Recently, we had a MAN reader write in asking for help with repairing his wing which he damaged by running into the safety fence at his club’s flying field. The damage was not too severe but bad enough that he could not easily patch it up. Several years ago I wrote a How To article […]
The annual Joe Nall Fly-In hosts its fair share of unique aircraft, and RCScaleAirplanes captured two of the best in flight in this video. Ali Machinchy’s F-104 1/4-scale Starfighter is 16 feet long and powered by a B300F turbine engine. The Airworld model was built by Trond Hammerstad in Norway and sports paint and markings […]
This 19-foot-span giant is a scale reproduction of Walter Mooney’s Honey Bee, a homebuilt kit plane from the early ’50s. Built by Dave Horton, this model is powered by a 250cc gas engine and has the wing flaps and slots that the full-scale did. Flown here by John Greenfield at the Large Model Association’s meet […]
Carl Bachhuber is a master when it comes to building really big, nicely detailed, and seldom-modeled RC planes, and his latest is no exception! The third Heinkel he has built in the last 20 year, this one is the biggest 1/5 scale. The 178-inch plane and is powered by two Desert Aircraft 60cc gas engines, and […]
This 1/3-scale Wilga can really put on an airshow, and we especially love its one-wheel touch-and-go’s! Built from the Frisch Modellbau kit by Matt Harrowven, it has a 145.6-inch wingspan and is powered by a DLE 170cc flat twin gas engine. The 57-pound plane uses a Spektrum DX9 radio and a PowerBox with telemetry. Thanks to […]
We’ll admit it: from the minute this video started we were hooked. The animated pilot figure and sliding canopy are the perfect touch to this 1/5- scale FW 190 D-9 model. The 82.67-inch-span aircraft is powered by a Zenoah G-62 and weighs in at close to 31 pounds. Austrian pilot Klaus Herold does a great job of […]
With a 9-foot wingspan, Christhard Dannheim’s Christen Eagle looks like its full-scale brother in the air! Powered by a ZDZ 210cc engine, the big bipe weighs in at just 52 pounds. Thanks to RC Media World for taking this video at a model meet in Bölsdorf, Germany.
Just last week we shared a video of a turbine-powered AN-225 model, and now here’s a much smaller, “micro” version that flies indoors! Made of Depron, the model is powered by six Hobbico micro ducted-fan units with two, 2S 1000mAh batteries. Built and piloted by Daniel Hör, it’s seen here flying at the Intermodellbau Fair in […]
Check out this one of a kind duo! Modeled after the full-size Russian Antonov AN-225 and the Buran spaceship it airlifted for takeoff, these jet models can really put on a show. After takeoff, the Buran launch gets a little interesting but both aircraft make it back safely to terra firma. Thanks to RCHeliJet for taking this […]
Who remembers this one? If you like giant scale, check out Helmut Müller’s 85% scratch-built Bücker, it looks like it could carry a small person! Without FAA restrictions, this European Biplane has a 17.5-foot-span, weighs in at 286 pounds and is powered by a Hirth 521cc 2-stroke (ultralight engine) turning a Fiala 60 x 20 wood propeller. The model uses industrial-quality Tonegawa Seiko servos, […]
Scratch-built by Joachim Damrath, this 160-inch-span Trimotor weighs in at just 53 p0unds. The beautifully detailed radial engines are hiding Zenoah powerplants (two 20cc and one 26cc in the center). Thanks to ScaleJetFred for sharing his terrific video from the Airlinertreffen meet in Oppingen, Germany.
Built from Vailly Aviation plans, this 1/5-scale Hawker Tempest V has a 98-inch wingspan and weighs in at 43 pounds. Power is provided by a Desert Aircraft 85cc engine spinning a Menz 26×10 prop. Builder and pilot Andy Wynn notes that the warbird also sports homemade retracts and exhaust stacks from Fighter Aces. Thanks to Dean and Pete Coxon […]