From the Flightline


Giant Scale PT-17 Stearman – coming in hot!

Giant Scale PT-17 Stearman – coming in hot!

It happens to the best of us. Check out this video of a beautifully crafted giant scale PT-17 Stearman, one of the best examples we’ve ever seen. Unfortunately the pilot comes in hot, flips the plane and damages the landing gear. Good news is by the time you’re watching this video, the damage has already […]
Giant Electric Fantasy-Scale

Giant Electric Fantasy-Scale

Damon “Dag” Atwood of Fishers, Indiana designed and scratch built this massive 188-inch-span  aircraft. It’s powered by a Hacker A100 electric motor and uses four 5000mAh batteries wired 2S2P for a whopping 6000 watts and 8-minute flights. Check it out!

19-Foot Ukrainian Antonov

19-Foot Ukrainian Antonov

The Ukrainian Aircraft Corporation, formally known as the The Antonov State Enterprise, is a designer and manufacturer of the world’s largest aircraft. The full-size AN-225 cargo plane has a wingspan of 290 feet, 32 wheels, and six engines. Massive! This giant-scale RC model scratch-built by Michael Speier proudly flies the Ukrainian flag colors. It’s also […]
RC Car Conversion to RC Plane!

RC Car Conversion to RC Plane!

YouTuber RCTestFlight converts a car to ground effect airplane. Here he takes us through the design and build process. One of the most creative builds we’ve seen. Check it out!

EE Lightning doesn’t stick the landing, but lives to fly again!

EE Lightning doesn’t stick the landing, but lives to fly again!

The English Electric Lightning was a British fighter jet originally designed in the 1960s. This amazing scale model has twin turbines that look and sound very much like the full-size. Watch toward the end when the front landing gear breaks off on touchdown. Nice pilot recovery!
RC Seagull

RC Seagull

We’ve seen a handful of RC birds over the years, but nothing as graceful as this one. All the way from Japan, check out this masterfully built RC seagull!

Scale Lockheed L-1011 with RC Pushback Tractor

Scale Lockheed L-1011 with RC Pushback Tractor

Check out this amazing 1/16-scale model complete with an RC pushback tractor (also called a “tug”). This aircraft is located in Switzerland and has a length of 11 feet, wingspan of 10 feet and weighs in at 46 pounds. The onboard camera also makes for some great video footage. Watch until the end to see […]
Gigantic RC Airbus

Gigantic RC Airbus

There’s giant scale and then there is gigantic scale. This RC Airbus A380 has a length of 19.5 feet and a span of 20 feet! Powered by four JetsMunt 166 turbines and controlled by 18 servos, this beast took builder Christopher Ferkl three years (1700 hours!) to build. Check out the excellent drone footage as […]

Giant-Scale MB-339 Turbine Jet

Giant-Scale MB-339 Turbine Jet

The MB-339 is an Italian jet trainer from the ’70s that became known worldwide through the Frecce Tricolori aerobatic squadron. Due to its outstanding flight characteristics, it is still used today by this squadron for spectacular formation aerobatics. In the video, this RC jet is flown in the UK by Steve Bishop and is a […]
Learn to hover – practice makes perfect!

Learn to hover – practice makes perfect!

Learning to hover takes practice, but it’s easier when you know how to practice. Check out this video where Youtuber RC-AIR gives out some good tips – what to do and what not to do (see his crashes!). You’ll be hovering like the pros in no time!
King of Cats: 100-inch Catalina

King of Cats: 100-inch Catalina

This scratch-built flying boat is the handiwork of Aris Kosmides of Thessaloniki, Greece. He spent over two years building the beauty from Ivan Pettigrew’s plans and outfitted it with Turnigy motors and Graupner 3-blade props. The  9.11 pound model has navigation and landing lights and retractable float that use a Turnigy MCR servoless retract system. […]
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