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Monster Convair B-36 Peacemaker

Monster Convair B-36 Peacemaker

In the early years of the Cold War, one strategic bomber, the Convair B-36 Peacemaker was at the forefront of the USAF’s efforts to blunt Soviet aggression. Entering service in 1948, the B-36 was the primary nuclear weapons delivery vehicle of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) until it was replaced by the jet-powered Boeing B-47 […]
First Flight P-40 Warhawk

First Flight P-40 Warhawk

Did you know that the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk is almost 83 years old? First flown on October 14, 1938, the XP-40 was flown in Buffalo, NY. The Warhawk is one of our favorite warbirds, what about you? Do you have an RC model of the P-40? Let us know!
Downloadable Plans! CAD KAOS

Downloadable Plans! CAD KAOS

An all time favorite RC design is the classic .60-size Kaos designed and flown by the famous aerobatic guru Joe Bridi. Many copies have been built and flown over the years, and I have built a newer version drawn with CAD. I had an old dog-eared copy of the plans, so I scanned them and […]
Snoopy Flies Again!

Snoopy Flies Again!

Watch out Red Baron!!! That’s right, Model Airplane News has redrawn the classic plans for Al Signorino’s 1969 RC Snoopy’s Doghouse and we’ve cleaned them up with CAD. The old original plans were falling apart and so it was time for an upgrade! If you are a Snoopy fan, watch out for the new 50th […]
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Painting Proper Scale Markings

Painting Proper Scale Markings

There’s one thing all scale warbird modelers need to know. How to paint proper warbird markings. If you are one of many RC modelers who has acquired an ARF model of an American warbird, the chance that its star-and-bar markings is correct is about one in 10. It’s sad but true. Among models built by […]
Farewell to our friend, Frank Tiano

Farewell to our friend, Frank Tiano

It’s with great sadness that we just learned that our long time friend and RC scale legend Frank Tiano passed away late Monday night. All of us at Model Airplane News are deeply saddened and offer our sincerest of condolences to his family and friends. Frank’s love for scale RC airplanes was endless and he […]
Rules & Regulations: A history of drone laws in the United States

Rules & Regulations: A history of drone laws in the United States

Editor’s Note: In May, the American Bar Association held its 34th Land Use Institute—an annual forum aimed at educating attorneys, planners, and government officials about recent developments in the law regarding zoning, permitting, property development, conservation, and environmental protection. With the increasing use of drones to address many of these questions, as well as several […]
The Basics of Tailwheels and Tail-Draggers

The Basics of Tailwheels and Tail-Draggers

Though many scale airplanes are equipped with tricycle landing gear, planes with tailwheels — tail-draggers — remain very popular. It is fair to say that most of the RC airplanes flown today fall into the tail-dragger category. In the air, tail-draggers behave just like tricycle-gear aircraft do, but on the ground, it’s another story altogether. […]
Legend Hobby A-1 Skyraider

Legend Hobby A-1 Skyraider

Be on the lookout for the March issue of MAN! We have a great Flight report on the 86 inch span Giant Scale warbird from Legend Hobby. Here you see it with a new paint job and standard stores hung under the wing. Built and flown by Chris Wolfe “The RC Geek” this a is […]
Workshop Tips: Easy Tail Surfaces Supports

Workshop Tips: Easy Tail Surfaces Supports

Now that the Nieuport 24 project build is up on its landing gear, it is time to finish up the tail surfaces. Here you see the lower attachment bracket used to secure the vertical fin. The bracket is soldered to a threaded rod that goes through the horizontal stabilizer and is secured with a lock […]
FAA Remote ID Rules

FAA Remote ID Rules

Here’s the latest news for Drone owners and operators. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published its final rule on Remote ID for drones, which include RC fixed-wing planes, helicopters, and drones. As commercial and consumer drones proliferate, Remote ID will help to identify uncrewed aircraft that are operating too close to airports or in restricted […]
Pro Tips for Flying Twins

Pro Tips for Flying Twins

There’s just something special about twin-engine airplanes. Whenever a twin shows up at the flying field, most modelers stop what they’re doing and go over to check it out. Maybe it’s the sound of the engines as they sync into and out of phase while the model is in the air; or perhaps it’s the […]
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