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Heli-Max 200 FP V-Cam EP RTF

Heli-Max 200 FP V-Cam EP RTF

Aerial photography just got easier! This little heli is just the ticket for getting those birds-eye-view photos of the next family backyard bash! Here’s the press release from the folks at Heli-Cam: With its stable, fixed-pitch design, you can pilot the 200 FP V-Cam successfully — indoors or out — even with no previous flying […]
Only a few Weekends Left – Get out there and Fly Something!

Only a few Weekends Left – Get out there and Fly Something!

Wow, only a few days and it will be October! So be sure to take advantage of the great flying weather forecast for this weekend! When it comes to creating RC aviation, it doesn’t matter what you fly, as long as you fly something. And be sure to do it safely with the help of […]
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Flying James Bond’s Ride!

Flying James Bond’s Ride!

Gernot Bruckmann flew his latest scratch-built project, this 66% Bede BD-5 J at Jet Power last week, and here’s the video to prove it! This large scale model of the worlďs smallest jet takes advantage of its low weight (53 pounds!) to really put on a show. The 136-inch-span turbine-powered jet is 100 inches long. We think […]
Video Tip: Proper Care of Inflatable Tires

Video Tip: Proper Care of Inflatable Tires

Air filled model airplane tires are not steel belted or as rigid as automobile tires and can easily be over-inflated.  They are durable and can provide many landings and years of use if you take basic care of them. To inflate, acquire a small sports ball (basketball/football) hand pump (do not use a compressor or […]
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Paper Airplane Breaks Altitude Record

Paper Airplane Breaks Altitude Record

The U.S. Fox Valley Composite Squadron, Illinois Wing, Civil Air Patrol, has just made history with a paper airplane that reached the highest altitude ever! Launched via helium balloon from Kankakee, Illinois, the camera-equipped paper plane landed 82 miles away, southwest of Rochester, IN and was airborne for 2 hours and 7 minutes. The 14.5-inch-span paper airplane, […]
Video Ground School — Float-Flying Tips

Video Ground School — Float-Flying Tips

Flying floats adds a new dimension to RC flight, but there are a few differences from flying with conventional gear. In this video, contributor Kevin Siemonsen shares his tips and techniques for flying off water, using the new FlyZone DHC-2 Beaver as an example.  Enjoy his float-flying advice, and be sure to check out the […]
EASY 3D PROGRAMMING TRICKS

EASY 3D PROGRAMMING TRICKS

Making the most of your computer radio’s features can really improve your flying. Setting up a plane with the right radio programming will make performing all kinds of maneuvers much easier. Let’s see which programs will help improve our 3D flying. But before we address programming, let’s talk about using dual servos for the ailerons. Although most […]
Flying Fortress a Favorite at the NEAT Fair

Flying Fortress a Favorite at the NEAT Fair

This past weekend was the NEAT Fair (Northeast Electric Aircraft Technology Fair) and as usual, electric airplane lovers from all across the country made their annual trek to Downsville, NY to partake in this E-Power Extravaganza. The MAN Team was on hand and we captured some of the action that drew center-stage on the flightline. One […]
Sopwith Camel Build-Along Part 14 — Cabane Struts and Top Wing

Sopwith Camel Build-Along Part 14 — Cabane Struts and Top Wing

After finishing up the top wing by making and installing the laminated center cutaway bow, it’s time to mate top wing to the fuselage. The struts that support the center of the wing (and set the wing incidence), are called the cabane struts. These work together with the outer interplane struts near the wing tips […]
Dromida KODO Micro Quad With Camera

Dromida KODO Micro Quad With Camera

A micro quad with a camera that costs just $60? Sign us up! This little quad even has LED lights to fly at night (and for more “cool factor”!) Photos and videos from a bird’s-eye-view has never been easier. Here’s the complete press release: What makes the $59.99 retail price even more impressive is what it […]
Carl Bachhuber’s Giant Baby Clipper

Carl Bachhuber’s Giant Baby Clipper

For many years, expert model designer, builder and pilot Carl Bachhuber of Mayville Wisconsin, has become famous for his amazing multi-engine giant scale airplanes. There is hardly a famous airliner or military bomber and transport that Carl hasn’t successfully built and flown. And for the most part, he usually takes less than a year to […]
Full-size Flight Action at the US Air Meet!

Full-size Flight Action at the US Air Meet!

And of course, there were the full size airplanes performing over the same flightline that the RC airplanes were operating off of. A well known name in both RC and world class full-size aerobatics is Matt Chapman with his impressive CAP 580. And joining Matt this year was Dan Marcotte with the classic Ultimate Biplane!
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