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The World Models Manufacturing Co. 1/3 Scale Paulistinha P-56

If you’re a modeler into the Cub-types and enjoy slow, gentle aerobatics and really cool slow fly-bys and touch and goes, this model will please you. The few annoying building alterations that must be made are worth the time spent, and other than those things, the model is a very good value for the dollars spent.

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Maxford USA Hansa-Brandenburg W-.29

The Hansa-Brandenburg is, by far, one of the most unusual looking subjects I have ever seen as an RC model and one that I suspect will not be seen at your local flying site very often. With its banana-shaped fuselage, lack of vertical stabilizer, inverted rudder, exposed cylinders and complex under carriage supporting either skis or floats, it is clearly a one-of-a-kind that will surely attract attention wherever it is flown. As far as the kit is concerned, Maxford USA has done a nice job bringing this unusual plane to RC’ers in the form of a well made, quality ARF.

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Flyzone Calypso Glider EP Tx-R

The Calypso is a very forgiving powered glider. It is great as a first electric sailplane but by adding flaps and using a programmable transmitter, the Calypso can be capable of many advanced maneuvers and keep experienced glider pilots happy. The brushless power system and folding prop have a ton of power and get the aircraft up to altitude quickly so you can enjoy seeking out those thermals.

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WATTS over Owatonna 2012 Video

Great Planes and the Southern Minnesota Model Aircraft Club put on another great show with WATTS over Owatonna 2012. Over 150 pilots came to Owatonna Minnesota for one of the best all electric RC flying events in the Midwest. Check out the video to see what the weekend was all about.

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