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 […]
This giant Clip-Wing Cub is the handiwork of Geoff Dryer, and it’s a beauty! The 15-foot-span plane is powered by a Hacker A100-10 motor and Hacker 170 speed control using 12S-2P 6S 6000mAh LiPos for power. That’s 7500 watts! All up, the Cub weighs 65 pounds. Thanks to Epic RC for capturing the video and to […]
What do you get when you combine four lengths of pipe and a lawn mower engine? You won’t believe this homemade helicopter, intended to carry one very brave individual. Would you be willing to pilot this craft? Click to see if this really flies!
Be sure to watch for our detailed review of the new JR XG14 radio system in the upcoming December 2013 issue of MAN. Following in this tradition of quality and dependability, the XG14 is the newest radio wearing the JR brand and it the first to be distributed by JR Americas Inc., (jramericas.com.) The XG14 […]
Congratulations to David Ribbe for placing 6th in the 20kg category while flying for the U.S. team at the Jet World Masters in Meiringen, Switzerland! His gorgeously detailed, 88.9-inch-span MiG-15bis is outfitted with a sliding canopy, speed brakes, flaps, sequenced retracts and doors, and it’s even more astounding when you learn that David designed this jet […]
So my Fokker Triplane has been finished for a few weeks and the airplane has flown several times without any problems. But there is that big issue of an empty cockpit. So, I converted my old Mini-Me 1/3 scale pilot figure into a WW1 leather helmet and goggles guy with a great set of cloths […]