Giant Scale Junker Ju 88 Bomber — Flightline Video

Dec 04, 2013 5 Comments

Model Airplane News contributor and WW II warbird expert PJ Ash has an impressive collection of military RC aircraft. Recently, Rich Uravitch caught up with him to get the lowdown on the newest addition to his Active Flight Status log, in the form of this nicely done Junkers Ju 88. Believe it or not, this [...]

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First Test Flight! Blade 350QX quadcopter

Dec 03, 2013 No Comments

We finally had a break in the cloudy weather so we end off to the local flying field. We test flew a couple of models including the 350QX Quadcopter from Blade. This big impressive multi-rotor is designed to carry a GoPro Hero video camera and comes with a lightweight attachment bracket for the GoPro Hero3. [...]

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Giant SE5 Scout from Vailly Aviation Answers the Call!

Dec 03, 2013 7 Comments

Several RC Dawn Patrol fly ins and competitions are springing up all across the country. It is has been a very obvious trend in the last few years showing an increased interest for RC WW1 airplane designs. This trend has not gone unnoticed and there are new kits and plans coming to market. So, by popular [...]

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Amazon’s “Delivery by Drone” … What do you think?

Dec 02, 2013 63 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Amazon’s proposed Prime Air “delivery by drone,”  which would get packages into customers’ hands in 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial vehicles. Amazon notes, ”Putting Prime Air into commercial use will take some number of years as we advance technology and wait for the necessary FAA rules and regulations.” Check out their footage [...]

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ProTek Greggor McGrath Team Edition Servo

Dec 02, 2013 No Comments

Looking for a servo that can hold your heli steady during insane 3D maneuvers while offering lightning fast response times? This Team Edition 270T servo delivers! At 6 volts, it has .09 transit speed and 445 oz.-in. of torque. Pro pilot Greggor notes, “These are the first servos I have ever used that gave my [...]

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EcoPower’s New Micro Quad-Copter

Nov 28, 2013 No Comments

If you want to get in on the quadcopter craze but aren’t sure where to start, a micro ready-to-fly unit like this one from EcoPower is a great bet. It comes with a 2.4GHz Mode 2 transmitter, 240mAh LiPo, USB charging cable and spare blade set. It has multiple flight modes, so you can even do [...]

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Video Flight Report — Durafly Retro Series Junior

Nov 27, 2013 No Comments

Combining the style of vintage free flight designs with the durability of molded EPP foam with modern electronics thrown in for good measure, the new Junior pack flyer from Durafly is a fun, undemanding RC plane for all pilot skill levels. Part of the Retro Series, the Junior looks very much like free flight planes [...]

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Weekender Warbird Mustang from Hitec — Review Sneak Peek

Nov 26, 2013 1 Comment

We just got the new P-51  from Hitec in the office for review. This sweet looking Mustang is part of the Weekender Warbird series and it takes only minutes to assemble. We got the package the other day from our buddies at Hitec RCD and here are some pix of the Mustang as it is [...]

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