From Gladwyne PA, Mark Frankel will be entering Top Gun with John Glezellis (Cambridge MA) in Team Scale with his “tried and true” Beechcraft T-34B Mentor. The plane took 1st at the NATS in 2009 and 2nd in 2011). John is a world class IMAAC pilot, but this is his first major scale competition. I […]
This year’s E-Fest indoor event had dozens of unique planes and helicopters, but this flying, sheet-foam RC aircraft carrier takes the cake! Powered by four downward-thrust electric motors, the carrier allowed micro helicopters and planes to take off mid-air. This great video was shot by Peter McKay.
Perhaps one of the most highly sought after titles for serious RC Scale modelers is the “Best in Show” award from the annual WRAM Show. And this year’s winner of the title from the 2012 WRAM show was the talented Mike Gross Sr., with his amazing 1/3-scale Sopwith Camel. Held this year at the […]
Hitec has announced it newest member in their family of battery chargers the X2-400 Multicharger. This new two-port battery charger is the ultimate in high-power battery chargers and is capable of charging all types of high amperage batteries. It has two identical yet independent 400-watt power output ports combine for a total of 800 watts […]
Here’s another installment for our Road to Top Gun! Coming from Puerto Rico, Francisco (Frankie) Mirandes will be flying a Focke Wulf 190 in Pro-Am, a hotly contested class at the scale invitational. Dressed in the Eastern Front Luftwaffe winter white scheme, the FW-190 is built from a Meister Scale kit and is powered with […]
Know for their awesome brushless motors and accessories, the HiMax Motors and Maxx Products booth had lots of great gear on display including Glider retracts available in small, medium and large sizes. These electric driven units are compact and very high quality. Also, they had a cool looking towhook release mechanism that fits easily in the […]
Ok want something completely different? how about a paper airplane powered by a brushless motor? Sure, BP Hobbies could not keep up with the demand for these great little “Power Up” free flight flyers. And, there’s no battery onboard! It has a capacitor that you charge up with a hand-held battery holder. Sweet!
Wow! OK this has my name all over it! Everyone who know me even a little knows I love WW1 airplanes. Now what about a 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane? Oh yea! I want it badly! This great looking Dr.1 from Easy Tiger Models is ideal for 50 -75cc gas engines and it comes already painted over […]
Hey, if you missed Sr. Tech Editor Gerry Yarrish on Friday at the WRAM show, be sure to come back on Sunday and chat with him at the MAN booth! Gerry will be showing off the Florio Flyer 60 he has been building for the MAN online Build-along. Stop by, say hi and enter for […]
As always.. the Horizon Hobby Dist.’s booth was full of great new products and people to tell everyone about them. With JR and Spektrum radios, Evolution and Saito engines and lots of ARFs and micro indoor RC plans on display, there was something for everyone. Two great planes I saw were the E-flite Albatros and […]
Plenty of smiling faces at the Hitec Booth as always! Here, The SkyScout is one of many great electric powered sport planes on display at the Hitec Booth. Plenty of servos and radio gear also out on the display to show the many modelers that stopped by to say hello The Multiplex Digfighter is another […]
A special surprize for me was seeing the new electric driven retracts and actuators at the Robart Booth. Doug Scatterday and Dennis Brooks were on hand showing the gear to the public. Not just an electric motor and a jack screw added to drive the trunion, these new gear have a very impressive set […]