When it comes to using drones in the military, the US Navy doesn’t fool around! Claiming to have the best pilots (Aviators) on the planet, the US Navy also has the most sophisticated Drones now in military service. Or, soon to be. Far from the old “Shadow” twin boom UAVs that were caught in nets, [...]
Model Airplane News has a contest to build interest in RC model building while giving its readers an excuse to get back in the workshop. I has been busy and have come up with several models based on the contest basic structure. Check out the MAN contest and see if you can come up with something truly unique. Deadline to [...]
In the office for flight review is the amazing new 350 QX quadcopter from Blade. This multi-rotor aerial vehicle has GPS and advanced built-in stability. It has several flight modes and is designed to carry a GoPro Camera. In the Smart Mode the 350 QX literally flies itself and has the ability to travel in [...]
At the recent Monster Planes Fly In in Lakeland FL, several amazing scale warbirds and classics showed up to enjoy a weekend of RC fun. MAN’s Rich Uravitch and Ace Photo Guy David Hart were on hand to capture all the excitement and you will be able to read all about it in the upcoming February [...]
From the workshop of MAN editor Gerry Yarrish, this How To Video demonstrates installing flat Du-Bro control hinges in your RC airplane. With more that 84,400 views, this video is a must watch for anyone who wants to start building his or her own RC airplanes from a kit of from plans. These techniques can [...]
This is serious RC! The Black Hornet nano drone, which can be carried in a soldier’s pocket, has an onboard camera that gives troops video and still images of hard-to-access places. Weighing only 16 grams (0.56 ounces), the Black Hornet looks like a tiny toy helicopter but it’s really a nano-size piece of military hardware.
Warbirds! Everyone loves warbirds! Of all the airplanes ever made I’m sure everyone has at least one favorite war plane. From the WWI to modern jets, you must have a favorite. So when Bay City Flyers of the Tampa area had a warbirds event everyone came. November 9 was the day the Bay City Flyers [...]