Friday the 13th — Rules to fly by?

Jan 13, 2012 2 Comments

Quote, ( “Friday the 13th occurs when the thirteenth day of a month falls on a Friday, which superstition holds to be a day of bad luck.” Boy when it comes to flying RC, we need all the “GOOD” luck we can get. As far as being superstitious, there’s all sorts of “dos and don’ts” [...]

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E-flite’s Cessna 150 Aerobat — The Story Behind the Plane

Jan 12, 2012 No Comments

When we first learned about the new Cessna 150 Aerobat coming from E-flite, we checked into it and discovered an interesting back story. Horizon Hobby’s David Payne is a product developer and demo show pilot and the new lightweight Cessna is a scale model of a full-size plane that’s been involved in his own family’s [...]

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Hitec HS-5565MH and HS-5585MH High Voltage Digital Servos

Jan 12, 2012 No Comments

Are you looking for increased performance but don’t want to break your RC budget? The new high voltage, digital HS-5565MH and HS-5585MH are premium sport servos featuring coreless motors, heavy-duty metal gears and dual ball bearings. Rated at 7.4 volts you can power them with 7.4V 2S LiPo receiver packs for reliable operation, durability and increased power.   The HS-5565MH [...]

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New For Members Only — Installing Flaps on your Foam Fighter

Jan 11, 2012 3 Comments

We just added another great workshop how to article to the Model Airplane News “Members Only” Website. If you want to see this and other exclusive online content, subscribe today by clicking here:   An easy “Mod” for the Hobby Lobby P-47 Thunderbolt– The E-scale P-47 Thunderbolt from Hobby Lobby ( is a great [...]

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On this Day in Aviation History — January 11

Jan 11, 2012 No Comments

1996: Space Shuttle Endeavour lifts off from Kennedy Space Center on mission STS-72, the ship’s 10th flight and the 74th shuttle mission overall.   1990: The 3-engined MD11 airliner is rolled out at the McDonnell Douglas Long Beach factory.   1978: The American Jet Industries’ Hustler executive transport makes its first flight.   1944: Aircraft [...]

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RealFlight 6 Reviewed

Jan 10, 2012 7 Comments

  It’s no big secret that one of the greatest assets to the hobby has been the RC flight simulator. Whether you’re a first timer or a seasoned pro, it’s one of those things you almost can’t live without. The first generations of simulators were quite basic when it came to performance, and the appearance [...]

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Jan 10, 2012 1 Comment

Model Airplane News’ Debra Cleghorn interviews Horizon Hobby on their new AS3X System. Click the video below to see the full interview.

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Win the MAN cover plane!

Jan 10, 2012 5 Comments

Like us on Facebook and you could win the actual cover plane from the January issue of Model Airplane News! This completely built Precision Aerobatics Bandit comes ready to fly, with complete power and radio systems installed and with an Optic 6 transmitter. This huge prize package is worth over $1,200! Specifications •             Wingspan: 50 [...]

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