Alien Aircraft Extra 300 Kit

Jun 13, 2011 No Comments

Here’s a fast building project that will also make you look like a pro at the field! The latest kit from Alien Aircraft, this 38.3-inch-span Extra 300 comes with laser-cut balsa and ply parts and features tab and notch construction for a fast, accurate build. It includes full-size plans, formed aluminum landing gear, a formed [...]

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BH Models Pitts [VIDEO]

Jun 13, 2011 No Comments

An exclusive look at the BH Models Pitts. Check out the interview with John Reid and Mike Gantt along with flight footage of this amazing plane. CLICK HERE TO WATCH.

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How To Hand Start a 2-Stroke Glow Engine–Safely.

Jun 12, 2011 No Comments

How To video here at: http://www.modelairplanenews.com/videos/how-tos/ With summer comes the flying season and many RC pilots are now enjoying the warm sunny days at the flying field. For glow powered airplanes, starting the engine is the first step to a great flight. Here’s how to hand start your engine safely. Remember, always have your airplane secured [...]

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Aerotowing: An Introduction to an RC Team Sport

Jun 10, 2011 8 Comments

In this article from the MAN archives, Dave Garwood share what it takes to get involved in aerotowing, from the planes to the equipment to the techniques.  Aerotowing is growing rapidly, both in interest and sophistication. The grace and majesty of a large-scale sailplane launched by aerotow-plus the unparalleled opportunity for cooperation and interaction between pilots of [...]

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Video: Skyblade III Mini UAV

Jun 10, 2011 No Comments

This simple-to-deploy mini UAV can be carried in a GI-issue backpack, and its onboard high-def camera system can relay images to its field operator from 15 miles away! Click HERE to check out this video of the Skyblade III in today’s daily video pick!

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Model Airplane History-Maker Maynard Hill dies at 85

Jun 10, 2011 2 Comments

From the Washington Post: Published: June 9 By Emma Brown, Maynard Hill, a designer of model airplanes who secured a spot in aviation history in 2003 when one of his creations flew 1,882 miles across the Atlantic Ocean on less than a gallon of fuel, died June 7 of prostate cancer at his home in Silver [...]

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Behind the scenes for the Radio Control Show–Lots of Fun!

Jun 09, 2011 No Comments

We took a break from the desk work here in the office and went out on a photo shoot to helped Hope McCall and our video guru Joe Authur produce a segment for the Radio Control Show. In it, Hope shows how to hand launch an electric plane. Here’s a little behind the scenes video. Enjoy!

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Gizmag shows us the future of UAVs

Jun 09, 2011 No Comments

UAVs require a complex system of satellite link up to help them fly over enemy terrain.  But many of them start out as remote control prototypes.  A good example of this is this story that appeared on Gizmag showing the future of UAVs with this RC prototype produced by the engineer students of UC San [...]

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