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Horizon Hobby’s “The New Beastie Boys” Show Team at Joe Nall

Horizon Hobby’s “The New Beastie Boys” Show Team at Joe Nall

Wow! One of the best parts of the Joe Nall Half Time show was the formation airshow team “The Beastie Boys” from Horizon Hobby. By far, this quad of 100cc Beast Biplanes was flown to perfection and the presentation was awesome. Good going to Quique Somenzini, Seth Arnold, Mike McConville, and David Payne. Smoke on man! […]
Kyosho Macchi M33

Kyosho Macchi M33

The summer is just starting to heat up, so what better time to head out to the water with a floatplane? This Macchi from Kyosho makes it easy with this scale 1925 racer. Intended for a .40 to .46 2-stroke or .52 to .56 4-stroke, this full-house model has a 57-inch wingspan and has a […]
O.S. Brushless Motors

O.S. Brushless Motors

Now you can get a brushless electric motor from an engine manufacturer you’ve trusted for 75 years! These brushless motors will be introduced in four size that are suitable for .25-, .30-, .40- and .50-size planes. Each motor has a ventilation system with a special fan to increase efficiency and allow the motor to produce even […]
Joe Nall Giant Scale Fly In–Online Coverage

Joe Nall Giant Scale Fly In–Online Coverage

Model Airplane News will be at the Joe Nall on Wednesday May 11 through Saturday the 14th. We’ll be on the flightline covering all the action with plenty of photos and video footage. Be sure to come back often to check out the “from the flightline” updates.   Check another one off the RC Bucket […]
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Royal DC-3

Royal DC-3

Check this out: the smaller DC-3 in the foreground is actually a 14-inch-span Buffalo Airways diecast model, and the larger plane is an RC model built from an old Royal kit! The project was a collaboration between Jack Yablonski, who provided the kit, Wilf Ansel, who built it, and Robert Yablonski, who will fly it […]
ElectriFly Mr. Mulligan

ElectriFly Mr. Mulligan

This 52-inch-span racer is just begging to set a speed record at your local park! Along with painted fiberglass wheel pants, landing gear, struts and cowl, it has molded cowl blisters and even a dummy P&W radial engine to complete its scale appeal. A hidden battery hatch makes recharging easy, and because it comes built […]
“Jetman” flies through the Grand Canyon

“Jetman” flies through the Grand Canyon

File this one under “crazy”! This weekend, Breitling’s “Jetman” Yves Rossy completed a historic flight through Grand Canyon West. He was launched from a helicopter at 8,000 feet and, using the jet-propelled wing attached to his back and steering using only his body movements, he flew for more than 8 minutes through the canyon, reaching […]
Top Gun 2011 Team Scale Winners

Top Gun 2011 Team Scale Winners

Top Gun this year was full of all sorts of surprizes and that holds true also for the First Place Winners in Team Scale. Glenn Torrance and Tom Kosewski took the top honors for their efforts with a beautifully detailed (and flown) Fokker D.VII. Tom flew the 1/3-scale WW1 German fighter extremely well and it […]
Maxford SPAD XIII ARF

Maxford SPAD XIII ARF

This great looking ARF is sure to become very popular! The SPAD XIII was loved by its pilots as it was known for its sturdiness. The project to design this RC SPAD XIII started in late 2009. It is based on pilot Jacques Raphaël Roques’ SPAD XIII of WWI Franch Air Service, SPA48, Aircraft Serial Number S1893. It is […]
Electric Jet Power: Tips for easy success

Electric Jet Power: Tips for easy success

Text and photos by John Reid Electric jets can be as large and detailed as full turbine aircraft like this A-7 Corsair II. With the right motor combination, this aircraft will go over 160mph with turbine- like performance. ONE OF THE HOTTEST ADVANCEMENTS in the world of RC has to go to the new generation […]
Align RC UH-60 Blackhawk Scale Fuselage

Align RC UH-60 Blackhawk Scale Fuselage

Ideal for a T-Rex 500 helicopter, this scale fuselage is impressive! It comes detailed with a camo paint scheme, scale turbine engine exhaust, elevated tail rotor, functional cabin doors and a scale landing gear assembly. For the ultimate in scale, buy the optional 4-blade rotor head.
RC Electric Set-up; Back to Basics

RC Electric Set-up; Back to Basics

TEXT & PHOTOS BY JOHN REID A quick lesson on the ins and outs of electric power These are the three basic items of electrical power: the battery, motor and ESC. I OFTEN GET QUESTIONS about electric power that deal with some of the basic concepts of e-power. For example, “What is the C-rating on […]
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