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VQ-GLB Giant Stick 120/23cc flight and interview video

VQ-GLB Giant Stick 120/23cc flight and interview video

We all know that bigger flies better and one of the best smaller flying planes has to be the stick, so….VQ Models introduced their new GLB Giant Stick which is a 1.20 glow or a 20-23cc gas size plane.  This stick has a 78-inch wingspan and is just about 46-inches long.  The two-piece wing makes […]
2012 Road to Top Gun Update — Graeme Mears, T-33 with workshop photo gallery!

2012 Road to Top Gun Update — Graeme Mears, T-33 with workshop photo gallery!

 No stranger to the winners’ circle at the Top Gun Scale Invitational, Canadian Graeme Mears can always be counted on for something amazing and of the highest quality. And 2012 is no different.     Starting with a kit from Marijn Pennix of Scale-jet Graeme’s new T-33 is 1:4.5 scale, has a wing span 110 […]
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Hangar 9 P-47D Thunderbolt 30cc flight video

Hangar 9 P-47D Thunderbolt 30cc flight video

Here it is the Hangar 9 P-47D Thunderbolt 30cc ARF flight and interview video.  This plane offers a lot of scale detail and assembles very fast. 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 key parts of the […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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=”” /]
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 […]
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