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Rebirth of the Telemaster

Rebirth of the Telemaster

A KICKSTARTER THAT USES A CLASSIC AIRCRAFT TO TURN YOUNG ADULTS INTO ENTREPRENEURS AND INNOVATIVE THINKERS/MAKERS The Telemaster is a classic RC design that thousands of modelers have built and flown for generations. An exclusive mainstay of the Hobby Lobby brand, anyone who learned to fly in the 1960s, ’70s, or ’80s knows that the Telemaster in its […]
Top Gun Winners and Placers — Pro-Am Jet Class

Top Gun Winners and Placers — Pro-Am Jet Class

Viewed by many as the Pinnacle of scale modeling, RC Jets occupy the high ground when it comes to that all-important Wow factor! The development of quick-build composite kits and ARFs have seen this segment of RC grow in leaps and bounds. And as big and impressive as these sleek model aircraft appear, the piloting […]

Cheap and Easy Shop Tips

Cheap and Easy Shop Tips

We never met a workshop tip we didn’t like! Here are a few helpful tricks from the archives. If you have a tip you’d like to share, add it in the comments!   BOX REMIX One organizational aid I use in my shop is a system for keeping unused servo arms matched to the servos […]

Two Time Mr. Top Gun winner,  Jack Diaz and his Fouga Magister

Two Time Mr. Top Gun winner, Jack Diaz and his Fouga Magister

For the second time, Jack Diaz flying his 1/4.5 scale Fouga Magister, earned the title of Mr. Top Gun at the 2017 Scale Invitations at Paradise Field in Lakeland, FL. Jack first took the title in 2015 and again as last time, Jack also earned 1st Place in the Expert class. This year Jack earned the […]
Folding Propeller Adapter Assembly With Blade Stopper

Folding Propeller Adapter Assembly With Blade Stopper

From Esprit Tech: Specifically developed for electric pusher applications of UAV, FPV or scale/sport airplanes where crossing blades on start-up can be catastrophic. Fiberglass blade stopper uses aluminum yoke for support and securely locks on the 5mm motor shaft. Combo comes with Fiberglass Blade Stopper, 5/8mm (M8) Prop Shaft Adapter and 38/8mm Aluminum Yoke. #ETECH001 […]

Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

From homemade fuel line barbs to an inventive storage space for wings, our team of editors and contributors has the answers you’re looking for. Here are 4 workshop tips that we hope will make your time in the shop more enjoyable and efficient. Enjoy!   HEAT SHRINK SECURITY Use heat-shrink tubing to secure your receiver battery connector to […]
Hot New Planes & Gear at Toledo!

Hot New Planes & Gear at Toledo!

At this year’s Weak Signals Toledo Exposition, there are new products in very aisle! Here are a few of our favorite finds (so far!). Stay tuned for more planes and gear! New from Phoenix Model and Tower Hobby, this giant-scale Westland Lysander has a 10.5-foot wingspan and is designed for .46 to .55 two-stroke, .52 […]

Florio Flyer 60 — Build-Along Project — First Flight Video

Florio Flyer 60 — Build-Along Project — First Flight Video

Looking for an easy to build kit airplane that’s a blast to fly? Check out the Florio Flyer 60! Wow! what a great conclusion to this winter builder’s project. Our Florio Flyer 60 was one of our most popular postings on the MAN website and I just could not wait for the weather to turn favorable […]
Fighting Flutter — Proper Hinging Can Save Your Plane!

Fighting Flutter — Proper Hinging Can Save Your Plane!

We’ve all seen and heard it, the sound of control surface flutter. Flutter can be very destructive , and this problem all boils down to using suitable building techniques. It is absolutely mandatory that the hinges on an aircraft be installed properly. If hinges are not installed correctly, they can bind with one another, making […]
Model Airplane News - RC Airplane News | Cool RC Stuff

Cool RC Stuff

ROCKY RIDES AGAIN! Bet you can’t watch this video without laughing out loud! Hilarity ensues when an unsuspecting squirrel gets into the cockpit of an RC plane! Thanks to YouTube’s Hobbywars for producing and posting this nicely done piece, complete with terrific “in-air” footage of Rocky in flight. INDOOR AIRLINER The biggest indoor flier we’ve […]
Workshop Video Tip: Rolling on Super Slim Lite Wheels

Workshop Video Tip: Rolling on Super Slim Lite Wheels

ARFs today come with foam wheels that are ideal for hard surface runways, but for operating off of grass flying fields, modelers need larger diameter wheels. The trouble is that bigger wheels are also wider, and often the model’s stock axle wires will be too short to properly secure the wheel collars. There are two […]
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