Recently I got to take a tour through the Castle Creations factory in Olathe, KS. I really enjoyed my visit there and I found that making speed controls was a much bigger production than I had imagined. In this video Lee Estingoy takes us through the assembly line at the Castle factory to see how [...]
Here is a great photo of a plane that was hung up on a wire. I think the person in the back is the rescuer worker and the person in front is the pilot, but I could be wrong. Does anyone want to take a guess, or even better, does anyone know the story behind this photo.
Race planes have to be some of the coolest looking aircraft around. Very few have as much history as the Shoestring racer. If you ever want to try out a pylon racer, Great planes offer a nice looking Shoestring that is sure to please. Check out what John Reid and Michael York have to [...]
Pattern plane are something that is usually on pilot’s wish list. If one is on your list, you will want to check out this Super Taiji by World Models. This pattern plane is small enough to fit in just about any car but still performs in the air like a much larger aircraft. The Taiji [...]
We all know that bigger flies better and one of the best smaller flying planes has to be the stick, so….VQ Models introduced their new GLB Giant Stick which is a 1.20 glow or a 20-23cc gas size plane. This stick has a 78-inch wingspan and is just about 46-inches long. The two-piece wing makes [...]
Here it is the Hangar 9 P-47D Thunderbolt 30cc ARF flight and interview video. This plane offers a lot of scale detail and assembles very fast. This build included the optional air retracts (including tailwheel) from Robart, the optional cockpit kit from Hangar 9 and the Evolution 40GX gas engine. The key parts of the [...]
Here it is the Hangar 9 P-47D Thunderbolt 30cc ARF completed and ready for photos in 6 days, from start to finish. This build included the optional air retracts (including tailwheel) from Robart, the optional cockpit kit from Hangar 9 and the Evolution 40GX gas engine. The assembly went along very well due to the [...]
Here is the video of the fifth day of assemble on the Hangar 9 P-47 Thunder Bolt. I finished up with the gas tank and then I moved on to the cowl installation and this took the most time of anything because I can’t take the cut back, so I proceeded slowly. I got the retracts all [...]