Editors Blogs

Getting started sale!

Apr 20, 2011 No Comments

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 [...]

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I just got back from SEFF (southeast electric flight festival)

Apr 20, 2011 No Comments

  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 [...]

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S3 Viking Jet Design

Apr 20, 2011 5 Comments

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 [...]

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Next RC Building Project

Apr 19, 2011 No Comments

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 [...]

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Redundant Systems

Apr 19, 2011 No Comments

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 [...]

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Great Planes Waco!

Apr 18, 2011 No Comments

A great looking fly-by Check out the latest photo shoot, the Great Planes Waco.  Our contributor Michael York did a great job on this review.  The article will be in the July issue of Model Airplane News.

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Installing a Bottom Wing

Apr 18, 2011 No Comments

Part of the MAN Build-along for the Mini Fokker Project, I just installed the Fokker’s bottom wing so I can address the construction of the main landing gear. Check out the ONline Build-along for the Mini Fokker by clicking here:  http://tinyurl.com/4vsovnj

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Mini Fokker Build-Along Paint scheme

Apr 17, 2011 No Comments

Finally after about 3 months of building, I finally decided on a paint scheme for the Mini Fokker D.VII. I will be using the red and white scheme of the Jasta 18 fighter group.

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