Q&A – Battery Voltage & Performance [VIDEO]

Aug 06, 2012 No Comments

This week’s question comes from Tom in Big Bear Lake, CA. He writes: “I understand that the more Milliamps I have in my battery will give me more flying time. But will the voltage on the battery make any difference in how the plane flies?”

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The Radio Control Show 170

Aug 03, 2012 1 Comment

It’s time for another episode of The Radio Control Show! This week, we answer a question on voltage vs. flight performance, take a look at the world’s fastest electric plane, and much more. See the full video in the player below.

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Master the Three-turn Negative Spin

Aug 02, 2012 3 Comments

In this video we examine the key control inputs in executing the three-turn negative spin. Because this is a negative spin you will bring the plane into the maneuver inverted at a fairly high altitude. You then decrease throttle and add enough elevator to maintain altitude so the plane stalls.  Although it looks hard, you will soon [...]

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Aerobatic Pilot Flies Big Twin Video Interview with Matt Chapman

Aug 02, 2012 No Comments

We were pleased to run into our long time RC friend and full-scale aerobatic pilot Matt Chapman at the WOD event. Matt was hanging around the flightline with his RC sidekick John Kohler getting his impressive 1/5-scale Beechcraft D-18 twin ready for a flight. Matt’s beautiful twin is built from a st of Nick Ziroli [...]

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One Million Pounds in the air!

Aug 01, 2012 2 Comments

Here is something you don’t  see everyday, a million pounds in the air. Capt. Stemer commanded the RC521, the second 747-8 Freighter, into defying gravity and lifting more than 1 million pounds into the air. This plane just looks heavy as it rolls down the runway. “It’s a big deal for us and as an [...]

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Oshkosh: Aviation’s “Wild Kingdom”

Aug 01, 2012 5 Comments

This impressive video of the last week’s EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin looks at the legendary airshow from the perspective of a nature documentary. If you like airplanes, I promise that this clip will make your day! Thank you to Aero-TV for producing and posting this gem.

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Carl’s Colossal Convair Cosmo

Aug 01, 2012 23 Comments

When it comes to thinking really big, Model Airplane News contributor and giant scale guru, Carl Bachhuber can usually be counted on to come up with something truly amazing. Producing one of these modeling monsters takes a surprisingly short period of time for Carl and his newest project, the Convair 580 airliner took him only [...]

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New DLE 60 Smooth Running Twin

Jul 31, 2012 No Comments

If you’re looking for smooth, consistent performance in a 60cc gas engine, this is it.  The DLE 60-Twin cylinder engine delivers has horizontally opposed cylinders to provide very smooth operation, while keeping weight low and producing the power your big bird needs.  Electronic ignition, spark plug and Pitts style mufflers are included.  Specifications: Displacement: 61 cc [...]

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