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58%-Scale Akrobat Special

58%-Scale Akrobat Special

This 58%-scale model of the Czech aerobat is powered by ZDZ 420cc twin cylinder inline engine and has a wingspan of 14.75 feet. In this video, pilot Zdenek Hulka puts the 216-pound model through its paces at the Megaflugshow in Gottingen, Germany last month. Built in the ’60s, the full-scale aircraft, a 526 AFS-V Akrobat […]
Giant Czech Twin Takes Flight

Giant Czech Twin Takes Flight

Here’s a plane we’ve never seen modeled before: a giant-scale version of the Let L-410 Turbolet, a Czechoslovakian twin-engine short-range transport aircraft. With a 128-inch wingspan, the model weighs in at 28.6 pounds and is powered by two Axi 4130/20 motors, two PowerIon 5S 4P LiPo packs and two APC 19×12 propellers. This twin beauty was built and […]
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“Star of America” Super Constellation

“Star of America” Super Constellation

Built by Keith Mitchell and painted by Phil Noel of Pinnacle Aviation, this 1/6-scale Super Constellation is a stunning aircraft on the flightline and even more so in the air! The 21-foot-span model is powered by four ZDZ 90cc gas engines spinning 28×10 Biela carbon-fiber props, and it is 19 feet long with a wing […]
Ready for Takeoff?

Ready for Takeoff?

We’ll bet most of us have dreamed of flying like, but how many have what it takes to actually take off? Richard Browning, founder of Gravity Industries, is a pioneer in manned flight and in this video he’s flying in his exoskeleton suit powered by four JetCat P220 and one JetCat P550 jet turbine engines […]
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Giant Glider: Real or RC … or Both?

Giant Glider: Real or RC … or Both?

We don’t this 1:1 “model” qualifies as scale, but it sure is impressive, both on the ground and in the air! Scratch-built and flown here via radio-control by Patrick Trauffer, the Elfe P2 has a 34.8-foot wingspan and weighs 143 pounds, and Patrick says that he spent 250 days (950 hours!) on this impressive project. […]
Super-Size Stearman

Super-Size Stearman

Giant-scale enthusiasts always say “bigger is better,” and this RC Boeing Stearman takes big to a new level. Flown by Ludo Luyten of Belgium, this 55%-scale biplane has a 16.5-foot wingspan and is powered by a Valach 7-cylinder, 800cc radial engine that sounds incredible. This monster model has a tremendous presence in the air, and […]
13-Foot-Span Spruce Goose

13-Foot-Span Spruce Goose

Built and flown by Jürgen Schönle, this eight-motor model has over a 13-foot wingspan yet weighs just under 11 pounds, thanks to its foam and carbon-fiber construction. The 1/22-scale aircraft is powered by a single 3S, 4000mAh LiPo! Jurgen spent only a month building this model. Howard Hughes would be proud! Thanks to RC Media […]
Unusual WW II “All-Wing” Design Takes Flight

Unusual WW II “All-Wing” Design Takes Flight

Erik van den Hoogen’s scratch-built, all-wood Gotha P.60A flies quite well, especially considering that the full-size interceptor it is modeled after was never completed! With a wingspan of 10 feet, 10 inches, this 1/4-scale, 77-pound model Is powered by two AMT Mercury turbine engines, each with 9.5kg of thrust. Our thanks to RCScaleAirplanes for taking this great video at […]
Homemade Big-Block Powerhouse (220cc V4!)

Homemade Big-Block Powerhouse (220cc V4!)

Now here’s a great-sounding engine! Detlef Kunkel designed and made this four-cylinder, V-construction four-stroke with a transmission reduction of 1.7. The 220cc engine’s shaft power is 25hp max. Intended for 110- to 130-pound RC model planes, it spins an SEP 35×20 three-blade propeller at 3700 to 3800rpm. The 90-pound aircraft in the video was built […]
300cc Gee Bee R3

300cc Gee Bee R3

Sporting a Coca-Cola scheme, this 118-inch-span racer can really put on a show with its 300cc Moki 5-cylinder radial engine! Built from the Airworld kit, the model depicts the R3 version of the famous Gee Bees, which actually never left the drawing board. It’s a beauty! Thanks to Dean and Pete Coxon for filming this terrific […]
Giant-scale Helicopter Gunship

Giant-scale Helicopter Gunship

Mirko Zanni of Italy built this impressive 1/6.7-scale Mil MI-24 Hind attack helicopter. The electric-powered heli has a 7.5-foot rotor span and can fly for up to 8 minutes on 12S 1600mAh LiPos. The mechanics are from Heliclassics. Thanks to RCHeliJet for taking this video at the Swiss Heli Challenge at Duebendorf Air Base last weekend.
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Old-School Electric Puts on a Show

This terrific video features legendary designer/builder Ivan Pettigrew flying one of his very popular float planes, the Short Solent 400. Powered by four GWS Speed 400 geared motors (remember those?!), it can fly for over 15 minutes on eight 3,000mAh NiMH cells. Videographer TripleThreatRC writes, “I was invited to visit the Chilliwack Electric Flyers Club to check […]
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