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LA Times story about electric RC planes

LA Times story about electric RC planes

First came the story about Top Gun in the Wall Street Journal (click here to read that post), and now the LA Times has a story about RC electric planes! It’s great to see the sport getting so much positive attention in mainstream media. Here’s the full story by Cyndia Zwahlen, posted June 6, 2011. […]
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Starting Gasoline Engines—Safely!

Starting Gasoline Engines—Safely!

To properly operate and maintain models, you need support equipment that is up to the task. Two of the most important concerns we have with giant-scale models are safely starting the engine and handling the fuel (gasoline). When we switch from glow engines to gasoline burners, we need to change some of our equipment; we […]
ONE WEEK LEFT TO APPLY! Air Age Media RC Scholarship

ONE WEEK LEFT TO APPLY! Air Age Media RC Scholarship

Air Age Media is proud to announce the establishment of the Air Age Media RC Scholarship Fund. This scholarship has been created to help further the education of young people who are interested in the hobby of radio control. The amount and number of scholarships to be presented will depend upon the number of applicants […]
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MAN Construction Article–F/A-22 Raptor

MAN Construction Article–F/A-22 Raptor

Coming soon to MAN, this awesome pusher-jet design by Steve Shumate! The king of pusher-jets Steve has designed and published many models for MAN construction articles and this one looks like a winner for sure! Using sheet foam construction, the Raptor also can be equipped with motor thrust vectoring for pitch giving it amazing agility! […]
U.S. Border UAVs reach 10,000 hours!

U.S. Border UAVs reach 10,000 hours!

Yesterday, the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol announced that its office of Air and Marine Unmanned Aircraft Systems had reached a historic 10,000-hour milestone! Since 2005, their primary mission has been to secure the border and prevent acts of terrorism by identifying and intercepting potential terrorist and illegal cross-border activity as well as helping with federal […]
2011 Farmington NEPRO Q-500 RC Pylon Race

2011 Farmington NEPRO Q-500 RC Pylon Race

2011 Farmington NEPRO RC Pylon Race (424) By Gerry Yarrish; Photos by Damon Rosenthal (above) View down the flightline. The main lap count, timer tent, (left) me at Pylon 3 calling station and Plyon 1 calling/light station (far left). June 5, 2011 was the Central CT RC Club’s annual NEPRO 424 Q-500 pylon race. This […]
XFC WINNERS 2011

XFC WINNERS 2011

Congratulations to this year’s XFC winners! PLANE 1st place: Seth Arnold 2nd place: Donatas Pauzuolis 3rd place: Gabriel Altuz 4th place: Manuel Santos HELICOPTER 1st place: Jamie Robertson 2nd place: Nick Maxwell 3rd place: Kyle Dahl 4th place: Bobby Watts
E-flite Beechcraft Staggerwing 480 ARF & Air Retracts

E-flite Beechcraft Staggerwing 480 ARF & Air Retracts

Anyone who’s got a soft spot for biplanes is familiar with the classic stagger-wing  cabin bipe from Beechcraft. Use in both civilian and military roles, the D-17 is a great looking and fun to fly design New from E-flite is the exciting Staggerwing ARF. Modeled after a U.S. Navy VIP transport variant, the E-flite Beechcraft […]
5th Annual Scale Squadron Fly-In

5th Annual Scale Squadron Fly-In

It’s time for the Pomona Valley Model Airplane Club’s annual scale event at their Chino, California club field! This weekend the club expects pilots from SoCal and neighboring states to gather for a weekend of scale fun. Last year, more than 160 scale models flew over the weekend! Club members note: Last year our 4th […]
Saito 3-cylinder radial for .60- & .90- planes

Saito 3-cylinder radial for .60- & .90- planes

This brand-new FA-120R3 engine has 33% more displacement and more power than the FA-090R3 it replaces. It’s perfect for your next round-cowl project! It comes with a three-piece flex exhaust system.
XFC Bound!

XFC Bound!

We are heading out to Muncie IN to cover the Extreme Flight championships (XFC).  This is a great event that features some of the top airplane and helicopter pilots from around the country and abroad.  This is three solid days of freestyle performances from the best pilots around.  Check back here all weekend long for our […]
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