The WACO Aircraft Company started building biplanes in the 1930s for use as military trainers. The YMF-5 is an updated version; check them out WacoAircraft.com where you can still buy brand new a full-size version today! Watch this master built RC WACO YMF-5 take to the skies in this video and listen to that 250cc […]
Dag, one of our favorite YouTubers, is back with another insightful video. Here he takes an in-depth look on materials to use when building your own RC scale plane. Everything from types of glues, woods, foams, fiberglass, and coverings. This guy is a walking RC encyclopedia and we’re glad he’s out there sharing his knowledge! […]
One of a pair of scratch-built Mosquitos, this 12-foot-span beauty is the handiwork of John Greenfield and Tony Hazelhurst. It features all-wood built-up construction with two fiberglass cowls, each housing a DLE 55 engine fitted with a homemade silencer.The fully sprung landing gear is also homemade. John says,”The models were finished in 25g glass cloth […]
Talk about first-flight jitters! Watch as Jörg Albrecht takes his slightly smaller than half-scale OV-10 Bronco out for its first flight and technical inspection.The 192-inch-span, built-up model weighs 210 pounds and is powered by two JetCat SPT 10 Turboprop turbines. Jörg designed the plane as well as its gears and brakes. Special thanks to Matthias […]
And now for something completely different! Ralph Kayser built this flying man using bubble wrap and tape inside a paint-ball suit. A lightweight, fiberglass helmet and vinyl boots provide the finishing touches. Ralph notes that his 3.5-pound “man” can fly for 8 minutes on 10S 3000mAh LiPo batteries.
James May of Top Gear and The Grand Tour fame has a soft spot for RC model airplanes. In this video, he builds a glider based on a childhood model and then attempts to fly it across the English Channel! An hour long, this terrific short film is definitely worth your time!
Would you believe that this beautiful twin is 20 years old? Steve Holland spent three years building this model and first flew it in 1999. Powered by two 74cc Zenoah gas engines, it has flown around 800 times, most recently at the BMFA Nationals show at RAF Barkston Heath in Lincolnshire, UK and filmed by […]