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First Test Flight! Blade 350QX quadcopter

First Test Flight! Blade 350QX quadcopter

We finally had a break in the cloudy weather so we end off to the local flying field. We test flew a couple of models including the 350QX Quadcopter from Blade. This big impressive multi-rotor is designed to carry a GoPro Hero video camera and comes with a lightweight attachment bracket for the GoPro Hero3. […]
Giant SE5 Scout from Vailly Aviation Answers the Call!

Giant SE5 Scout from Vailly Aviation Answers the Call!

Several RC Dawn Patrol fly ins and competitions are springing up all across the country. It is has been a very obvious trend in the last few years showing an increased interest for RC WW1 airplane designs. This trend has not gone unnoticed and there are new kits and plans coming to market. So, by popular […]
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Amazon’s “Delivery by Drone” … What do you think?

Amazon’s “Delivery by Drone” … What do you think?

Everyone’s talking about Amazon’s proposed Prime Air “delivery by drone,”  which would get packages into customers’ hands in 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial vehicles. Amazon notes, “Putting Prime Air into commercial use will take some number of years as we advance technology and wait for the necessary FAA rules and regulations.” Check out their footage […]
ProTek Greggor McGrath Team Edition Servo

ProTek Greggor McGrath Team Edition Servo

Looking for a servo that can hold your heli steady during insane 3D maneuvers while offering lightning fast response times? This Team Edition 270T servo delivers! At 6 volts, it has .09 transit speed and 445 oz.-in. of torque. Pro pilot Greggor notes, “These are the first servos I have ever used that gave my […]
EcoPower’s New Micro Quad-Copter

EcoPower’s New Micro Quad-Copter

If you want to get in on the quadcopter craze but aren’t sure where to start, a micro ready-to-fly unit like this one from EcoPower is a great bet. It comes with a 2.4GHz Mode 2 transmitter, 240mAh LiPo, USB charging cable and spare blade set. It has multiple flight modes, so you can even do […]
Video Flight Report — Durafly Retro Series Junior

Video Flight Report — Durafly Retro Series Junior

Combining the style of vintage free flight designs with the durability of molded EPP foam with modern electronics thrown in for good measure, the new Junior pack flyer from Durafly is a fun, undemanding RC plane for all pilot skill levels. Part of the Retro Series, the Junior looks very much like free flight planes […]
Weekender Warbird Mustang from Hitec — Review Sneak Peek

Weekender Warbird Mustang from Hitec — Review Sneak Peek

We just got the new P-51  from Hitec in the office for review. This sweet looking Mustang is part of the Weekender Warbird series and it takes only minutes to assemble. We got the package the other day from our buddies at Hitec RCD and here are some pix of the Mustang as it is […]
Behinds the Scenes with the E-flite Carbon-Z Cub on Floats

Behinds the Scenes with the E-flite Carbon-Z Cub on Floats

Recently we reviewed the new Carbon-Z Cun from E-flite and we really put it through its paces. Contributor and ace test pilot Kevin Siemonsen flew the Cub out of our tight test field with its flaps and big tundra tires, and even flew the plane inverted to explore its true aerobatic performance envelop. Kevin then […]
Let’s give thanks!

Let’s give thanks!

As we get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, our thoughts naturally turn to those items we couldn’t live without. Here’s a top 10 list of things of what the editors and contributors of Model Airplane News and Electric Flight appreciate having. What RC/modeling innovations are you thankful for?   Almost-ready-to-fly planes. Building is fun, but you’ve got […]
First Look! Alias Quadcopter from Traxxas — Stability and Performance!!!

First Look! Alias Quadcopter from Traxxas — Stability and Performance!!!

When Traxxas first entered the RC air market, they made a big splash with their amazing micro QR-1 quad copter. At the time it was the smallest and by far the coolest micro out there. Well, not a company known to to drag their feet, Traxxas has just released their newest variation on the theme, in […]
Monster Scale Martin Baker MB.5 — Flightline Video

Monster Scale Martin Baker MB.5 — Flightline Video

One of the most unique RAF aircraft to come out after WW2 and just before the dawn of the jet age was the MB-5 from the Martin Baker company. Only one was built and it was never developed past the prototype stage. Used for flight design testing, it was eventually used as a target drone […]
Volocopter: Man-Carrying Multi Rotor

Volocopter: Man-Carrying Multi Rotor

This emission-free, environmentally friendly helicopter may be the rotorcraft of the future! Designed by German company e-Volo, it has 18 electric motors and can carry two people. After its ground-breaking test flights, the e-Volo managing director commented,  “Rich and incredibly quiet sound, absolutely no noticeable vibrations in the flight, convincing structure with a great, new spring […]
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