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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Hirobo EMBLA 450

Sep 30, 2011 No Comments

Available with and without a flybar, this electric 450 class  helicopter is perfect for indoor and outdoor flying! The kit includes a brushless motor and speed control as well as high-performance aircraft aluminum rotor head; Hirobo original design carbon frame and main blades; fiberglass canopy; a high-tensile strength, hardened steel main shaft; full bearings; Japanese [...]

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Win the MAN Cover Plane!

Sep 30, 2011 7 Comments

You could win the Model Airplane News October 2011 cover plane, a fully built and equipped ElectriFly F-16, just by entering our Facebook giveaway! Total prize package is worth over $700 and includes: ElectriFly F-16 (fully assembled) Futaba 6J radio 4 Futaba 3107 microservos (installed) ElectriFly 35A Silver Series speed control ElectriFly 4S 2200mAh LiPo [...]

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RealFlight 6, the latest in realism

Sep 30, 2011 4 Comments

RealFlight has just announced their all-new RealFlight 6, which should be available in late October. RealFlight 6  gives pilots more realistic physics along with an InterLink Elite Controller that’s configured like a heli transmitter but also has a lot more aircraft are available to choose from as well!  With RealFlight 6 you could fly a [...]

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Hangar 9 Pawnee, our new review plane

Sep 29, 2011 No Comments

We just got this in the Hangar 9 Pawnee; this is one big bird!  It has working landing gear that can take landing after landing.   So of course, we are going to make it as a large tow plane for our local glider group. We may even add a GoPro camera or two to it.

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Great Planes Christen Eagle .46 ARF — Flight Test

Sep 29, 2011 No Comments

From the upcoming January 2012 Model Airplane News Flight Report. By Aaron Ham IN THE AIR (the Model) Flying the Eagle can be accomplished from pretty much any type of field.  A paved field is great but a grass club field is also just as good provided the grass is cut somewhat short.  The small [...]

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RC planes as terror weapons? Share your thoughts

Sep 29, 2011 75 Comments

This week, a 26-year-old man from Framingham, Massachusetts, was arrested and charged with plotting terror attacks on Washington, apparently planning to use a $6,000 RC turbine jet and other RC planes to deliver explosives. The authorities note that this man was never a real threat because undercover FBI operatives were keeping tabs on him, but when many [...]

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Flyzone Focke-Wulf FW-190 Just in!

Sep 28, 2011 3 Comments

The new FW-190 from FlyZone is here and I just cracked the box to take a look! Wow in the time it took to unpack the new Butcher Bird, I had it assembled and the 1800mAh Lipo pack on charge! it literally took minutes to assemble (two screws!) and plug in the servo leads into [...]

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