Model Airplane News will be at the Joe Nall on Wednesday May 11 through Saturday the 14th. We’ll be on the flightline covering all the action with plenty of photos and video footage. Be sure to come back often to check out the “from the flightline” updates. Check another one off the RC Bucket […]
Check this out: the smaller DC-3 in the foreground is actually a 14-inch-span Buffalo Airways diecast model, and the larger plane is an RC model built from an old Royal kit! The project was a collaboration between Jack Yablonski, who provided the kit, Wilf Ansel, who built it, and Robert Yablonski, who will fly it […]
This 52-inch-span racer is just begging to set a speed record at your local park! Along with painted fiberglass wheel pants, landing gear, struts and cowl, it has molded cowl blisters and even a dummy P&W radial engine to complete its scale appeal. A hidden battery hatch makes recharging easy, and because it comes built […]
File this one under “crazy”! This weekend, Breitling’s “Jetman” Yves Rossy completed a historic flight through Grand Canyon West. He was launched from a helicopter at 8,000 feet and, using the jet-propelled wing attached to his back and steering using only his body movements, he flew for more than 8 minutes through the canyon, reaching […]
Top Gun this year was full of all sorts of surprizes and that holds true also for the First Place Winners in Team Scale. Glenn Torrance and Tom Kosewski took the top honors for their efforts with a beautifully detailed (and flown) Fokker D.VII. Tom flew the 1/3-scale WW1 German fighter extremely well and it […]
This great looking ARF is sure to become very popular! The SPAD XIII was loved by its pilots as it was known for its sturdiness. The project to design this RC SPAD XIII started in late 2009. It is based on pilot Jacques Raphaël Roques’ SPAD XIII of WWI Franch Air Service, SPA48, Aircraft Serial Number S1893. It is […]
Text and photos by John Reid Electric jets can be as large and detailed as full turbine aircraft like this A-7 Corsair II. With the right motor combination, this aircraft will go over 160mph with turbine- like performance. ONE OF THE HOTTEST ADVANCEMENTS in the world of RC has to go to the new generation […]
Ideal for a T-Rex 500 helicopter, this scale fuselage is impressive! It comes detailed with a camo paint scheme, scale turbine engine exhaust, elevated tail rotor, functional cabin doors and a scale landing gear assembly. For the ultimate in scale, buy the optional 4-blade rotor head.
TEXT & PHOTOS BY JOHN REID A quick lesson on the ins and outs of electric power These are the three basic items of electrical power: the battery, motor and ESC. I OFTEN GET QUESTIONS about electric power that deal with some of the basic concepts of e-power. For example, “What is the C-rating on […]
Here is the latest information from Thunder Tiger about a new add-on for the Titan X50 The torque tube-driven tail has been hailed as a major breakthrough in heli technology and Thunder Tiger has taken full advantage of it in creating the Titan X50. Everything about the Titan X50 is designed to deliver ultra-smooth […]
The new Redline Series .56 Helicopter Engine from Thunder Tiger gives competitive heli pilots the power and performance they are looking for: First; this Thunder Tiger’s largest .50-class displacement – and one of the most advanced heli engine. It features cylinder liner features an XC2 composite coating to extend engine life – and an […]
Congratulations to Dave Wigley for winning the title Mr. Top Gun! For the second year running, Dave has captured the Mr. Top Gun title! Flying his amazing Westland Wyvern S4, Dave’s flying skills are at the highest levels and his plane is simply amazing!