Just last week we shared a video of a turbine-powered AN-225 model, and now here’s a much smaller, “micro” version that flies indoors! Made of Depron, the model is powered by six Hobbico micro ducted-fan units with two, 2S 1000mAh batteries. Built and piloted by Daniel Hör, it’s seen here flying at the Intermodellbau Fair in […]
Check out this one of a kind duo! Modeled after the full-size Russian Antonov AN-225 and the Buran spaceship it airlifted for takeoff, these jet models can really put on a show. After takeoff, the Buran launch gets a little interesting but both aircraft make it back safely to terra firma. Thanks to RCHeliJet for taking this […]
Who remembers this one? If you like giant scale, check out Helmut Müller’s 85% scratch-built Bücker, it looks like it could carry a small person! Without FAA restrictions, this European Biplane has a 17.5-foot-span, weighs in at 286 pounds and is powered by a Hirth 521cc 2-stroke (ultralight engine) turning a Fiala 60 x 20 wood propeller. The model uses industrial-quality Tonegawa Seiko servos, […]
Scratch-built by Joachim Damrath, this 160-inch-span Trimotor weighs in at just 53 p0unds. The beautifully detailed radial engines are hiding Zenoah powerplants (two 20cc and one 26cc in the center). Thanks to ScaleJetFred for sharing his terrific video from the Airlinertreffen meet in Oppingen, Germany.
Built from Vailly Aviation plans, this 1/5-scale Hawker Tempest V has a 98-inch wingspan and weighs in at 43 pounds. Power is provided by a Desert Aircraft 85cc engine spinning a Menz 26×10 prop. Builder and pilot Andy Wynn notes that the warbird also sports homemade retracts and exhaust stacks from Fighter Aces. Thanks to Dean and Pete Coxon […]
This beautifully detailed 1/4-scale Aeronca Chief is the handiwork of Icelandic modeler Sturla Snorrason. A completely scratch-built project, the model features traditional wood construction. Sturla notes, “A lot of time went into the drawings along with study of my full size airplane.” A lot of time also went into the detailing, including the true to scale cockpit! […]
Slope aerobatics are in a category all their own, and the tricks this plane can do will blow your mind! It features a JGAF’s Custom Aerobats Buzz Evo using nothing but gravity and the wind to perform some incredible stunts. Even the music is perfect for this seaside romp! Thanks to Surfimp for taking this great video and […]
RC Fokker Dr. 1 models don’t get much bigger than this! Expertly flown by world-champion pilot Gernot Bruckmann, this 14.5-foot-span aircraft has a seven-cylinder, 820cc Wallach engine in its nose and weighs in at 194 pounds, giving it the title of “World’s Largest RC Triplane.” What do you think Herr Von Richthofen would say about this one? Thanks to […]
Judging by this great video, you should mark your calendar for next year’s Fond Du Lac Warbirds & Classics event August 18-20! It is just not possible to do justice to all the fantastic aircraft at this great, friendly event, but here are some of them.
This 1/4-scale model of a Grumman Wildcat F4F is the handiwork of Nigel I’anson, who built it from a Modell Einer kit. The 50-pound fighter has a wingspan of 114 inches and is powered by a 250cc Moki five-cylinder radial engine spinning a 32×18 three-blade prop. Its unique landing gear is retracted by an air […]
Done up in the colors of the Patrouille Acrobatique de France (the French Acrobatic Patrol, the precision aerobatic team of the French Air Force), this 6-foot-span Alpha Jet is a miniature version of the full size, from its detailed cockpit to its incredible scale landing gear. In this video, pilot Stéphan Laurens flies the model for […]
Custom-built by Phil Clarke of Fighter Aces for world-class pilot Ali Machinchy, this 30% scale Skyraider is based on an 80% enlargement of the 100-inch span Nick Ziroli plan. Phil notes, “The structure has been heavily modified to cater for the weight and size increase to allow the model to be successfully passed through the Large […]