If you’re thinking about building your own scale instrument panel, check out this two-part video series from Rick at Rick’s RC Flying. Rick’s how-to videos take you through his build and tips step-by-step. It’s a great way to add some eye candy to your scale aircraft!
The recent cold snap hasn’t stopped the good folks at Tail Heavy Productions from getting outside to fly their RC planes. Are you a cold weather flier? Let us know in the comments. What’s the lowest temperature that you’d be willing to go flying in? Any cold weather flying tips to share?
Don’t miss this 1/3-scale Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet–it’s a stunner! Coming in with a wingspan of more than 10 feet and powered by a JetCat P250 Pro turbine engine, it screams on low passes. Watch the video to check out the action!
Our friend at SteffenRC is back in the workshop with another how-to video, this time on applying custom graphics to an RC plane. This video is chock-full of tips and tricks — check it out and make your plane stand out on the flightline!
The ingenuity of RC builders and pilots never ceases to amaze us here at Model Airplane News. We’ve never seen an RC vertical takeoff launching truck quite like this before, and we’re super impressed–and we’re guessing you will be as well. Check it out and see one of the coolest RC jet takeoffs!
There’s everything to like about this RC Warthog — the detailed weathering, the nose art, the sound, the flight characteristics and of course the sheer scale! With a wingspan of 9 feet, 10 inches and a dry weight of 56 pounds, this is certainly a big fella. This video falls into the “must see TV” […]
Don’t feel bad if you’ve never heard of a Horten XVa glider–neither have we! But we certainly enjoy seeing the oddball plane at the flying field. The full-size was a single-seater built in Argentina during the early 1950s. Its claim to fame is that it unsuccessfully competed in the 1952 World Gliding Championships. Despite not […]
If you’ve ever crashed your foamie (haven’t we all?), then check out another great repair video from “SteffenRC.” Watch the budget friendly repair work as he irons-out the compression wrinkles with steam, then fixes and replaces a few critical components. Spoiler alert–the foamie is airworthy the end of the video!
The full-size B-36 Peacemaker is a big aircraft to begin with. And this B-36 model stays true to form with its massive size, coming in with a 16 foot wingspan, 11.5 feet length, and a weight of 55 pounds. Check out the video and watch the six electric motors get this giant RC bomber off […]
This is one cool RC plane–a giant 1:2.7 scale jet with turbine and smoke effect with detailed weathering–plus a scorpion! It’s a big fella with a wingspan of 10 and half feet, a length of almost 13 feet, and it weighs in at 108 pounds. We can all agree this jet looks pretty badass, but […]
Check out this this giant-scale Boeing Flying Fortress B-17G with a wingspan of more than 14 feet! This RC warbird weighs in at 54 pounds and is powered by four Roto 25 24cc gas engines. Watch the video to take the walk-around then see the impressive and realistic take-off and landing. What a show!
For those not familiar, the full-size Pilatus PC-21 is a turboprop trainer manufactured in Switzerland. And this scratch-built RC 1:2.5-scale model not only stays true to form, but it’s big. Really big. This flier comes in at 143 pounds (that’s not a typo!), has a length of 14 feet, 9 inches and wingspan of 12 […]