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 […]
With an 80-inch wingspan, this 1/5-scale Jet Legend F-16 weighs 24.5kg fueled up and is powered by a KingTech 210 turbine engine. Filmed by Tboborap1 at the RAF Tibenham air base in Norfolk, UK, where Jimmy Stewart was based in WW II!
The Fifty Six takes its design cues from the original .09- to .15-size Carl Goldberg Falcon 56 of the 1960s. Reworked to incorporate modern, lasercut techniques to make kit building better than ever. Priced at $185.95, the Fifty Six maintains its iconic good looks and great flying characteristics while introducing simplified building features, as well […]
This famous multi-mission single engine observation aircraft served from 1950-1974. From calling out target locations to providing intel/recon information, the Bird Dog was a valued asset in both the Korean War and Vietnam. Priced at $1,895.95, the Legend Hobby 156-inch span Bird Dog is an exciting, yet easy to fly giant scale ARF. With its […]
Bet you can’t watch this video without laughing out loud! Hilarity ensues when an unsuspecting squirrel gets into the cockpit of an RC plane! Thanks to YouTube’s Hobbywars for producing and posting this nicely done piece, complete with terrific “in-air” footage of Rocky in flight.
The DH Tiger Moth biplane has always been a favorite among RC modelers and is known as a notoriously good flier. The Tiger Moth kit from Brodak is perfect for those who like larger, slow flying scale park fliers. With a wing span of 55 inches, the model is ideal for a 450 brushless outrunner […]
The devil is in the details. After installing your servos according the manufacturer’s directions, you might find that when the servo arm is placed on the spline, it isn’t at a perfect right angle to the servo casing. Or, after you’ve hooked up the various linkages, you discover there is too much or not enough travel […]
You wouldn’t think an 8-foot-span aircraft could easily navigate an indoor RC flying venue, but pilot Daniel Hör makes it look easy with this A-10 Thunderbolt II! Powered by two Electro Accu ducted fans using a 4S 1200mAh LiPo pack, the Depron foam plane uses 12 servos and is equipped with an onboard camera. At […]
With electric motors now being used more frequently in scale models, we have new possibilities for enhancing the model’s appearance. Because they’re virtually vibration free and run cleanly, they allow any dummy engine and motor mount to be constructed around them and all from readily available home workshop materials. I needed such a dummy engine […]
Quoted from the Pietenpol Hangar display, EAA Museum/Pioneer Airport. Oshkosh, WI: “Bernard H. Pietenpol pursued his dreams of flight from the ’20s through his passing in 1984. His dreams were of planes powered by auto engines that nearly everyone could afford to build and operate. He first flew Gnome, then Ford Model-T powered planes without […]
First Flight Excitement! This 1/5-scale RC Ziroli Giant Scale Plans’ P-51D Mustang “Short-Fuse Sallee”, was filmed at the North Leeds Model Flying Club (NLMFC). Pilot and builder Graham Blake takes his warbird up for the first time. The P-51D is a Nick Ziroli design and is 1/4 .5 scale. It has all built up wood […]
Every year at the WW I RC Jamboree held by the Mid-Hudson RC Society club at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, awards are awarded for the RC aeroplanes entered in the event. The ultimate award is called the “Spirit of Rhinebeck” award and it is a tradition started decades ago by the Aerodrome’s founded Cole Palen. […]