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Adhesive ABCs

Adhesive ABCs

Join Rick in the workshop for an overview of RC glues–a must watch for aspiring RC builders and seasoned pros looking for a few new tips. Thanks to Rick, we stick together! πŸ™‚
An Easy, Fun & Inexpensive Build

An Easy, Fun & Inexpensive Build

If you’ve never built your own RC airplane before, this is a great project to learn the basics without breaking the bank. If you’re an experienced builder, this could be a fun project to share with someone just getting into the hobby. This model couldn’t be structured much more simplistically with a fixed nose wheel […]
Giant Globemaster takes flight!

Giant Globemaster takes flight!

We have followed the progress of the giant C-17 Globemaster built for super celeb Tyler Perry. It looks like they got her airborne with a flawless maiden flight. The video includes onboard as well as ground based video, enjoy!  
Unusual Glider Tows

Unusual Glider Tows

The gang from Tail Heavy Productions is up to their usual flying field shenanigans as they tow gliders using some non-traditional RC aircraft. Check out the video and get in on the fun!
HOW TO: MOUNT AILERON SERVOS β€” Flush, Neat, and Strong

HOW TO: MOUNT AILERON SERVOS β€” Flush, Neat, and Strong

My sport-scale 1/5-scale Sopwith Triplane has a rather thin wing (though it’s thicker than scale at 1 inch at the aileron servo). A low-profile servo, such as Airtronics 94921 or Hitec 77BB, would fit with the shaft vertical, but I had standard ones on hand, so I went with them. I made an 1/8-inch-thick and […]
Pterodactyl on the Hunt

Pterodactyl on the Hunt

This RC pterodactyl looks ferocious! While this definitely falls into the novelty / oddball category of RC, we’re super impressed with the mechanics of the flapping wings. We’ve of course all seen flapping RCs birds, but this one is worth the watch. Viewer warning – if the Jurassic Park movies gave you nightmares, you may […]
RC Eastern Airliner Gets a Tow

RC Eastern Airliner Gets a Tow

We can’t help but love the flightline tow-in! Check out this impressive 1/16-scale Lockheed TriStar L-1011. It has a length of 11 feet, 2 inches and a wingspan of 9 feet, 10 inches! Don’t miss the cool camera angle at the 9:50 minute mark!
Cockpit Detail: Build An Instrument Panel

Cockpit Detail: Build An Instrument Panel

If you’re thinking about building your own scale instrument panel, check out this two-part video series from Rick at Rick’s RC Flying. Rick’s how-to videos take you through his build and tips step-by-step. It’s a great way to add some eye candy to your scale aircraft!
In Memoriam: Tom Atwood

In Memoriam: Tom Atwood

The Model Airplane News team is saddened that our longtime colleague and friend Tom Atwood has passed away. Tom at one time was the Editor-in-Chief for Air Age Media, including Model Airplane News. More recently, he was an online contributor for the Model Airplane News All-Access Membership. He was also the executive director at the […]
Get turbine qualified!

Get turbine qualified!

Jets are cool. Get one out and set it up and you generally get the immediate attention of your fellow modelers and most spectators. If you want to take that cool to the next level, you can make the step up to a turbine-powered jet. Turbine jet flying is considered by many as the pinnacle […]
1/2-Scale Fly Baby

1/2-Scale Fly Baby

With a wingspan of almost 14 feet and a length of almost 9 feet, this is one big 3D aerobat. Why is Rapunzel in the cockpit? We don’t know. But the video sure is fun to watch. The original full-size Fly Baby was designed in the early 1960s to be low-cost and easy to maintain. […]
What Makes an RC Plane Good?

What Makes an RC Plane Good?

The good folks at Tail Heavy Productions are back with another fun video. Here they list out six qualities of great RC planes. From parts availability to design, these are a few things to look for in your next model purchase. What else would you add to the list? Let us know in the comments!
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