Banana Hobby FW 190A

Jun 27, 2012 3 Comments

We were excited to review the Banana Hobby Fw 190A, and we have to say that it was impressive, both on the ground and in the air. This all foam plane has some great scale detailing and really zips around the sky. Our frequent contributor Michael York gives you an overview of the FW 190 [...]

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Interview with a UAV Pilot

Jun 27, 2012 11 Comments

Model Airplane News contributor and full-scale pilot Kyle Matthew has an interesting job as a department head for the Navy’s Unmanned Aerial Systems Test Directorate. We caught up with him to ask him what it’s like to fly UAVs, from the small Shadow he’s standing in front of to the big Predator. What types of [...]

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Fly the Harrier

Jun 27, 2012 1 Comment

The harrier is one of the simpler moves to perform, but it is often used as a connector move to many other 3D maneuvers.  In his October Model Airplane News article, Dave Scott has this to say about this maneuver; “The harrier pass is a major corner stone of 3D flying.  A harrier pass consists [...]

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Fly the Elevator

Jun 25, 2012 5 Comments

The elevator is one of the first 3D maneuvers many pilots learn.  In his September Model Airplane News article, Dave Scott has this to say about this maneuver; “During an elevator, the airplane remains fully stalled and drops almost vertically in a flat attitude.”  See what Jason Benson has to say about this maneuver in [...]

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Alien Aircraft Stearman PT-17 Kit — Build-along Part 2

Jun 25, 2012 1 Comment

Continuing our  Model Airplane News Exclusive Build-Along for the Alien Aircraft Stearman PT-17, Contributor Rick Bell has sent in more detailed photos for this impressive, easy to build laser-cut airplane was designed by Tom Herr. Part of Alien Aircraft’s WW2 aircraft series of kits, the Stearman have many unique features making it a great sport flyer [...]

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The Radio Control Show 164

Jun 22, 2012 No Comments

It’s Kevin’s last day! Join us for a very special (and hilarious) episode of The Radio Control Show, full of behind-the-scenes footage, funny outtakes, and much more.

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Scale Corsair Tailwheels, Earl Aune Scale Upgrade

Jun 21, 2012 12 Comments

During my continuing build of the new Top Flite F4U Corsair ARF, I have received several emails and comments about the project and some of the scale Add-ons I intend to include. One in particular came from my good friend and scale modeler, Earl Aune.   (Above) Gear Extended   (Above) Gear in the retracted [...]

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The END of scale modeling?

Jun 20, 2012 23 Comments

Just had an interesting, if not enlightening, discussion with an aftermarket component supplier to the R/C marketplace. We were talking about how so many of the products today are flat out foreign copies of previously American developed and produced commodities. I expressed my belief that I thought the practice was wrong but domestic manufacturers were virtually powerless [...]

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