Just in for Review, the new Durafly Messerschmitt Bf 110 Destroyer is going to be featured soon as a Flight Report. Beautifully detailed and equipped with counter-rotating 3-blade propellers, this twin engine WW2 Luftwaffe warbird is going to be a very popular choice for electric lovers everywhere. Reviewed and test flown by Model Airplane News […]
Haven’t entered the sweeps yet? It isn’t too late; Horizon Hobby will continue to give away a prize a day through December 14th! This hot assortment of prizes includes the latest RC cars, trucks, planes, helis and transmitters, and entering couldn’t be easier. Entering takes just 10 seconds, so click here and you, too, could win big!
In 1998, the last SR-71 Blackbird landed for the last time, but there’s reason for celebration: Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works is planning a more advanced version, Blackbird 2.0 if you will. The SR-72 will use a hypersonic engine that combines turbines and ramjets, and Lockheed says it will be TWICE as fast as the original SR-71 […]
It gets scary at the MAN office when Halloween arrives and editor Gerry Yarrish doesn’t get enough candy! With a little Zap glue, a ping pong ball and some TP, Gerry conjured up this hybrid spirit of the night!
Ever see fly buzz a room, bouncing off windows and walls and somehow continuing on its insect mission? Researchers at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have created Gimball to borrow from the insect world. It uses sensors to navigate and its elastic cage and gyroscopically stabilized to bounce back from impacts, stay oriented and continue on […]
Multi rotors aren’t just useful for spy missions and getting great photography. In this emergency drill, the Roswell Flight Test Crew works with the local fire department in Eugene, Oregon to help save lives. Their mission is to assist firefighters in conducting a Hasty River search in a training scenario: a man floating down the river […]
At the Paradise Field flying field in Lakeland, FL lweekend, the 12 O’clock High/Monster Planes RC event was an amazing success. MAN contributor Rich Uravitch was on had to cover the action and we’ll be featuring this great event in the next issue of Model Airplane News. Here are just a few pix from Rich’s […]
Raise your hand if you remember the days of single-channel, escapement RC! According to the poster, “This model uses a 45-year-old radio control system (Futaba F-66) that only controls the rudder using a rubber band powered clockwork mechanism. The radio has one button which you press in the correct sequence to get right, left , […]
Mitch Epstien has been building and flying giant scale planes for many years and he has been a successful scale competitor competing at Top Gun for several years. One of Mitch’s favorite airplanes is his 1/3-scale Waco YMF-5 biplane built from the AMR laser-cut kit. Featured on the cover of Model Airplane News (December 2010), […]
Expert scale designer, builder and flyer, Mark Rittinger is a busy guy. Adding to his extensive series of electric powered RC WW2 warbirds is his newest creation, the infamous Japanese A6M3 Model-22 Zero. This construction article will be featured in a future issue of Model Airplane News complete with detailed photos and complete building plans. […]
In this great TED talk, Patrick Egan of Skyborg UAV Aerial Photography shares his thoughts about the positive potential of drones, from improving agriculture to cell tower inspections and more. He notes that although drones have gotten a lot of bad press, especially for their use in surveillance and in war zones, we should re-examine this technology and how […]
While it may not yet be as frigid as it seems in the photo above, the frost is definitely on the pumpkin! As the weather turns colder, it’s a good time to revisit some cold-engine starting techniques. Have some tips for flying in colder conditions? Leave them in the comments section! 1. Turn on your transmitter and receiver. […]