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Register with the FAA by January 21st to Save $5

Jan 19, 2016 No Comments

AMA members are now required by regulation to register their aircraft with the FAA to avoid federal enforcement and potential penalties. All Radio Control modelers must register aircraft weighing greater than 0.55 pounds online no later than February 19, 2016. The registration fee is $5. However, FAA is offering free registration when registering on or [...]

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Supersonic Scale Starfighter

Jan 14, 2016 12 Comments

Flown at the Jet World Masters competition, this 1/5-scale F-104N was built and piloted by Christophe Regnier. The 52.6-inch-span jet is built from a Skymaster kit, is powered by a Merlin 200 turbine and uses a Futaba radio for control. We especially like the touch-and-go and the drag chute that deployed on landing! Thanks to [...]

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Coyote flies into the eye of the hurricane

Jan 13, 2016 No Comments

Outfitted with instruments that can take atmospheric measurements, this unmanned aircraft is designed to fly within the most treacherous areas of a hurricane. The Raytheon Coyote is being used by researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), who have just completed a successful test flight  designed to retrieve important data from the eye [...]

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Oops! Crash Compilation Video

Jan 06, 2016 12 Comments

It happens to the best airplanes, and these cringe-worthy crashes (and near-miraculous saves!) are a reminder to all pilots and spectators that there are no guarantees at the flying field. Thanks to RCScalePlanes for this compilation video.

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Master Modeler Workshop: Masking & Spraying

Jan 06, 2016 9 Comments

Join one of the UK’s master modelers, Phil Noel of Pinnacle Aviation, as he preps, masks, and spray-paints a 1/4-scale MiG-15. Thanks to Pete and Dean Coxon for filming Phil as he explains his techniques so we can all pick up a few tips! Stay tuned for a video of Phil adding the silver coat [...]

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Top 10 Plane Posts of 2015

Dec 30, 2015 6 Comments

It’s time for the top posts of the year! Here, in descending order, are the top stories from 2015, ranked by their number of views. Missed one? Just click on the photo or title to go to the original post.  And as we send the last newsletter of 2015, we want to thank the folks [...]

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5 Simple Shop Tips

Dec 30, 2015 13 Comments

Simple tricks are the best, don’t you think? These tips may not change your life, but they will make your time in the shop easier and more enjoyable. Send your tip to and you could win an assortment of Bob Smith Industries glue (plus worldwide accolades &  fame, of course!).   SMOOTH THAT OLD IRON Have [...]

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British Bomber Formation Flight

Dec 23, 2015 3 Comments

You don’t often see an RC Vickers Wellington at a fly-in, let alone five giant-scale versions of the twin bomber flying in formation! At a recent RC airshow at the East Kirby Airfield in Lincolnshire, in the UK, Pete and Dean Coxon captured the RC aircraft on video, noting that the gusting 25mph winds made [...]

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