Blast from Top Gun’s Past

Jul 23, 2013 1 Comment

The very first Top Gun, hosted by the Condors R/C Club, was held in Coral Springs, FL. It attracted 30 of the country’s best scale contestants and was sponsored by Model Airplane News and Pacer Technology/ZAP Glue. MAN covered the inaugural event in the August 1989 issue. Moved to Mesa, Arizona the following year, the [...]

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Self-assembling Multi-Rotors!

Jul 22, 2013 No Comments

Researchers at ETH Zurich have demonstrated an amazing capability for small robots to self-assemble and take to the air as a multi-rotor helicopter. Maximilian Kriegleder and Raymond Oung worked with Professor Raffaello D’Andrea at his research lab to develop the small hexagonal pods that assemble into flying rafts. The true accomplishment of this research is [...]

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Build to Win Contest!

Jul 22, 2013 61 Comments

In this Almost-Ready-to-Fly, no-assembly required, day and age the RC airplane hobby has evolved. The main outcome of this new fast-assembly airplane era is that we now enjoy an amazing amount of skilled and talented RC pilots. With amazing aerobatic skills and speedy reaction times, flying model airplanes is enjoyed by countless modelers who have [...]

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MAN at Work — Warbirds over Delaware

Jul 19, 2013 2 Comments

This year, Model Airplane News was pleased to have RC Scale and Warbird expert and MAN contributor Sal Calvagna on hand at the Warbirds over Delaware event. Covering all the excitement, Sal was wearing the MAN colors and he did a great job of interviewing some of the pilots and took lots of great photos [...]

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Throwback Thursday: The RC Show Episode 180

Jul 18, 2013 No Comments

This week’s Throwback Thursday has loads of excitement and is sure to please. In particular we highlight an amazing RC Giant Scale Prometheus Aerobatic Biplane that was featured in our December Scale Special issue of Model Airplane News.

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Flightline Action from Warbirds over Delaware

Jul 18, 2013 2 Comments

When it comes to fun and excitement, you can’t beat a good warbird event. And when you want to see the best, there’s nothing like the annual Warbirds over Delaware extravaganza! RC warbird pilots and builders gather every year and present the very best the hobby has to offer. The Members of the Delaware RC [...]

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Giant Scale Supermarine Spitfire Mk.9 — Up Close and Personal

Jul 17, 2013 5 Comments

The newest addition to the Top Flite giant scale Warbird ARF collection is the Supermarine Spitfire and it is a great flying warbird. Model Airplane News test pilot and contributor Rick Bell took on the Spitfire and you can ready his Flight Report in the upcoming October issue of Model Airplane News. After some minor tweaks [...]

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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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