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Hitec Vektor 280 Multirotor

Hitec Vektor 280 Multirotor

Check out this cool little racer from Hitec: Our swift and fearless Vektor 280 is a high performance FPV racer built with a compact, integrated circuit board system for reduced weight and a sturdy, resilient carbon fiber frame for durable flight. Completely assembled for your convenience, this speedy flier only requires a 5-channel transmitter, a 5.8GHz […]
Smoke Systems Explained–How to be an RC Skywriter!

Smoke Systems Explained–How to be an RC Skywriter!

If you have ever been to an RC airshow, then you’ve seen aerobatic airplanes using smoke during their flight routines. When used properly, smoke systems can add a great deal to your flight presentation. The uniqueness it gives to specific segments of your flight routine will increase their appeal and pizzazz to both the spectators […]
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Life-Like Pilot Painting — Scale Flying Helmet and Goggles Detailing

Life-Like Pilot Painting — Scale Flying Helmet and Goggles Detailing

I put a huge amount of detail in the helmets of my Best Pilots pilot figures because its the topmost thing that’s viewed when your pilot is sitting in the cockpit. Most flight helmets are leather and that’s what’s shown in the December 2011 issue of MAN. The following technique works like magic in replicating […]
Flight of the Pterodactyl

Flight of the Pterodactyl

And now for something completely different: a 4-foot-span “scale” Pterodactyl ornithopter. Powered by a 3-cell, 1300mAh LiPo, the dinosaur’s webbed feet act as rudders. The pilot notes, “When you stop her flapping her wings, she flies like a brick.” We dare you to watch this video without cracking a smile!  Happy Friday, and our thanks to […]
Spicing up the Loop with Two Quarter Rolls

Spicing up the Loop with Two Quarter Rolls

Over the past several years, precision indoor RC aerobatics has become extremely popular. My first indoor competition was at the Electric Tournament of Champions (ETOC) at the Toledo show. Pilots performed routines choreographed to music, which is often referred to as aerobatic freestyle. In 2006, in addition to the indoor RC freestyle, U.S. pilots began […]
Keep it cool: 10 steps to control air flow

Keep it cool: 10 steps to control air flow

When working with an internal combustion engine, we always have to deal with the heat that is created by this process. In many cases, the opening in the cowl will allow enough air to flow over the engine to maintain a cool temperature. But when performing extended 3D maneuvers, we have only the air produced by […]
FAA Finalizes Rules for Commercial Drone Use

FAA Finalizes Rules for Commercial Drone Use

WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace. These new regulations work to harness new innovations safely, to spur job growth, advance critical scientific research […]
FAA to announce final rules for commercial drones

FAA to announce final rules for commercial drones

Expected sometime this week, these rules are expect to disappoint some proposed commercial operations like Amazon.com. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce this week rules for the commercial use of drones, but the new regulations will limit their flights to daytime and to within the line of sight of operators. Quoting industry […]
Create droppable wing tanks

Create droppable wing tanks

In this how-to, Charles White uses lite-ply, green floral foam, fiberglass and resin to make external wing tanks fora 1/6-scale TBM Avenger. You can use this method to create many aircraft components, such as wing or centerline tanks, bombs and cowls. After competing at the Nats level in Pylon Racing for several years, I always […]
Fly a Positive Snap Roll

Fly a Positive Snap Roll

At the start of their flying careers, some pilots can only perform certain maneuvers from a particular direction. The proficient pilot, though, must be able to execute figures in all directions. Being able to apply corrective inputs in all directions, no matter what orientation the aircraft is in, is a critical skill. The positive snap […]
Starfighter Meets Spitfire

Starfighter Meets Spitfire

The annual Joe Nall Fly-In hosts its fair share of unique aircraft, and RCScaleAirplanes captured two of the best in flight in this video. Ali Machinchy’s F-104 1/4-scale Starfighter is 16 feet long and powered by a B300F turbine engine. The Airworld model was built by Trond Hammerstad in Norway and sports paint and markings […]
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