What happens when Quique Somenzini re-engineers a perfectly good BVM F-16? An incredibly agile turbine jet! The QQF16 from the Flex Innovations team is lighter than the original, with incredible control and vector thrust capability. It’s flying with the Aura 8 flight controller. Where do we sign up to get one of these bad boys?
It’s Joe Nall Week 2015, and we’re on site capturing the action at the Triple Tree Aerodrome in South Carolina. This year is hot, literally! Temps have consistently been in the 90′s, but that hasn’t slowed the action a bit. The sunscreen is out, RV’s are dotting the landscape, and hundreds of modelers are already [...]
Known for his many great flying, giant scale WW2 warbird designs, Nick Ziroli Sr., has been finishing up his newest set of plans, this one for the WW1 Sopwith Triplane. This sport scale design has a sport airfoil for improved flight performance and is not intended for scale competition. Using his signature traditional balsa and [...]
This installment continues construction of my 700-size AH-56 Cheyenne, which began here. After a break to pursue some other projects, I’m back to work on the 700 size Cheyenne. The next step was making the plug which I’d use to lay up the female mold for the fiberglass fuselage. As noted in the first installment of [...]
As with any national level event, this week long competition produces far more special photos and snapshots of planes and pilots that could ever be included in a single article. So to help support our upcoming Top Gun event coverage in the August issue of MAN, here are some of the scenes, sights and situations we saw [...]
At this weekend’s RCX show, Burt Rutan’s RC team is going to fly their prototypes for the public for the first time! Rutan has long been admired in the full-size aviation arena for his revolutionary aircraft designs, and we can’t wait to see his RC versions. Rutan RC is raising funds on Kickstarter to produce the SpaceShipOne and [...]
We’re sad to report that Don Typond, former editor of Model Airplane News in the ’80s, has passed away. A talented model aircraft designer and pilot, Don was a member of the AMA’s scale board as well as pilot of full-size airplanes. He will be greatly missed. Click on the link for Jesse Aronstein’s ”In Memory [...]