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Giant RC THAI Airways A380

Giant RC THAI Airways A380

This amazing 1/13-scale jetliner is shown here on its first flight with Rainer Kamitz at the sticks and he did an impressive job. After a long construction period, (1,700 hours over three years), the first flight for it technical acceptance and certification was a big success. From Austria, builder and aircraft owner, Christopher Ferkl, used […]
Hawker Tempest Flies Again

Hawker Tempest Flies Again

When it comes to the scale aircraft we see at RC competition events, there is always a back story. One aircraft that we’ve noticed over the years is the work of Sean Curry of Lakeland, FL in the form of his impressive Hawker Tempest. We caught up with Sean, who works closely with his father […]
Long Island Dawn Patrol

Long Island Dawn Patrol

The ninth annual Long Island Skyhawks’ Dawn Patrol was a very successful event, and even though the Covid-19 required social distancing at the flying field, the 2020 event went off without a hitch. The members of the LISHs are serious giant scale modelers and they have developed a great low pressure combo for fun flying […]
Long Island Flybys with Nick Ziroli

Long Island Flybys with Nick Ziroli

When it comes to seeing impressive WW II warbirds, for aviation buffs in the Tri-State area, nothing come close to the American Airpower Museum. There are several amazing warbirds in their collection and many of them are flown by Nick Ziroli Jr. From the DC-3 Skytrain and B-25 Mitchell bomber, to the P-40 Warhawk and […]
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A New S.E.5A Scout is Born

A New S.E.5A Scout is Born

One of the more popular aircraft to come out of the Great War was the SE5 and SE5a Scout built by the Royal Aircraft Factory (RAF). No surprise that the SE5 Scout is also a very popular choice for scale RC modelers. We caught up with our good buddy and Top Gun Static Scale Judge […]
Wonderful A-10 Warthog

Wonderful A-10 Warthog

There no doubt about it, the ground pounding, tank killing A-10 Warthog is an amazing warbird. When it comes to giant scale RC jets, the A-10 delivers the same kind of excitement. This video from RCScaleAirplanes, highlights that amazing MiBo Warthog flown by Kurt Tötsch as he performed a fantastic flight demo at the Barone […]
Giant Scale or Replicas?

Giant Scale or Replicas?

Almost every RC enthusiast has built scale models of their favorite planes, but Canadian Ian Baron takes his modeling to a new level! So far, he has made four replicas of different types of planes used during world wars, all made from recycled bits and parts. Baron manages to create such huge replicas by measuring […]
Glow Plugs Explained

Glow Plugs Explained

With the ever popular use of electric power systems, nitro-burning glow engines have started to before less understood by newcomers to the hobby. Once the mainstay of the hobby, 2-stroke glow engines still have a lot to offer and produce excellent power for their weight. Once you’ve decided to give a glow powered airplane a […]
Magnetic Engine Cowl Attachment

Magnetic Engine Cowl Attachment

Recently, I found out that home repair stores like Home Depot stock in their hardware section Rare-Earth magnets ideal for use as engine cowling attachment devices. They come in all sorts of sizes and types and for my ongoing workshop build-along for the Sopwith Camel, I used 1/4 inch and .47 inch diameter x 1/8 […]
Terrific Tempest

Terrific Tempest

Built from Vailly Aviation plans, this giant scale 1/5-scale Hawker Tempest V has a 98-inch wingspan and weighs in at 43 pounds. Power is provided by a Desert Aircraft 85cc engine spinning a Menz 26×10 prop. Builder and pilot Andy Wynn notes that the warbird also sports homemade retracts and exhaust stacks from Fighter Aces. […]
Easy Scale Details — Vintage Pilot Seat

Easy Scale Details — Vintage Pilot Seat

So my Fokker Triplane had been finished for a while and tI flew the airplane several times without any problems. But there is that big issue of an empty cockpit. So, I converted my old Mini-Me 1/3 scale pilot figure into a WW1 leather helmet and goggles guy with a great set of cloths including […]
Giant Scale RC SCALE RC V-22 OSPREY

Giant Scale RC SCALE RC V-22 OSPREY

AMAZING VTOL ENGINEERING! With amazing vertical takeoff and landing performance, Norbert Schurz demonstrates his scratch built RC Osprey at a VTOL competition in Germany. His spectacular model is powered by only a single electric motor. There are no flight surfaces! All control is maintained through the movement of the two propellers/rotors. In this first flight […]
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