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Magnificent Waco YMF-5 Biplane — Video Interview

Magnificent Waco YMF-5 Biplane — Video Interview

Mitch Epstien has been building and flying giant scale planes for many years and he has been a successful scale competitor competing at Top Gun for several years. One of Mitch’s favorite airplanes is his 1/3-scale Waco YMF-5 biplane built from the AMR laser-cut kit. Featured on the cover of Model Airplane News (December 2010), […]
Tora, Tora, Tora! — RC Japanese Zero you can Build

Tora, Tora, Tora! — RC Japanese Zero you can Build

Expert scale designer,  builder and flyer, Mark Rittinger is a busy guy. Adding to his extensive series of electric powered RC WW2 warbirds is his newest creation, the infamous Japanese A6M3 Model-22 Zero. This construction article will be featured in a future issue of Model Airplane News complete with detailed photos and complete building plans. […]
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The future of drones

The future of drones

In this great TED talk, Patrick Egan of Skyborg UAV Aerial Photography shares his thoughts about the positive potential of drones, from improving agriculture to cell tower inspections and more. He notes that although drones have gotten a lot of bad press, especially for their use in surveillance and in war zones, we should re-examine this technology and how […]
Cold Weather Engine Starts — in 10 Easy Steps

Cold Weather Engine Starts — in 10 Easy Steps

While it may not yet be as frigid as it seems in the photo above, the frost is definitely on the pumpkin! As the weather turns colder, it’s a good time to revisit some cold-engine starting techniques. Have some tips for flying in colder conditions? Leave them in the comments section! 1. Turn on your transmitter and receiver. […]
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DIY Spooky Spider

  Something about Halloween brings out the vindictive creativity in me. In year’s past, I would convert a helicopter in the form of a spider. However, there was something about a flying lawn mower around Trick-o-Treaters that just didn’t seem too safe (you think!!). This year, I came up with a project that would take […]
Mid-Atlantic WW1 Dawn Patrol — DVD from SKS Video Production

Mid-Atlantic WW1 Dawn Patrol — DVD from SKS Video Production

A new and growing RC event that getting lots of attention is the Mid Atlantic Dawn Patrol held at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, VA. The 2013 event was a big success and SKS Video Productions was on hand and they captured all the action in several pilot and plane interviews. The museum is an […]
Exclusive sneak peek! Hangar 9 Giant Corsair

Exclusive sneak peek! Hangar 9 Giant Corsair

That’s right, we got the exclusive on the great looking and flying Hangar 9 F4u-1D Corsair 60cc. I have to say that this is a fun build and the kit almost falls together with almost perfect part fit.  We added almost all of the extra scale details that are optional and available from Hangar 9, […]
Alien Aircraft Taylorcraft 72 — A Great First Scale Project with Video

Alien Aircraft Taylorcraft 72 — A Great First Scale Project with Video

With trainer-like stability, and a very easy to build airframe, the new sport scale Taylorcraft from Alien Aircraft is a great choice for someone wanting an easy to fly project, that can also be modified to become an excellent scale project ideal for a first time competition flyer. Featured in the January 2014 issue of […]
Flying the “Pilot Maker” AT-6 Texan from Hobby King — With New Video

Flying the “Pilot Maker” AT-6 Texan from Hobby King — With New Video

Perhaps the best know advanced trainer from WW2 the North American AT-6 Texan was used throughout WW2 and into the 1950s to give early cadets their first taste of a high performance aircraft. The new Texan from Hobby King is molded from durable EPO foam and has detailed molded right in. Reviewed in the December […]
Send your Well Wishes to RC Legend Henry Haffke

Send your Well Wishes to RC Legend Henry Haffke

Just about everyone who reads Model Airplane News and is interested in RC model airplanes, specifically Golden Age scale, has heard of Henry “Mr. Gee Bee” Haffke. The editors at MAN have been working with our good friend, magazine contributor and flying buddy for many years, most recently with his newest article for his 1/3-scale Howard Ike “Miss Chevrolet” race plane. Just about […]
Historical Accuracy — Scale Planes & Correct Insignia

Historical Accuracy — Scale Planes & Correct Insignia

One of the things I like best about our readers is that they’re sticklers for accuracy: if we publish a photo of a plane that has incorrect markings, the letters pour in! A few years ago, a reviewer followed the box art and placed the stars and bars insignia upside-down and reversed the upper and lower […]
Programming the Spektrum AR635 Receiver with AS3X Stabilization — Video

Programming the Spektrum AR635 Receiver with AS3X Stabilization — Video

Here at Model Airplane News we have reviewed several E-flite aircraft that were outfitted with the AS3X equipped Spektrum AR635 receiver. At factory default we’re gotten excellent results, but when it comes to fine tuning the gains for increased or decreased sensitivity, the instructions can be a bit confusing. The editors checked in with Horizon Hobby and […]
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