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Editors’ Choice: Helicopter of the Year

Apr 28, 2012 2 Comments

Our helicopter of the year is a high-quality machine that’s the ideal size for serious RC flying.  It has a very high power-to-weight ratio for unlimited aerobatics and has a commanding presence in the air. With a flybarless system, it can be set up as trainer or as an unlimited 3D machine. Congratulations to Align [...]

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Editors’ Choice: Innovation of the Year

Apr 28, 2012 2 Comments

Our innovation of the year is a stabilization system that makes planes easier to fly, by allowing us to concentrate on piloting instead of making corrections for wind and tracking. This system is especially suited to smaller indoor planes that are notoriously difficult to fly. For making RC planes easier and more fun to fly, [...]

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RCX– the Ultimate Radio Control Expo!

Apr 26, 2012 No Comments

Long Beach Convention Center Long Beach, CA Saturday, April 28 10 am – 6 pm Sunday, April 29 10 am – 4 pm Tons of attractions, demos, try me tracks and flyzones/Dozens of RC manufacturers/Super RC sales Celebrity Appearances Jimmy Shine – host of Speed Channel’s Car Warriors Jason Britton – stunt driver appearing on [...]

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How to: Add ailerons for a “full-house” jet

Apr 24, 2012 7 Comments

Several years ago a flying buddy brought a Phase 3 F-16 out to the flying field. It was the first EDF jet I ever saw fly, not counting Bob Violett’s Electra which had made quite an impression on everyone at Florida Jets earlier that year. This F-16 is a really nice flying, hand-launched foam model. [...]

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The Radio Control Show 155

Apr 20, 2012 No Comments

Check out episode 155 of The Radio Control Show! This week we look at a fire breathing dragon, brand new FPV systems, and much more. Watch the full episode in the player below:

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Slope Aerobatics: Gliders take center stage!

Apr 20, 2012 5 Comments

In the RC aerobatic arena there is something about flying a model airplane in a manner that delivers maximum satisfaction and freedom of expression. This inner desire to freely express and it look really good on the aerobatic canvas is infectious. So much so “it” can become ones sole purpose for modeling just to see [...]

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Scale Makeover Magic!

Apr 18, 2012 4 Comments

The F4U-1 50 Corsair from Hangar 9 is a medium size warbird that, like its other stablemates, looks great out of the box and flies well. There’s no mistaking the Corsair for any other airplane; its unique, inverted gull wing making it easily identifiable. While the model itself is well designed and of high quality, [...]

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Keep your Engine Happy

Apr 17, 2012 7 Comments

Our readers are constantly coming up with great ways to maximize their enjoyment of the RC  hobby. Whether it is a simpler way to solve a recurring problem, or a better way to save some cash, our Shop Tips mailbag is always full. Here are a few tips for keeping your RC engine happy. Clean [...]

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