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Painting an RC Warbird, Part 4

Painting an RC Warbird, Part 4

In this final installment, Lane Crabtree creates his CARF Models P-51’s Hurry Home Honey nose art, invasion stripes, and engine exhaust stains. In earlier articles, he started by documenting how he primed and painted the silver and olive drab, masked the canopy and created the stars and bars, and then he applied the squadron markings and the checkerboard pattern. […]
Flight School 101

Flight School 101

Many model trainer airplanes are easy to build and fly, and they afford a great opportunity to get into the RC hobby. Instead of spending weeks or months assembling your first plane, you’ll be able to get into the air in an hour or less! Today’s trainers are so stable and easy to fly that […]

Fly the blender!

Fly the blender!

Of the many 3D maneuvers in the pilots repertoire, the blender is likely the most visually violent. Done well, it’s sure to wow the spectators but make sure your batteries are strapped in! Here’s how to execute it.   The Flat Spin to a Blender Master this maneuver in four easy steps We recently discussed uniting […]
Wing Delivery Drones [VIDEO]

Wing Delivery Drones [VIDEO]

With drone delivery services in the news lately, most people have been wondering when—and how—they’ll get their first packages. RC’ers, however, have been wondering whether drone deliveries will affect their flying. In an interview for our April issue, we asked Adam Woodworth, CEO of Wing—a drone-delivery company owned by Alphabet Inc., which is also Google’s […]

Rubber-Band Power!

Rubber-Band Power!

For the seasoned RC pros, this will take you back! Check out this delightful video of how to build your own rubber-band-powered P-51 Mustang. Watch to the end as the plane has a remarkably long flight! Show this video to your kids and you may just get a new flying partner …
3D Printed RC Planes! Good & Bad

3D Printed RC Planes! Good & Bad

Check out the Garage RC guys as they take their 3D-printed planes to the field for their maiden flights. We love that these guys don’t hold back and will show you both the good and the bad (crash landings). These are  impressive builds, and possibly the future of RC — or at least one direction […]

World’s Biggest Model Airport

World’s Biggest Model Airport

While these model airplanes may not fly, the folks who receive this newsletter will appreciate the labor of love it took to build this painstaking recreation of Hamburg, Germany’s real aviation hub. The model covers an area of more than 150 square meters / 1600 square feet and is in HO scale (1/87). Truly impressive […]
Remote ID — Angry Pilots!

Remote ID — Angry Pilots!

More from Tim McKay on this hot topic within the RC community. For those who may not know, Remote ID is essentially the ability for the FAA to track your drone or RC model aircraft. This has been an increasing topic of debate, especially with the onset of drone deliveries. Google’s Wing, a drone delivery […]

A Short Tutorial for Iron-On Covering Technique

A Short Tutorial for Iron-On Covering Technique

I’ve been covering RC models for about 35 years. I picked up on Monokote back in the mid-80’s and tried it for the first time. It took a bit of learning curve but I got the hang of it. Over the years I refined my technique to include fixing errors I made at first and […]
Here’s something different!

Here’s something different!

We’ve featured jets and helicopters lately, but if you’re looking for something different check out this gyrocopter or autogyro. An autogyro has a conventional engine for forward speed; the airflow over the rotor blade system spins the rotor which then creates lift. This one has a motor to start the blades spinning to shorten the […]
Painting an RC Warbird, Part 3

Painting an RC Warbird, Part 3

Lane Crabtree has been detailing how he painted his CARF Models P-51. He started by documenting how he primed and painted the silver and olive drab, and last week he masked the canopy and created the stars and bars. In this installment, Lane applies squadron markings and the checkerboard pattern. Now comes the Squadron ID alpha-numerics […]
Next level scale heli!

Next level scale heli!

Fans of the TV series M*A*S*H will surely recognize the Bell 47 with its distinctive bubble canopy. Jon Ellis is a retired full-scale helicopter pilot that has turned his considerable skills to both building and flying scale helicopters. This Vario 1/4 scale Bell 47G is a masterpiece that wouldn’t look out of place on the […]
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