E-flite UMX MiG EDF

Feb 13, 2012 No Comments

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.

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Budget Quadcopter: Blade mQX

Feb 12, 2012 2 Comments

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 [...]

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GIANT Electric Airbus A400M, with parachutists!

Feb 12, 2012 17 Comments

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 [...]

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The Radio Control Show 145

Feb 10, 2012 No Comments

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!

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The Road to Top Gun 2012 — Scale RC Aviation at its Best! — Updated

Feb 10, 2012 3 Comments

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 [...]

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FAA told to make room for RC planes & drones

Feb 09, 2012 15 Comments

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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Exclusive Review! Hangar 9 P-47D 30cc

Feb 08, 2012 5 Comments

Here it is the Hangar 9 P-47D Thunderbolt 30cc ARF completed and ready for photos in 6 days, from start to finish.  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 assembly went along very well due to the [...]

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Fun Scale Profile Zero — Now available at the Air Age Store

Feb 08, 2012 3 Comments

Here’s a Sneak Peak of the next great construction article from the May 2012 issue of MAN. Designed by Dick Sarpolus, this Zero is easy to build and fun to fly. To order these plans and build one yourself, got to: http://www.airagestore.com/fun-scale-profile-zero.html This Fun Scale Mitsubishi A6M Profile Zero is the next step up from [...]

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