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Win $500 worth of servos!

Win $500 worth of servos!

Enter our Facebook sweepstakes for a chance to win this great prize! LHS is a new line of high-performance servos from Global Hobby, and you could win four each of the first six servos in the lineup. That’s 24 servos total, plus a Model Airplane News Membership and two digital books for a prize package […]
Put on a show! Tapping an engine for smoke

Put on a show! Tapping an engine for smoke

Rick Michelena shared a technique he recently used to add a smoke tap to a HobbyKing 52cc Turnigy engine. As he notes, why not try something new this weekend? This project can be accomplished by anyone with reasonable mechanical skills. I crawled into the shop today after receiving a new engine from UPS. Below is a picture […]
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Rare B-17 Gun Turret on eBay

Rare B-17 Gun Turret on eBay

We’ve heard of a lot of interesting items for sale on eBay, but this one’s a first: a piece of a WW II B-17, in its original paint! If you’ve got the space for it, what a great conversation piece this would make! With a reserve set at $6,100, the auction is ending Sunday; click here to go to the […]
Revolutionary Quad Design: Circle Wing

Revolutionary Quad Design: Circle Wing

  Check this out! Insitu’s new South American partner Santos Labs unveiled its multirotor  at LAAD 2013. A fish-eyed 360 degree camera is fitted to the 1.5kg  quadrocopter. It uses an annular wing to provide lift and prop guard. Named Orbis, the platform is waterproof and is intended to meet a Brazilian Navy requirement. The […]
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Harlem Shake: RC Heli Style!

Harlem Shake: RC Heli Style!

Even if, like me, you’re Harlem-Shaked-Out, this video of dancing helicopters at the Las Vegas  Fun Fly will make you smile. And with pilots like Bobby Watts, Kyle Dahl, Alan Szabo performing, you know it has to be great! Check it out:  
Dehogiflier: pig-hunting drone

Dehogiflier: pig-hunting drone

It is well past 8 p.m. on a Thursday, and engineers James Palmer and Cy Brown are a long way from their day jobs at Raven Research and Development in Lafayette. Palmer and Brown are in the middle of an expansive rice field in rural St. Landry Parish. It is pitch dark and mostly quiet. […]
.40-size P-51D Mustang  ARF from Hangar 9

.40-size P-51D Mustang ARF from Hangar 9

We just saw this impressive ARF at the Toledo show and it is all decked out in an Authentic 8th Air Force, 357th Fighter Squadron trim scheme. With a moderated wing span of 56 inches, this beauty comes with lots of details and is covered with UltraCote covering. Features include Balsa and      lightweight plywood […]
Road to Top Gun: Grumman F7F Tigercat

Road to Top Gun: Grumman F7F Tigercat

If you are a fan of serious scale and love seeing giant scale beauties on the flightline, then the name Dennis Crooks won’t be new to you. Dennis is a VP at Robart Manufacturing and his newest project is rapidly coming to a finish for competition at the 25th annual Top Gun Scale Invitational. Here’s […]
F-104 motorcycle?

F-104 motorcycle?

An  interesting motorcycle was spotted in Indianapolis. He has chocks for it too.  His hat suggests he was an F-86 driver although the bike says it’s an F-104. Very cool.  
Durafly Sea Vixen: online review

Durafly Sea Vixen: online review

The DH.110 Sea Vixen is a twin boom, twin-engine British two-seat jet fighter developed in the 1950’s by the famed aircraft company de Havilland.  This all-weather fighter/ground attack aircraft was best known for its very distinctive and unusual cockpit arrangement, the pilot’s cockpit being offset to the left and the observer sitting in the infamous […]
Free Flight Scale at 25th Annual Top Gun Event

Free Flight Scale at 25th Annual Top Gun Event

As part of the 25th Annual Scale Invitational, Frank Tiano has included a scale Rubber-Powered Free Flight “Mass Launch” to the activities for the Top Gun Silver Anniversary. And this is open to everyone to participate including Pilots, Crew Members, Judges, Staff and Press. Frank asked us to get the word out so here it […]
Turbine-powered Batwing!

Turbine-powered Batwing!

Brought to us by the same guy who built a fire-breathing turbine powered flying dragon last year, Rick Hamel the Dark Knight’s Batwing plane was front and center on the competition table at the Toledo Show. This amazing model is all-composite, created with Rick’s self-designed molds. It took a year and half to build and uses a […]
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