Shown with his 120cc-powered Hangar 9 Extra 300, Kevin Siemonsen is an expert aerobatic pilot with lots of experience. He learned from each mistake how to do it better. Here are some of his tips: It wasn’t that long ago that, when I got a new plane, I’d get it airborne as fast as I […]
With the CBO (Community Based Organization) process published recently by the FAA in AC (Advisory Circular) 91-57C the AMA formally applied for and recently has been granted official CBO status. A CBO is recognized by the FAA when they have an established safety program and are a 501 (C) educational non-profit among other requirements. With […]
It happens to the best of us, but the key is to learn from the mistake. Check out this montage video of crashes and landing mishaps over the course of this past year from our friends at RC Scale Airplanes. Sometimes it’s best to learn from other’s mistakes!
Why is this RC Beechcraft getting towed by a WW II era Jeep? We don’t know — but we like it! There’s nothing wrong with having a good time and showing off all your RC gear at once! Check out this fun video!
We all make dumb moves when flying. Practice is the best cure for this problem, as the ones who make the least dumb moves are usually the ones who fly the most. Since I have moved about an hour’s drive from the flying field, I no longer go flying several times a week. And this […]
This Airworld 1/4 scale F-104 flown by Marc Petrak uses a massive Jet Cat P400 turbine engine and is controlled by a Spektrum iX-20 radio system. The big Starfighter is over 150 inches long. The gorgeous scenery is just the icing on the cake!
This RC Airbus A380-800 is 1/21 scale — and with a wingspan of more than 12 feet! Powered by 2 electric ducted-fan motors, watch this big fella take to the skies and come down with a picture perfect landing.
The stall, or more accurately the inadvertent stall, has probably caused more RC planes to crash than any other cause. The safety of your airplane depends on your knowledge of its slow-speed handling and stall characteristics. To minimize the number of crashes due to stalls, the pilot must understand the principles of what makes a […]
Don’t miss this impressive midair decoupling of an RC Buran spaceship from an RC Antonov — an amazing build! The full-scale Buran was Russia’s answer to the U.S. Space Shuttle. The Russian spaceship completed one uncrewed space flight in 1988 before the program was canceled; it was later destroyed in a 2002 collapse of its […]