There are many misconceptions, especially among non-fliers about stalls. The first is that a stall is related to engine failure. An aerodynamic stall has nothing to do with engine power, and the plane will not fall out of the sky if an engine quits. Another misconception, as often seen in Hollywood movies, is that the [...]
When Traxxas first entered the RC air market, they made a big splash with their amazing micro QR-1 quad copter. At the time it was the smallest and by far the coolest micro out there. Well, not a company known to to drag their feet, Traxxas has just released their newest variation on the theme, in [...]
With the 3D aerobatics craze in full swing, we decided to share a maneuver that is one of the best-looking 3D moves. The Avalanche will cause spectators to gasp, especially when performed close to the ground. The surprise is that both maneuvers date back to a time long before 3D was even an aerobatic style. We enlisted the [...]
When you start building larger model airplanes, you need to start splicing wood for larger than average wings. Here’s a shop tip from our own Gerry Yarrish for making slices that are strong, neat and smooth. You’ll need a metal ruler, some CA glue, (I use ZAP medium CA and Zip Kicker,) sharp hobby blades for [...]
Just in for Review, the new Durafly Messerschmitt Bf 110 Destroyer is going to be featured soon as a Flight Report. Beautifully detailed and equipped with counter-rotating 3-blade propellers, this twin engine WW2 Luftwaffe warbird is going to be a very popular choice for electric lovers everywhere. Reviewed and test flown by Model Airplane News [...]
Haven’t entered the sweeps yet? It isn’t too late; Horizon Hobby will continue to give away a prize a day through December 14th! This hot assortment of prizes includes the latest RC cars, trucks, planes, helis and transmitters, and entering couldn’t be easier. Entering takes just 10 seconds, so click here and you, too, could win big!
A well done and nicely detailed scale RC helicopter model is a rare sight at most flying fields. One reason is that most scale models are complex and time consuming to build and can be costly. A great way to get started in scale modeling is with one of the 450-size electric conversion kits. This [...]