Sometimes I just smile when the morning mail shows up. Today, the new Graupner MX-16 radio system arrived for review in MAN! This is a pretty snazzy rig and it comes with a lot of bells and whistles including, computer interface and built-in realtime telemetry for in-flight monitoring of basic aircraft conditions like receiver battery [...]
Hosted by Frank Tiano in Lakeland, Florida, the Florida Jets event just took place this past weekend. We want to give a big Model Airplane News shout out to all the special award winners at this the largest All-Jet event in the country. We would also like to give a special congratulations to a couple winners [...]
Don’t miss all the amazing Jet action at this the largest all-Jet event in the country! Demo flights, vendors and great one of a kind RC Turbine powered jets. Paradise Field on West Pipkin Road at intersection Airshow Road (Gate 36), Lakeland, FL Hotel info at www.franktiano.com or 863 607-6611; local info & travel at [...]
After a rather mild winter, the members of the CCRCC club in Farmington, CT had a micro RC get-together at the Johnny Cake Airport’s new SportPlex building. Several clubs from the Connecticut area also took part in this fun filled evening. What was being flown? We’ll you name it! Several scratch built [...]
Recently I got to take a tour through the Castle Creations factory in Olathe, KS. I really enjoyed my visit there and I found that making speed controls was a much bigger production than I had imagined. In this video Lee Estingoy takes us through the assembly line at the Castle factory to see how [...]
Well, just as winter is drawing to a close and the flying season is starting to sprout some spring shoots, our Online Build-along of the Alien Aircraft Extra 300 (Started on December 17 2011,) draws to a conclusion as well. Built and covered by Model Airplane News contributor Robert Labriola, this laser-cut kit builds into [...]
This year’s E-Fest indoor event had dozens of unique planes and helicopters, but this flying, sheet-foam RC aircraft carrier takes the cake! Powered by four downward-thrust electric motors, the carrier allowed micro helicopters and planes to take off mid-air. This great video was shot by Peter McKay.