Editors Blogs

Fancy landings: Inverted Approach with a 1/2 Roll

Dec 11, 2014 No Comments

For the extreme aerobatic enthusiast, there is nothing like performing hotshot maneuvers inches off the ground. One unexpected way to take the crowd by surprise is to add aerobatic moves to your landing. During a normal landing approach, the airplane is in upright level flight and flies downwind parallel to the runway, turns 90 degrees to [...]

Read more

5 Great Scale Building Tips

Dec 10, 2014 2 Comments

When it comes to building  airplanes, all scale modelers seem to have mastered the art of Imagineering. Where sport models are utilitarian and have basic Monokote finishes and switches are easily accessible and located, scale planes are all about looking realistic. Here are some basic workshop building and detailing tips as well as a few [...]

Read more

Sneak Peek – Venture FPV Quadcopter Test Flight

Dec 04, 2014 No Comments

We are test flying this new H-configured multirotor from Hobby King. This impressive rotordrone comes equipped with its own factory installed 5.8GHz FPV camera and onboard video transmitter which is tuned for the Fat Shark and similar FPV goggles and ground station receivers. Guided by the popular NAZA-M Lite flight control system, the Venture is [...]

Read more

Make a Scale Static Propeller

Dec 03, 2014 1 Comment

When it comes to scale RC planes, the biggest thing that ruins the scale look of the plane is a “smaller than scale” flying propeller. Many warbird pilots will paint their props the correct color and add the yellow safety propeller tips, but if you really want to get maximum attention at the flying field, [...]

Read more

Turn your Slow Stick into an ultralight!

Dec 03, 2014 8 Comments

Slow Sticks are a fixture at nearly every park and flying field, but the MIA Designs Ultralight kit offers a fun way to give a different twist to this popular design. The overall look is reminiscent of the classic Quicksilver, particularly in flight, and it is a load of fun. NOTABLE FEATURES The Ultralight kit [...]

Read more

Sopwith Camel Build-Along Part 15 — Fairing the Cabane Struts

Dec 03, 2014 No Comments

So after the cabane (and the landing gear), are soldering together, they have to be filled out with wood fairings. To do this on the Camel I bought some 1/2 inch wide grooved basswood stock. These fit nicely on the wire and are a lot easier to use than trying to groove wood yourself on [...]

Read more

Magnificent Micro Mustang!

Dec 02, 2014 27 Comments

Giant RC planes turn heads, but we’ll bet this mini Mustang will stop you in your tracks. With a 4.6-inch wingspan, this impressive RC model is just 1/96-scale and weighs in at 3 grams — that’s less than a nickel! The brainchild of Martin Newell, the P-51D is outfitted with the usual throttle, rudder and elevator controls but also [...]

Read more

Fantastic Old-Timer RC Video

Nov 13, 2014 16 Comments

Inspired by the life of Maynard Hill, who set dozens of RC records and even flew a model plane across the Atlantic ocean, Jascha Hoffman wrote the song “The Little Airplane.”  It’s featured in this video that showcases archival video of old-timer RC planes, and both the song and the video are a delight. You deserve this [...]

Read more
Copyright © 2015 Air Age Media. All rights reserved.