On this Day in Aviation History – December 21

Dec 21, 2011 No Comments

  1988: Pan American World Airways (Pan-Am) Boeing 747 ‘Maid of the Seas’ is destroyed in mid-air by a terrorist bomb over the Scottish town of Lockerbie. 243 passengers, 16 crew and 11 people on the ground are killed.   1982: The last V-bomber squadron of Britain’s RAF 44 is disbanded at Waddington, Lincolnshire.   [...]

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End of U.S. Manned Space Flight Program!

Dec 20, 2011 2 Comments

The Headlines Read: Dec. 16 — NASA powered down the space shuttle Discovery for a final time Friday, more than 28 years after the agency’s retired fleet leader first came alive, the Discovery space transport vehicle was “unplugged” inside Orbiter Processing Facility-1 (OPF-1) at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. With the official ending of [...]

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Top 10 Warbirds of the Year — RC Heavy Metal Reviews

Dec 20, 2011 4 Comments

What a great way to end the year than with an exclusive MAN & Electric Flight Magazine Online Warbirds Roundup! During 2011 we have reviewed some of the nicest WW2 fighter aircraft in both Kit form and ARF. From Giant Scale to Park Flyer all have been excellent products and all really get the goosebumps [...]

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Giant Scale Electric-Powered OV-10 Bronco with Video

Dec 19, 2011 11 Comments

  Sean Curry has been flying a beautiful giant scale OV-10 Bronco at several RC Warbird events and fly ins and he always draws attention. Besides being an impressive twin, this monster is also electric powered and it has amazing sound and performance. Recently, MAN contributor Rich Uravitch caught up with Sean at the 2011 [...]

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New for Members Only! 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane Buildalong

Dec 19, 2011 1 Comment

Just posted on the Model Airplane News Members website is a new exclusive buildalong from MAN contributor Dave Johnson’s workshop. Showing the first few snapshots of Dave’s wing construction for the Balsa USA triplane, this page will be updated throughout his build showing in detail how this impressive WW I giant goes together!   Go to [...]

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Alien Aircraft Extra 300 — Online build-along

Dec 17, 2011 4 Comments

  This from the workbench construction highlight by MAN contributor Robert Labriola shows how this great flying easy to build airplane kit goes together. Here’s what Bob has to say: Following my build last year of the Alien Aircraft Gee Bee Sport, I was ready for something with a little more performance. I really liked [...]

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Traffic a pain? Buy a ’54 Aerocar One!

Dec 17, 2011 1 Comment

That’s right: you can own a unique piece of aviation history! This rare, fully standard, certified Aerocar One has folding wings that it can tow while it’s driving on the road, and it even has a horn and rear-view mirror! One of only five Aerocars that exist, it has a cruise speed of 100mph, takeoff [...]

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The Radio Control Show 137

Dec 16, 2011 No Comments

Red Tails of WW II and more! Just in time for the January release of the movie Red Tails, we’re taking a look at the real-life Tuskegee Airmen, also known as the Red Tails of WW II, also featured in the February 2012 issue of Model Airplane News. The article also includes a full-size razorback [...]

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