Flyzone Calypso EP Glider

Mar 26, 2012 1 Comment

Smooth and forgiving, the 4-5 channel Flyzone Calypso EP Glider excels as a first electric sailplane. Experienced glider pilots will also enjoy its wide range of soaring performance — and can elect to use the flap option (requiring a linkage set sold separately) for advanced thermal chasing. Two versions of the Calypso are available, in [...]

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Hobby Lobby B-17 Flying Fortress — Exclusive Sneak Peek!

Mar 26, 2012 7 Comments

One of the most anticipated RC releases has been this new 4-engine heavy bomber from FreeWing Model, distributed by Hobby Lobby International. Model Airplane News has an exclusive review planned for the B-17 Flying Fortress in the next issue and we’re very excited to provide a sneak peek of this impressive electric-powered warbird to our readers. [...]

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AS3X system with the Beast

Mar 23, 2012 1 Comment

See what our Senior Editor on the West Cost, John Reid has to say about the new Horizon AS3X system used in the Beast bi-plane.  This system makes it much easier to fly small micro planes and we were able to try it out first hand with all three aircrafts.  Right now, this system is [...]

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The Radio Control Show Episode 151

Mar 23, 2012 No Comments

Join us for another episode of everyone’s favorite RC show, The Radio Control Show! In Episode 151 we teach you how to do the Rolling Harrier Descent, take a look at some flight simulator techniques, and much more. Watch Episode 151 in the player below.

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Road to Top Gun Update: John Boyko, Cessna Skymaster

Mar 23, 2012 4 Comments

John’s Cessna Skymaster is 26% scale and has a 120″ wingspan. The inline twin aircraft is built from his own plans and has all-wood construction and fiberglass engine cowls. John built and molded the fiberglass parts with his own plug and mold work. The Retracts are a custom made and are a one-off set.  The [...]

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Great Plane Shoestring Racer — MAN FaceBook Give-away!

Mar 22, 2012 8 Comments

There’s still time left! You could win this Great Planes Shoestring racer complete with everything needed including radio and flight gear. We are giving away the actual cover plane from the May 2012 issue of our sister publication Electric Flight No subscription or purchase necessary. Sweepstakes ends at 11:59:59 PM EDT on March 26, 2012. Enter the [...]

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F-86 Micro Jet Video

Mar 20, 2012 2 Comments

Here is a small plane that packs quite a bit of power, the Great Planes F-86 Sabre Micro EDF.  This small plane has some great flying features and with AnyLink you can fly this plane with any transmitter.  Hear what Norm has to say about the F-86 and the AnyLink system.

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Extreme Flyers X350: an agile coaxial that can handle the wind

Mar 19, 2012 2 Comments

Traditionally, coaxial helis have been limited to flying in very calm conditions, limiting them to indoor flying or outdoors only on the most peaceful days. The other issue is that after mastering its basic flight envelope, you could get bored quickly. Well, neither of these is an issue with the new Extreme Flyers X350 high-performance [...]

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