A four-place, single-engine private aircraft, the Cessna 172 is considered the most successful light plane ever built. First Ԁown in 1955, the earlier models were straight-tail fastback models, and later variations were equipped with the now characteristic swept tail and wraparound rear-cabin window. The Cessna 172 found its way into military service as the T-41 […]
suppose you might be expecting something “lazy.” Let me introduce you to the Bee Liner, a plane whose ̀nest trick is just sitting “stationary,” taking a break, reclining in the air. You can do this stunt pretty easily. 脀e Bee Liner stays airborne because it has four propellers blowing air over its wing. Be sure […]
While I was building my giant-scale Top Flite F4U Corsair ARF, I wanted to add just a touch of detail to help break up its overall-blue paint scheme. Regardless of your model’s color, adding some visual surface detail helps your plane gain depth and realism. It’s easy to do with some basic techniques and supplies—here’s how […]
When you’re flying a stable elevator, you can perform an inside “waterfall” (micro loop) by maintaining full up-elevator, and applying full power and a little right rudder to correct ... Continue reading ... Join our premium membership!
There’s just something special about twin-engine airplanes. Whenever a twin shows up at the flying field, most modelers stop what they’re doing and go over to check it out. Maybe it’s the sound of the engines as they sync into and out of phase while the model is in the air; or perhaps it’s the […]
From Hangar Technology: The Hangar 9® P-51D Mustang 20cc ARF is an expertly crafted model that combines modern engineering, outstanding flight capability, plus no compromise power-it-the-way-you-want-it expertise to deliver a replica warbird with stunning looks. Modeled after Mustangs used by the 375th Fighter Squadron during WWII, it’s constructed in 1/6-scale with lightweight balsa and plywood […]
Eleven score and 20 years ago, our great, great, great, great, great, great. great grandfathers put their butts on the line to create a new nation and, to follow Abe’s words more precisely, the new nation was “…conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” Although he was dedicating the […]
We had a blast at the Horizon RC Fest this weekend! With jets, aerobats, night-flying, fireworks and even rock crawlers and racers on the dirt track, it was a fun-filled celebration of radio control. Thanks to the team at Horizon for all of their hard work to ensure that everyone had a terrific time! Check […]
Mark your calendar! The Academy of Aeronautics’ National Aeromodeling Championships (Nats) for RC and Control-line are just a couple weeks away! Make your arrangements and attend the great RC and Control-line events which will take place at the AMA’s International Aeromodeling Center (IAC) in Muncie, IN. While attending, members are encouraged to also tour the […]
Brett Becker was again on the flightline competing with his much improved E-powered EDF XB-70 Valkyrie. Bret spent most of time between now and last Top Gun improving his super-sonic bomber’s detail including lots of extras to improve his static score. Sal Calvagna photos.