Anthony Greco from Cape Coral, Florida had his gorgeous C-47/DC-3 built from a Ziroli kit at the Joe Nall Fly-In 2022 in Woodruff, South Carolina. The twin Zenoah G38 gas engines have smoke systems to simulate the current use of the full-size DC-3, which is currently serving in the war against bugs for the Lee […]
Check out this scratch-built, 1/3-scale DeHavilland DH.90 Dragon Rapide. The full-size was designed in 1934 and could carry six to eight passengers. The 90-pound model is powered by two DLE 55cc gas engines and flies like a dream!
Learning to fly RC airplanes is a step by step process. First you learn one control and then you move on to the next. Before you know it, you’ve masters the four basic controls: throttle, elevator, rudder, and ailerons. Once you try your hand at flying a scale subject, you’ll be introduced to another set […]
One of our favorite YouTubers, Dag, is back at it and answers the question of “how many channels do you really need?” As always, Dag brings us good insights. Watch and let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Check out this master built SR-71 Blackbird with twin turbines. The full-size was built by Lockheed for long range and high altitude reconnaissance missions and was capable of Mach 3+. This 1/10-scale is a beautiful build!
Paul LeTourneau built his amazing Korean War jet fighter from a Tomahawk Aviation Kit. The huge 1/3.5-scale F-86 Sabre Jet is truly a sight to behold. Paul powers his 122-inch-span F-86 with a KingTech 260. Equipped with a Powerbox smoke system, the 118-inch-long Korean warbird eats up a lot of sky. Model Airplane News: Paul, […]
We don’t normally cover RC boats, but we can always appreciate a good scale build! Check out this video of a Sauders-Roe SR.N6 hovercraft. Watch to the end to see the massive batteries required and the underside of the watercraft. An impressive build and fun to watch!
Check out this video of a giant-scale Messerschmitt 163 Komet. This 1/3-scale RC flier has a wingspan of more than 10 feet! The full-size Komet was the only operational rocket-powered fighter aircraft in history, which made it perilous to fly. Thankfully this RC version looks much more stable!
Flying an aircraft upside-down can be challenging. Typically, this is because you need to push on the elevator stick and apply down-elevator to maintain altitude, which may seem odd at first. Depending on the bank angle that is established at the start of the maneuver, rudder input is needed to maintain altitude as higher bank […]
Mark Smith is a Vario Team Pilot and Dealer from Charlotte, North Carolina. He brought his fun-scale Vario Turbine Cobra to the Greensboro Aeromodelers 2022 Warbirds and Classics event. Even more fun, Mark conceived and built a remote controlled helipad that he uses to transport his helis from his tent to the flightline and back. […]
Check out this stunning, giant-scale RC Dornier DO-X. The Dornier DO-X was the largest, heaviest, and most powerful flying boat in the world when it was produced by the Dornier company of Germany in 1929. This RC version is powered by 12 4-stroke engines! Is there an RC plane with more engines?