Sooner or later, many RC modelers try their hand at a scale subject, and since most full-size aircraft use flaps, their scale model should include them as well. A scale model with the flaps fully deployed is an impressive sight. This will most likely be the pilot’s first exposure to flaps since most of our sport [...]
This video will give you the inside information you need to perform the 3-roll, 270-degree rolling circle. Pilot Jason Benson shares his techniques on performing this very graceful maneuver. Jason gives detailed information that you can use to perfect your own flying skills and this maneuver. Enjoy!
We’ve all heard the old adage, Takeoffs are optional; landings are mandatory. Bringing a plane back to the ground safely is a pilot’s top goal. Unfortunately, one of the hardest maneuvers for an RC airplane to perform is the landing, and it is the first one that we pilots must learn to perfect to keep [...]
This tip comes from my friend Albert Tejera who owns TME. Albert is an enthusiastic flyer and just an all-around good guy. Many new RC smoke users wonder if they should balance their airplane with the oil tank filled or empty? Generally we recommend that the tank be placed as close as possible to the [...]
By Nick Ziroli Sr., Photos by Nick Ziroli Sr. & Palmer Johnson. Part of the Model Airplane News “Classic Archive” Collection of Online Articles. (Above) Twin-engine aircraft, especially WW II military warbirds are exciting and always draw a crowd. Here, Paul LeTourneau’s monster-scale B-26 comes in for a landing. Paul enlarged Jerry Bates plans to [...]
By the Model Airplane News Crew Get into the habit of always performing a ground check before every flight. Make sure your model’s control surfaces move in the proper directions. IF YOU’VE JUST STARTED out as an RC pilot, chances are you’ve had a few unexplained situations pop up that have left you wondering [...]
Even if you don’t aspire to be a competition pilot, you can learn from the fundamentals in this exciting competition move. For example, I’m sure a lot of you have performed a basic loop. In fact, the loop is the first aerobatic maneuver that many people perform. The avalanche is a basic loop, but has [...]