So, will you be flying this weekend? Join the Academy of Model Aeronautics Foundation in celebrating model aviation for the sixth annual National Model Aviation Day, August 11, 2018. National Model Aviation Day was created to encourage clubs to celebrate the hobby and share it with the public. AMA chartered clubs have also been […]
You wouldn’t think an 8-foot-span aircraft could easily navigate an indoor flying venue, but pilot Daniel Hör makes it look easy with this A-10 Thunderbolt II! Powered by two Electro Accu ducted fans using a 4S 1200mAh LiPo pack, the Depron foam plane uses 12 servos and is equipped with an onboard camera. At 1:30 into the […]
Fly the Inverted Circle — Always a showstopper Flying an aerobatic aircraft inverted can be challenging. Typically, this is because you need to push on the elevator stick to apply down-elevator to maintain altitude, which may seem odd at first. Depending on the bank angle that is established at the start of the maneuver, rudder […]
When it comes to flying the really big stuff, our RC flying buddies across the pond in the UK have it in spades. From half-scale Fokker triplanes, and a Howard Hughes Racer, and even Russian Space Shuttle and it airborne launch vehicle this video has lots of great footage to satisfy anyone afflicted with the […]
While some RC’ers like to use PVC pipe and fittings to make stands to transport their planes, I prefer to use my carpentry skills to make them out of wood. I have made several of these stands out of thin plywood and yellow pine boards and they hold up very well. I suppose the PVC […]
A solar-powered drone to be used by the British military has set a new flight record, its developer Airbus said. The Zephyr S broke the endurance record for an un-refuelled aircraft at 1.53pm (GMT) on Wednesday afternoon, surpassing the 14 days, 22 minutes and 8 seconds set by an older model in 2010. The plane, […]
If you are looking for a great new warbird to add to your RC squadron, the new 1.2 meter (48 inch span), Bind-n-Fly P-51D Mustang from E-Flight is just what you’re looking for.With plenty of scale detail, this easy to assemble warbird takes only minutes to put together. Molded of rugged EPO foam, the Mustang […]
Learning to fly is always easier and more fun with the aid of an experienced instructor. He will help you avoid those first few beginner mistakes and will help your airplane live a lot longer. The Sportsman S+ RTF with SAFE Technology from Hobby Zone is one of the new generation trainer/sport fliers that […]
Scratch-built by Joachim Damrath, this 160-inch-span Trimotor weighs in at just 53 pounds. The beautifully detailed radial engines are hiding Zenoah powerplants (two 20cc and one 26cc in the center). Thanks to ScaleJetFred for sharing his terrific video from the Airlinertreffen meet in Oppingen, Germany.
So you think you have trouble transporting your aircraft to the field? Take a look at this 1/2-scale RC Tiger Moth! The 127.8-pound model is done up in French WW I Armée de L’air colors, it has impressive performance in the air. Thanks to RC Media World who filmed this at the Ragow Air Meet in Germany last month. […]
This terrific video features legendary designer/builder Ivan Pettigrew flying one of his very popular float planes, the Short Solent 400. Powered by four GWS Speed 400 geared motors (remember those?!), it can fly for over 15 minutes on eight 3,000mAh NiMH cells. Videographer TripleThreatRC writes, “I was invited to visit the Chilliwack Electric Flyers Club to check […]
Giant-scale enthusiasts always say “bigger is better,” and this RC Boeing Stearman takes big to a new level. Flown by Ludo Luyten of Belgium, this 55%-scale biplane has a 16.5-foot ... Continue reading ... Join our premium membership!