This week in 1938, famous pilot Frank Hawks & his mechanic are killed in crash of Gwinn Aircar. This unusual privat aircraft was designed to carry two people and was billed as a plane that was as safe and simple to operate as a car. Some of its features included a basic early tricyle undercarriage. After [...]
The E-flite Carbon-Z Scimitar is made for the RC pilot who desires flight performance and adrenaline-pounding excitement. Designed by world aerobatic champion Quique Somenzini, the new fantasy-scale Scimitar opens up the performance envelope with an evolutionary compound-delta flying wing. At the heart of the advanced Scimitar is a specially tuned Q-Power system inside a single-axis, [...]
Lately, there have been RC jet designs that perform amazing maneuvers and seem to have something extra. This new breed of agility owes its success to one thing— thrust vectoring. As with full-size aviation, model designers have been tweaking and experimenting with their planes to make them as maneuverable as possible. It’s little [...]
In this installment, the Scale Squadron club members hinge the ailerons, glass the wheel pants and cover the wing. Since we are painting the airplane, we decided to glass the wheel pants. This is a very easy process. Requires some 3/4oz glass cloth, Pacer Finishing Resin, and an old credit card or other piece of [...]
The BP Hobbies Me 163B-1a Komet, reviewed in the October issue of Model Airplane News, is a unique aircraft with many interesting features. Here, reviewer Klaus Ronge explains some additional features of the aircraft and some of his modifications. There is a removable hatch to access the stock tailwheel assembly which I did not use [...]
Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio is teaming up with Unmanned Applications Institute to offer new and innovative unmanned aerial systems (USA) training and education courses! Now it’s easier than you might think to combine your love of flying RC planes and helicopters and a job in an emerging, billion-dollar industry. Where do we sign up?!