With the advent of 3D printing, there are a plethora of printers that can be purchased. Because of the number of printers to choose from, it can be a daunting task to pick the right one for your application. For a few years I have been using 3D printing and design for my RC aircraft, […]
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Details are what make a nice model a masterpiece that stands out. We have all seen weathering on panels lines and rivets but our buddy Mike Chilson shows us how to take it to the next level and weather our cockpit items to add that touch of realism.
One of our favorite YouTubers Tim McKay is at it again with fun, tongue-in-cheek video on how to to crash your plane. If you want to guarantee a ground collision, Tim recommends skipping the pre-flight checklist, don’t worry about the weather, and never check your batteries. Plus several other “tips.” But as usual, there’s some […]
Coming in with a 12.5-foot wingspan and weighing 181 pounds, this mega-scale BAE Hawk is a stunner! It’s powered by a Jetcat P550 Pro turbine and the pilot is using a Jeti DC24 Carbon radio. Check out the video and see the amazing attention to detail – bravo!
Climbers took a DJI Mavic 3 to the top of the world’s highest point and captured some amazing video. The video begins with the team’s ascent but quickly shifts to the drone footage. Pretty cool for a drone you can pick up at a local Best Buy!
Warbirds with powerful engines usually develop high operating temps unless they are carefully integrated into the airframe. Therefore, they really need a custom designed cooling baffle to keep temps down. Those that think the big round hole in the cowl is going to cool that engine, as is, are usually in for a surprise after […]
German-based company CycloTech has created a “cyclogyro-rotor” propulsion system. The “propellers” have several wings rotating around an axis. These wings are connected to a freely rotating hub via conrods. The company says that this technology is an extremely agile propulsion system and enables a fast and stable transition from hover to forward flight.
Setting up the gear doors on the P-51 for the first time isn’t that difficult assuming you are given some ground rules. I’ve been building for many years, but never set one up with the scale features as on the CARF P-51. The P-51 has outer doors attached to the retract struts and inner gear […]
This electric, 1/14-scale Convair B-36 Peacemaker was spotted at the RC Airlinermeeting in Oppingen, Germany last month. It’s a stunner, and we salute the pilot who successfully landed it in a strong crosswind.