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World’s Largest RC Boeing 787

World’s Largest RC Boeing 787

Here’s a sneak peek of one of the coolest aircraft headed to Top Gun 2020. Henry Castellanos from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Henry be flying in the Team Scale class with builder Alberto Enriquez’s impressive Boeing 787 jet liner. Built from an AeroModeler kit, the jet liner (the only turbine powered 787 in the world), has […]
DIY Fiberglass Engine Cowl Part 1.

DIY Fiberglass Engine Cowl Part 1.

As my current scale building project continues, I am now starting to build the Nieuport 24’s engine cowling. I barrowed my good friend John Tanzer’s technique of apply glass cloth to a foam plug and then pulling a nylon stocking over it to hold the cloth tight against the plug. The resin will then be […]
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Up Close with Frank Tiano — The Father of Top Gun

Up Close with Frank Tiano — The Father of Top Gun

Definitely considered an “Influencer” today,  Frank Tiano is world famous for his many amazing RC events which he hosts at Paradise Field in Lakeland, FL. Of course his first ever serious event is, and has continued to be, the Top Gun Scale Invitations.Coming up on the 32nd  anniversary in 2020, Frank has redefined how scale […]
Slope Soaring with Jets!

Slope Soaring with Jets!

Do you like jet aircraft models? Did you know you can fly a model of a jet without the use of a ducted fan unit or a turbine propulsion system? If this sounds good to you, welcome to the world of Slope Jets. Not many things in model aviation look as good as a Navy […]
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17-foot Gotha Heavy Bomber

17-foot Gotha Heavy Bomber

One of the most amazing airplane to fly at the WW1 RC Jamboree at has ever flown at the annual Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome WW I Jamboree is Greg Hahn’s impressive scratch built, German Gotha bomber. Greg, who came from New Castle, IN put in several flight with his 17-foot twin engine bomber, and went home […]
Road to Top Gun — Eduardo Esteves and his F-16 Fighting Falcon

Road to Top Gun — Eduardo Esteves and his F-16 Fighting Falcon

It is hard to believe, but it is again that time of year where we put together the highlighted pilots and aircraft for our annual Road to Top Gun presentation. This year is the 32th annual Scale Invitational hosted by Frank Tiano at the Paradise Field in Lakeland FL. With that said, here is our […]
MODEL AIRPLANE NEWS CALL TO ACTION!

MODEL AIRPLANE NEWS CALL TO ACTION!

As many of you may know, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a new set of rules that will greatly impact the hobby we all love. The FAA’s recent Notice of Proposed Rule Making for Remote Identification will affect where we can fly RC, how we can fly RC, how RC aircraft will be […]
Colossal TWA Super Connie Airliner

Colossal TWA Super Connie Airliner

Rarely seen in RC form, this amazing 1/6-scale RC Lockheed Super Constellation Airliner is wearing the colors of the TWA “Star of America”. Owned and built by Keith Mitchell, this four-engine behemoth took 5 years build including design and construction. Its initial flights were taken under the Large Model Association regulations (CAA approved ) for […]
Red Bull RC Aerobatic Team

Red Bull RC Aerobatic Team

The Red Bull RC Aerobatic Team performs a great show at the Lodrino Air Meet in Switzerland, flying their 106-inch-span Pitts Model-12 “Beast” biplanes. Each of the multi-wing aerobats is powered by a 3W 220cc four-cylinder engine. Thanks to Horst Zeller from RC Scale Airplanes for taking and posting this great video.
Mixing Custom Scale Colors

Mixing Custom Scale Colors

One of the trickiest jobs for a scale model builder is mixing custom colors for their RC scale project. The difference between accurate and “pretty close” can be the difference between winning and not even placing at a scale contest. For those who are considering going the next step in scale accuracy, this article digs […]
Planes Worth Modeling — Acro Sport II Biplane

Planes Worth Modeling — Acro Sport II Biplane

The Acro Sport II biplane was designed by EAA founder Paul Poberezny following the success of his single-place Acro Sport I. Paul designed the 2-place biplane as a trainer for would be aerobatic pilots who wanted to build time toward qualifying to fly the 1-place Acro Sport. The original Acro Sport was designed to serve […]
Troubleshooting Gas Engines

Troubleshooting Gas Engines

OK, so you’ve installed your gasoline engine properly, and made sure that the fuel tank is properly installed and the fuel lines and fuel filter are all hooked up correctly, but you still can’t get any fire in the hole—the engine just won’t start. As a safety note here, we always recommend using a properly sized heavy […]
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