First Person View (FPV) & RC flying — What do you think?

Apr 04, 2012 51 Comments

First Person View (FPV) RC flying is one of the hottest new interests in our RC  hobby today. Live feed video instantly transmitted from the aircraft down to the pilot who wears video goggles or glasses provides a unique window on the world. It is as if you were in the model’s cockpit. This development is so [...]

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Model Airplane News June 2012 magazine on sale now. Check out some pics from the issue on the members site!

Apr 03, 2012 No Comments

BH Models Focke Wulf 190, Hangar 9 Christen Eagle II, BP Hobbies Pitts 12, Seagull Models Zlin Z50

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Hobby Lobby B-17 Update

Apr 03, 2012 2 Comments

Well, we finally did it. The weather finally cooperated and we were able to commit aviation with the new B-17 and wow is it a blast ! It has gobs of power and it handles mild to moderate wind gusts pretty well. It seems to have momentum and it penetrates nicely. Flaps are good but [...]

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New 1/4-Scale WWI Pilot Figure

Apr 02, 2012 1 Comment

Another masterpiece from BEST PILOTS! LOTHAR VON RICTHOFEN the younger brother of the infamous “The Red baron” (Manfred  Von Ricthofen) is an ideal subject for the cockpit of your next 1/4-scale WW1 German Aeroplane.  This full-figure, lightweight pilot not only raises the bar in authentic scale realism – it blows it away! Lothar,  is chocked full [...]

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The Radio Control Show 152

Mar 30, 2012 2 Comments

Sit back and relax. It’s time for another episode of The Radio Control Show! In episode 152 we take a look at an  impressive McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom by Rai Gonzalez (thanks to our friends at SKS video) as well as an in depth look at the Horizon Hobby AS3X stabilization system with John Reid. [...]

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Great Planes Gee Bee

Mar 30, 2012 1 Comment

One of the most beloved planes of almost any pilot has to be the Gee Bee and now we have this great looking one available from Great Planes.  This all foam constructed Gee Bee is almost ready to fly with very little prep work needed to get it in the air. Check out what our [...]

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Giant Electric Corsair Flies!

Mar 28, 2012 11 Comments

Our good friend Lee Estingoy from Castle Creations finished up his giant scale electrified CARF-Models F4U-1D Corsair and logged in his first flight on it.   Lee was happy to, as he put it, finally get this bird in the air. He goes on to say: Couldn’t have asked for a better flying plane or power [...]

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Florida Jets 2012 – SKS DVD Event Coverage

Mar 27, 2012 No Comments

If you missed the event, you can still experience the THRILL! SKS was there and covered all the after-burner jet action like only SKS can! The Largest Gathering of Jets in the RC World! Held once again at Lakeland Linder Airport in Lakeland, Florida, this event continues to bring together the hottest pilots and planes [...]

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