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Functional Scale Cockpit Hatch

Functional Scale Cockpit Hatch

When it comes to RC Golden Age racers, no one does  flying models better than the world recognized  guru of scale Gee Bees – Henry Haffke. When I teamed up with Henry to build the 1/3-scale version of his Howard DGA-5 “Ike” Golden Age racer, I added several  details that a racer this size needed to look right. One […]
Easy Engine Testing — Safe and Cheap!

Easy Engine Testing — Safe and Cheap!

When ever I test run and adjust a new engine, I prefer to set it up on a sturdy test stand/table instead of on the model airplane. Here is my Zenoah GT-80, 80cc twin-cylinder gasoline engine which I removed from my Fokker Triplane to test run it. The firewall is equipped with Soft Engine mounts available […]
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Giant Scale Junker Ju 88 Bomber — Flightline Video

Giant Scale Junker Ju 88 Bomber — Flightline Video

Model Airplane News contributor and WW II warbird expert PJ Ash has an impressive collection of military RC aircraft. Recently, Rich Uravitch caught up with him to get the lowdown on the newest addition to his Active Flight Status log, in the form of this nicely done Junkers Ju 88. Believe it or not, this […]
Giant SE5 Scout from Vailly Aviation Answers the Call!

Giant SE5 Scout from Vailly Aviation Answers the Call!

Several RC Dawn Patrol fly ins and competitions are springing up all across the country. It is has been a very obvious trend in the last few years showing an increased interest for RC WW1 airplane designs. This trend has not gone unnoticed and there are new kits and plans coming to market. So, by popular […]
Behinds the Scenes with the E-flite Carbon-Z Cub on Floats

Behinds the Scenes with the E-flite Carbon-Z Cub on Floats

Recently we reviewed the new Carbon-Z Cun from E-flite and we really put it through its paces. Contributor and ace test pilot Kevin Siemonsen flew the Cub out of our tight test field with its flaps and big tundra tires, and even flew the plane inverted to explore its true aerobatic performance envelop. Kevin then […]
Monster Scale Martin Baker MB.5 — Flightline Video

Monster Scale Martin Baker MB.5 — Flightline Video

One of the most unique RAF aircraft to come out after WW2 and just before the dawn of the jet age was the MB-5 from the Martin Baker company. Only one was built and it was never developed past the prototype stage. Used for flight design testing, it was eventually used as a target drone […]
Fantastic Flying Fortress: the Nine-O-Nine! With Flightline Video

Fantastic Flying Fortress: the Nine-O-Nine! With Flightline Video

At the recent Monster Planes Fly In in Lakeland FL, several amazing scale warbirds and classics showed up to enjoy a weekend of RC fun. MAN’s Rich Uravitch and Ace Photo Guy David Hart were on hand to capture all the excitement and you will be able to read all about it in the upcoming February […]
Durafly Bf 110 Destroyer from Hobby King with Video

Durafly Bf 110 Destroyer from Hobby King with Video

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 […]
WW1 Buddies

WW1 Buddies

I have to say, of all the people I’ve met during my involvement in Scale RC modeling, I have to give the title of best friend to my good RC flying buddy Sal Calvagna. We have shared a lot of airspace together and flown at many of the same warbird and fun fly events. We […]
Hitec Weekender Warbirds are here!

Hitec Weekender Warbirds are here!

The popular “Weekender” line of electric powered sport planes from Hitec RCD have just gotten some new recruits in the form of three great looking classic WW2 warbirds. These include the North American P-51D Mustang, the Chance Vought F4U Corsair, and the Hawker Hurricane.  P-51D Mustang SPECIFICATIONS Wingspan: 29.5 in. Weight: 15 oz. Length: 25.5 in. Motor: WBL-1200 ESC: […]
Monster Planes Sneak Peek — Snapshot from the Flightline

Monster Planes Sneak Peek — Snapshot from the Flightline

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 […]
Magnificent Waco YMF-5 Biplane — Video Interview

Magnificent Waco YMF-5 Biplane — Video Interview

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), […]
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