KIT BUILDING 101 Article and Photos by Gerry Yarrish Our RC hobby has been around for many decades, and it has been, for the most part, a hands-on DIY pursuit. In the beginning, all there was to choose from were builder’s kits. In recent times, the hobby has evolved to include easier-to-assemble “almost ready to […]
Join Model Airplane News contributor Tim McKay for another discussion on remote ID. Tim shares his expertise on Recognized Identification Areas (FRIAs) and their likely future as part of the FAA’s new Remote ID program.
This beautiful 1/3-scale model of the famous Royal Air Force trainer took owner Paul Williams more than 5 years to build and paint. And based on the results seen in this video, the wait was worth it! The aircraft is powered by a Zenoah 62cc engine turning a belt-driven propeller belt. Check it out, you’ll […]
Check out this custom-painted OV-10 Bronco, you don’t see this at the field too often! This model is a big boy with a wingspan of 9 feet, weight of 48 pounds and tons of scale details. Builder and pilot Nigel Ianson stripped down the Hangar 9 ARF’s covering and glassed and painted it. There are […]
If you’re like most RC pilots, you enjoy going to full-size airshows. If so, it’s worth checking out this compilation video of airshow low flybys. Some flybys are VERY low, but most will inspire you to get out to your local field and fly your scale model! Enjoy the show.
The editors at MAN are starting to work on our annual Plans Guide. This year we’d like to do something new, but we need your help! If you’ve built a model from Model Airplane News plans, send us a photo with the name of the plane and a few comments (why you picked it, any […]
As the name implies, adverse yaw is an adverse or unfavorable condition that, among other things, delays achieving solo abilities. Traditionally, until his or her skills improve, struggling and committing to many hours of practice before soloing has been the assumed burden of a student pilot. Unknowingly and unnecessarily, novices have been fighting the additional […]
This is one of the best RC build videos we’ve ever seen. Ramy from RamyRC documents the build process for his hyper-scale Airbus A380 over the course of a full year. The craftsmanship and final result are super impressive. Watch the full video and you’ll be guaranteed to pick up a few good tips for […]
In this video, our favorite YouTuber Tim McKay discusses the AMA update of the FRIA approval process with the FAA. The September 16, 2023 date when Remote ID comes into effect is fast approaching–don’t miss this important information! As of August 29, 2023 around 700 FRIAs have been approved, 200 denied and around 800 are […]
BLIND-NUT ACCESS If you have trouble seating blind nuts on the inside of firewalls and your hand is too big to fit inside a fuselage, make this tool. You’ll need a 10-to 12-inch 1⁄4-inch-diameter dowel. Epoxy a flat-head screw that’s the same size as the blind nut to the end of the dowel. Let the […]
This beautiful paint scheme is based on a spaceship’s reentry–starting from the white hot point of the nose, through the changing flames colors then cascading back as if you were looking up into the sky and then into the stars. Duplicating the Hawker Hunter “Miss Demeanor,” the scheme was applied by Matt Bishop from Bishop […]