As many of you may know, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a new set of rules that will greatly impact the hobby we all love. The FAA’s recent Notice of Proposed Rule Making for Remote Identification will affect where we can fly RC, how we can fly RC, how RC aircraft will be […]
Rarely seen in RC form, this amazing 1/6-scale RC Lockheed Super Constellation Airliner is wearing the colors of the TWA “Star of America”. Owned and built by Keith Mitchell, this four-engine behemoth took 5 years build including design and construction. Its initial flights were taken under the Large Model Association regulations (CAA approved ) for […]
The Red Bull RC Aerobatic Team performs a great show at the Lodrino Air Meet in Switzerland, flying their 106-inch-span Pitts Model-12 “Beast” biplanes. Each of the multi-wing aerobats is powered by a 3W 220cc four-cylinder engine. Thanks to Horst Zeller from RC Scale Airplanes for taking and posting this great video.
One of the trickiest jobs for a scale model builder is mixing custom colors for their RC scale project. The difference between accurate and “pretty close” can be the difference between winning and not even placing at a scale contest. For those who are considering going the next step in scale accuracy, this article digs […]
The Acro Sport II biplane was designed by EAA founder Paul Poberezny following the success of his single-place Acro Sport I. Paul designed the 2-place biplane as a trainer for would be aerobatic pilots who wanted to build time toward qualifying to fly the 1-place Acro Sport. The original Acro Sport was designed to serve […]
OK, so you’ve installed your gasoline engine properly, and made sure that the fuel tank is properly installed and the fuel lines and fuel filter are all hooked up correctly, but you still can’t get any fire in the hole—the engine just won’t start. As a safety note here, we always recommend using a properly sized heavy […]
The 2020 Top Gun Scale Invitational is just around the corner, and so we are again highlighting some of the newest contestants planning to compete at Paradise Field in Lakeland, Florida. Hosted by Frank Tiano, this year’s competition takes place April 29 through May 3. As always, our “Road to Top Gun” article and online […]
Here’s a video of editor Gerry Yarrish’s 1/4-scale Fokker Dr. I Triplane on its last flight. Gerry had setup a remote video camera in the cockpit so he could film a dogfight between him and his flying buddy Sal Calvagna. The flight took place at the Central Connecticut Big Biplane Bash 11 years ago. In […]
Pedro Sanchez is a master scale modeler and a member of the Georgia Model Aviators in Ballground. He has many large scale models in his hanger and prides himself with absolute detail on his models. His latest, as seen here, is a Balsa USA Stearman. Pedro is relentless when it comes to detail and realism. […]
This amazing 1/3-scale B-25 bomber wowed the spectators and attendees at the Weston Park RC Show in the UK with its impressive performance and the sound of its radial engine! The monstrous, 326-pound B-25 Mitchell was flown by Roland Sabatschus, one of three brothers who spent more than 5 years building the bomber. With a […]
When it comes to giant scale warbird excitement, nothing can beat high speed passes by P-51D Mustangs. And when you have two Mustangs burning up the skies in formation, then you really have a show! These two 20% scale P-51s put on an amazing display at the annual Willis Warbirds Flighter meet in the UK. […]
And now for something completely different! Ralph Kayser built this flying man using bubble wrap and tape inside a paint-ball suit. A lightweight, fiberglass helmet and vinyl boots provide the finishing touches. Ralph notes that his 3.5-pound “man” can fly for 8 minutes on 10S 3000mAh LiPo batteries.