WW II B-17 crash-lands in Oswego, Illinois

Jun 13, 2011 3 Comments

It’s a sad day in aviation, as a historic B-17 crash-landed in a field in Oswego, Illinois Monday, June 13th, and burst into flames. Thankfully, the FAA has reported that all seven people onboard survived without injury. Here’s the full AP report:  A World War II bomber made what appeared to be an emergency landing in a [...]

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Joe Nall 2011 DVD

Jun 13, 2011 1 Comment

Here’s another must-have video from the Propwash library! Joe Nall is the premier giant-scale fly-in in the U.S., so if you missed this year’s festivities, this video is the next best thing. (And if you were lucky enough to attend, just pop this DVD into your player or computer to bring your scrapbook photos to [...]

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Alien Aircraft Extra 300 Kit

Jun 13, 2011 No Comments

Here’s a fast building project that will also make you look like a pro at the field! The latest kit from Alien Aircraft, this 38.3-inch-span Extra 300 comes with laser-cut balsa and ply parts and features tab and notch construction for a fast, accurate build. It includes full-size plans, formed aluminum landing gear, a formed [...]

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BH Models Pitts [VIDEO]

Jun 13, 2011 No Comments

An exclusive look at the BH Models Pitts. Check out the interview with John Reid and Mike Gantt along with flight footage of this amazing plane. CLICK HERE TO WATCH.

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How To Hand Start a 2-Stroke Glow Engine–Safely.

Jun 12, 2011 No Comments

How To video here at: http://www.modelairplanenews.com/videos/how-tos/ With summer comes the flying season and many RC pilots are now enjoying the warm sunny days at the flying field. For glow powered airplanes, starting the engine is the first step to a great flight. Here’s how to hand start your engine safely. Remember, always have your airplane secured [...]

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Aerotowing: An Introduction to an RC Team Sport

Jun 10, 2011 8 Comments

In this article from the MAN archives, Dave Garwood share what it takes to get involved in aerotowing, from the planes to the equipment to the techniques.  Aerotowing is growing rapidly, both in interest and sophistication. The grace and majesty of a large-scale sailplane launched by aerotow-plus the unparalleled opportunity for cooperation and interaction between pilots of [...]

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Video: Skyblade III Mini UAV

Jun 10, 2011 No Comments

This simple-to-deploy mini UAV can be carried in a GI-issue backpack, and its onboard high-def camera system can relay images to its field operator from 15 miles away! Click HERE to check out this video of the Skyblade III in today’s daily video pick!

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Model Airplane History-Maker Maynard Hill dies at 85

Jun 10, 2011 2 Comments

From the Washington Post: Published: June 9 By Emma Brown, Maynard Hill, a designer of model airplanes who secured a spot in aviation history in 2003 when one of his creations flew 1,882 miles across the Atlantic Ocean on less than a gallon of fuel, died June 7 of prostate cancer at his home in Silver [...]

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