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Flight Technique: Thrust-line corrections for Flying Wings

Flight Technique: Thrust-line corrections for Flying Wings

Words: Michael York Flying-wing and delta aircraft can be very sensitive to pitch. It’s especially important to have the correct thrust line on a high-speed pusher prop to prevent unnecessary corrections in pitch during different power settings. Not only is it annoying if the plane reacts adversely every time you move the throttle stick up […]
Set your heli up right!

Set your heli up right!

One of the advantages of flying helicopters over other forms of RC is there is a nice mix of both procedures and techniques. By procedures I mean there is one correct way of doing something, such as assembling a rotor head or mounting an engine. But helicopters also allow us to use and develop our […]
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Michael York: Pilot and RC pilot

Michael York: Pilot and RC pilot

I recently had the fortune of becoming a contributing writer for Model Airplane News and Electric Flight, so I figured I’d tell you a little about myself. I was born and raised in the Swiss Alps and moved to the Houston area with my family in 1980. I’ve always had a love for aviation, and […]
Huck Fest, Aerobatics at its best

Huck Fest, Aerobatics at its best

Over the weekend I attended the first annual Huck Fest held at my local field, the Victor Valley Flyers.  This event was a gathering of guys that wanted to show off their abilities and just have a blast.  If you never been to one these, I would recommend making a trip for it. It is […]
ParkZone P-51D BL DSM RTF

ParkZone P-51D BL DSM RTF

A favorite classic is back, now with a Spektrum radio system installed! This Z-foam fighter has three channels out of the box (adding rudder is easy) and with its brushless 480 outrunner and servos installed. Everything you need to fly is included—even a 4-channel DSM Spektrum radio, 3S 1300mAh LiPo battery and balancing charger! This […]
BH Models Cap 232

BH Models Cap 232

Take the next big step into giant-scale aerobatics with this affordable, high-performance IMAA-legal sport scale model Though at the upper limit of the power range the DA-50 gas engine fits nicely on the firewall. The DA Pitts-style muffler is also a good fit. AS YOU THUMB THROUGH the pages of Model Airplane News looking for […]
VQ Models P-51B Mustang

VQ Models P-51B Mustang

This unusual WW II warbird offers impressive performance in an easy-to-assemble package THIS IS A WARBIRD AND WILL DO ALL THE AEROBATICS THAT THE ORIGINAL FIGHTER PILOTS TRAINED FOR IN COMBAT FIGHTING The control linkage is easy to install and gives a very positive feel for the rudder and elevator. The Swiss markings give a […]
Global Hobbies A26 Invader

Global Hobbies A26 Invader

The classic twin engine warbird turns to an E-Power conversion for swift and silent bombing raids I DIDN’T ATTEMPT ANY AEROBATICS BUT I’M SURE YOU DAREDEVILS OUT THERE WILL BE ABLE TO LOOP AND ROLL THIS AIRPLANE The twin KMS outrunners fit perfectly on the adjustable mounts made by Kyosho. The mount is held to […]
Advances Scale Models A-26 Invader

Advances Scale Models A-26 Invader

This high-performance twin-engine ARF captures the same thrill and excitement of the full-size bomber The horizontal stabilizer is attached with a scale dihedral angle and the control linkage is easy to install. The rudder uses pull-pull cable control. SEEING OFFICIAL COMBAT and civilian service for over 40 years, the Douglas A-26 Invader included two monstrous […]
Top Gun 2011: World Class Standard for Scale Excellence

Top Gun 2011: World Class Standard for Scale Excellence

Top Gun 2011 marked the 23rd year for this amazing world-class scale competition. This was the first year the scale invitational was hosted at Frank Tiano’s new Paradise Field flying site near the Lakeland Linder Airport. This field features a beautifully maintained grass runway and flightline set up specifically for the needs of the RC […]
Hitec Digital Servo Programmer & Tester

Hitec Digital Servo Programmer & Tester

We love Hitec’s older programmer, so we’re looking forward to getting one of these new & improved units! The new HFP-25 has a lightweight, streamlined case and comes with a rechargeable NiMH battery pack. It also has an easy-to-read LDC screen. low-battery warning and both automatic and manual testing capabilities. It costs $74.99.
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