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Next level scale heli!

Next level scale heli!

This gorgeous 1/3 scale Bell 206 Jet Ranger flown Heiko Fischer that features a 10 foot rotor span and Jakodofsky turbine engine.  Enjoy!
Flying off Water Made Easy

Flying off Water Made Easy

With 70% of the earth covered with water, shouldn’t we have a similar percentage of RC model float planes? Well, maybe that’s too much to ask for but if have never given it a try, you’re really missing out. And with suitable open flying sites becoming more difficult to find, flying from public waterways is […]
Easy “Milk Jug” Hinges

Easy “Milk Jug” Hinges

Model Airplane News contributor Tim McKay is back with another easy and effective RC tip: making hinges from milk jugs! Not only is this hinging method long-lasting and certainly cost-effective, it’s eco-friendly. eco-friendly, it’s long-lasting and certainly cost-effective.
Super STOL

Super STOL

This 240cc model of the Zlin Z-37 crop-duster is a showstopper! Built by John Greenfield from the Airworld kit, the 141-inch-span model is powered by a Valach five-cylinder engine. John writes, “The Cmelak looked like a good candidate, a bit unusual in design, which I like, but with a robust undercarriage and easy to assemble […]
Getting started advice from the masters!

Getting started advice from the masters!

GETTING STARTED IN RC — Expert advice for everyone! Whether you’re a first-time flier or an RC veteran who wants to expand your horizons, trying something new can be intimidating. For this feature, we took readers’ “beginner” questions on everything from choosing a radio to getting into giant scale and asked our contributors to share […]
Revisiting a 20-Year-Old Record-Setting Flight

Revisiting a 20-Year-Old Record-Setting Flight

In 2003, Maynard Hill’s RC aircraft crossed the Atlantic–1,882 miles!–on less than a gallon of gas. YouTube’s Captain Joe revisits an amazing RC flight that happened more than 20 years ago. Model Airplane News covered this historic event, and we’ve pulled the 5-page article from our archives for you. Even after 20 years, it’s still […]
Unique scratch build!

Unique scratch build!

This cool video features a very unique scratch built Saab B.17 dive bomber electric powered model that was seen at SEFF 2024 at Mac Hodges Field in Andersonville, GA outside of Americus. Americus Airport is where a guy named Charles Lindbergh learned to fly.  
Powered by Air!

Powered by Air!

Check out Tom Stanton’s latest RC creation as he designs, 3D prints, and builds an RC plane powered by compressed air. Of course compressed air power has been around for awhile and usually reserved for very intro-level (toy) planes. But this guy takes it to a whole new level! Check out this impressive and creative […]
Rocket Boosted SR-71!

Rocket Boosted SR-71!

This RC pilot and builder takes a fairly standard SR-71 RC model and outfits it with upgraded motors and a solid state rocket booster! Spoiler alert: it goes fast. Check out the video to see the build process, a few mistakes (i.e. learnings) made along the way, and the final result!
Depron Foam is Back in the USA!

Depron Foam is Back in the USA!

Toy inventor Greg Tanous, the creator of the original life-sized flying man design (as seen on YouTube) called the “RcSuperhero” & “RcWingsuit Showman,” is now the importer for the German made Depron foam product! Depron foam is by far the lightest & easiest to use model foam! Paperless Depron foam cuts easily and cleanly with […]
Fast Foam Fixes: Easy repairs to save your molded ARF

Fast Foam Fixes: Easy repairs to save your molded ARF

When it comes to flying RC airplanes, the chances are that your beautiful molded ARF is going to suffer some damage. There’s no reason, however, to trash your crash. With a little time and effort, you can get back into the air, and you also can save some bucks by repairing your bent bird instead […]
New from CARF-Models the venerable F-4 Phantom!

New from CARF-Models the venerable F-4 Phantom!

CARF-Models recently introduced their F-4 Phantom available in a variety of versions and color schemes. Enjoy a couple of short videos of the testing flights and a walk around showing the amazing detailing, weathering and other features including operational leading-edge slats. The demo is powered by a pair of Kingtech K-235 turbine engines. Wow!!
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