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C-Rating, what does it really mean?

C-Rating, what does it really mean?

Battery manufacturers have made great improvements in the battery C-rating over the years and we modelers have embraced this advancement in technology.    But, is it possible to have too high of a C-rating and can we take advantage of it?  We asked Lee Estingoy from Castle Creations about this and here is what he had […]
Operating Temperature, what causes it in ESCs?

Operating Temperature, what causes it in ESCs?

How hot is too hot, we all know that heat is damaging to our batteries, ESCs and motors.  But what causes it and how can we keep it under control. Lee Estingoy from Castle Creations tell us what cause excess heat and at what throttle setting you can expect to see more heat generated in […]
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MAN at the 58th Toledo Show!

MAN at the 58th Toledo Show!

If it’s April it must be Toledo Ohio! The MAN crew will again be attending the 58th Weak Signal’s Toledo RC Hobby Expo at the Seagate Convention Center, Toledo OH. We’ll be there April 13 – 15 and we are looking forward to seeing many of our readers at the MAN Booth! Be sure to stop by […]
Timing and ESCs, can you get more power?

Timing and ESCs, can you get more power?

Many racers like to use the timing program on ESCs to extract that extra bit of power from their motors.  Does this really work?  We asked Lee Estingoy from Castle Creations if it is possible to extract more from your motors by adjusting the timing.  Here is what he had to say. [kaltura-widget uiconfid=”1727911″ entryid=”0_hkrwr5u9″ […]
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The Radio Control Show 153

The Radio Control Show 153

In this week’s show, we take an in depth look at the all new Traxxas Funny Car, some crazy aerobatics with a sick sport plane, a flight over Niagra Falls, some paddle tire fun, and much more. Watch this week’s episode in the player below:
Sensor or sensorless speed controls, which one is right for you?

Sensor or sensorless speed controls, which one is right for you?

A questions we often get here at Model Airplane News, is which ESC is best, sensor or sensorless.  Therefore, we decided to ask Lee Estingoy from Castle Creation if one was better than the other was.   If you always wanted to know the ansewer to that, all you have to do is watch the video. […]
Sweet find! You never know where Model Airplane News will pop up!

Sweet find! You never know where Model Airplane News will pop up!

Recently, Eric Boehm, Curator, Aviation and Aircraft Restoration of the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum, in NYC found this vintage copy of MAN in a desk drawer aboard the USS Intrepid (CV-11). The 1946 August edition of Model Airplane News was in great shape and still had the postage and post mark on the […]
First Person View (FPV)  & RC flying — What do you think?

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

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 […]
Hobby Lobby B-17 Update

Hobby Lobby B-17 Update

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 […]
New 1/4-Scale WWI Pilot Figure

New 1/4-Scale WWI Pilot Figure

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 […]
The Radio Control Show 152

The Radio Control Show 152

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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