Whether you call it the Bent Wing Bird, Whistling Death, or the Sweetheart of Okinawa you’ll command the sky with the new F4U-1 Corsair from Alien Aircraft Corp. It’s quick building will have you tearing up the sky in minimum time. Its rugged all wood construction provides a strong, light weight structure that delivers outstanding [...]
What could be more fun than an ultra micro pylon race? The BNF (Bind-N-Fly) Pole Cat comes with a variety of decal options, so you can create a unique aircraft you can track as it races around the course. This small speedster comes with a brushed motor, receiver/speed control unit and ultra micro aileron servo, [...]
Reviewer Mike Gantt notes that this pair of flyers offers “micro fun with a huge side of coolness!” If you’re looking for fly-anywhere, anytime aircraft, you can’t go wrong with one of these micro flyers from Cox. Check out the full online review! Micro model airplanes are getting better with every release, and when I [...]
Here’s a fast building project that will also make you look like a pro at the field! The latest kit from Alien Aircraft, this 38.3-inch-span Extra 300 comes with laser-cut balsa and ply parts and features tab and notch construction for a fast, accurate build. It includes full-size plans, formed aluminum landing gear, a formed [...]
This one’s cute as a button! This indoor/outdoor electric scale flyer uses 3-channel control can can accept ParkZone and E-flite ultra micro DSM2 electronics. The kit includes wheels, windscreens, dummy engine, radiator, flying struts and profile pilot figures. It’s a quick build and features interlocking, laser-cut parts. It costs $47.99.
This 52-inch-span racer is just begging to set a speed record at your local park! Along with painted fiberglass wheel pants, landing gear, struts and cowl, it has molded cowl blisters and even a dummy P&W radial engine to complete its scale appeal. A hidden battery hatch makes recharging easy, and because it comes built [...]
Don’t have a perfectly manicured runway for your backyard flyer? Don’t sweat it, you can easily hand launch your plane to get it in the air. Here are five easy steps to perfecting the technique. Remember to always launch your model straight into the wind. Don’t throw your model downwind (with wind at your back) [...]
From our very first, a very important part of Backyard Flyer (now Electric Flight Magazine) has been our “Homebuilt” articles where we feature scratch-built RC aircraft designs that our readers can build. The model designers who produce the working plans and develop the models put a great deal of effort into their final products. Pat [...]