Strapped to a jet-powered wing, Yves Rossy is the Jetman — flying free, his body as the rudder, above the Swiss Alps and the Grand Canyon. After the short video shows how it works, Rossy shares the experience and thrill of flying, outside an aircraft.
2004: NASA’s X-43 reaches a record speed of Mach 10 (7,000 mph, 11,200 km/h). An unmanned experimental hypersonic aircraft. Part of NASA’s Hyper-X program, the project includes multiple planned scale variations meant to test all aspects of hypersonic flight. A winged booster rocket with the X-43 itself at the tip, called a “stack”, is […]
BP Hobbies’ new exclusive line Cheetah LiPo battery packs are high performance 35C packs at value prices with packs starting as low as $6.25. Every battery comes with standard JST-XH balance connectors and either a red JST or a 4mm Banana discharge plug. Sizes are available in 7.4V to 14.8V and 360mAh to 2200mAh. Each […]
Get today’s “where’s Hope & Kevin” answer, get the scoop on the Horizon Hobby Carbon-Z Scimitar, see a man-carrying RC helicopter, and much more. Join us right here every week for a brand new episode of The Radio Control Show. Click the video below to watch episode 132.
If you are looking for something a little different, the new Seagull A6M Zero is a beautiful .75 – .91 ARF is for you. A sport scale model of the infamous Japanese WWII fighter this south pacific fighter this classic fighter is a great addition for any RC hangar. The airframe is built up wood and covered […]
For those of you that have attended the rc Jamboree held each year in September or have frequented the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, in Rhinebeck, NY, you may be interested in the following campaign to improve the Aerodrome facilities. This canpaign is being offered by the RC Jamboree host R/C club, The Mid-Hudson RC Society. MHRCS Matching Grant for Old […]
We just uploaded another great online exclusive article to our MAN site’s Members Only Section. Accidents Happen All the Time–10 Steps to Patching a Cloth Covered Wing Is from the MAN “Classic Article” archives and it shows step by step how to make an almost invisable repair to a Stits Lite covered wing. By Gerry […]
Now you can accurately measure the G-Force on your models using either the 8G or 40G Aircraft Telemetry Model Monitor from Spektrum. Smaller models can be measured on all 3-axes up to 8Gs. For larger models, or for those just looking to see the G-Force effects on their aircraft (up to 40Gs on 2-axes), there’s […]
Everyone is talking about this new classic biplane from E-Flite. Our author and contributor, Nick Ziroli Sr. got his hands on one of the very first releases and he give us his opinions. Watch for the full review in a future issue of Electric Flight complete with flight report. –Of the very few negative […]
Every flightline has many ARFs sometimes several of the same plane. Many aviation modelers like their aircraft to stand out, be a little different than all the other ARF clones. In the ‘olden days’ of the 80’s & 90’s when aircraft were built from kits or scratch, models were unique and personalized. This will be […]
1988: the U.S. Air Force publicly unveils the Lockheed Martin F-117 Nighthawk stealth aircraft. 1972: The world’s first geostationary communications satellite, Canada’s Anik-1 was launched from Florida. The project was a joint venture by Telesat Canada and the Hughes Aircraft Company. 1967: The Apollo 4 mission is launched. The mission was an unmanned […]