005, Boeing announced that it was launching the 747 Advanced as the “Boeing 747-8”. This would be the first lengthened 747 to go into full production. The 747-8 and 747SP are the only 747 variants with a fuselage of modified length.   2008  Eagle […]
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