Mountain Models HiperBipe

Oct 07, 2011 No Comments

Make this aerobatic park flyer your next building project! The 35.4-inch-span HiperBipe is easy to build and fun to fly, because it slows down well and does full aerobatics. The kit is fully engineered in 3D CAD, so its parts fit together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. A complete hardware package is included, and all electronics [...]

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Electric Plane Wins $1.35M Prize!

Oct 05, 2011 2 Comments

NASA just awarded a $1.35 million prize to a Pennsylvania company and thier Taurus G4, an all-electric full-size airplane that can fly 200 miles in less than 2 hours, on a gallon (or less) of fuel or equivalent electric power! Check out this neat news story from Today In Tech’s Mike Krumboltz: NASA has awarded [...]

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Easy Retract Installation

Oct 05, 2011 2 Comments

One of my favorite planes is the Top Flite Cessna 310. One thing that was missing from this nice scale plane was the great looking retracts that are available from Robart Manufacturing. I decided to install them and I was surprised just how simple it was. I began my endeavor by purchasing all the necessary equipment, [...]

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Model Airplane News December magazine on sale now. Check out some pics from the issue!

Oct 04, 2011 No Comments

Aeroworks Extra 300, Comp ARF Corsair, Zirolli Zero

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On this Day in Aviation History: October 4

Oct 04, 2011 No Comments

       2010:     Luftwaffe legend and history’s third-ranking fighter ace Günther Rall dies. He achieved 275 victories during World War II. (272 on the Eastern Front, of which 241 were against Soviet fighters.) He flew a total of 621 combat missions, was shot down 8 times and was wounded 3 times. He fought in the [...]

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10th Annual CCRCC Big Biplane Bash — A Splashing Success!

Oct 02, 2011 3 Comments

Well, the 2011 version of the Central Connecticut RC Club’s Big Biplane Bash all-biplane event is now history! Even though there was rain in the early AM setup time. The wet weather held off and we enjoyed a high, solid overcast that could not dampen the spirits of the 23 pilots that did showed up. Usually, the event draws [...]

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Customize a Scale Warbird: Make Your ARF Your Own!

Oct 01, 2011 2 Comments

      It’s early Sunday morning. You stayed up late finishing your new ARF warbird last night, and you’re raring to get to the field to collect all the Oohs, Aahs and accolades that come with the unveiling of a new model. En route, you plan your strategy: choose a spot in the pits [...]

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TOP 10 HEAVY-METAL WARBIRDS

Oct 01, 2011 3 Comments

     From the ubiquitous P-51 Mustang to more obscure German fighters, we love ‘em all: scale warbirds turn heads, they’re a blast to fly and they even look good just sitting on the flightline. But start to weigh the merits of a WW II twin bomber against a trainer-turned-fighter and you’ve got a definite [...]

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