Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project

Jan 16, 2013 7 Comments

As Kilo Foxtrot Films writes, “WW II veteran, prisoner of war, accomplished test pilot, pace plane for the Unlimited Reno races, air show pilot … Bob Hoover is considered by many to be one of the founding fathers of modern aerobatics. Jimmy Doolittle called him ‘…the greatest stick and rudder man who ever lived.’ Flying [...]

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F-86 Sabre: SUPER-SIZED!

Jan 16, 2013 11 Comments

Flown by Henri Wild at the Icare-Airmeet in France, this 14-foot-span F-86 weighs in at 145 pounds and uses two JetCat 160 turbines for power. We’ve learned that the plane experienced an air leak in its retracts during this flight; at minute 2:59 the pilot starts to retract the gear but due to lack of [...]

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AMA Expo Photo Highlights

Jan 14, 2013 2 Comments

The annual AMA Expo in Ontario, California, is always a great place to see the latest planes and products, meet up with flying friends and see some amazing scale aircraft on display. This photo essay shares highlights from this year’s event.  

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Facebook Giveaway – Win A Traxxas DR-1

Jan 11, 2013 12 Comments

Model Airplane News is kicking off the New Year with another great Facebook giveaway. The prize this time around is Traxxas’ latest addition to the family, a DR-1 Helicopter.  Extremely rugged and easy to fly, the new Traxxas DR-1 coaxial dual-rotor helicopter delivers stable hover performance and precise flight control response.  You could win one [...]

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The Radio Control Show [Episode 193]

Jan 11, 2013 No Comments

Today’s episode features the all new Traxxas DR-1 RC Dual Rotor helicopter. We also get a great tip on making a DIY gear box, an all new sweepstakes, and more.

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Secrets to Inverted Flight

Jan 11, 2013 12 Comments

Nearly all aerobatic maneuvers involve some segment(s) of inverted flight, so to keep progressing, you need to develop proficiency with inverted flight. To start, let’s do away with the often repeated reference to the elevator being reversed when the plane is upside-down. It is that kind of thinking that causes people to become confused and [...]

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Magnum Reloaded Santa Edition

Jan 09, 2013 No Comments

Unfortunately the holidays are gone … no reindeers, christmas tree and presents till next December. For those ones who likes winter projects and looking for something special the Magnum Reloaded Santa edition is an ideal choice. The lightweight EPP construction, assures durability and docile flight characteristics at the same time, and makes it possible even for indoor [...]

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RC Night Flying [Video of the week]

Jan 09, 2013 2 Comments

We’ve seen a lot of visuals of pilots taking their planes out for some night flying, but this particular video was very interesting.  The pilots for these planes were only 10 and 12 years old, and these planes are homemade aircrafts.  AntiGravityResearch‘s YouTube page says these planes were made from, simply foam and flying boards, [...]

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