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1/3-Scale Fokker Dr.1 Triplane — Balsa USA

1/3-Scale Fokker Dr.1 Triplane — Balsa USA

I have been waiting for this one for years! Finally, Balsa USA showed off its 33% Triplane at the Toledo show. A nicely enlarged version of their popular 1/4-scale Kit, this one is going to be very popular WW1 multi-wing warrior!    
Giant Carbon Cub from Aeroworks

Giant Carbon Cub from Aeroworks

If you have ever built a 1/3-scale Cub you know how big the classic Piper can become. But this new 40% 168-inch span Carbon Cub eats 1/3-scale J-3 Cubs for lunch! Ideal for 100cc or larger gas engines! Dominating the Aeroworks booth at the Toledo show, the Carbon Cun has all the awesome quality that […]
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New 160cc Radial Engine from Evolution

New 160cc Radial Engine from Evolution

Filling a gap in the Evolution round engine line, the new 7-cylinder 160 was shown off at the Toledo show in the Horizon Hobby booth. Ideal for many 1/3 scale WW1 and vintage airplane designs
Exclusive! Killer 50cc Corsair

Exclusive! Killer 50cc Corsair

  video platform video management video solutions video player With a 50cc engine, 86-inch span, fully sheeted and covered with flat finish MonoKote, this F4U dominated the Hobbico/Great Planes booth at the Toledo show. This ARF has a over-built center wing section with a double sheeting of balsa with cross grain sheeting that is factory formed and fitted for […]
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MAN at the 58th Toledo Show!

MAN at the 58th Toledo Show!

If it’s April it must be Toledo Ohio! The MAN crew will again be attending the 58th Weak Signal’s Toledo RC Hobby Expo at the Seagate Convention Center, Toledo OH. We’ll be there April 13 – 15 and we are looking forward to seeing many of our readers at the MAN Booth! Be sure to stop by […]
Full-Contact RC Combat?

Full-Contact RC Combat?

Just when we think you’ve seen it all, all sorts of crazy video footage surfaces that grabs the editor’s attention. This event has it all! The sWARmFall Fly includes full-contact RC Combat, Kill the Stryker, High Speed Limbo and our favorite, RC Tabletop bowling!      What really caught our eye was the combination of exciting flying […]
First Flight: Heavy-Metal Bomber

First Flight: Heavy-Metal Bomber

Deadlines and weather seldom work together but with a short break in the ever-howling winds of March, we headed out to the flying field to video our first test flight of the impressive Hobby Lobby B-17 Flying Fortress. video platform video management video solutions video player The ARF from Hobby Lobby is made of tough […]
Sweet find! You never know where Model Airplane News will pop up!

Sweet find! You never know where Model Airplane News will pop up!

Recently, Eric Boehm, Curator, Aviation and Aircraft Restoration of the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum, in NYC found this vintage copy of MAN in a desk drawer aboard the USS Intrepid (CV-11). The 1946 August edition of Model Airplane News was in great shape and still had the postage and post mark on the […]
First Person View (FPV)  & RC flying — What do you think?

First Person View (FPV) & RC flying — What do you think?

First Person View (FPV) RC flying is one of the hottest new interests in our RC  hobby today. Live feed video instantly transmitted from the aircraft down to the pilot who wears video goggles or glasses provides a unique window on the world. It is as if you were in the model’s cockpit. This development is so […]
Hobby Lobby B-17 Update

Hobby Lobby B-17 Update

Well, we finally did it. The weather finally cooperated and we were able to commit aviation with the new B-17 and wow is it a blast ! It has gobs of power and it handles mild to moderate wind gusts pretty well. It seems to have momentum and it penetrates nicely. Flaps are good but […]
New 1/4-Scale WWI Pilot Figure

New 1/4-Scale WWI Pilot Figure

Another masterpiece from BEST PILOTS! LOTHAR VON RICTHOFEN the younger brother of the infamous “The Red baron” (Manfred  Von Ricthofen) is an ideal subject for the cockpit of your next 1/4-scale WW1 German Aeroplane.  This full-figure, lightweight pilot not only raises the bar in authentic scale realism – it blows it away! Lothar,  is chocked full […]
Covering & Finishing — Tips for High-Vis Trim Schemes

Covering & Finishing — Tips for High-Vis Trim Schemes

It is really a great feeling to finish a model airplane you’ve built with your own two hands. An added benefit is that your model will be completely unique and won’t look like every other plane on the flightline. Yes it takes a little more effort, but the end result truly reflects your own tastes. […]
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