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Degrees in RC: colleges offer drone pilot classes

Degrees in RC: colleges offer drone pilot classes

Randal Franzen was 53, unemployed and nearly broke when his brother, a tool designer at Boeing, mentioned that pilots for remotely piloted aircraft – more commonly known as drones – were in high demand.  Franzen, a former professional skier and trucking company owner who had flown planes as a hobby, started calling manufacturers and found […]
$49 “personal” UAV with voice control

$49 “personal” UAV with voice control

The UAV is built around an ARM Cortex-A9 processor, features 1 GB of built-in RAM, an SD card slot, and is Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled. …The idea is that when users wanted to shoot videos of themselves, they could just launch the UAV by hand. It would then hover in front of them, streaming video to […]
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The Radio Control Show 195

The Radio Control Show 195

Don’t miss out on this week’s episode of The Radio Control Show! This time, we take a look at how to properly cut your lexan body, check out this amazing giant scale Sabre, plus look at the readers’ choice ballet, mention the new Traxxas DR-1 contest, and much more. See the full video in the […]
Road to Top Gun: A 12-foot workshop Invader! With Video

Road to Top Gun: A 12-foot workshop Invader! With Video

Frankie Mirandes is no stranger to impressive scale aircraft and has been competing at the Top Gun Scale Invitational in Lakeland, FL for several years. For our upcoming “Road to Top Gun” special feature in Model Airplane News, Frankie was the first one to share his newest Top Gun 2013 project with us. Frankie says […]
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E-flite UMX Carbon Cub and ASK-21

E-flite UMX Carbon Cub and ASK-21

These two new E-flite UMX planes are sold separately but you will find that you need to have them both.  Our writer Michael York found that the Cub had ample power to quickly get both planes airborne and skyward.  He states, “After a very scale-like liftoff, we climbed in a large circular pattern up to […]
Innov8tive Next Level Quad Copter

Innov8tive Next Level Quad Copter

Innov8tive designs have always carried top quality Scorpion and Cobra motors and ESCs, but recently they started adding some top-quality multi-rotors from Next Level.  Here at Model Airplane News we are always looking for a new way to bring information to our readers and when we got the chance to review this good size quad […]
Great Planes Avistar Elite RTF

Great Planes Avistar Elite RTF

“The Great Planes Avistar Elite is one of the best trainers I have ever had the chance to fly,” said Evan Reid, our reviewer. The construction of this plane is one of the easiest out there to assemble. In a little less than an hour, this plane can be put together and ready to fly with only a […]
Seagull Glasair Sportsman

Seagull Glasair Sportsman

With the new Seagull ARF, distributed by Horizon Hobby, you can enjoy quick-build assembly time with this sport-scale ARF. Top-quality balsa and light-ply are used to make the structure, which is covered beautifully with Hangar 9 UltraCote in a winning color combo of yellow, white, and black.  Seagull’s Glasair is a well-engineered ARF and has a very quick build […]
ParkZone/Horizon Hobby Albatros D.Va

ParkZone/Horizon Hobby Albatros D.Va

We got a chance to checkout and fly the ParkZone/Horizon Albatros D.Va, our own Michael York took this great looking biplane and put it through its paces. Watch the video to see what our contributor has to say about this fun aircraft. Be sure to check out his last landing. [kaltura-widget uiconfid=”1727911″ entryid=”0_csukqypm” width=”640″ height=”390″ […]
The Radio Control Show 194

The Radio Control Show 194

Join us for another episode of The Radio Control Show. Today we take an in depth look at how to properly splice wood. Watch the full video in the player below.
Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project

Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project

As Kilo Foxtrot Films writes, “WW II veteran, prisoner of war, accomplished test pilot, pace plane for the Unlimited Reno races, air show pilot … Bob Hoover is considered by many to be one of the founding fathers of modern aerobatics. Jimmy Doolittle called him ‘…the greatest stick and rudder man who ever lived.’ Flying […]
F-86 Sabre: SUPER-SIZED!

F-86 Sabre: SUPER-SIZED!

Flown by Henri Wild at the Icare-Airmeet in France, this 14-foot-span F-86 weighs in at 145 pounds and uses two JetCat 160 turbines for power. We’ve learned that the plane experienced an air leak in its retracts during this flight; at minute 2:59 the pilot starts to retract the gear but due to lack of […]
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