Mark Smith is a Vario Team Pilot and Dealer from Charlotte, North Carolina. He brought his fun-scale Vario Turbine Cobra to the Greensboro Aeromodelers 2022 Warbirds and Classics event. Even more fun, Mark conceived and built a remote controlled helipad that he uses to transport his helis from his tent to the flightline and back. […]
Check out this stunning, giant-scale RC Dornier DO-X. The Dornier DO-X was the largest, heaviest, and most powerful flying boat in the world when it was produced by the Dornier company of Germany in 1929. This RC version is powered by 12 4-stroke engines! Is there an RC plane with more engines?
For this 1/3-scale RC Thomas Morse S4B, I used Replicraft 1/5-scale plans for reference. They include everything needed to build a full-scale aircraft let alone a model. You can see my entire building thread at the Radio Control Scale Builder forum (rcscalebuilder.com), which includes multiple photos of all the scratch-built details. For color & markings […]
Check out this scale Saab 29 Tunnan video. Known as the “flying barrel,” this Swedish fighter jet was designed and manufactured by Saab in the 1940s.The editors here at MAN cannot recall seeing an RC version of this flyer. Extra points for originality!
The Frecce Tricolori is a trainer jet used by the Italian Air Force demonstration team, essentially the Italian version of the Blue Angels. Check out this master-built scale model and flight demo, complete with airshow smoke!
Together with loops, rolls are the bedrock upon which aerobatic flying is built. Learning to perform them correctly and efficiently is integral to opening the door to thousands of different maneuvers. There are varying opinions regarding the best approach to teach rolls, and certain methods can promote faster rates of learning and more successful results. […]
The full-size Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainer is a low-wing tandem-seat training aircraft designed and manufactured by Pilatus Aircraft of Switzerland. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Swiss Alps, check out these two Pilatus PC-7 MKII RC scale turbines. Looking good!
William Warburton is building a heavily modified, totally scaled-out Gold Edition Top Flite Corsair, and he has shared some of this aircraft’s special details with us. Check out his aircraft’s cockpit and pilot seat in process! William writes: These pictures depict the building of the cockpit. There is a functional pneumatic tube gauge at the […]
The Grumman F9F Panther is one of the US Navy’s first successful carrier-based jet fighters. In this video, check out in the inner workings of this master-built scale F9F Panther. A nice detail we spotted during the test flight was the functioning canopy!
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 […]
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!
One of our favorite YouTubers is back this week with more pro advice, this time on taking video with your RC plane. As per the norm, Dag’s video is packed with great tips. As a side note, we ran into Dag at the Southeast Electric Fun Fly (SEFF) event in Andersonville, Georgia. It’s a small […]