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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LA Drone Expo – Mark your calendars!

Dec 01, 2014 No Comments

As the media partner for the UAVSA-Unmanned Autonomous Vehicle Systems Association, our sister publication RotorDrone is happy to announce the first ever U.S. commercial Drone Expo, held in Los Angeles, CA at the LA Sports Arena on December 13, 2014. This all day event will feature the best cinematographers and drone operators Hollywood has to offer as [...]

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HobbyKing J-10 Vigorous Dragon

Dec 01, 2014 No Comments

It doesn’t get much better than bringing a totally unique plane to your next club fly-in, unless you can bring a totally unique plug-and-play model that has working nav lights, Oleo struts retracts and more! This new Chinese jet has officially knocked our socks off!   Here’s the full press release from Hobby King: The J-10 [...]

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Flyzone Select Scale Zero Tx-R Prime And RTF

Nov 30, 2014 No Comments

Bonzai! We love us a Zeke, and when it goes from box to ballfield in minutes, we couldn’t be happier. Unless it has electric retracts, flaps, a pilot figure, bomb drop and LED lights, and then we’re dancing for joy! This foamie fighter has everything a scale pilot could wish for; check out the full release [...]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 26, 2014 No Comments

From all of us at Model Airplane News, we wish our readers and fans a very Happy Thanksgiving and best wishes for a wonderful holiday season.

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