A look at a plane that took years to complete and three different builders, but in the end it was well worth the wait. This outstanding scale Staggerwing started as a cut balsa kit from the Aeroplane Factory which was made from Ziroli plans. The plane is large with a wingspan of 86-inches and an [...]
Flight Test by Michael York I have long been a huge fan of the Waco YMF and was honored to review this absolutely gorgeous version by Great Planes. Starting from a clean sheet of paper, they wanted to ensure that their 1⁄5-scale version not only looked stunning, but would have outstanding flight characteristics and not [...]
Here’s wishing everyone a Happy Holiday and a fun, safe and long weekend! It is a little known fact that the Easter Bunny has an instrument rating so he can fly from coast to coast regardless of the weather to drop the Easter eggs on time and on target! Here’s his Co-Pilot and Navigator!
Now through June 30th, you can find a great deal on the perfect plane, heli, boat or car to get started in RC. It’s the America’s Best R/C Sale (www.bestrc.com), and you can save up to $50 on over 115 great products. And if you buy a RealFlight G5.5 flight sim during the sale, you’ll [...]
I just got back from SEFF and I have to tell you that if it is electric it was most likely there. There were and number of top manufacturers there showing off some of their new electrics as well as modified older kits that easily accept electric power. Here are samples of some of [...]
I originally designed, built and flew my EDF Viking in 2005 having all intentions that, if it performed well, to publish the design in Model Airplane News, as I had with a number of my earlier designs. It flew quite well so I decided to tweak it a bit, clean up and finalize the plan [...]
Well, this is sort’a a return to a project as my 33% scale Pietenpol Aircamper was started some 7 years ago. As soon as the Mini Fokker D-VII build-along is competed, I will be turning my attentions to finishing up the Piet! I designed it and drew the plans with CAD using the reall full [...]
As my opening blog, I would like to take a brief moment to introduce myself as well as talk about a recent event that I am preparing for. It is my goal to provide insight in either a flight or building tip. Anyhow, let’s begin! First off, I have been flying remote-control aircraft for the [...]