When I was young, I was swept up and inspired by the space program. I remember John Glenn’s first orbital Mercury flight (I was six years old). I grew older with Gemini and Apollo, my parents allowing me to stay home from school on most launch days. I was 13 when astronauts first walked on […]
The Scale Squadron of Southern California, a club devoted to scale modeling and RC airplane fun have embarked on a new product review, the Cessna 195 from Top Notch Kits. This article continues with the construction of the wheel pants, cowl, vertical fin fit and wing installation. For the first part of this article, click here. There was little […]
Batteries are an ever-changing technology that we use every time we fly our model planes. Whether it is to simply power our flight gear or to run our motor and flight gear, batteries are always a factor to be considered when building our planes. Ten years ago, not many people were paying much attention to […]
The first thing you’ll notice when flying an EDF jet is the lack of propwash over the flying surfaces. Jets rely entirely on airspeed and smooth airflow over the wing and tail surfaces to generate the aerodynamic control forces for aileron, elevator and, if used, rudder control. While flying a jet more slowly, it will […]
This great review will be in our November issue of Electric Flight, but you get the first look at this nice aircraft! Those who know me at the flying field understand that I have a “thing” for Piper aircraft—Cubs in particular! Piper’s Super Cub has been a favorite of mine for a long time and […]
Sponsored by ElectriFly, this July 29-31 event held in Minnesota was a huge success, with 135 registered pilots! Already the largest electric event in the Midwest, the Watts event provided a great place for electric modelers to come together to fly, make friends and renew old acquaintances. Located just 45 miles south of Minneapolis, it was […]
This pair of jets sports a paint scheme done especially for the Jet World Masters, with the event logo on the tail and red ribbons with the names of all of the competing pilots. The pair flew an amazing formation routing during the noontime show.
We spoke with Lewis Patton, who was flying his gorgeous F-15 Strike Eagle during the noontime demo show. Louis’s competition jet for the Masters wasn’t delivered to him on time, but he still came to the show to help support team USA as well as to wow the crowd with his excellent flying. Lewis travels […]