Editors’ Picks: Top 10 Under $20

Jul 25, 2013 5 Comments

No matter how experienced you are, everyone wants the most for their RC money, so the editors got together to compare notes about their favorite tools and gadgets. We limited our choices to $20 or less and came up with this collection of very useful products and tools that increase our hobby enjoyment. If value [...]

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Flying Upside-Down

Jul 24, 2013 No Comments

Learning new maneuvers is something that many pilots enjoy and is one of the reasons we like flying.  Perfecting our craft and getting that aerobatic move down can take some time and will have a rather high learning curve. To simplify that learning curve and speed things along we have solicited the help of Jason [...]

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Review: DJI S800 Spreading Wings Hexacopter

Jul 24, 2013 6 Comments

Are you interested in aerial photography?  Do you seek out the latest and greatest in technology?  Does the idea of soaring effortless through the sky like a bird intrigue you?  If the answer to these questions is yes then look no further than the DJI S800.  DJI’s Spreading Wings S800 is a hexacopter aircraft developed [...]

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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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