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Functional Scale Cockpit Hatch

Functional Scale Cockpit Hatch

When it comes to RC Golden Age racers, no one does  flying models better than the world recognized  guru of scale Gee Bees – Henry Haffke. When I teamed up with Henry to build the 1/3-scale version of his Howard DGA-5 “Ike” Golden Age racer, I added several  details that a racer this size needed to look right. One […]
US to Send Drones to Iraq Forces to fight Terrorists

US to Send Drones to Iraq Forces to fight Terrorists

WASHINGTON — The United States is quietly rushing dozens of Hellfire missiles and low-tech surveillance drones to Iraq to help government forces combat an explosion of violence by a Qaeda-backed insurgency that is gaining territory in both western Iraq and neighboring Syria. The move follows an appeal for help in battling the extremist group by […]
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Sneak Peek — HyperBipe from Durafly

Sneak Peek — HyperBipe from Durafly

Just test flown for a future review in MAN, is the new Aerobatic HyperBipe from Durafly. Available from Hobby King, this sleek aerobatic multi-wing model is a PNF (Plug and Fly) design and has quick and easy assembly, pre-installed 3S power system including motor and ESC, and Fully hinged surfaces. It features rugged molded EPO foam construction […]
Georgia Model Aviators featured on PBS

Georgia Model Aviators featured on PBS

This must-watch video about the Georgia Model Aviators includes Model Airplane News contributors Jerry Smith and Pedro Sanchez! Atlanta’s PBS station, PBA30,  did a wonderful job  of showcasing what RC airplanes are all about, from ARFs to scale scratch-building, flying and even new technology like multi-rotors, First Person View and flight simulators. The club members were […]
Alien Aircraft FunMaster 72 — Workshop Build-Along Part 1

Alien Aircraft FunMaster 72 — Workshop Build-Along Part 1

Designed by Tom Herr, owner/operator of Alien Aircraft, the FunMaster 72 is his newest laser-cut 6-foot span kit plane. Designed to be a multi-role RC airplane, it is great for use as a trainer, fun fly plane or a flying experimenter test bed.  MAN contributor Jerry Smith is building a FunMaster 72 for a future […]
Ultralight DelFly Explorer

Ultralight DelFly Explorer

Taking its design cues from microlight indoor RC flyers, this flapping-wing micro air vehicle can fly with complete autonomy in unknown environments! That means this 20-gram aircraft can take off by itself, then use its onboard 4-gram onboard stereo vision system to keep itself at the same altitude and avoid obstacles! Its sensing and processing […]
Easy Engine Testing — Safe and Cheap!

Easy Engine Testing — Safe and Cheap!

When ever I test run and adjust a new engine, I prefer to set it up on a sturdy test stand/table instead of on the model airplane. Here is my Zenoah GT-80, 80cc twin-cylinder gasoline engine which I removed from my Fokker Triplane to test run it. The firewall is equipped with Soft Engine mounts available […]
Question of the Week — “What power systems do you use?

Question of the Week — “What power systems do you use?

Model Airplane News wants to know what you like, what you do and how you enjoy the great hobby of radio control model airplane building and flying. The editors are always having discussions on what the most popular power systems are be they Electric, Glow (nitro) power or Gas engines. Let us know what your […]
Remembering Pearl Harbor

Remembering Pearl Harbor

War was coming to the ocean called “Pacific.” Imperial Japan, in need of oil to feed its growing ambition, squirmed under the stricture of an American embargo (implemented because of Japan’s aggression toward China). Japan would not be denied its self-proclaimed destiny, so Tokyo’s warlords cast covetous eyes southward to the petroleum-rich Dutch East Indies, […]
Sneak Peek Video — Weekender Warbird Mustang from Hitec

Sneak Peek Video — Weekender Warbird Mustang from Hitec

We just got back from the flying field where we test flew an awesome mid-sized park flyer warbird. Part of the Hitec Weekender Warbird series, the new P-51 Mustang is a blast to fly. With a span just under 30 inches the P-51 has great flight performance and is a full-house 4-channel flyer. With rudder […]
The Good old Days –The Birth of RC

The Good old Days –The Birth of RC

With our recent review of the new Junior Retro Series Park Flyer from Durafly, I had mentioned it had taken its styling cues from vintage old-timer free flight and early RC models. We had a few emails come in asking for more information. So, I dug up this informative article about the beginnings or RC […]
Giant Scale Junker Ju 88 Bomber — Flightline Video

Giant Scale Junker Ju 88 Bomber — Flightline Video

Model Airplane News contributor and WW II warbird expert PJ Ash has an impressive collection of military RC aircraft. Recently, Rich Uravitch caught up with him to get the lowdown on the newest addition to his Active Flight Status log, in the form of this nicely done Junkers Ju 88. Believe it or not, this […]
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