Take a ride in the electric eSpyder!

Jul 17, 2013 4 Comments

Electric power isn’t just for RC models and drones anymore! The German government just announced its certification of eSpyder, an all-electric ultralight that carries a single pilot, and this makes eSpyder the first certified, all-electric man-carrying plane!  Developed and soon to be produced by Yuneec International, based in Kunshan, China, a U.S.-based company called GreenWing Intl. will market, sell and support the line. The [...]

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FPV Heron Crash

Jul 17, 2013 6 Comments

  Even remotely piloted vehicles can have a bad day at the field. In this YouTube video posted by German tabloid The Bild, an Australian RQ 7 Heron offers a first person view of a 2010 taxi accident with a C-130 in Afghanistan.  According to Bild a junior officer put the Heron into auto start and then was unable [...]

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Heavy Bomber Action at Warbirds over Delaware

Jul 17, 2013 11 Comments

This past weekend, MAN was at the annual giant scale warbird meet in Newark, DE. Though the weather was challenging, there were lots of amazing warbirds and military airplanes on hand. As usual, Mac Hodges was there with his amazing giant scale B-29 Superfortress Bomber. Check out this wild video of his flight! Special thanks [...]

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5 STEPS TO MASTER THE INVERTED HARRIER CIRCLE

Jul 16, 2013 1 Comment

An inverted harrier is when the model is inverted at an extreme angle of attack (the fuselage should be at a 45-degree angle or similar) while traveling in the same flight path. The airplane should not lose or gain any altitude while traveling at this angle. Like the inverted harrier, the inverted harrier circle is [...]

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Valach 4-stroke 120cc gas engine

Jul 12, 2013 No Comments

An extremely popular giant scale engine line in Europe, Valach is now available from Vogelsang-Aeroscale the official U.S Dealer. Available now at http://vogelsang-aeroscale.com/valach.html the new 120cc twin-cylinder horizontally apposed gas engine is the perfect power plant for countless scale projects. Able to turn deep pitch 30- to 32-inch propellers, Valach engines are designed from the [...]

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Flashback Friday – RC Show Episode 168

Jul 12, 2013 No Comments

For this week’s Flashback Friday, this episode of the Radio Control Show include Model Airplane News editor Gerry Yarrish on the flightline at the annual giant scale Warbird event from Newark, DE. Check out his interview with Matt Chapman and his impressive twin-engine warbird.

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Pinwheel 60 — Sport Aerobat from Alien Aircraft

Jul 11, 2013 1 Comment

The second the wheels break ground, you’ll realize how special the new Pinwheel 60 from Alien Aircraft is. The crisp response and smooth handling of this sport aerobatic model will give you the confidence to command the sky. Its built-in stability allows you to fly the Pinwheel 60 like a relaxing sport model, but when you really open [...]

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X-47B carrier landing video!

Jul 11, 2013 4 Comments

Yesterday the U.S. Navy made history with the first UAV landing on an aircraft carrier, when the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator touched down on the USS George H.W. Bush off the coast of Virginia. Amazing video!

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