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Sweet find! You never know where Model Airplane News will pop up!

Sweet find! You never know where Model Airplane News will pop up!

Recently, Eric Boehm, Curator, Aviation and Aircraft Restoration of the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum, in NYC found this vintage copy of MAN in a desk drawer aboard the USS Intrepid (CV-11). The 1946 August edition of Model Airplane News was in great shape and still had the postage and post mark on the […]
First Person View (FPV)  & RC flying — What do you think?

First Person View (FPV) & RC flying — What do you think?

First Person View (FPV) RC flying is one of the hottest new interests in our RC  hobby today. Live feed video instantly transmitted from the aircraft down to the pilot who wears video goggles or glasses provides a unique window on the world. It is as if you were in the model’s cockpit. This development is so […]
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Hobby Lobby B-17 Update

Hobby Lobby B-17 Update

Well, we finally did it. The weather finally cooperated and we were able to commit aviation with the new B-17 and wow is it a blast ! It has gobs of power and it handles mild to moderate wind gusts pretty well. It seems to have momentum and it penetrates nicely. Flaps are good but […]
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New 1/4-Scale WWI Pilot Figure

New 1/4-Scale WWI Pilot Figure

Another masterpiece from BEST PILOTS! LOTHAR VON RICTHOFEN the younger brother of the infamous “The Red baron” (Manfred  Von Ricthofen) is an ideal subject for the cockpit of your next 1/4-scale WW1 German Aeroplane.  This full-figure, lightweight pilot not only raises the bar in authentic scale realism – it blows it away! Lothar,  is chocked full […]
The Radio Control Show 152

The Radio Control Show 152

Sit back and relax. It’s time for another episode of The Radio Control Show! In episode 152 we take a look at an  impressive McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom by Rai Gonzalez (thanks to our friends at SKS video) as well as an in depth look at the Horizon Hobby AS3X stabilization system with John Reid. […]
Great Planes Gee Bee

Great Planes Gee Bee

One of the most beloved planes of almost any pilot has to be the Gee Bee and now we have this great looking one available from Great Planes.  This all foam constructed Gee Bee is almost ready to fly with very little prep work needed to get it in the air. Check out what our […]
Giant Electric Corsair Flies!

Giant Electric Corsair Flies!

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 […]
Florida Jets 2012 – SKS DVD Event Coverage

Florida Jets 2012 – SKS DVD Event Coverage

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 […]
Flyzone Calypso EP Glider

Flyzone Calypso EP Glider

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

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

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. […]
AS3X system with the Beast

AS3X system with the Beast

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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