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Top 10 RC Oddities

Top 10 RC Oddities

You never know what you’re going to find when you’re searching YouTube for a cool video to share with Model Airplane News readers. Case in point: this “Top 10 Strangest RC Aircraft” compilation post by JD Rock. From an 18-wing ornithopter that looks like a flying centipede (if a centipede could fly) to a flying […]
RC Model Airplane Tips — Scale Engine Cowlings Made Easy

RC Model Airplane Tips — Scale Engine Cowlings Made Easy

One of MAN’s most popular construction plans are for the 1/3-scale Howard Ike racer designed by Henry Haffke. Several years ago, I teamed up with Henry to help him build and finish his giant-scale version of his popular 1970s era, .40-size Howard Ike DGA-5 racer, the Miss Chevrolet. It included several interesting building techniques, one […]
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RC Airplane Flight Tech: Prepare for landing!

RC Airplane Flight Tech: Prepare for landing!

Someone told me once that landing is the only maneuver that we fly that is absolutely mandatory. If you think about it, this makes complete sense. We don’t have to take off, but once we do, the only thing that we must do is land! So, once you have takeoff down, it’s a good idea […]
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Aviation Legend: Interview with Gen. Chuck Yeager

Aviation Legend: Interview with Gen. Chuck Yeager

On the occasion of his 95th birthday, we celebrate General Yeager and hope you’ll enjoy watching this interview from 2016 as much as we did. He is an amazing human being … they don’t make ’em like that anymore!
Scale Modeling: Weathering Tips & Tricks

Scale Modeling: Weathering Tips & Tricks

After you’ve painted your model, add some weathering to really bring a scale plane to life. Each technique by itself is very effective and, added together, really produce astonishing realism.  My friend Dave Reid commissioned me to paint his giant-scale SNJ Texan, and it has been the example for these ongoing how-to articles. I weathered and […]
RC Model Airplane Find the Correct Balance Point Video Tip

RC Model Airplane Find the Correct Balance Point Video Tip

It happens all the time… A new model airplane all set up to fly takes off and crashes because the pilot tried to fly it when it was too tail-heavy. Check out this video to see a very easy way to avoid this problem. It’s very easy and does not require measuring or math!  
Young Guns — New Category for Top Gun

Young Guns — New Category for Top Gun

The 30th edition of the Top Gun Scale Invitational will feature a new category of competition called “Young Guns” which will offer, depending on number of entrants, up to three classes based on age. Ages 7-10, 11-14, and 15-17 are the classes defined at press time. One of the invited participants is Fischer Strickland from […]
SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch Big Success! Launches Starman in a Tesla

SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch Big Success! Launches Starman in a Tesla

On February 6, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful rocket, thundered to life and cleared the launch gantry powered by 27 engines and nearly 5 million pounds of thrust. Kicking off a spectacular maiden flight for the Falcon Heavy, it sent founder Elon Musk’s cherry red Tesla Roadster on a journey that will reach […]
Blue Max WW1 Fly In

Blue Max Scale Challenge — Highlights from the 9th Annual WW1 RC Fly In

Founded by Mike Celesky, John Olson and Ron Prestin, the Blue Max Scale Challenge and Fly In,  held this year on January 25 to 27 at Sanford Aero Modelers RC Club in Sanford, FL., is one of the events we look forward. Not just an RC model airplane event, this is a  successful gathering with […]
10 Field & Bench Tips

10 Field & Bench Tips

With time, experience and lots of trial and error, we RC modelers all learn good way to do accomplish workshop tasks and/or flying field repairs. The simplest things can often make the biggest difference. Be sure to leave comments about your favorite field or bench trick or tip.   1 Charged Battery ID If you have a bunch of […]
Scale How to: Retractable Landing Lights

Scale How to: Retractable Landing Lights

Tim Cardin’s operating landing lights are beautiful on the Beechcraft Staggerwing he built from Ziroli plans. Since then, Tim has installed them on a P-47 and they could be modified and applied to almost any World War II aircraft. The exact lights that Tim used for this aircraft are now only available out of Europe. […]
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