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Country music star flies a B-29!

Country music star flies a B-29!

Not only is Aaron Tippin a world-famous country singer, he’s also an accomplished pilot! He recently completed his check ride in “Fifi,” the only B-29 Superfortress still flying today. Here’s his story: “Getting checked out in the B-29 on this beautiful September day is a lifelong dream and the coolest thing ever”, Tippin exclaims. Now Aaron […]
E-flite Power 52 Brushless Outrunner

E-flite Power 52 Brushless Outrunner

The ideal conversion motor for your .40- to .50-size sport, scale and 3D planes, this new outrunner provides up to 1650 watts of power! With a 4 to 6S LiPo pack, it can deliver up to 65 amps of continuous current and is perfect for the new Hangar 9 Katana 50 ARF. The Power 52 […]
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Hangar 9 Katana 50

Hangar 9 Katana 50

This explosive aerobatic performer is just what a hotdog pilot needs to rule the sky! This Katana 50 features lightweight balsa and ply construction, a two-piece plug-in wing and horizontal stabilizer (both with carbon-fiber tubes!) and airfoil-shaped tail surfaces. And because it was designed by champion aerobatic pilot and proven designer Mike McConville, you know […]
Align RC Helicopter with a GoPro at the Soulstyce 2011

Align RC Helicopter with a GoPro at the Soulstyce 2011

What do you get when you mount a GoPro camera on an RC helicopter, with a talented pilot and some the best BXM Dirt Jumpers in the World all working to get a piece of the $10,000?  You get a video like this:   [kaltura-widget uiconfid=”1727911″ entryid=”0_5xjqdfy1″ width=”640″ height=”510″ addpermission=”” editpermission=”” /] Chad Sackman (right) […]
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Castle Creations ICE HV ESC Recall

Castle Creations ICE HV ESC Recall

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Setting Up Twin Electrics

Setting Up Twin Electrics

      This A-26 from Global Hobbies is the perfect candidate for electric conversion. Plenty of room to run the wires through the wings and the batteries are located under the center hatch on top of the wing.       Easy tips for making a solid connection on multiple motor setups THIS MONTH […]
Date Change: Big Biplane Bash Event is now October 1.

Date Change: Big Biplane Bash Event is now October 1.

Hey all you multi-wing airplane lovers. The Model Airplane News Sponsored 10th Annual Big Biplane Bash event will be postponed one week due to RAIN! The new date is Saturday October 1. Same lineup of great events as before, just on a dryer day! Under the direction of our own Gerry Yarrish, this event is […]
This Day in Aviation History September 22

This Day in Aviation History September 22

2006 – Boeing delivers the first EA-18G Growler airborne electronic attack aircraft to the U.S. Navy test site at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD. The F-14 Tomcat retires from the United States Navy.   2003 – David Hempleman-Adams becomes the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an open-air, wicker-basket hot air balloon […]
Giant 1/3-Scale Electric Culver Dart — Video Interview

Giant 1/3-Scale Electric Culver Dart — Video Interview

You just don’t know what you will run into at the annual NEAT Fair in Downsville, NY. This year I ran into Paul Weigand who was flying his bright orange Culver Dart. This 1/3- scale model was originally designed and flown powered with a Quadra 50cc gas engine.     Paul built the giant Dart from 1983 […]
Jim Ryan’s RC AH-56 Cheyenne Attack Helicopter

Jim Ryan’s RC AH-56 Cheyenne Attack Helicopter

We caught up with Model Airplane News contributor and Scale Electric Helicopter devotee, Jim Ryan at the recent NEAT Fair. Jim had with him several RC Helis including his award winning AH-56 Cheyenne Attack helicopter.         Jim scratch built this amazing  advanced attack design after the proposed Lockheed heli and duplicated the unique pusher prop/compound […]
Galloping Ghost 1946-2011

Galloping Ghost 1946-2011

Many Reno Race planes go through many transformations before becoming an unlimited competitor. The Galloping Ghost is no exception to that rule, here are a set of images that show the transformation of this aircraft all the way from 1946 to 2011.
Coming soon to a pond, lake, or smooth grass patch near your home

Coming soon to a pond, lake, or smooth grass patch near your home

One of the really fun aspects of R/C is seaplane flying. Whether its adapting a set of conventional floats to your land-based model or building a “dedicated” seaplane, float flying opens up a whole new world to the R/C enthusiast. Coming in the January 2012 issue of MAN is my new “PS-36” which is easy […]
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