I’ve been covering RC models for about 35 years. I picked up on Monokote back in the mid-80’s and tried it for the first time. It took a bit of learning curve but I got the hang of it. Over the years I refined my technique to include fixing errors I made at first and […]
We’ve featured jets and helicopters lately, but if you’re looking for something different check out this gyrocopter or autogyro. An autogyro has a conventional engine for forward speed; the airflow over the rotor blade system spins the rotor which then creates lift. This one has a motor to start the blades spinning to shorten the […]
Fans of the TV series M*A*S*H will surely recognize the Bell 47 with its distinctive bubble canopy. Jon Ellis is a retired full-scale helicopter pilot that has turned his considerable skills to both building and flying scale helicopters. This Vario 1/4 scale Bell 47G is a masterpiece that wouldn’t look out of place on the […]
Last week, Lane Crabtree gave us an overview of his CARF Models P-51 painting project and detailed how he primed the aircraft and painted the silver and olive drab layers. This week, he begins by masking the canopy. Once you get the two basic colors on the fuselage, time to begin to add some […]
Check out this flying tutorial that’s perfect for intermediate to advanced pilots. Our friends at Tail Heavy Productions will take you through the steps to flying in a crosswind, from takeoffs to side-slip landings, with tips on flying trike and tailwheel aircraft. Watch this and you won’t get caught in the crosswind!
Yes, we typically feature airplanes here on the Model Airplane News Newsletter. But this RC heli is worth checking out. The detail on this unusual scale build is truly impressive, as is the flying and scenic backdrop.
Remote ID is essentially the ability for the FAA to track your drone or RC model aircraft. Over the past few years, this has been a much debated, legislated, and controversial topic for the RC community. In this video, Tim McKay discusses the latest legal rulings.
Check out this 40%-scale Piper Super Cub, painted in the traditional yellow. Interestingly, the exact name of this yellow hue is up for debate: Cub Yellow, Chrome Yellow, or Lock Haven Yellow. Regardless of what you call it, this giant flier looks terrific! And thanks to the DLE 111cc engine, it sounds terrific, too!
When you begin a major warbird build, you really need to give it your complete effort. Not only in the build, but finishing out as well. And the most satisfying finish is to paint her depicting the prototype bird as closely as you can. With the great amount of time I had invested in the […]
Giant scale turbine MB-339 demo that takes place in Europe where these massive jets can be certified. This Aermacchi MB-339 flown by Daniel Socionovi weighs in at 165 pounds and was flown at the Horizon Air Fest in Germany in 2020. Powered by twin 270n turbines the MB spans 4.3 meters. WOW!
Neal Kapaloric from Knoxville, TN has been flying RC for most of his life. In addition to 3D he also flies Jets, has competed and placed at Youth Masters IMAC at Triple Tree and is always at Joe Nall on the 3D line or flying jets with this dad on the main flight line. His […]
His name synonymous with RC engines, Clarence Lee was an icon of the RC aviation hobby. Engine builder, tuner, and competitor Born in Los Angeles in 1923, Clarence grew up in Glendale, California. He built his first model at the age of seven and entered the world of powered aircraft at the age of 14. […]