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The Future of RC

Dec 30, 2014 25 Comments

What’s in store for RC aircraft in 2015? What trends will be hot? Which will fade? Time to look into your crystal ball and tell us what you think!

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RC Aerobatics: The Negative Snap Roll Made Easy!

Dec 22, 2014 8 Comments

A positive snap roll is an impressive maneuver when it’s done tight and fast. In this video excerpt from the Aerobatics Made Easy series of DVDs, John Glezellis takes you step-by-step through the move and explains how to keep your snap precise.

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Museum-Scale PBY Catalina

Dec 22, 2014 12 Comments

We love flying boats, and this impressive, 13-foot-span PBY Catalina is an exquisite replica! Designed and built by Icelandic modeler Sturla Snorrason , this 1/8-scale PBY Catalina is powered by two Quadra 35cc gas engines spinning 16 x 8 3-blade Graupner props and weighs in at 48.5 pounds. Even the retracts are scratch-built! Unfortunately this model has since crashed [...]

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Showoff Move: Negative Snap from an Inverted Climb

Dec 18, 2014 3 Comments

This is a good maneuver to help teach you how to perform cleanly while being aware of any corrections being needed for maximum points. As with most maneuvers, with lots of practice, you learn to correct subconsciously which is the goal for anyone wanting to be a serious aerobatic and or 3D pilot.     [...]

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Tremendous Texan

Dec 18, 2014 12 Comments

With a wingspan of over 100 inches, this 1/4-scale T-6 Texan is powered by a Moki 215cc radial gas engine. It looks and sounds great in the air, and  the onboard camera on the horizontal stabilizer provides an in-air view! We love the detail on its meticulous sliding greenhouse canopy.  Thanks to Dean and Peter Coxon who [...]

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5 Simple Shop Tips

Dec 16, 2014 1 Comment

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 a MAN or Electric Flight baseball cap (plus worldwide accolades &  fame, of course!).   SMOOTH THAT OLD [...]

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Video: Electric 11-foot C-130

Dec 11, 2014 13 Comments

Evangelos Paschaloudis of Thessaloniki Greece spent nine years (over 1000 hours!) building this RC model of a U.S. Coast Guard C-130 from Palmer plans. The 11-foot-span electric model uses four 5S 5000mAh batteries for 18-minute flights!  Thanks to YouTube’s Sallas4U for taking this great video of the model flying from the Polykastro airfield and sharing it with us.

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The Dark Knight’s Ride

Dec 07, 2014 1 Comment

With a foam “fuselage,” this RC version of Batman’s latest multirotor aircraft is incredible, and it flies just like Batman’s vehicle in the movie. Check it out!

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