Editors Blogs

Walt Disney’s “Planes” Teaser… Cool!!!

Nov 05, 2011 4 Comments

Cool! Disney has launched the first teaser trailer for Planes, their upcoming Cars spin-off focusing on the planes from that world. This isn’t another full Pixar film or even a short film, instead it’s a straight-to-DVD spin-off for Disney to sell to younger audiences, as young kids totally love the Cars universe.    The trailer [...]

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Who Mentored You?

Nov 04, 2011 No Comments

When I was about eight or nine my good friend Wes and I would spend countless summer hours in his attic looking at old issues of Model Airplane News from the 1950′s and 60′s.  We soon were building rubber powered silk span planes and .049 control line combat planes that we flew in the neighbor’s [...]

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Sensei from Flyzone, interview and flight video.

Nov 04, 2011 1 Comment

Are you looking for your first plane, one that is easy to fly, land and most of all durable and easy to repair?  You may be in luck, we just tested the new ready to fly Sensei foam trainer from Flyzone. Listen to what our reviewer Mike Stroup has to say about this nice all [...]

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What’s on your Holiday Shopping List?

Nov 04, 2011 No Comments

I am seeing those holiday commercials so it must mean we are approaching the season of giving.  I hope you will join in here and provide some of the items you think should be a part of every RC hobbyist’s wish list.  Let me start by making a few suggestion of items I use all [...]

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Unmanned Flight Rules on Hold with FAA

Nov 04, 2011 2 Comments

As of October 18, 2011 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Unmanned Aircraft Program Office (UAPO) has put on hold their decision as to the need to adjust any of the previous Advisory Circular 91-57 issued in June of 1981.  At this point it could be February 2012 before we have a proposed rule.  The advisory [...]

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Seagull Models PC9, our latest review

Nov 03, 2011 3 Comments

The Seagull Models PC9 is a scale beauty that you will want to own, this is one of our newest review planes and it will soon be appearing in Model Airplane News.  Watch the video and see what our reviewer Michael York has to say about this great looking plane. We are sure that you [...]

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AeroWorks P-51 converted over to a Red Tail Tuskegee Fighter; Part 2

Nov 02, 2011 6 Comments

Are you looking to do a little ARF kit bashing?  Check out what I did to the AeroWorks P-51 in this how-to video on my conversion from the Excalibur Mustang to the Tuskegee Red Tailed Mustang.  I show you how to use easily available material to do cosmetic surgery and create the plane design you [...]

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Hitec X4 AC Plus charger in for review

Nov 01, 2011 No Comments

We have a charger review coming up in Electric Flight Magazine and we were lucky enough to get in the new X4 AC charger from Hitec. I have to say they raised the bar on this one.  This compact charger has battery management and integral balancer features on each of the four identical and independent [...]

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