When it comes to covering a model airplane’s wings, you have to make sure the fabric covering material is adhered properly to the wing structure. The wing is the part that produces lift so the model can fly and more than the fuselage and the tail surfaces, it is subjected a lot of stress. To [...]
There’s an old saying in the hobby that goes: “Once you’re finished “building” your scale RC airplane, you’re only half done!” That’s because all our efforts of gluing and bolting parts together lead up to one final goal—producing a smooth and even surface to apply the covering to. With any fabric covering job, the end results are [...]
If you have to ask why should I attend the RCX Radio Control Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center this weekend (June 1 -2) then here are 10 reasons to go! Besides seeing all the great new RC Airplanes and Gear… 1. Make your own Balsa Airplane and fly it. 2. Try out the [...]
When it comes to scale subjects, nothing is so appealing as a classic subject from the Golden Age of Aviation. Ron Peterka has an amazing Subject that will soon be featured as a Construction article in Model Airplane News, his amazing Stinson SR-5E. This 1:5 scale model of Stinson “Reliant N-14187 is, in a way, [...]
Everyone knows that saving weight in the tail of your airplane is a good thing. An ounce saved in the tail equals twice that much (or more,) you don’t have to add to the nose. Eliminating a pushrod by using cables is also an excellent way to keep your model more scale like in appearance. [...]
Model Airplane News is always looking for great, out of the ordinary projects and one we found several years ago was an amazing half-scale Pitts Model-12 designed and executed by Karl Scnieder of Washington, PA. Now, when we say scale, we really mean it as Karl started out with full-size aircraft drawings and built his [...]
RCX—the most exciting RC show swings into action June 1 & 2! The RCX Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center is not your every day RC trade show. What sets it apart for the rest is all the in-your-face action whether you are like RC planes and helicopters or RC cars, trucks, tanks and [...]
Thursday is winding down and the rain held off so everyone did get some quality flights in today. Some of the nicest Pro-Am entries were of the Turbine type and here are just a couple we say on the flightline! Amazing quality and performance in one package.