September Issue – Model Airplane News

Jul 02, 2013 No Comments

The September issue of Model Airplane News is now available in both print and digital. Check out the cover below, and click the image link to PREVIEW 16 Pages of the September issue.

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How to exercise a dog with your RC plane

Jul 02, 2013 11 Comments

Two of my favorite things: RC planes and dogs! This incredibly fun video showcases Chusty, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling retriever with energy to burn, and a Precision Aerobatics Addiction. It looks like everyone is having a good time, and I’ll bet you can’t watch Chusty’s unbridled enthusiasm for RC without smiling. When asked if [...]

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MAN Snapshot of the Week

Jul 01, 2013 No Comments

This impressive shot comes from Canadian Contributor Xavier Mouraux who posted it to FaceBook. What a shot from his friend Paul. The plane is his aerobatic Xigris and the club logo/sign almost line up perfectly in the same angle! Thanks Xavier.

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Install a Servo-less Bomb Drop

Jun 29, 2013 7 Comments

OK, it’s really called a payload release mechanism, and it plugs directly into your receiver. It is the perfect solution for scale modelers who want mechanical options like drop tank and bomb drop function on your scale plane. For less than $25, the unit plugs directly into the receiver using standard servo connectors, and you [...]

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Workshop Secrets — Working with Fiberglass and Resin

Jun 28, 2013 1 Comment

The newest task for my ongoing giant scale Fokker Triplane build, now that it is all covered, is to seal and finish all the wood parts like the Strut fairings and the landing gear’s Sub-Wing structures. Fiberglass cloth and Finishing resin provides a smooth sub surface for primer and painted finishes and it greatly increases the durability of [...]

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Light Up The Sky! – The Radio Control Show 217

Jun 28, 2013 No Comments

In this week’s show, John Reid shares how to easily add LED lights to your aircraft so you can extend your flying time into the night! We also get an up-close look at the new Hangar 9 Carden Extra 300, an exclusive review in the September issue of Model Airplane News.

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20-foot Catalina Takes Off

Jun 26, 2013 11 Comments

After nearly four years (3000 hours!) of building, Australian RC pilot Stephen Thomas had the thrill of seeing his giant-scale project take off at the Darling Downs Soaring Club in Queensland. This 1/5-scale plane is powered by two Desert Aircraft 150s spinning 28×12 Metz props and it has 25kg-rated Hitec servos and custom Century Jet [...]

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Master the Elevator

Jun 25, 2013 1 Comment

One of the easiest first 3D moves to master is the elevator.  All you need to do is lower the throttle and let the plane come down, keeping it level by holding in some up-elevator. While it seems easy enough to do, it will take some practice to get it right. Check out the video and [...]

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