Hangar Login
Not a member? Join today!

Ultimate Performers: July Issue

The Road to Top Gun 2019

Making Functional Biplane Rigging Wires

Warbird Makeover. Small details, big results

Scale WW I Finishing Techniques — Applying Plywood Panels

RotorDronePro Magazine - Subscribe Now!

Ultimate Responsive Image Slider Plugin Powered By Weblizar

From The Editors


LATEST


A Day to Remember and to Honor

A Day to Remember and to Honor

This Memorial Day essay comes to us from Flight Journal editor-in-chief Budd Davisson. This is going to sound trite, because it IS trite. It is me, representing the old fashioned, hardcore America, once again reminding the Nation that Memorial Day is not about hot dogs, baseball games, or making cannonball splashes in the pool. Memorial […]
Flying Into The Storm!

Flying Into The Storm!

Researchers from CU Boulder will fly drones into severe storms this spring and in 2020 in one of the largest and most ambitious drone-based investigations of meteorological phenomena ever. Project TORUS – or Targeted Observation by Radars and UAS of Supercells – is a partnership between CU Boulder, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (which is leading the […]
Dubro Top Gun 600x120
Warbird Makeover. Small details, big results

Warbird Makeover. Small details, big results

No doubt about it, among warbirds, the Vought F4U Corsair ranks way up near the top as a favorite with RC modelers. The bent-wing bird, as it’s often called, has ... Continue reading ... Join our premium membership!
Aerobatics Explained- The Harrier Pass

Aerobatics Explained- The Harrier Pass

A major cornerstone of 3D flying, the harrier pass consists of flying an airplane at a very high angle of attack at a very low airspeed. In this “high alpha” or post-stall position, it can be said that the plane is flying more on the prop than on the wing. Control during a harrier is […]
memorial day 600x120
Center of Gravity Basics

Center of Gravity Basics

After checking your engine performance and the radio operation, always make sure that your model is properly balanced before your first flight. It happens too often, unfortunately: Someone with a ... Continue reading ... Join our premium membership!
Making Functional Biplane Rigging Wires

Making Functional Biplane Rigging Wires

Many sport scale biplanes are designed with wings that are strong enough without the use of rigging wires (landing and flying wires). However, if you want to add them as a scale enhancement for its appearance or if you are building a scale multi-wing which does need them, here’s a great way to make them […]
Hot Turbine Biplane — Best of Both Worlds?

Hot Turbine Biplane — Best of Both Worlds?

You just never know what you are going to find on the flightline when you attend the Florida Jets event in Lakeland Florida. Florida Jets brings together the cream of the crop from the Jet aircraft and turbine engine industries! Model Airplane News contributor Rich Uravitch was on the scene when this impressive and highly […]
Multi-Servo Control Surface Setup

Multi-Servo Control Surface Setup

With many of today’s giant scale aerobatic aircraft multiple servos are often used to move each flight control surface. Modern computer radios actually have specialized menus to help setup and adjust multi-servo installations, but you can do it the old fashion way as well by using programmable mixes. Basically you setup a two servo setup (for ailerons […]
Aerobatics Explained — Master the Tailslide

Aerobatics Explained — Master the Tailslide

A typical tailslide begins from upright level flight parallel to the runway. The pilot then applies throttle and performs a 1/4 loop to enter a vertical up-line. After the vertical line is established, the pilot gradually pulls the throttle back to idle. The aircraft will slow down and eventually will come to a stop. At that […]
Top Gun High Static Winners

Top Gun High Static Winners

When it comes to competing at Top Gun, there are two parts to the aircraft’s score; the static score and the flight score. Before the flight rounds are flown, aircraft in the Masters, Expert, Team, and Unlimited classes must first be judged for their static score. The model is inspected and evaluated according to the […]
Splicing  Balsa Sheeting — Video RC workshop Tips

Splicing Balsa Sheeting — Video RC workshop Tips

Working with large models, it is often necessary to splice the balsa sheets together for items like wings and long fuselages. To produce strong slices in the balsa sheeting you have to make them at an angle to increase the glue surface so the sheet’s overall strength is not compromised. This workshop video tip by […]
Top Gun From the Judging Table

Top Gun From the Judging Table

Each year at Top Gun, there are dozens and dozens of amazing scale aircraft that find their way to the Static Judging table . With the best judges in the industry, the Top Gun Scale Invitational has the highest level of excellence you’ll find at any scale event. Several judges share the tasks of checking […]
Air Age Media © 2019
WordPress Lightbox