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Aerobatic Pilot Flies Big Twin Video Interview with Matt Chapman

Aerobatic Pilot Flies Big Twin Video Interview with Matt Chapman

We were pleased to run into our long time RC friend and full-scale aerobatic pilot Matt Chapman at the WOD event. Matt was hanging around the flightline with his RC sidekick John Kohler getting his impressive 1/5-scale Beechcraft D-18 twin ready for a flight. Matt’s beautiful twin is built from a st of Nick Ziroli […]
One Million Pounds in the air!

One Million Pounds in the air!

Here is something you don’t  see everyday, a million pounds in the air. Capt. Stemer commanded the RC521, the second 747-8 Freighter, into defying gravity and lifting more than 1 million pounds into the air. This plane just looks heavy as it rolls down the runway. “It’s a big deal for us and as an […]
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Oshkosh: Aviation’s “Wild Kingdom”

Oshkosh: Aviation’s “Wild Kingdom”

This impressive video of the last week’s EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin looks at the legendary airshow from the perspective of a nature documentary. If you like airplanes, I promise that this clip will make your day! Thank you to Aero-TV for producing and posting this gem.
Carl’s Colossal Convair Cosmo

Carl’s Colossal Convair Cosmo

When it comes to thinking really big, Model Airplane News contributor and giant scale guru, Carl Bachhuber can usually be counted on to come up with something truly amazing. Producing one of these modeling monsters takes a surprisingly short period of time for Carl and his newest project, the Convair 580 airliner took him only […]
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New DLE 60 Smooth Running Twin

New DLE 60 Smooth Running Twin

If you’re looking for smooth, consistent performance in a 60cc gas engine, this is it.  The DLE 60-Twin cylinder engine delivers has horizontally opposed cylinders to provide very smooth operation, while keeping weight low and producing the power your big bird needs.  Electronic ignition, spark plug and Pitts style mufflers are included.  Specifications: Displacement: 61 cc […]
Sneak Peek: Align TRex 450 Plus

Sneak Peek: Align TRex 450 Plus

The Align T-Rex 450 Sport Plus is one of the latest releases in the Align T-Rex family of great machines distributed through Assurance RC. Align has brought this hobby many different helicopters, ranging from their small 100-class, fixed-pitch RTF machine all the way up to their 700-size, full-collective, flybarless models. Align has become one of […]
Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair Build-along Part 12

Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair Build-along Part 12

The most important part of any model build is making sure the CG balance point is correct. With a giant plane like the Top Flite Corsair, you need to take your time, or better yet, get the help of a friend to move the plane around. Start with the plane in the maintenance cradle upside […]
A great article on the Flying Tigers

A great article on the Flying Tigers

AMERICAN VOLUNTEER GROUP PILOT TAKES HIS P-40 TOMAHAWK OFF THE FIELD NORTH OF RANGOON.   NOTICE TWO GUNS ON EDGE OF EACH WING, ONE EACH SIDE OF COWLING. FLYING TIGERS IN BURMA HANDFUL OF AMERICAN PILOTS SHOOT DOWN 300 JAP WARPLANES IN 90 DAYS Photographs for LIFE by George Rodger   One shining hope has emerged from three […]
IQ AFM Multi-Station for Fuel and Air

IQ AFM Multi-Station for Fuel and Air

If you are looking for the ultimate solution to your aircraft servicing tasks, this Fuel and Air Multi-Station is for you. Manufactured in Germany, thie IQ AFM Multi-Station is available in two versions. The standard IQ AFM ($350) and tthe IQ AFM+ (With water seperator) $395. This 5-gallon fuel container includes: Fuel pump and attachment […]
Detailing the Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair ARF

Detailing the Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair ARF

As I mentioned previously, besides applying custom markings and decals, another great way to improve the looks of your ARF warbird is to add simple details and weathering. You can do this very easily with marking pens and various decals available commercially. Here’s how I applied my make-over to this impressive giant scale bent-wing warbird. […]
FIB: flying inflatable BOAT?

FIB: flying inflatable BOAT?

There’s a saying that even a barn door will fly if you strap a big enough engine to it, and this interesting vehicle helps to prove the maxim true. In this video, Polarismotor captures a nice takeoff, flyaround and even nicer landing of an FIB, or flying inflatable boat. How much would you pay to […]
Armed Quadrotors?

Armed Quadrotors?

Check out this recent story by David Hambling that we found on the  Popular Mechanics website! A camouflage quadrotor armed with a machine gun zips around a test range, destroying targets and setting dummies ablaze. By now, most of the nearly 11 million people who’ve seen the YouTube video know it’s a fake. There’s no […]
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