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Master the Figure-M: Two stall turns with a twist

Master the Figure-M: Two stall turns with a twist

If you want to become the best aerobatic pilot possible, you need to master key maneuvers by taking small steps. First, make sure you’re proficient in performing maneuvers like inverted flight, vertical and horizontal rolls, inside and outside loops and stall turns. You can then perform these moves in sequences to create show-stopping routines. In […]
Can you fly RC in your backyard? Yes and no.

Can you fly RC in your backyard? Yes and no.

One of our favorite YouTubers explains controlled vs uncontrolled airspace, temporary flight restrictions, the B4UFly app, and everything else you need to know. Check out Tim McKay’s video before you take off in your backyard!

Continuing Education: RC Aerodynamics

Continuing Education: RC Aerodynamics

Watch as expert RC hobbyist Tim McKay takes you through the RC aerodynamics basics. While aerodynamics is one of the more complex aspects of the hobby, Tim has a knack for giving us practical advice and understandable explanations. Everything from airfoils, thrusts, wing dihedral, flutter, trim and more. Don’t skip this class!  
Safety First! Your Pre-Flight Checklist

Safety First! Your Pre-Flight Checklist

Another great instructional video from Dag, one of our favorite RC plane YouTubers. Here Dag goes through his top tops and advice before you take to the skies. Create your check list here!

Award-Winning Westland Wyvern

Award-Winning Westland Wyvern

Check out Dave Wigley’s master built and Top Gun winning RC Westland Wyvern.The full-scale British bomber used a turbo-prop engine and counter rotating propellers. To simulate this, Dave has a free spinning rear prop and the front prop provides the thrust. The two props interacting with each other makes for a unique sound.  
Back to School! RC Airplane Flaps 101

Back to School! RC Airplane Flaps 101

One of our favorite Youtubers and RC expert, Dag, is back at it with a terrific video on flap basics. It’s great for newbies but there’s something here for every pilot. Check it out!  

Hawker Hunter MK58

Hawker Hunter MK58

Check out this RC Hawker Hunter MK58 dressed-up in Swiss Air Force camo. The full-size fighter was originally designed by Hawker Aircraft for the Royal Air Force in the early 1950s and broke the world air speed record in 1953, going 727 mph! This master-built RC scale model has a wingspan of 6 feet, 9 […]
Favorite DIY Advice

Favorite DIY Advice

Who says old dogs can’t learn new tricks? Here at Model Airplane News, we learn something every day — usually from our readers, the best RC’ers on the planet. Here are four of our favorites. Have a tip you’d like to share? Send the tip and a quick photo to MAN@airage.com! Simple Crush Plate Purchase […]

From Left, CD Warren Bio, MAN Tech Editor Andrew Griffith, Bob Rembert

Jax Jet Madness EDF/Turbine Event

Gateway RC Club in Jacksonville, Florida hosted their first Jax Jet Madness event recently. Warren Bio performed the Contest Director duties and the event attracted 35 pilots flying everything from small EDF to big turbines. Gateway’s 360 foot paved runway, and long approaches make the venue ideal for small and medium sized jets.
DeHavilland DH.88 Comet

DeHavilland DH.88 Comet

We’ve seen this 50% scale DeHavilland Comet before, but it’s well worth taking another look. First flown in 1999 after a three-year build, it has been grounded for the past seven years while on display at an air museum in the UK. It weighs 140 pounds and has a 22-foot span! Check out the flight […]
Sikorsky CH-53 — RC or full-size?

Sikorsky CH-53 — RC or full-size?

It is of course an RC heli. This is Model Airplane News, after all. But the attention to scale detail and the flight characteristics make it look and fly like just the full-size. Watch the smooth takeoff, great gyro tuning, and no flight oscillations. This scale model is based on the Sikorsky CH-53, also known […]
Master the Avalanche

Master the Avalanche

Let’s discuss a  maneuver called the “avalanche.” You can learn from the fundamentals in this exciting move. For example, I’m sure a lot of you have performed a basic loop. In fact, the loop is the first aerobatic maneuver that many people perform. The avalanche is a basic loop, but has one addition to it. At […]
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