Check out this great video from a Denver news station covering the 9th annual Warbirds over the Rockies event! With hundreds of scale fighters and bombers, this annual event features noon demo flights with pyrotechnics, flyovers by full-scale planes and more!
In today’s hobby industry, commercial fuel-blending companies are hard-pressed to make a profit, and stay in business. Nitromethane is no longer made in America; our only refinery dedicated to its production has been moved to India. We now import nitro from China and are subject to interruptions in supply, as demonstrated when refineries shut down to [...]
Hunan Sunward Systems’ new SUV-200 is not an existing helicopter converted to a UAV, but was designed from the ground up as a “large helicopter made small,” and not a “small RC helicopter made big,” like most all other UAV helicopters to date. All parts were specifically designed and built for this project and are unique, [...]
Sometimes it’s good to get back to the classics. Whether its movies, music, dancing, or aerobatics, there’s a reason why certain genre-defining films, songs, steps, or maneuvers withstand the test of time and become classics. The Cuban-8 is one of those classic maneuvers that will always amaze and please. It is a mixture of symmetry, [...]
Traditionally, the 4-point hesitation roll is a maneuver that is a struggle for many pilots. The reason for this is because most fliers attempt to perform the 4-point roll the way a highly proficient pilot would. Consequently, the pilot is so overwhelmed, he’s unable to identify what mistakes he’s making and how to correct them. [...]
If you want to become the best aerobatic pilot possible, you need to master key maneuvers by taking small steps. First, make sure you’re proficient in performing maneuvers like inverted flight, vertical and horizontal rolls, inside and outside loops and the stall turn. You can then perform these moves in sequence to [...]
In the January Electric Flight column “Custom Corner,” we show you how to make a curved checkerboard design that you can easily apply to your aircraft. Here we show you how to add a standard checkerboard pattern to a wing. This design is a little simpler, but it still has a big impact on the color scheme. Enjoy. [...]