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

Feb 16, 2012 4 Comments

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 [...]

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

Feb 15, 2012 5 Comments

 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

Feb 15, 2012 13 Comments

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 [...]

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On the Day in Aviation History — February 15

Feb 15, 2012 No Comments

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

Feb 14, 2012 5 Comments

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 [...]

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Road to Top Gun Update: P.J. Ash’s Martin Baker MB.5

Feb 14, 2012 3 Comments

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 [...]

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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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