Check out this home-built scale Northrop P-61 Black Widow that took more than 800 hours to complete! The builder, Karl Heinz Wender, used a combination of balsa wood and Styrofoam reinforced with fiberglass. The radar bowl and gun turret both also turn via RC. Watch this impressive build take to the air here!
A model airplane from a 1939 Cary Grant movie comes up for appraisal in this Antique Roadshow clip. If you’ve ever watched the long-running PBS show, then you’ve tried to guess the item’s worth ahead of the appraisal. How much would you guess this plane is worth? Hint: it’s more than we thought.
Many RC modelers, including our Technical Editor got their start in or participated in model rocketry. Estes rockets were a big part of our lives and many schools had after school clubs dedicated to model rockets. This brings our love of RC and rocketry together in one huge model of the STS. Complete with separating […]
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 […]
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 […]