RC Aerobatics: Secrets to Flying a Precision Roll

Jan 08, 2015 6 Comments

Because it’s used in so many other maneuvers, it’s important to perfect this one and add it to your foundation repertoire. High-speed rolls are generally easier to start with because inertia is a tremendous help. Long, graceful rolls are usually done at medium to high speed to allow inertia to help keep the maneuver axial. [...]

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AMA Expo

Jan 06, 2015 No Comments

Rapidly approaching is the first trade show of the year, the AMA expo. This event is going to be held in Ontario, California and the Model Airplane News crew will be there all three days.  We are going to find out all that you need to know from this show including new products, early releases [...]

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RC Details, Landing Gear – Sopwith Camel Build-Along Part 16

Jan 06, 2015 6 Comments

Over the holidays I got back to my scratch build scale RC Sopwith Camel and finished off some of the details. Here’s some new pix of the landing gear fairings as well as work on the tail surfaces. This build-along is now just about at the point where we will start covering the model and [...]

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Phoenix Models Strega

Jan 05, 2015 No Comments

Ready to race? If this 55-inch-span Strega MK2 is as fast as it looks, your club pylon race just got more competitive! Designed for .46 to .55 glow power or electric, this plane comes built and covered and ready for radio and power installation. Here’s the full release from Phoenix: The Strega Mk2 is a massive marvel of [...]

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Flyzone INUM Indoor Flyer RTF

Jan 04, 2015 1 Comment

Take RC indoors with this slow flyer! It comes ready to go out of the box, ready to tear up the gym (or your large living room!).Here’s the complete release from Flyzone: The INUM is as easy as R/C gets. It’s fully loaded with everything you need for exceptional indoor flights. This model delivers slow, [...]

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Now THAT’S a scale pilot figure!

Jan 01, 2015 7 Comments

If you thought strapping a GI Joe into your plane looked awesome, you need to check this out. In addition to the eye-popping full RC articulation, his “face” is a Fat Shark first-person-view camera, with the emphasis on PERSON. Can’t wait to see the finished project!

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Top 10 RC Airplanes: Year in Review

Dec 31, 2014 2 Comments

It’s time for the top posts of the year! Here, in descending order, are the top stories from 2014, according to number of views each had. Missed one? Just click on the photo or title to go to the original post.  And as we send the last newsletter of 2014, we want to thank the [...]

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The Future of RC

Dec 30, 2014 25 Comments

What’s in store for RC aircraft in 2015? What trends will be hot? Which will fade? Time to look into your crystal ball and tell us what you think!

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