Static Scale Propeller — Part 6

May 31, 2012 No Comments

I finally got back to my Static Scale 3-blade Hamilton Standard propeller for my upcoming Top Flite Corsair project, and I finished off the prop hub detailing! This is fairly easy but the results, though not museum scale quality, are more than acceptable for stand off scale. Here’s what I did. (Above) this is where [...]

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Airopult: Just Plane Safe

May 30, 2012 6 Comments

Contributor Frank Tiano shares some news about a new plane-restraint device that makes starting your engine a safer and more relaxed experience. “Back in September 2010 Stuart Baker called me to discuss a new gizmo/tool, for RC model airplanes he was developing, and encouraged my opinion. After viewing some original concepts I told him I [...]

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Italian TOC Champion: Alexander Balzer

May 30, 2012 No Comments

Flying a Hangar 3.1m  Sukhoi SU-26MM powered by a Desert Aircraft DA200 and using a Futaba T14MZ transmitter, Austrian Alexander Balzer has won the Italian Tournament of Champions. Roger Forgues writes, “The Italian TOC took place in the superb Argentario Polo Club’s field. The flying area is a huge lawn. The club house has all [...]

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AeroWorks Yak 55M: first look!

May 30, 2012 No Comments

We just completed the review on this great flying aerobatic performer, the AeroWorks Yak 55M.  In this video check out and see what Mike Gantt, the reviewer, has to say about the assembly of this new aircraft from AeroWorks.  Our top-notch pilot Jason Benson steps up to give you his view on the flying performance [...]

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If you could have only 1 RC model…

May 30, 2012 27 Comments

It’s time to put your thinking cap on! If you could have only 1 RC model for the rest of your life, what would it be? Chime in on our FACEBOOK PAGE, YOUTUBE PAGE, or in the comments section below.

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The Blade 450X

May 29, 2012 1 Comment

We got the new Blade 450x in and had our contributor Aaron Strietzel try it out.  In this video he tells us what he thinks of the new release.  The Blade 450X is ready to fly out of the box and  is the first truly advanced helicopter to come from the Blade line. Aerobatic heli pilots are [...]

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Florio Flyer 60 — Build-Along Project — First Flight Video

May 29, 2012 4 Comments

Wow! what a great conclusion to our winter builder’s project. Our Florio Flyer 60 was one of our most popular postings on the MAN website and I just could not wait for the weather to turn favorable for some flight testing and photos! The proof’s in the pudding, and this fun fly plane really delivers! [...]

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Build a Ford Trimotor!

May 27, 2012 4 Comments

Another amazing construction article from the master of lightweight scale flyers, Pat Tritle, this time it his impressive Ford Trimotor. Designed for three electric motors and a single 2S LiPo battery pack, this impressive build-it-your-self plan set is now available at AirAgeStore.com , ahead of the article in the September issue of Electric Flight. Easy [...]

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