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10-Hour, 45-Minute Flight!

10-Hour, 45-Minute Flight!

Is this 340-mile flight an electric endurance record? YouTuber Matthew Heiskell takes you through his build, set-up and potentially record setting flight with his Phoenix 2400 Matek F405 wing powered by a Racerstar 600KV motor and on a 50,000mAh 4S Li-ion pack. Nice job Matthew!
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1/10-Scale Miniature Marvel

About two decades ago enthusiasm was building within the aviation community with the anticipation for the celebrations to come for the 100th anniversary of the advent of controlled human flight. This is the story of how I came to design, build, and fly a 1/10-scale model of the 1905 Wright Flyer. Time was running out […]
Best (?) RC Plane Crashes

Best (?) RC Plane Crashes

If you needed proof that crashes and other mishaps happen to the best of us, you need look no further than this compilation of RC models meeting terra firma from father and son UK videographer team Tboborap1. As one YouTube viewer commented, “It’s a shame to see the destruction of such beautiful models but I […]
Glider Flies 548mph!

Glider Flies 548mph!

This glider’s high-speed passes will make your head spin! Perfect Santa Ana conditions allowed Spencer Lisenby to break the dynamic soaring speed record last year. The wind gusted to 65mph and temps were 45-50F. This flight beat the previous record set in 2018 at Bird Spring Pass by only 3mph. Max acceleration estimated around 90-100G. […]
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Pawn Stars, RC-style!

Pawn Stars, RC-style!

The History Channel’s most popular show, “Pawn Stars,” launches an RC airplane episode! In this show, Corey hits the airfield with seller Ross and tries to cut a deal (or two) for the shop. Seems Corey might be more of a drone fan, but he could have been trying to bargain for a better deal. […]
Flying Xmas Tree

Flying Xmas Tree

Designed, built, and flown by Otto Dieffenbach, the RC Xmas tree is complete with presents, decorations, and even garland. Otto and his company FlyGuyPromotions.com created this flying tree for a client, and we can’t thank him enough for taking this video and sharing it on YouTube. I hope you enjoy it and wish you all […]
1/5-scale Mossie Takes Flight

1/5-scale Mossie Takes Flight

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 […]
Gigantic Globemaster

Gigantic Globemaster

Would you believe that this giant 19-foot-span model weighs in at just under 11 pounds? Designed and built by Thomas Maier, this C-124-2 Globemaster features balsa construction and is covered with Oracover Air Indoor film. Power comes from four modified Scorpion M-3011-760kv motors—originally intended for multirotor aircraft—that each weigh 3.17 ounces and turn a 18.5 […]
Giant Scratch-Built Concorde

Giant Scratch-Built Concorde

“Only” 1/6-scale, this 33-foot-long jet was built and flown by Otto Widlroither. The 13-foot-span model is powered by four JetCat P300 Pro turbines fed by a four, 1.6-gallon fuel tanks and weighs in at 328.5 pounds. The model’s fuselage and wings feature carbon-fiber sandwich construction. The Concorde has pneumatic gear with a 30-liter air tank […]
Cessna 310 R: Real or RC?

Cessna 310 R: Real or RC?

Powered by a Kavan FJ50 boxer four-stroke, this Cessna is hard to distinguish from its bigger brother on the flightline or in the air. Built from the Kuhlmann kit, the 1/2.5-scale model has a 173.2-inch wingspan and weighs 54.8 pounds. It has pneumatic retractable undercarriage from HAWE and a Jeti Duplex radio. The RC plane […]
13-foot-span Vickers Wellington

13-foot-span Vickers Wellington

Affectionately nicknamed “Wimpy,” the Vickers Wellington was a RAF medium-range bomber in service before WW II began and still in service after the war ended. This 13-foot-span model is a Tony Nijhuis design and weighs in at just 18 kg. It’s powered by two Zenoah 26cc gas engines and is equipped with Savox servos, Unitracts […]
Giant Me 262 & Fw 190

Giant Me 262 & Fw 190

Built by owner/pilot Paul Metcalfe and painted by Phillip Noel of Pinnacle Aviation, the incredible 11-foot-span model of the Luftwaffe Me 262 is from an Airworld kit.The 1/4-scale plane is powered by two BF00 turbine engines and uses a Jeti radio and JR NX servos with a Jeti Central Box 400. Unilight lights, BK-Modelltechnik electric […]
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