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 […]
Yesterday the U.S. Navy made history with the first UAV landing on an aircraft carrier, when the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator touched down on the USS George H.W. Bush off the coast of Virginia. Amazing video!
Let’s face it, besides a reliable radio system, there are two things every RC pilot needs–a pair of sunglasses and a quality timepiece. There’s no argument, one of the best brandnames in men’s style watches is Stauer, and they are known for producing watches with aviation history influencing their watch designs. Priced at$199, the new […]
A freshly laundered shirt, covered in plastic, flaps in the wind as it takes flight from in front of Manayunk Cleaners. It wasn’t picked up by a breeze, though, rather a remote-controlled drone, which ferries the shirt across the sky on a delivery run to a nearby customer. “I’m all about technology and I see […]
After he bought a JPX 425cc twin engine from a friend, Ian Turney-White’s next step was to decide what airplane to build to accommodate the massive powerplant. A 50% Gloster Gamecock? Nope … it would be too large to fit in Ian’s van? He wrote, “I really liked the [Gamecock’s] aluminum dope and gaudy squadron […]
The new XG14 14-Channel DMSS from JR Americas is “Pro Class” radio system with all the Quality and Features you’d expect and it is offered at a Sport Flyer Price. The new radio features JR X-Bus Capability, combined with JR’s finest gimbals ever make the new JR XG14 the best choice in Pro Level control. Expected to hit the market […]
In this video, a hexacopter captures video footage of the SpaceX Grasshopper as it reaches 325 meters (1066 feet)–higher than Manhattan’s Chrysler Building–before smoothly landing back on the pad. Part of a program that intends to test how rockets could return to Earth intact for a vertical landing on the launch pad instead of burning up […]
What can you envision flying? Your options are nearly unlimited with this multi-rotor kit! Jasper van Loenen, an independent designer working in the field of interaction/information, design and art, has created a custom DIY kit that can transform any household object into an unmanned aerial vehicle. Check it out!
We just got back from the flying field after test flying the new giant scale Spitfire ARF from Top Flite. This 50cc warbird flies great and it is equipped with Robart’s new electric retracts. The Spitfire took off easily at half power with the DLE 50 turning a Falcon 23×10 propeller! Wow! With a Best […]
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology students David Haberman and Tyler Pojanowski were the first to fly and safely land an 18-pound RC concrete aircraft. The flight was quick and wobbly with the landing equally erratic, but it was enough for the record books. The 18-pound plane held its own during a crash landing […]