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Master Modeler Workshop: Masking & Spraying

Master Modeler Workshop: Masking & Spraying

Join one of the UK’s master modelers, Phil Noel of Pinnacle Aviation, as he preps, masks, and spray-paints a 1/4-scale MiG-15. Thanks to Pete and Dean Coxon for filming Phil as he explains his techniques so we can all pick up a few tips! Stay tuned for a video of Phil adding the silver coat […]
Top 10 Plane Posts of 2015

Top 10 Plane Posts of 2015

It’s time for the top posts of the year! Here, in descending order, are the top stories from 2015, ranked by their number of views. Missed one? Just click on the photo or title to go to the original post.  And as we send the last newsletter of 2015, we want to thank the folks […]
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How to take great photos and video with your rotordrone

How to take great photos and video with your rotordrone

With the ever increasing popularity of drones and multi-rotors, aerial photography has gotten a big shot in the arm. Serious camera drones now outnumber your typical RC airplanes equipped with sport cameras to get that bird’s eye view. I have been flying several of the larger GPS equipped quadcopters and one of the newest is […]
British Bomber Formation Flight

British Bomber Formation Flight

You don’t often see an RC Vickers Wellington at a fly-in, let alone five giant-scale versions of the twin bomber flying in formation! At a recent RC airshow at the East Kirby Airfield in Lincolnshire, in the UK, Pete and Dean Coxon captured the RC aircraft on video, noting that the gusting 25mph winds made […]
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Drone Nearly Hits World Cup Skier

Drone Nearly Hits World Cup Skier

At the World Cup in Italy last night, a camera drone crashed just behind skier Marcel Hirscher during a slalom. Race director Markus Waldner told The Associated Press that drones will be prohibited “as long as I am responsible …. because they are a bad thing for safety.” The unmanned flying object carrying a TV camera […]
Traxxas Aton Camera Quad

Traxxas Aton Camera Quad

From Traxxas: Aton is your personal video assistant that captures stunning aerial footage in a way that is easy and fun, without the need for any specialized skill or experience. Aton is sporty and smart, practically flying itself with auto take off and simple, intuitive directional control. You simply direct Aton towards your subject and […]
AMA Update to FAA Registration

AMA Update to FAA Registration

Hold Off On Registering Model Aircraft On Wednesday, December 16 the AMA Executive Council unanimously approved an action plan to relieve and further protect our members from unnecessary and burdensome regulations. This plan addresses the recently announced interim rule requiring federal registration of all model aircraft and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) weighing between 0.55 and […]
British Bombers & Fighters Airshow

British Bombers & Fighters Airshow

In this video, two giant-scale Avro Lancasters, two Spitfires and a Douglas Boston take flight at a Large Model Association airshow at the Cosford Royal Air Force base in Shropshire, UK. Those Brits do love their big bombers and fighters, and we love ’em, too. Thanks to Pete and Dean Coxon for taking this great […]
Durafly Spitfire Mk1a

Durafly Spitfire Mk1a

We love Spitfires in all shapes and sizes, and this electric 3S or 4S receiver-ready version just made it to the top of our holiday wish list. It has retracts, flaps, steerable tailwheel and even landing lights and comes with two sets of scale decals. Here’s what HobbyKing had to say about this beautiful warbird: […]
FAA Announces all RC Pilots Must Register

FAA Announces all RC Pilots Must Register

CLICK HERE FOR AN IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM THE ACADEMY OF MODEL AERONAUTICS! The FAA has just announced that all small unmanned aircraft operators (read: model planes pilots) must register with the FAA by February 19th to avoid a $5 registration fee. The registration is good for three years, and you will be given a unique […]
On this Day in Aviation History — December 14.

On this Day in Aviation History — December 14.

2006 – The classified U.S. spy satellite known only as USA-193 is launched atop a Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. It would fail after reaching orbit, and rather than risk allowing its sensitive data falling into the wrong hands and/or crashing into a populated area, in 2008 the Pentagon would […]
Giant-Scale Junkers

Giant-Scale Junkers

This plane is from the days when air travel was a treat! Filmed by RCHeliJet at the Hausen Flugtag in Switzerland, this trimotor transport of the 1930s and ’40s is nicely detailed and has the characteristic Ju-52 Doppelflügel, or double wing aileron/flap arrangement. If anyone has details on this beauty or its builder, please share!  
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