Video: Electric 11-foot C-130

Dec 11, 2014 13 Comments

Evangelos Paschaloudis of Thessaloniki Greece spent nine years (over 1000 hours!) building this RC model of a U.S. Coast Guard C-130 from Palmer plans. The 11-foot-span electric model uses four 5S 5000mAh batteries for 18-minute flights!  Thanks to YouTube’s Sallas4U for taking this great video of the model flying from the Polykastro airfield and sharing it with us.

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The Dark Knight’s Ride

Dec 07, 2014 2 Comments

With a foam “fuselage,” this RC version of Batman’s latest multirotor aircraft is incredible, and it flies just like Batman’s vehicle in the movie. Check it out!

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Sneak Peek – Venture FPV Quadcopter Test Flight

Dec 04, 2014 No Comments

We are test flying this new H-configured multirotor from Hobby King. This impressive rotordrone comes equipped with its own factory installed 5.8GHz FPV camera and onboard video transmitter which is tuned for the Fat Shark and similar FPV goggles and ground station receivers. Guided by the popular NAZA-M Lite flight control system, the Venture is [...]

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Hobbyking T-50 Golden Eagle EDF Jet Trainer EPO 820mm (PNF)

Dec 03, 2014 No Comments

It’s a great time to be a jet jock! We’re loving this T-50 Golden Eagle electric jet, which has retracts, a canopy that opens and closes and comes with a motor and speed control installed. Here’s the full release from Hobby King: The KAI T-50 Golden Eagle is an advance supersonic trainer that was developed [...]

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Make a Scale Static Propeller

Dec 03, 2014 1 Comment

When it comes to scale RC planes, the biggest thing that ruins the scale look of the plane is a “smaller than scale” flying propeller. Many warbird pilots will paint their props the correct color and add the yellow safety propeller tips, but if you really want to get maximum attention at the flying field, [...]

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Turn your Slow Stick into an ultralight!

Dec 03, 2014 8 Comments

Slow Sticks are a fixture at nearly every park and flying field, but the MIA Designs Ultralight kit offers a fun way to give a different twist to this popular design. The overall look is reminiscent of the classic Quicksilver, particularly in flight, and it is a load of fun. NOTABLE FEATURES The Ultralight kit [...]

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Video Workshop Tip: How To Bend Landing Gear Wire

Dec 03, 2014 7 Comments

Enjoying any hobby requires you to learn and develop new tasks. Most conventional RC airplanes have wheels and if you are building your own or are repairing one, sooner or later you will be dealing with the landing gear. After all, these are the parts that take most of the beating with taxiing, landings and [...]

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Magnificent Micro Mustang!

Dec 02, 2014 27 Comments

Giant RC planes turn heads, but we’ll bet this mini Mustang will stop you in your tracks. With a 4.6-inch wingspan, this impressive RC model is just 1/96-scale and weighs in at 3 grams — that’s less than a nickel! The brainchild of Martin Newell, the P-51D is outfitted with the usual throttle, rudder and elevator controls but also [...]

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