When it comes to scale RC planes, the biggest thing that ruins the scale looks of the plane is the “smaller than scale” flying propeller. Many warbird pilots will at least paint their props the correct color and add the yellow safety propeller tips, but if you really want to get maximum attention at the [...]
Come join the fun at the Central Connecticut RC Club’s 11th annal Big Biplane Bash event. This event is open to all Biplanes and Triplanes of all sizes and types and anything RC is welcome. From electric parkflyers, to giant scale warbirds, if your plane has two or more sets of wings, it’s legal. For [...]
Proper mechanical setup is a very important factor in how well an RC helicopter will perform. With all the low-cost and very capable computer transmitters available it’s easy to lose sight of the basics of mechanical setup and rely on programming to overcome issues that should have been addressed mechanically. Many heli pilots I know [...]
This video offers a first-hand look at some interesting UAVs, including the Border Control’s Reaper and a University of Arizona drone that’s being developed by students who program it to fly maneuvers with computers. It’s part of the larger discussion about integrating UAVs into U.S. airspace and upcoming FAA licensing and regulations.
At the recent Top Gun event in Lakeland, Florida, many of the competing scratch-built aircraft pushed the level of excellence to new heights. Model Airplane News’ Gerry Yarrish was there on the flightline and caught up with Mike Selby after one of his flights in the Team scale class. The A-6E Intruder was a Top [...]