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You don’t see this every day–RC paraglider!

You don’t see this every day–RC paraglider!

Here at Model Airplane News we love RC aircraft, regardless of the shape or configuration. Check out this fun video of a super-sized RC paraglider. It looks challenging to steer, but this pilot appears to have it all under control, including a smooth landing!
RC Parachute Jumpers!

RC Parachute Jumpers!

Looks like some RC pilots are having a fun summer day at the flying field. Check out this great video of a mass RC parachute drop — always a crowdpleaser!  

Summer Fun on the Water

Summer Fun on the Water

Here’s a fun video full of floatplanes, including a jet that lands on water! If a jet lands on the water, it’s usually unintended but not in the case of this very creative build from the team at Tail Heavy Productions. Check it out!
A trip through time: The National Model Aviation Museum

A trip through time: The National Model Aviation Museum

If you ever get a chance to visit the AMA Headquarters in Muncie, Indiana, there’s much more than acres of flying sites. One of the lesser known gems that make it worth the trip is a chance to spend some time in the (air conditioned!) National Model Aviation Museum. ‘ The museum houses an astounding […]

Classic Top Flite Kit Takes Flight

Classic Top Flite Kit Takes Flight

Check out this build video of a classic Top Flite P-47. The builder takes us on a journey from hunting down the discontinued kit through the build and to the successful first flight. Don’t miss this fun video.

South Florida bug bomber!

South Florida bug bomber!

Anthony Greco from Cape Coral, Florida had his gorgeous C-47/DC-3 built from a Ziroli kit at the Joe Nall Fly-In 2022 in Woodruff, South Carolina. The twin Zenoah G38 gas engines have smoke systems to simulate the current use of the full-size DC-3, which is currently serving in the war against bugs for the Lee […]

16-Foot-Span Dragon Rapide

16-Foot-Span Dragon Rapide

Check out this scratch-built, 1/3-scale DeHavilland DH.90 Dragon Rapide. The full-size was designed in 1934 and could carry six to eight passengers. The 90-pound model is powered by two DLE 55cc gas engines and flies like a dream!
Flying With Flaps: Fly like a pro by understanding the basics

Flying With Flaps: Fly like a pro by understanding the basics

Learning to fly RC airplanes is a step by step process. First you learn one control and then you move on to the next. Before you know it, you’ve masters the four basic controls: throttle, elevator, rudder, and ailerons. Once you try your hand at flying a scale subject, you’ll be introduced to another set […]
How Many Channels Do You Need, Anyway?

How Many Channels Do You Need, Anyway?

One of our favorite YouTubers, Dag, is back at it and answers the question of “how many channels do you really need?” As always, Dag brings us good insights. Watch and let us know your thoughts in the comments!
SR-71 Blackbird: Cold War Spy Plane

SR-71 Blackbird: Cold War Spy Plane

Check out this master built SR-71 Blackbird with twin turbines. The full-size was built by Lockheed for long range and high altitude reconnaissance missions and was capable of Mach 3+. This 1/10-scale is a beautiful build!
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