Researchers at ETH Zurich have demonstrated an amazing capability for small robots to self-assemble and take to the air as a multi-rotor helicopter. Maximilian Kriegleder and Raymond Oung worked with Professor Raffaello D’Andrea at his research lab to develop the small hexagonal pods that assemble into flying rafts. The true accomplishment of this research is […]
In this Almost-Ready-to-Fly, no-assembly required, day and age the RC airplane hobby has evolved. The main outcome of this new fast-assembly airplane era is that we now enjoy an amazing amount of skilled and talented RC pilots. With amazing aerobatic skills and speedy reaction times, flying model airplanes is enjoyed by countless modelers who have […]
This year, Model Airplane News was pleased to have RC Scale and Warbird expert and MAN contributor Sal Calvagna on hand at the Warbirds over Delaware event. Covering all the excitement, Sal was wearing the MAN colors and he did a great job of interviewing some of the pilots and took lots of great photos […]
This week’s Throwback Thursday has loads of excitement and is sure to please. In particular we highlight an amazing RC Giant Scale Prometheus Aerobatic Biplane that was featured in our December Scale Special issue of Model Airplane News.
When it comes to fun and excitement, you can’t beat a good warbird event. And when you want to see the best, there’s nothing like the annual Warbirds over Delaware extravaganza! RC warbird pilots and builders gather every year and present the very best the hobby has to offer. The Members of the Delaware RC […]
The newest addition to the Top Flite giant scale Warbird ARF collection is the Supermarine Spitfire and it is a great flying warbird. Model Airplane News test pilot and contributor Rick Bell took on the Spitfire and you can ready his Flight Report in the upcoming October issue of Model Airplane News. After some minor tweaks […]
Electric power isn’t just for RC models and drones anymore! The German government just announced its certification of eSpyder, an all-electric ultralight that carries a single pilot, and this makes eSpyder the first certified, all-electric man-carrying plane! Developed and soon to be produced by Yuneec International, based in Kunshan, China, a U.S.-based company called GreenWing Intl. will market, sell and support the line. The […]
Even remotely piloted vehicles can have a bad day at the field. In this YouTube video posted by German tabloid The Bild, an Australian RQ 7 Heron offers a first person view of a 2010 taxi accident with a C-130 in Afghanistan. According to Bild a junior officer put the Heron into auto start and then was unable […]
This past weekend, MAN was at the annual giant scale warbird meet in Newark, DE. Though the weather was challenging, there were lots of amazing warbirds and military airplanes on hand. As usual, Mac Hodges was there with his amazing giant scale B-29 Superfortress Bomber. Check out this wild video of his flight! Special thanks […]
An extremely popular giant scale engine line in Europe, Valach is now available from Vogelsang-Aeroscale the official U.S Dealer. Available now at http://vogelsang-aeroscale.com/valach.html the new 120cc twin-cylinder horizontally apposed gas engine is the perfect power plant for countless scale projects. Able to turn deep pitch 30- to 32-inch propellers, Valach engines are designed from the […]
For this week’s Flashback Friday, this episode of the Radio Control Show include Model Airplane News editor Gerry Yarrish on the flightline at the annual giant scale Warbird event from Newark, DE. Check out his interview with Matt Chapman and his impressive twin-engine warbird.
The second the wheels break ground, you’ll realize how special the new Pinwheel 60 from Alien Aircraft is. The crisp response and smooth handling of this sport aerobatic model will give you the confidence to command the sky. Its built-in stability allows you to fly the Pinwheel 60 like a relaxing sport model, but when you really open […]