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Wing Delivery Drones [VIDEO]

Wing Delivery Drones [VIDEO]

With drone delivery services in the news lately, most people have been wondering when—and how—they’ll get their first packages. RC’ers, however, have been wondering whether drone deliveries will affect their flying. In an interview for our April issue, we asked Adam Woodworth, CEO of Wing—a drone-delivery company owned by Alphabet Inc., which is also Google’s […]
Rubber-Band Power!

Rubber-Band Power!

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 …

Crosswind Landings & Takeoffs

Crosswind Landings & Takeoffs

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!
Super-Scale UH-19B Chickasaw

Super-Scale UH-19B Chickasaw

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 Discussion

Remote ID Discussion

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.
Slow Giant: 40% Scale Super Cub

Slow Giant: 40% Scale Super Cub

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!

WW II Fighters – Awesome Landings!

WW II Fighters – Awesome Landings!

Check out this relaxing video of WW II scale aircraft touching down without incident. From Model Airplane News, wishing both you and your RC aircraft awesome landings in 2023!
Scale Yak 130

Scale Yak 130

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!

1/6-scale F-4 with Drag Chute!

1/6-scale F-4 with Drag Chute!

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!
VIDEO: Crashes, Rough Landings, & More

VIDEO: Crashes, Rough Landings, & More

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!
Man-Carrying, Ground-Effect RC Plane

Man-Carrying, Ground-Effect RC Plane

We’re not convinced this is a good idea. But we love the ingenuity and this video is super fun to watch. Would you ride in this RC Ekranoplan???
Giant A-10 Thunderbolt

Giant A-10 Thunderbolt

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!
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