You just don’t know what you will run into at the annual NEAT Fair in Downsville, NY. This year I ran into Paul Weigand who was flying his bright orange Culver Dart. This 1/3- scale model was originally designed and flown powered with a Quadra 50cc gas engine. Paul built the giant Dart from 1983 […]
We caught up with Model Airplane News contributor and Scale Electric Helicopter devotee, Jim Ryan at the recent NEAT Fair. Jim had with him several RC Helis including his award winning AH-56 Cheyenne Attack helicopter. Jim scratch built this amazing advanced attack design after the proposed Lockheed heli and duplicated the unique pusher prop/compound […]
Many Reno Race planes go through many transformations before becoming an unlimited competitor. The Galloping Ghost is no exception to that rule, here are a set of images that show the transformation of this aircraft all the way from 1946 to 2011.
One of the really fun aspects of R/C is seaplane flying. Whether its adapting a set of conventional floats to your land-based model or building a “dedicated” seaplane, float flying opens up a whole new world to the R/C enthusiast. Coming in the January 2012 issue of MAN is my new “PS-36” which is easy […]
After the tragic incident at the Reno Air Races, many have voiced concerns about flying vintage warbirds. What’s it like to be in the cockpit of a WW II aircaft that’s designed for speed and maneuverability in combat? In this podcast, Flight Journal editor-in-chief Budd Davisson shares his experiences during his check out in a […]
The view from flightline central was amazing. There were many awesome looking and great performing airplane at this year’s NEAT Fair. Here are some of the stars of the show! Check it out. Stay tuned. More to come.
Had a great time chatting with the folks from Hobbico, Hitec, Castle Creations and all the rest of the vendors. The weekend was a big success for the NEAT Fair. Great weather and thankfully, NO RAIN! From one side of the flightline to the other, there was awesmone Electric flight action from […]
Seagull has just introduce the new Yak-52 .91 ARF. This is a scale replica of the Soviet era trainer, the Yak-52 is constructed from light ply and balsa by expert craftsmen. It also comes covered in Hangar 9 UltraCote allowing for easy repairs. All the hardware needed to finish assembly is included, along with mechanical […]
By Gerry Yarrish Quoted from the Pietenpol Hangar display, EAA Museum/Pioneer Airport. Oshkosh, WI: “Bernard H. Pietenpol pursued his dreams of flight from the ’20s through his passing in 1984. His dreams were of planes powered by auto engines that nearly everyone could afford to build and operate. He first flew Gnome, then Ford […]
Featuring scale details and excellent flight characteristics, the E-flite Platinum Series F-4 Phantom 32 DF offers pilots an advanced level of performance along with new technology. When equipped with the high-performance E-flite Delta-V® 32 power system, which includes the Delta-V 32 80mm fan unit, 2150Kv DF32 brushless motor, 80A Pro Switch-Mode BEC Brushless ESC, […]
Aviation has a long history and many exciting events mark the way. Here are some intersting facts from this day September 14th in aviation history. (1938) The Graf Zeppellin II makes its maiden flight. A number of events, including the Hindenburg disaster and a United States refusal to provide helium, prevent the most technologically advanced […]
The one thing you can truly count on while attending the Old Rhinebeck RC Jamboree in New York, is that you are going to see some beautiful WW1 Biplanes. Such is the case with an impressive RAF SE5a Scout built and flown by Ralph Perrone of Pittsfield, MA. Ralph’s electric powered Scout was a piece […]