Editors Blogs

Advanced Aerobatics – The Inverted Harrier

Jun 05, 2013 2 Comments

Learning new maneuvers is something that many pilots enjoy and is one of the reasons we like flying.  Perfecting our craft and getting that aerobatic move down can take some time and will have a rather high learning curve. To simplify that learning curve and speed things along we have solicited the help of Jason [...]

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Mind-control Helicopter?

Jun 05, 2013 2 Comments

With technology that brings the stuff of science fiction movies to life, scientists have been able to fly an RC quadcopter through an obstacle course using thought control! Check out the news and amazing video from the BBC: Researchers have harnessed the power of thought to guide a remote-control helicopter through an obstacle course. The demonstration joins [...]

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Only 1 Day to Go! RCX — 10 Reasons to Attend!

May 31, 2013 No Comments

If you have to ask why should I attend the RCX Radio Control Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center this weekend (June 1 -2) then here are 10 reasons to go! Besides seeing all the great new RC Airplanes and Gear… 1. Make your own Balsa Airplane and fly it. 2. Try out the [...]

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Precision Scale Stinson SR-5E with free 3-view drawings

May 31, 2013 19 Comments

When it comes to scale subjects, nothing is so appealing as a classic subject from the Golden Age of Aviation. Ron Peterka has an amazing Subject that will soon be featured as a Construction article in Model Airplane News, his amazing Stinson SR-5E. This 1:5 scale model of Stinson “Reliant N-14187 is, in a way, [...]

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Meet the Shadow UAV at RCX!

May 29, 2013 No Comments

This weekend at the Long Beach Convention Center, you can get up close and personal with a Shadow UAV at the U.S. National Guard booth! The RQ-7 Shadow UAV is used by the United States Army, Marine Corps, Australian Army and Swedish Army for reconnaissance, surveillance, target acquisition and battle damage assessment. Launched from a [...]

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Giant Scale Pull-Pull Cable Installation Made Easy

May 29, 2013 4 Comments

Everyone knows that saving weight in the tail of your airplane is a good thing. An ounce saved in the tail equals twice that much (or more,) you don’t have to add to the nose. Eliminating a pushrod by using cables is also an excellent way to keep your model more scale like in appearance. [...]

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WW II pilot sees footage of his Spitfire crash-landing!

May 29, 2013 26 Comments

Imagine you flew a Supermarine Spitfire out of an Allied base during WW II.  Now imagine you did a belly landing in one of those famous fighters and a flight surgeon from base captured the event on film. After the war, you and Doc visit, but lose touch decades later. You still remember the film, [...]

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It’s an RCX weekend!

May 29, 2013 No Comments

RCX is happening this weekend, at the Long Beach Convention Center where you can get up close and personal with the ultimate RC aircraft: a Shadow UAV! That’s right, the U.S. National Guard will have a Shadow UAV on display at their booth. You’ll also get to visit the soldering booth, watch professional pilots flying [...]

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