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!
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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!
The Convair F2Y Sea Dart was an American seaplane fighter aircraft that rode on twin hydro-skis during takeoff and landing. It flew only as a prototype, and never entered mass production. It is the only seaplane to have exceeded the speed of sound. It was created in the 1950s, to overcome the problems with supersonic […]
In 1989 I had the opportunity to see the first two Russian Sukhois fly at the EAA AirVenture airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. That day I fell in love with this plane. I have designed two RC models of the Sukhoi, the first was published in Model Aviation in 1994 and the second was published in […]