From the March 2012 issue of Electric Flight Magazine. By Dan Savage The F-4 Phantom II needs no introduction here. Like the Piper Cub, P-51 Mustang and F-86 Sabre Jet, it is one of those airplanes with a long and storied career. My desire to build an F-4 came from watching my brother Daren fly [...]
Don’t miss this week’s The Radio Control Show holiday special where we take a look at the SE5a Scout ARF from ParkZone , ROT (rocket-assisted take off), some funny holiday antics, and much more. Check in every week right here on modelairplanenews.com for a new episode. Click the video player below to watch episode 138!
Many flyer like using Li-po or LiFe battery in their aircraft because they are light weight and have a much higher capacity then NiCad and NiMh batteries. Spektrum has responded to this need with a new line of High voltage servos. Two of the newest are the A6110 High-Voltage Standard Servo and the 7030 HV [...]
If you fly giant scale gas powered RC airplanes, and who doesn’t?, you know the importance of keeping your fuel clean. Designed to work with the BLITZ brand gasoline cans (available at Wal-Mart and other hardware stores,) the new Fox “Fuel Can Topper” kit is a great way to keep your supply of fuel clean [...]
Are you ready to get organized? If you are serious about modeling you know you need hardware and small fasteners (Screws, Nuts, Washer, Bolts, etc.,) to properly build your RC models. But going to the local hardware store or hobby shop can get a little expensive when buying specialty hardware. RTL is a great source [...]
1988: Pan American World Airways (Pan-Am) Boeing 747 ‘Maid of the Seas’ is destroyed in mid-air by a terrorist bomb over the Scottish town of Lockerbie. 243 passengers, 16 crew and 11 people on the ground are killed. 1982: The last V-bomber squadron of Britain’s RAF 44 is disbanded at Waddington, Lincolnshire. [...]