Two of my favorite things: RC planes and dogs! This incredibly fun video showcases Chusty, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling retriever with energy to burn, and a Precision Aerobatics Addiction. It looks like everyone is having a good time, and I’ll bet you can’t watch Chusty’s unbridled enthusiasm for RC without smiling. When asked if […]
This impressive shot comes from Canadian Contributor Xavier Mouraux who posted it to FaceBook. What a shot from his friend Paul. The plane is his aerobatic Xigris and the club logo/sign almost line up perfectly in the same angle! Thanks Xavier.
OK, it’s really called a payload release mechanism, and it plugs directly into your receiver. It is the perfect solution for scale modelers who want mechanical options like drop tank and bomb drop function on your scale plane. For less than $25, the unit plugs directly into the receiver using standard servo connectors, and you […]
The newest task for my ongoing giant scale Fokker Triplane build, now that it is all covered, is to seal and finish all the wood parts like the Strut fairings and the landing gear’s Sub-Wing structures. Fiberglass cloth and Finishing resin provides a smooth sub surface for primer and painted finishes and it greatly increases the durability of […]
In this week’s show, John Reid shares how to easily add LED lights to your aircraft so you can extend your flying time into the night! We also get an up-close look at the new Hangar 9 Carden Extra 300, an exclusive review in the September issue of Model Airplane News.
After nearly four years (3000 hours!) of building, Australian RC pilot Stephen Thomas had the thrill of seeing his giant-scale project take off at the Darling Downs Soaring Club in Queensland. This 1/5-scale plane is powered by two Desert Aircraft 150s spinning 28×12 Metz props and it has 25kg-rated Hitec servos and custom Century Jet […]
One of the easiest first 3D moves to master is the elevator. All you need to do is lower the throttle and let the plane come down, keeping it level by holding in some up-elevator. While it seems easy enough to do, it will take some practice to get it right. Check out the video and […]
The Eurocopter X3 hybrid helicopter has opened the frontiers of aviation by attaining a speed milestone of 255 knots (472 km/h) in level flight on June 7 2013. Several days before this accomplishment, the X3 reached a speed of 263 knots (487 km/h) during a descent. With these two successes, the X3 surpasses the unofficial […]
We’ve all been here, done that! The life expectancy of your RC airplane is directly proportional to how well you follow directions. That is to say, you’ve built and setup your plane properly as explained by the instructions. This article is intended to give the first time model builders some helpful tips for being successful […]
On display at this year’s Paris Air Show, the ultralight Sherpa by Belgian startup Sagita aims to make the helicopter simpler, more efficient, more reliable and more affordable. The helicopter’s contra-rotating rotors are directly driven by turbines that are themselves powered by hot air and fumes from the helicopter’s powerplant. Sagita claims that this makes […]
Xi’an Feiao Model, home to the DLA engine series, released a new twin cylinder engine, answering the need for a 60cc class powerplant. When I learned of the twin, I had to have one. If it was anything like its predecessors, it has to be the prime ticket for the 90-110″ inch class machines. As […]