The 2013 Extreme Flight Championship is in the books. Taking place at the beautiful AMA headquarters in Muncie, Indiana and with great weather for most of the event, the best in the sport laid everything on the table to give the closest scoring competition in XFC history. In a true international event, organizer Frank Noll […]
One of the highlights of RCX every year is the awards banquet, where Model Airplane News present their Editors’ Choice Awards. In this week’s Radio Control Show, get the scoop on who won plane, helicopter, innovation and radio of the year.
The date on Wylam’s art for the P-47D Thunderbolt is December 1944. At the time, Air Age Publishing was 15 years old, Model Airplane News was a relative upstart and William Wylam was producing his fantastic art for us. That makes us and our parent company 83 years old—one of the oldest family-owned publishing companies in history! […]
Across the pond, RC models just keep getting bigger, like this 11.15-foot-span AT-6 Texan piloted by Adolf “Poldi” Leopold. Built from a Petrasuch kit, the fiberglass model is controlled by a Weatronics radio and has Wabo pneumatic landing gear, a fully detailed cockpit, functional lights and smoke. You’ll get chills when you listen to the Moki […]
One of the first maneuvers most of us learn is the loop, which can take a bit of practice but when you’ve mastered it, you’re eager for the next step. In this video, pilot Jason Benson shows you how to add two quarter rolls to give your loop that little bit extra. Check it out! […]
When U.S. pilot Jamie Robertson competed at the UK’s Zone 2013 RC Helicopter World Knockout Championship last month, RCHeliHD captured some great action footage during a fun-fly session with an Align TRex 700DFC with a custom painted canopy. Jamie went on to win the competition, which he also won last year. We’re very excited to […]
We were blown away by this video from Wito Mielnicze of his invention… the B quadcopter/car hybrid. The B features full-time 4WD via unique rim-drive wheels, each encircling a brushlless-motor-powered prop that allows full quad-copter flying capability. The carcopter is still in prototype stages (we found the B on Kickstarter), but it looks production-ready. Take […]
In this week’s episode of the Radio Control Show, you’ll get a chance to go inside the ultimate RC expo – RCX. If you weren’t in Long Beach last weekend, here’s your chance to see the newest releases, hottest interviews, and all the action straight from the show!
There’s an old saying in the hobby that goes: “Once you’re finished “building” your scale RC airplane, you’re only half done!” That’s because all our efforts of gluing and bolting parts together lead up to one final goal—producing a smooth and even surface to apply the covering to. With any fabric covering job, the end results are […]
Learning new maneuvers is something that many pilots enjoy and is one of the reasons we like flying. Perfecting our craft and getting that aerobatic move down can take some time and will have a rather high learning curve. To simplify that learning curve and speed things along we have solicited the help of Jason […]
With technology that brings the stuff of science fiction movies to life, scientists have been able to fly an RC quadcopter through an obstacle course using thought control! Check out the news and amazing video from the BBC: Researchers have harnessed the power of thought to guide a remote-control helicopter through an obstacle course. The demonstration joins […]