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E-flite Su-30 Twin 70mm

E-flite Su-30 Twin 70mm

This Russian Falcons jet will certainly turn heads at the flying field! Here are the details from Horizon Hobby: The E-flite Su-30 Twin 70mm EDF is an impressively large scale replica of the multirole fighter that delivers incredible performance combined with Extra Scale details and functional features to offer a truly incomparable flying experience! The […]
E-flite F-18 Hornet 80mm EDF BNF Basic / PNP   

E-flite F-18 Hornet 80mm EDF BNF Basic / PNP   

Designed by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) and Northrop, the F/A-18 Hornet is used by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps as both a fighter and an attack platform. Air forces of several other nations fly the F-18 as well. This replica has been modeled after the F/A-18D two-seat variant, operated primarily by the U.S. Marine […]
Monster Bronco’s First Flight

Monster Bronco’s First Flight

Talk about first-flight jitters! Watch as Jörg Albrecht takes his slightly smaller than half-scale OV-10 Bronco out for its first flight and technical inspection.The 192-inch-span, built-up model weighs 210 pounds and is powered by two JetCat SPT 10 Turboprop turbines. Jörg designed the plane as well as its gears and brakes. Special thanks to Matthias […]
Spektrum iX20 Smart Transmitter

Spektrum iX20 Smart Transmitter

For the pilot who wants the best of everything, there’s a new Spektrum radio! Here’s the scoop from Horizon: The Spektrum iX20 Smart transmitter integrates the power of touch and voice interface capabilities with broad connectivity for control that goes beyond the luxury of its smooth hall-effect gimbals and the feel of a perfectly balanced […]
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Pro Tips for Flying Twin Engine Planes

Pro Tips for Flying Twin Engine Planes

There’s just something special about twin-engine airplanes. Whenever a twin shows up at the flying field, most modelers stop what they’re doing and go over to check it out. Maybe it’s the sound of the engines as they sync into and out of phase while the model is in the air; or perhaps it’s the […]
Arrows RC Bigfoot

Arrows RC Bigfoot

When it comes to flying off rough sod runways, nothing beats the ground handling of a bish plane with big, fat tundra tires. The new 1300mm Bigfoot from Arrows RC is a great example of a “fly out of anywhere” RC sport plane. Resembling a Cessna 150 with a Texas Taildragger modification, this ARF is […]
Spectacular Spitfire

Spectacular Spitfire

¼-scale Battle of Britain Superstar George Shone stunned the crowds at the Woodspring Wings Show in Bristol UK, with his Flying Legends ¼-scale Supermarine Spitfire. Modeled from one of the Spitfires for the 601 Fighter Squadron, George’s amazing warbird has a 110.24 inch wingspan, is powered by an Evolution 80cc gas engine turning a 26×10 […]
Pick your power: electric, gas or glow!

Pick your power: electric, gas or glow!

There’s an old saying that suggests, “If in doubt, add power!” And we have to admit, there are some Model Airplane News editors who do believe there’s just no substitute for horsepower. But when it comes to selecting which kind of power system to use, many RC modelers can use a little help. Model Airplane […]
2020 EJets International

2020 EJets International

It’s getting to be that time again! If you are an electric jet pilot and want to attend an amazing event! Look not further. The same club that helps host the Top Gun Scale Invitation, is putting together a great all electric jet event you simply can not miss!   Be sure to join CDs […]
RC Aerobatics: Pro tips to a perfect 4-point roll!

RC Aerobatics: Pro tips to a perfect 4-point roll!

The four-point roll (hesitation roll) is a horizontal roll with a brief hesitation at 90, 180 and 270 degrees. Before you attempt this maneuver, I recommend that you perfect the standard aileron roll by using down-elevator when the plane is inverted. You should be able to do a roll without any altitude loss or heading […]
1/4-Scale AT-6 Texan

1/4-Scale AT-6 Texan

Bet you’ve never seen an AT-6 like this before! That’s because this incredible 126-inch-span aircraft is a prototype for a new CARF-Models offering. Flown by Andreas Gietz, this T-6 is powered by a Moki 250cc 5-cylinder radial engine that sounds magnificent and provides more than enough power (check out those really high-speed passes!). Split flaps, […]
Alibre Atom3D – Easy 3D Modeling

Alibre Atom3D – Easy 3D Modeling

I have been using 2D CAD programs for more than 20 years and I have always wanted to take the next step to using a 3D CAD program. I have tried some in the past but the learning curve always got in the way and I never really mastered their use. What’s needed is an […]
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