The Radio Control Show 168

Jul 20, 2012 No Comments

It’s time for another episode of The Radio Control Show! This week we take a look at the annual Warbirds Over Delaware event that was covered by our very own Model Airplane News editor Gerry Yarrish. Watch the full episode in the player below.

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202.6mph! World’s Fastest Electric Airplane w/Video

Jul 19, 2012 12 Comments

On July 18th, Chip Yates flew the all-electric Flight of the Century for the first time. The 16-minute flight allowed the pilot to get comfortable with the Long-EZ controls as well as the electric system. The Flight of the Century team took a Burt Rutan Long-EZ (N158TG) and converted it to an all-electric flying test bed aircraft [...]

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Recognized at the Warbirds over Delaware Event

Jul 19, 2012 No Comments

No doubt about it, running a regional giant scale event like the WOD takes a lot of work. Contest directors do a lot to make their events stand out and Dave and Pete Malcione have been doing just that for many years. At this years’ event, (the 21st!) credit was given to these two tireless [...]

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Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair Build-Along, Part 10

Jul 18, 2012 2 Comments

Well it has been a while since I posted but, that’s because I have been having a race with the MAN deadline. I have just about everything ready to go for our test flight tomorrow, so we’ll get back to the various sections of this impressive warbird’s build. Even though it is an ARF, you [...]

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How Low Can You Go Winner, Warbirds over Delaware

Jul 17, 2012 5 Comments

One of the  fun parts of the WOD is the Low passes the warbird pilots make! For this year’s “How Low Can You Go” award went to WOD regular Adam Lilly with his P-40 Warhawk. Adam is known for getting his warbirds and their shadows very close together and on one 120mph + pass on Saturday, [...]

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Exclusive first look: Hobby People’s Spy Hawk

Jul 16, 2012 12 Comments

With a name that sounds very much like a military UAV, the new FPV (First Person View) Spy Hawk RTF, distributed by Hobby People, is the first of its kind. The Spy Hawk is the first video-equipped RC airplane with a built-in airborne stabilization system. It is a complete package including battery pack, charger, and [...]

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Stall Recovery 101

Jul 16, 2012 11 Comments

One of the hardest things to learn when you see a stall starting on a straight-ahead landing is that you should push on the elevator stick. This is difficult because all your instincts tell you to pull up! But to save the plane, you need a lower angle of attack, and you can get that [...]

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Mr. Top Gun’s new Bristol Beaufighter

Jul 15, 2012 9 Comments

You just never know what you will discover at the Warbirds over Delaware event and this year was no different. One of the most ambitious projects we discovered is the handiwork of three-time Top Gun Champion, David Wigley, a still-in-primer 1/5-scale Bristol Beaufighter. This amazing twin engine will be powered by a pair of 100cc gas [...]

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