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UAVForge Challenge: You can win $100,000!

UAVForge Challenge: You can win $100,000!

Put on your mad scientist thinking cap! If you can come up with a design for a quiet UAV that can fit in a backpack and operate for 3 hours, you could win $100,000 in a competition sponsord by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic. In this challenge, […]
E-flite Cessna 150 Aerobat 250

E-flite Cessna 150 Aerobat 250

Designed for pilots who want the thrill of basic aerobatics in a small yet detailed package, this clever, all-wood model maintains the subtle curves and character of the original aircraft, yet is distinctively tricked out with a checkerboard scheme that honors the character of the aerobat. Made of balsa and decked out in UltraCote ParkLite covering, the […]
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Sneak Peek–Micro Thomas Morse Scout Construction Article

Sneak Peek–Micro Thomas Morse Scout Construction Article

Exclusive! New on the Members Only  Section of the Model Airplane News Website, we have a sneak peek preview of Richard Dery’s amazing micro RC  design, the Micro Tommy. This foam and balsa miniature biplane looks and flies great and it is easy to build! Become a member today and find out what you’ve been missing! There […]
ParkZone Ultra Micro Pole Cat Pylon Racer

ParkZone Ultra Micro Pole Cat Pylon Racer

What could be more fun than an ultra micro pylon race? The BNF (Bind-N-Fly) Pole Cat comes with a variety of decal options, so you can create a unique aircraft you can track as it races around the course. This small speedster comes with a brushed motor, receiver/speed control unit and ultra micro aileron servo, […]
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Turbine Jet Wins AMA Scale Nationals!

Turbine Jet Wins AMA Scale Nationals!

Congratulations to Bob Bush for his first-place finish in Expert at the AMA Scale Nationals! Bob flew a Bob Violett Models F-100D in Thunderbird colors to take home the top prize.
Electric Jet Wins AMA Scale Nats!

Electric Jet Wins AMA Scale Nats!

Terry Nitsch, here with his pit crew and wife Sheila, has won the Sport Scale category in the AMA Scale Nationals with his electric ducted-fan F-86 Sabre. The 63-inch-span plane is a Bob Violett Models kit that’s powered by Thunder Power 12S LiPos.
ElectriFly Super Sportster: Online Review!

ElectriFly Super Sportster: Online Review!

This online article comes to us from first-time reviewer Tom Kitt. Tom is in high school, yet he’s already an accomplished aerobatic pilot and an active member of his club in Sarasota, Florida. Now on to Tom’s premiere review! There comes a point in every RC pilot’s flying career when they have to answer the all important question, “What […]
Top Notch Products Models Cessna 195: Scale buildalong, part 1

Top Notch Products Models Cessna 195: Scale buildalong, part 1

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. The review is a group effort of several club members and is built, finished, and flown as a group. So the ideas expressed here are […]

Monster OV-10 Bronco

When we ran a number of photos of my 109″  “monster” Bronco in the Ultimate Electrics M.A.N. special issue, I was amazed at the interest level from readers. Although powering it with electrics (Hacker A60’s, Opto 99 ESC’s, and 2 12S 5000mAh Li-po packs) was fairly pricey at the time, it was something I just […]
ParkZone Spitfire Mk IX

ParkZone Spitfire Mk IX

From spinner to tail, this electric warbird is designed to impress, with a detailed cockpit, 20mm gun barrels and radiator scoop. It comes with a 15-size outrunner, speed control and servos installed, and it’s available in Bind-N-Fly and plug and play versions ($249.99 and $184.99, respectively). Add your 4-channel radio and go fly! Amp up the […]
2 Days until Warbirds over Delaware!

2 Days until Warbirds over Delaware!

If you are a “Warbird Lover” and who isn’t? Be sure to check out our upcoming online coverage of the popular giant scale event. In its 2oth year, WOD is hosted by the Delaware RC Club at the Lums Pond State Park in Bear, DE. For the 2011 event, our own Gerry Yarrish will be heading […]
Making 3-panel Windshields — Part 3

Making 3-panel Windshields — Part 3

The final installment of this scale building techique finishes up the Windshield with the addition of the clear plastic panes and installing the units on the fuselage. After the frames are painted, you need to make a template for each of the individual panes. (Aboved.) Flip the framework over and place a scrap piece of […]
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