Aeroworks


Color Correct: Scale shades of Realism

Color Correct: Scale shades of Realism

Mixing custom colors for scale airplanes can be tricky, and the difference between accurate and “pretty close” can be the difference between winning and not even placing at an RC scale contest. Let’s dig a little deeper into the colorful world of model documantation and painting. After collecting the proper aircraft color and markings documentation, the […]
Spiffing up a Spitfire

Spiffing up a Spitfire

Tony Iannucelli was thrilled with the looks of his Hangar 9 .60-size Spitfire, but he wanted to personalize it with invasion stripes and electric retracts. Check out his ARF adventure here:  Growing up in the hobby, the warbird I wanted to model most was the iconic P-51 Mustang.  Second on my list was a Spitfire.  I’ve […]
Props & Power for Big Birds

Props & Power for Big Birds

—Proper Power-loading for Giant-Scale RC Pilots By Gerry Yarrish (opening photo by Jerry Smith) (Above) Designed by Gary Allen, this 1/3-scale Bucker Bu-133 Jungmeister is powered by a Zenoah G-45. It turns a 22x8 prop at a modest 6,400rpm and powers the big, 86-inch biplane beautifully. Once you start flying bigger airplanes with 80-inch-plus wingspans […]
USAF Thunderbirds Precision Airshow Team

USAF Thunderbirds Precision Airshow Team

USAF Thunderbirds 2011 Schedule Throughout the year, the famous red, white and blue Thunderbirds fly with precision and pride representing the very best pilots of the U.S. Air Force. If you want to experience their amazing and patriotic airshow, checkout one of their stopovers at a major airshow near you. The Thunderbirds are the air […]
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XFC, Extreme flying in overdrive

XFC, Extreme flying in overdrive

One of the most innovative competitions to come alone has to be the XFC (Extreme Flight Championships).  On its ninth year this event is an invitation only contest where the best pilots for helicopter and airplanes gather to thrown down some of the latest and greatest 3-D moves.  This year I was there to cover […]
Burt Rutan’s Race for Space

Burt Rutan’s Race for Space

With the unfortunate cancellation of NASA’s Space Shuttle program, our country no longer has a “Made in America” way to reach the space station or do any other manned space flights. sad commentary but there is hope in the form of one man’s dream. Burt Rutan is a modern day aviation legend in his own right and […]
Looking for all great ideas!

Looking for all great ideas!

Do you have a great idea that can save your fellow modelers some time and money?  Well send it on in and we may use it in “Tips and Tricks”. We’ll award you a Model Airplane News baseball cap and an Alien Aircraft kit for every idea used in “Tips & Tricks.” Send a rough […]
Behind the Prop Starter–Safety First!

Behind the Prop Starter–Safety First!

From www.aeroperfect.com The “Behind-The-Prop Starter” features an adjustable starter motor platform that can be adjusted to align with the spinner height / angle of your aircraft. Not only does the platform height adjust vertically from 4-7/8 inches to 15-1/2 inches, its angle is adjustable from 90 to just under 70 degrees. This gives pilots the option […]
Model Airplane History-Maker Maynard Hill dies at 85

Model Airplane History-Maker Maynard Hill dies at 85

From the Washington Post: Published: June 9 By Emma Brown, Maynard Hill, a designer of model airplanes who secured a spot in aviation history in 2003 when one of his creations flew 1,882 miles across the Atlantic Ocean on less than a gallon of fuel, died June 7 of prostate cancer at his home in Silver […]
LA Times story about electric RC planes

LA Times story about electric RC planes

First came the story about Top Gun in the Wall Street Journal (click here to read that post), and now the LA Times has a story about RC electric planes! It’s great to see the sport getting so much positive attention in mainstream media. Here’s the full story by Cyndia Zwahlen, posted June 6, 2011. […]
The Aeroworks Challenge

The Aeroworks Challenge

This event had two classes (50-62 and 100-120cc) and planes had to be a replica of a full-scale aerobatic aircraft. With smoke on and against the clock, the planes had to fly through the course and around the pylons while executing aerobatic maneuvers. Miss a gate or maneuver and you lose points! What an adrenaline rush!
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