For the seasoned RC pros, this will take you back! Check out this delightful video of how to build your own rubber-band-powered P-51 Mustang. Watch to the end as the plane has a remarkably long flight! Show this video to your kids and you may just get a new flying partner …
Check out this flying tutorial that’s perfect for intermediate to advanced pilots. Our friends at Tail Heavy Productions will take you through the steps to flying in a crosswind, from takeoffs to side-slip landings, with tips on flying trike and tailwheel aircraft. Watch this and you won’t get caught in the crosswind!
Yes, we typically feature airplanes here on the Model Airplane News Newsletter. But this RC heli is worth checking out. The detail on this unusual scale build is truly impressive, as is the flying and scenic backdrop.
Remote ID is essentially the ability for the FAA to track your drone or RC model aircraft. Over the past few years, this has been a much debated, legislated, and controversial topic for the RC community. In this video, Tim McKay discusses the latest legal rulings.
Check out this 40%-scale Piper Super Cub, painted in the traditional yellow. Interestingly, the exact name of this yellow hue is up for debate: Cub Yellow, Chrome Yellow, or Lock Haven Yellow. Regardless of what you call it, this giant flier looks terrific! And thanks to the DLE 111cc engine, it sounds terrific, too!
Take a ride in this 1/4-scale Yak 130, thanks to some great video footage from the cockpit and on the wing. This Russian scale RC flier is powered by two BF-140 turbines, has a wingspan of just over 8 feet and weighs in at 70 pounds. What a ride!
Check out the maiden flight of this beautiful 1/6-scale F-4, powered by pair of Kingtech 210s. And just like the full-size, this RC flier is equipped with a drag chute! Check out the plane tour and landing. Nice touchdown, Mr. Pilot!
We’ve all been there, there’s no such thing as a longtime RC pilot with a perfect record of smooth landings. But that’s how we learn and get better! Check out this video of more 2022 mishaps; some are worse than others, but they all hurt to watch!
Check out this amazing 1/6 scale A-10 Thunderbolt — it has a wingspan of just over 8 feet and weighs just over 50 pounds. The twin JetCat 130s sound like the full size on the low passes. This one’s a beauty!
Subtle weathering really adds that “extra pop” to a scale model. Highlighting panel lines, grease streaks, all the little things that show up on a full scale aircraft can be reproduced on a model with various techniques. Just be careful not to over do it and know your subject, for example, the Blue Angels jets […]