The F-16 is familiar to airplane enthusiasts as the nimble American jet fighter, in service since the 1970s, with a nose like a heron with a severe underbite. Last week saw the maiden flight of the QF-16, which is just an F-16 with one modification: no pilot inside. Drones are everywhere these days, from battlefields […]
Here’s a sneak peek of the Flyzone de Havilland Tiger Moth review from the upcoming January 2014 issue of Electric Flight magazine which will be on the newsstands shortly. Some behind the scenes pix of our test flight. The Tiger Moth performs nicely at my RC club’s flying field with calm conditions, like many other […]
This video of a second-grader flying a 120cc aerobat will blow your mind! Here’s the scoop from TripleThreatRC’s Bob Thomson, who took the video and posted it on YouTube. So, you’re seven years old and just going into Grade 2. “What did you do yesterday Oliver?” asks one of his little buddies. Oliver replies, “I flew […]
Pedro Sanchez is a master scale modeler and a member of the Georgia Model Aviators in Ballground. He has many large scale models in his hanger and prides himself with absolute detail on his models. His latest, as seen here, is a Balsa USA Stearman. Pedro is relentless when it comes to detail and […]
Every so often you see an RC project and realize that whoever is behind it is a creative genius. This 13-foot-long USS Kitty Hawk is one of those projects, and it’s intended as a runway to catapult-launch an RC micro T-28! Thanks to RapidNadion for taking and posting this video on YouTube. Your RC aircraft carrier is inspiring!
After a 10 month Build-along and 500 man-hours of effort, Model Airplane News editor Gerry Yarrish had a very successful test flight day at the flying field. The giant scale Fokker triplane is built from a Balsa USA kit, and the completed model is equipped with a Zenoah GT 80 gas engine, a DX18 transmitter […]
Coming up in the January 2014 issue of Electric Flight we have an interview with Dave Parrone and his beautiful 1/3-scale Fokker D.VIII Parasol fighter. Dave says: “I wanted something new since I have been flying my 1/3-scale Fokker D.VI for a couple of years now and the D.VIII was on my list of planes to […]
This surfer dude’s a drone! I think you’ll enjoy this “time out” video: a DJI Phantom outfitted with a GoPro capturing footage of a surfer in Steamer Lane, California. (The sea lions are pretty cool, too!) Where do we sign up for this gig?
It has been a really hot summer, down here in central Florida! The heat has robbed the regular attendees of Indian River Kontrol Society (IRKS), War Bird event from participating in this year’s event. One benefit of being a Flight-Line Reporter is having the opportunity to meet some really cool people. During this event, my […]
At the NEAT Fair, I had a great opportunity to meet Toby Osmond, Vice-President Sales and Marketing of Hobby King. Toby showed off some of the new products on their way from the company. I was impressed with what I think is a first for the hobby–a model that comes out of the box with […]
Friday was a great day to walk the flightline at the annual NEAT Fair electric meet in Downsville, NY. Though a bit windy and rainy, the halftime show went on and there were lots of great RC flights put on by the company demo pilots. Some familiar faces too were seen under the tents. Hitec was […]
This beautiful video tour of New York is the work of director/producer Nicolas Doldinger. Enjoy this taste of the Big Apple and check out this snippet from Esquire.com‘s interview with Mr. Doldinger (for the entire interview, click here.) ESQUIRE.COM: Is what you’re doing with the helicopter legal? NICOLAS DOLDINGER: Basically as long as it’s for […]