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New For Premium Members — E-Flite P-51D Mustang 1.2m Review Videos

New For Premium Members — E-Flite P-51D Mustang 1.2m Review Videos

If you are looking for a great new warbird to add to your RC squadron, the new 1.2 meter (48 inch span), Bind-n-Fly P-51D Mustang from E-Flight is just what you’re looking for.With plenty of scale detail, this easy to assemble warbird takes only minutes to put together. Molded of rugged EPO foam, the Mustang […]
Pro Tips for First Flight Success

Pro Tips for First Flight Success

  Learning to fly is always easier and more fun with the aid of an experienced instructor. He will help you avoid those first few beginner mistakes and will help your airplane live a lot longer. The Sportsman S+ RTF with SAFE Technology from Hobby Zone is one of the new generation trainer/sport fliers that […]
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Fantastic Ford Trimotor

Fantastic Ford Trimotor

Scratch-built by Joachim Damrath, this 160-inch-span Trimotor weighs in at just 53 pounds. The beautifully detailed radial engines are hiding Zenoah powerplants (two 20cc and one 26cc in the center). Thanks to ScaleJetFred for sharing his terrific video from the Airlinertreffen meet in Oppingen, Germany.  
Half-Scale RC Tiger Moth

Half-Scale RC Tiger Moth

So you think you have trouble transporting your aircraft to the field? Take a look at this 1/2-scale RC Tiger Moth! The 127.8-pound model is done up in French WW I Armée de L’air colors, it has impressive performance in the air. Thanks to RC Media World who filmed this at the Ragow Air Meet in Germany last month. […]
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Old-School Flying Boat

This terrific video features legendary designer/builder Ivan Pettigrew flying one of his very popular float planes, the Short Solent 400. Powered by four GWS Speed 400 geared motors (remember those?!), it can fly for over 15 minutes on eight 3,000mAh NiMH cells. Videographer TripleThreatRC writes, “I was invited to visit the Chilliwack Electric Flyers Club to check […]
Super-Size RC Stearman

Super-Size RC Stearman

Giant-scale enthusiasts always say “bigger is better,” and this RC Boeing Stearman takes big to a new level. Flown by Ludo Luyten of Belgium, this 55%-scale biplane has a 16.5-foot ... Continue reading ... Join our premium membership!
HobbyTown & RadioShack News

HobbyTown & RadioShack News

If you miss being able to buy soldering tools and electrical equipment at RadioShack, you’re in luck: they just signed a deal with HobbyTown USA to open “express stores” inside 50 of its partner’s stores, both companies said Friday. The deal was signed this week, and potentially, the express stores could be opened in up to […]
Museum-Scale Butcher Bird

Museum-Scale Butcher Bird

It’s not every day an RC model builder designs and builds a classic WW II fighter from scratch and then brings it to a contest and wins the big Best in Show award. But that’s exactly what Jeffery Fiscus of Bridgeport, WV did with his amazing Focke Wulf Fw 190A3 when he walked away with […]
New For Premium Members — Hangar 9 Ultra Stick 10cc ARF

New For Premium Members — Hangar 9 Ultra Stick 10cc ARF

Constructed out of laser-cut balsa and plywood the 10cc Stick from Hangar 9 is intended for intermediate pilots and builders. Equipped with simple fixed landing gear it be equipped with a variety of power systems: Glow, electric, and both two- and four-stroke gas engines. And if you live near the water, the it can be […]
MAN at Work! Sneak Peek Pix

MAN at Work! Sneak Peek Pix

The Model Airplane News crew had a great time at the Central CT R/C Club flying field in Farmington, CT. We had great weather and mild winds so we shot a ton of photos and several videos for upcoming Flight Tests and some videos as well. Here are some shots from a future How To […]
Protecting Elephants

Protecting Elephants

What began as a conservation-focused effort has branched out to include commercial operations conducted near Cape Town International Airport in South Africa, with daily patrols by unmanned aircraft thwarting thefts of equipment and property from railroads, a steel mill, and other industrial operations. In Botswana, flight operations recently began to protect elephants using the same […]
Make a Sliding Warbird Canopy

Make a Sliding Warbird Canopy

Many scale modelers simply can’t leave well enough alone. They often find ways to improve their scale projects. With the VQ Warbirds  Corsair ARF as a base model, A complete makeover to add lots of details is fun, but to kick it up a notch, a sliding canopy is one of the several sub projects […]
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