Magnificent Waco YMF-5 Biplane — Video Interview

Oct 30, 2013 3 Comments

Mitch Epstien has been building and flying giant scale planes for many years and he has been a successful scale competitor competing at Top Gun for several years. One of Mitch’s favorite airplanes is his 1/3-scale Waco YMF-5 biplane built from the AMR laser-cut kit. Featured on the cover of Model Airplane News (December 2010), [...]

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Tora, Tora, Tora! — RC Japanese Zero you can Build

Oct 30, 2013 2 Comments

Expert scale designer,  builder and flyer, Mark Rittinger is a busy guy. Adding to his extensive series of electric powered RC WW2 warbirds is his newest creation, the infamous Japanese A6M3 Model-22 Zero. This construction article will be featured in a future issue of Model Airplane News complete with detailed photos and complete building plans. [...]

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The future of drones

Oct 29, 2013 3 Comments

In this great TED talk, Patrick Egan of Skyborg UAV Aerial Photography shares his thoughts about the positive potential of drones, from improving agriculture to cell tower inspections and more. He notes that although drones have gotten a lot of bad press, especially for their use in surveillance and in war zones, we should re-examine this technology and how [...]

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Cold Weather Engine Starts — in 10 Easy Steps

Oct 29, 2013 22 Comments

While it may not yet be as frigid as it seems in the photo above, the frost is definitely on the pumpkin! As the weather turns colder, it’s a good time to revisit some cold-engine starting techniques. Have some tips for flying in colder conditions? Leave them in the comments section! 1. Turn on your transmitter and receiver. [...]

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DIY Spooky Spider

Oct 28, 2013 No Comments

  Something about Halloween brings out the vindictive creativity in me. In year’s past, I would convert a helicopter in the form of a spider. However, there was something about a flying lawn mower around Trick-o-Treaters that just didn’t seem too safe (you think!!). This year, I came up with a project that would take [...]

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Mid-Atlantic WW1 Dawn Patrol — DVD from SKS Video Production

Oct 25, 2013 No Comments

A new and growing RC event that getting lots of attention is the Mid Atlantic Dawn Patrol held at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, VA. The 2013 event was a big success and SKS Video Productions was on hand and they captured all the action in several pilot and plane interviews. The museum is an [...]

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Exclusive sneak peek! Hangar 9 Giant Corsair

Oct 23, 2013 21 Comments

That’s right, we got the exclusive on the great looking and flying Hangar 9 F4u-1D Corsair 60cc. I have to say that this is a fun build and the kit almost falls together with almost perfect part fit.  We added almost all of the extra scale details that are optional and available from Hangar 9, [...]

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Alien Aircraft Taylorcraft 72 — A Great First Scale Project with Video

Oct 23, 2013 1 Comment

With trainer-like stability, and a very easy to build airframe, the new sport scale Taylorcraft from Alien Aircraft is a great choice for someone wanting an easy to fly project, that can also be modified to become an excellent scale project ideal for a first time competition flyer. Featured in the January 2014 issue of [...]

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