Jet World Masters Champion

Sep 03, 2015 6 Comments

For the third time, Vitaly Robertus and a model Yak-130 have won the Jet World Masters championship event, held this year in Leutkirch im Allgau, Germany. Powered by twin turbines, the 1/4-scale jet has fully functional engine air intakes, access hatches, speed brakes and more. Besides the great flight video, it’s fun to see Vitaly and his team adding the final touches before [...]

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Helping the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

Sep 03, 2015 No Comments

 During the upcoming 49th annual RC model airplane meet, (SAT & SUN, SEPT 12 - 13), at the OLD RHINEBECK AERODROME, there will be a FALL FUNDRAISING DINNER and AUCTION, on Saturday starting at 5:30pm. The Aerodrome will host the fall fundraising dinner event to benefit the museum’s new visitor center, which will replace the Aerodrome’s [...]

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Stall & Spin Recovery Tips

Sep 01, 2015 1 Comment

The stall, or more accurately the inadvertent stall, has probably caused more RC planes to crash than any other cause. The safety of your airplane depends on your knowledge of its slow-speed handling and stall characteristics. To minimize the number of crashes due to stalls, the pilot must understand the principles of what makes a [...]

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RC_4_A-Cure Coloring Book

Sep 01, 2015 No Comments

We have teamed up with UtahRC and RC_4_A_Cure on an RC themed coloring book! ALL proceeds through November will be donated to RC_4_A_Cure (cancer awareness). Click on the link below to “donate-to-buy” your PDF copy of the coloring book and its 22 original drawings. Here’s an example of one of the RC airplane pages:

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28th Annual Ottawa Valley Giant Scale Rally

Aug 31, 2015 1 Comment

Enjoying near perfect weather with virtually no wind, 107 registered pilots enjoyed one of the  best flying weekends of the summer at the Kingston RC Club field in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The event was on August 22-23 2015 and campers started arriving on Wednesday with the parking  lot absolutely full by our Saturday official start date. By looking at the [...]

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Engine Swap for the Camel

Aug 27, 2015 5 Comments

Well, it has been an active flying season so far and I have flown the Sopwith Camel several times including at the big Fun Fly on Father’s Day in Kingston, Ontario in June, at the recent Warbirds over Delaware in July, at our home field in Farmington, CT and at the Dawn Patrol event at the Long [...]

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2/3-scale Hanriot HD.1

Aug 27, 2015 10 Comments

We first featured Ian Turney-White’s impressive WW I biplane a few years ago in Model Airplane News, and we were thrilled to see it fly in a recent video shot at a Large Model Association meet at in Elvington, England. Powered by a 425cc JPX engine, the 19-foot-span scratch-built model weighs in at 195 pounds. In addition [...]

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Video: dead-stick flight!

Aug 25, 2015 20 Comments

Murillo Ghigonetto knows his scratch-built Telemaster can fly like a dream in any conditions. After he installed a selfie stick in its left wing, he flew it to altitude and shut the engine off to not only show how well the Telemaster could fly deadstick but also to showcase the beautiful Brazilian countryside around his [...]

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