Rolf Schönenberger spent 500 hours building this unusual Polikarpov I-16 Rata using all-wood construction. The 1/2.6-scale model weighs in a 79 pounds and is powered by a 400cc Moki five-cylinder radial engine spinning a 38×20 Seidel prop. Although the full-size didn’t have brakes, the model has pneumatic disc brakes (required in Switzerland for 55-pound and over […]
Built and painted by Phil Noel of Pinnacle Aviation, this 1/3.5-scale Tomahawk Bae Hawk 100 is decked out in Royal Canadian Air Force camouflage. Pilot and owner Steve Mills is flying for the Wings & Wheels crowd in this video using a JR 28X radio. Watch the landing for a perfect drogue chute landing! Thanks […]
This remarkable swing-wing F-14 is the handiwork of German modeler Rudolf Winter, who built it from the Fly Eagle Jet Model Factory kit. During the flight, the model’s wings sweep back for faster speeds and then move forward for slower flight and landing. The bright “flares” that are launched during flight are scale (the full-size used […]
You’ve got to see the detail on this electric-powered model of the Sikorsky CH-53 Pave Low helicopter to believe it! Built and flown by Reto Marbach, this aircraft is powered by a Pyro 850 Kontronik motor and 200-amp speed Cosmik high-voltage speed control. It weighs in at 37.5 pounds and flies like a dream. Thanks to RCHeliJet for sharing this […]
And now for something completely different: a 4-foot-span “scale” Pterodactyl ornithopter. Powered by a 3-cell, 1300mAh LiPo, the dinosaur’s webbed feet act as rudders. The pilot notes, “When you stop her flapping her wings, she flies like a brick.” We dare you to watch this video without cracking a smile! Happy Friday, and our thanks to […]
In this question of the week, John Reid talks about how to make replacement gaskets for your engine-to-muffler connection using automotive gasket material. It’s easier than you may think! [kaltura-widget entryid=”0_qcrbytk1″ width=”410″ height=”364″ addpermission=”” editpermission=”” /]
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