Editors Blogs

Super Constellation: Biggest ARF ever?

Jan 08, 2013 18 Comments

It’s a new year; don’t you deserve a new plane? How about a giant-scale airliner ARF that’s guaranteed to wow the crowd? This 4-engine, 169-inch-span plane comes covered in Oracover and has a bolt-on, two-piece wing for easier transport and field setup. Don’t think you can fit the 157-inch-long fuselage in your trailer? No worries: it comes in [...]

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Build an RC Model Storage System — Do it yourself organization!

Jan 08, 2013 16 Comments

Airplanes on the workshop floor always seem to catch “Hangar Rash.” Organizations is a great way to keep the our of harm’s way. Aviation modelers are an eclectic group coming from all walks of life.  Once we conquer the basics of flight we tend to acquire a variety of aircraft varying in type or style as [...]

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Workshop Update: Gerry’s Fokker Triplane

Jan 06, 2013 3 Comments

It had been a while since I updated you all with my Balsa USA Fokker Triplane project so here we go. This 1/3-scale project really is an easy build, when you break everything down to it basic assembly tasks. I started roughly in October and I began the project by building the tail surfaces including [...]

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ProTek R/C Prodigy “TakeCharge” USB Charging Adaptor

Jan 03, 2013 No Comments

A very handy device to keep in your field box, the ProTek R/C Prodigy “Takecharge” USB charging adaptor allows you to power up or charge a variety of USB powered products using a 2S to 4S LiPo/LiFe/LiIon battery, regardless of whether or not you have access to AC power! The TakeCharge accepts 2S, 3S or 4S [...]

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Supersonic Scale: RC Concorde

Jan 03, 2013 16 Comments

The full-size Concorde set world speed records, flying from New York to Paris in less than half the time of conventional airliners. This huge twin-turbine version was recently flown at Panoramaflugtag 2012 in Ohlsdorf, Germany, where it impressed onlookers with its speed and performance. Thanks to YouTube’s Klaus Enser for posting this video!

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World’s Fastest UAV: 248mph!

Jan 03, 2013 3 Comments

South Korea unveiled its latest unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that is the world’s fastest and also the world’s first remote-controlled aircraft capable of taking off and landing vertically. The aircraft has “tilt rotors,” meaning its rotary wings tilt, giving it a helicopter-like capability to vertically take off and land when its wings are facing upward, and [...]

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Big Planes from Alien Aircraft

Jan 01, 2013 No Comments

Known for their great flying and easy to build laser cut electric powered kits, Alien Aircraft has taken a new heading and is in the process of developing large 6 foot span glow powered aircraft. The newest on the horizon will be the .40 to .60 Taylorcraft. Build just like his smaller laser kits, the [...]

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Coolest hand-launch EVER!

Dec 27, 2012 10 Comments

So you think gliders aren’t cool? This video will change your mind! Love that hand-launch technique & “inverted J-flip”!! This was posted by PGTS on Vimeo and sent to me by Dave Garwood. PGTS comments, “Enjoying Laurac and its great landscapes on this early morning, I tryed the new way of taking-off initiated by Steve Lange… [...]

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