Model Airplane News is kicking off the New Year with another great Facebook giveaway. The prize this time around is Traxxas’ latest addition to the family, a DR-1 Helicopter. Extremely rugged and easy to fly, the new Traxxas DR-1 coaxial dual-rotor helicopter delivers stable hover performance and precise flight control response. You could win one [...]
Unfortunately the holidays are gone … no reindeers, christmas tree and presents till next December. For those ones who likes winter projects and looking for something special the Magnum Reloaded Santa edition is an ideal choice. The lightweight EPP construction, assures durability and docile flight characteristics at the same time, and makes it possible even for indoor [...]
We’ve seen a lot of visuals of pilots taking their planes out for some night flying, but this particular video was very interesting. The pilots for these planes were only 10 and 12 years old, and these planes are homemade aircrafts. AntiGravityResearch‘s YouTube page says these planes were made from, simply foam and flying boards, [...]
In Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, BP conducted pilot testing of a UAV to enhance pipeline inspection and safety. Equipped with high-resolution cameras, the Aeryon Scout VTOL UAV provides visual inspections of equipment, helping crews assess and respond to maintenance needs. The small rotor-wing aircraft is flown from a hand-held tablet computer. Check it out!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]