Subtle weathering really adds that “extra pop” to a scale model. Highlighting panel lines, grease streaks, all the little things that show up on a full scale aircraft can be reproduced on a model with various techniques. Just be careful not to over do it and know your subject, for example, the Blue Angels jets […]
We always say you don’t have to spend a lot of money to have fun with RC planes. But sometimes you get what you pay for. Check out Garage RC’s review of this mini C-17 they picked up on Amazon for $39.99. Deal or no deal? Let us know what you think!
Just take a listen to this RC Focke Wulf 190. Powered by a Moki 250cc engine, it sounds remarkably like the full-size, especially at low passes. This engine, when tuned just right, is always a head-turner. This build has a wingspan of 103 inches, weighs 51 pounds and is dressed up in a terrific paint […]
A must-watch for all RC pilots! Check out another video from Tim McKay, YouTube’s resident RC airplane expert. Here Tim discusses traffic pattern basics: everything from techniques and go-arounds to how to manage windy conditions. Don’t miss this one!
Check out this F-16 dressed-up in Greece’s Hellenic Air Force colors! This 1/5-scale model has a wingspan of more than 6 feet and is powered by RXi jet turbine engine. Take the pre-flight walk-around, then enjoy the flight, piloting skills and craftsmanship of this impressive flier!
Shown with his 120cc-powered Hangar 9 Extra 300, Kevin Siemonsen is an expert aerobatic pilot with lots of experience. He learned from each mistake how to do it better. Here are some of his tips: It wasn’t that long ago that, when I got a new plane, I’d get it airborne as fast as I […]
With the CBO (Community Based Organization) process published recently by the FAA in AC (Advisory Circular) 91-57C the AMA formally applied for and recently has been granted official CBO status. A CBO is recognized by the FAA when they have an established safety program and are a 501 (C) educational non-profit among other requirements. With […]
It happens to the best of us, but the key is to learn from the mistake. Check out this montage video of crashes and landing mishaps over the course of this past year from our friends at RC Scale Airplanes. Sometimes it’s best to learn from other’s mistakes!
Why is this RC Beechcraft getting towed by a WW II era Jeep? We don’t know — but we like it! There’s nothing wrong with having a good time and showing off all your RC gear at once! Check out this fun video!
We all make dumb moves when flying. Practice is the best cure for this problem, as the ones who make the least dumb moves are usually the ones who fly the most. Since I have moved about an hour’s drive from the flying field, I no longer go flying several times a week. And this […]
This Airworld 1/4 scale F-104 flown by Marc Petrak uses a massive Jet Cat P400 turbine engine and is controlled by a Spektrum iX-20 radio system. The big Starfighter is over 150 inches long. The gorgeous scenery is just the icing on the cake!