Some guys like the big stuff and for many, half scale is the new 33%! More and more 50% scale aircraft are showing up at RC events and so when we saw this video of William “Billy” Thompson flying his half-scale Camel at the Hoosier Dawn Patrol event we took notice. Featuring traditional wood construction, […]
I often hear pilots refer to the loop as a simple maneuver. Simply pull back on the elevator stick until a complete loop has been flown, right? Wrong! Executing a perfect loop can be rather difficult. It must be round, must start and exit at the same altitude, the airplane must not drift in […]
You won’t believe how low the pilot of this 1/4-scale Hawker Tempest will fly! Henning Schlömer scratch-built this 125-inch-span, 51.8-pound beauty and powers it with a King 140cc two-cylinder in-line engine. Thanks to Rcscaleairplanes for taking this great video at the Warbird Meet MFC-Oberhausen 2014.
We are swooning over this scale WW II fighter! Here are all the deets from Hobby King: The Hawker Sea Fury was the last propeller-driven fighter to serve with the Royal Navy, and also one of the fastest production single piston-engined aircraft ever built. Developed during the Second World War, the Sea Fury entered service […]
Three new robust (read: crash resistant!) multirotors from LRP have you covered no matter what size quad you’re looking for! Check out this release: Flying quadrocopters is action and fun in another dimension. This is also true for the 2015 editions of the LRP quadrocopters. They’re extremely agile – only the reaction capacity of the pilot […]
A fully assembled racer that’s capable of 100mph speeds out of the box? Where do we sign up? We can’t wait to get our hands on this foam flyer! Check out the full release from E-flite: What began in 1969 as a derelict wreck is currently the fastest straight-line piston-engine aircraft in the world […]
So you’ve finished painting your new scale airplane and it looks nice and shiny and brand new. You check your model one more time against your photo documents of the full-size plane and there’s something just not quite right… What is it? Well, it would be a safe guess that your full size subject airplane, […]
Now that the Sopwith Camel’s fuselage and the rest of the project has been all buttoned up, and the engine cowling’s magnetic attachment arrangement taken care off, we can how move on to the covering process of the project. For this model, I am using Scale Stits and Polytone paint and adhesive. The fabric is specially produced […]
This installment continues construction of my 700-size AH-56 Cheyenne. The project begins here. Since the Cheyenne’s tail rotor is mounted at the end of a long extension shaft, I needed to fabricate a control linkage with a bellcrank,. I’ve just gotten into having parts 3D printed by Shapeways.com, and this was a perfect application for their […]
One of the first non-wood building tasks that will present itself to RC modelers is “Drilling and Tapping” holes in metal parts. Mainly this is required for attaching your glow engine to you aluminum motor mounts, but the same process is used when drilling and tapping hardwood blocks for nylon wing hold-down bolts. Knowing the […]
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 […]