Our friends across the pond love their (really) giant-scale models, and this video compilation from a recent show is a treat to watch. Videotaped by the father and son team of Pete and Dean Coxon at the Large Model Association fly-in at Cosford, this shows some fantastic models flying in quite a crosswind.
There’s still time to enter and especially to vote! We don’t care how old your plane is, or even if it’s still flying … we just want to see your photos! There’s just one rule: the plane must have been built from a Model Airplane News, Electric Flight or Backyard Flyer plan. That’s it! This is your […]
What’s the best way to shake the mid-winter blues? The E-Fest indoor fly-in in the University of Illinois armory in Champaign, IL! Contributor Jim Ryan was on hand, and he sent us this photo highlight reel, including some brand-new releases!
Kick your foam warbird up a notch by adding flaps! The techniques shown here upgrade a P-47 Thunderbolt that has optional functional flaps (an upgrade available on many small electrics). The flap outlines are already molded into the wing so it’s easy to figure out where the flaps belong. Here’s how to install them: YOU’LL […]
Action Needed: Following White House Drone Crash, Tesla Foundation and UAVSA CEO and others discussed action plan to prevent future incidents Washington, DC January 27, 2015—The Tesla Foundation and UAVSA CEO Keith Kaplan at the White House discussing Drone Rules and Lawn Crash – The Tesla Foundation and UAVSA at the White House with UC […]
Who doesn’t love a Spitfire? One of the most iconic Allied aircraft of WW II, its sleek lines and elliptical wing are unmistakable. This .50-size Kyosho model does the full-size justice, with retractable landing gear, functional split flaps, steerable tailwheel, full cockpit and pilot figure. Check out the full release from Kyosho: The Spitfire is without […]
Competing in scale events isn’t as intimidating as you might think, especially if you start with fun scale and work your way up! This great video from the NorthWest Scale Aero-Modelers tells you everything you need to know. Check it out!
Talk about great timing: this micro (18-inch-span) Hurricane looks perfect for indoor (read: warm) flying! We just love those WW II RAF fighters. Here’s the full press release from Microaces: With the rapid development of fighter aircraft during WWII, the Hurricane became appreciably more vulnerable. But this didn’t spell the end for the type but […]
Check out this beautifully detailed model that’s as stunning as it is unusual! Built and flown by Jo Nüsseler, the 74-inch-span model of a Polikarpov I.16 is powered by a Saito 3-cylinder 450 and weighs 25 pounds. The fighter is painted in the scheme of the Soviet’s 4th Squadron, 72nd fighter regiment that helped to repel […]
BUILDING THE MECHANICS: As noted in my intro posting, my first priority for my 700-size Cheyenne project was to build and test fly the mechanics. After all, if I couldn’t get the outrigger tail and variable-pitch pusher prop to work properly, what was the point? First decision was choosing the basic mechanics. Although this is […]
Recently, I found out that home repair stores like Home Depot stock in their hardware section Rare-earth magnets ideal for use as engine cowling attachment devices. They come in all sorts of sizes and types and for my ongoing workshop build-along for the Sopwith Camel, I used 1/4 inch and .47 inch diameter x 1/8 […]
The next time you’re traveling by air, imagine what it must have been like to take a trip in the 1920s in a 15-passenger plane like this! This 15-foot-span Handley Page W.10 model is powered by two 60cc Laser twin-cylinder engines and weighs in at 86 pounds. Builder Neil Tidy spent 2000 hours on the model of […]