This installment continues construction of my 700-size AH-56 Cheyenne. The project begins here. Since the Cheyenne’s tail rotor is mounted at the end of a long extension shaft, I needed to fabricate a control linkage with a bellcrank,. I’ve just gotten into having parts 3D printed by Shapeways.com, and this was a perfect application for their [...]
One of the first non-wood building tasks that will present itself to RC modelers is “Drilling and Tapping” holes in metal parts. Mainly this is required for attaching your glow engine to you aluminum motor mounts, but the same process is used when drilling and tapping hardwood blocks for nylon wing hold-down bolts. Knowing the [...]
Our friends across the pond love their (really) giant-scale models, and this video compilation from a recent show is a treat to watch. Videotaped by the father and son team of Pete and Dean Coxon at the Large Model Association fly-in at Cosford, this shows some fantastic models flying in quite a crosswind.
There’s still time to enter and especially to vote! We don’t care how old your plane is, or even if it’s still flying … we just want to see your photos! There’s just one rule: the plane must have been built from a Model Airplane News, Electric Flight or Backyard Flyer plan. That’s it! This is your [...]
Kick your foam warbird up a notch by adding flaps! The techniques shown here upgrade a P-47 Thunderbolt that has optional functional flaps (an upgrade available on many small electrics). The flap outlines are already molded into the wing so it’s easy to figure out where the flaps belong. Here’s how to install them: YOU’LL [...]
Action Needed: Following White House Drone Crash, Tesla Foundation and UAVSA CEO and others discussed action plan to prevent future incidents Washington, DC January 27, 2015—The Tesla Foundation and UAVSA CEO Keith Kaplan at the White House discussing Drone Rules and Lawn Crash – The Tesla Foundation and UAVSA at the White House with UC [...]
Who doesn’t love a Spitfire? One of the most iconic Allied aircraft of WW II, its sleek lines and elliptical wing are unmistakable. This .50-size Kyosho model does the full-size justice, with retractable landing gear, functional split flaps, steerable tailwheel, full cockpit and pilot figure. Check out the full release from Kyosho: The Spitfire is without [...]