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5th Annual Scale Squadron Fly-In

5th Annual Scale Squadron Fly-In

It’s time for the Pomona Valley Model Airplane Club’s annual scale event at their Chino, California club field! This weekend the club expects pilots from SoCal and neighboring states to gather for a weekend of scale fun. Last year, more than 160 scale models flew over the weekend! Club members note: Last year our 4th […]
Saito 3-cylinder radial for .60- & .90- planes

Saito 3-cylinder radial for .60- & .90- planes

This brand-new FA-120R3 engine has 33% more displacement and more power than the FA-090R3 it replaces. It’s perfect for your next round-cowl project! It comes with a three-piece flex exhaust system.

XFC Bound!

XFC Bound!

We are heading out to Muncie IN to cover the Extreme Flight championships (XFC).  This is a great event that features some of the top airplane and helicopter pilots from around the country and abroad.  This is three solid days of freestyle performances from the best pilots around.  Check back here all weekend long for our […]
RC Flying Boat–MONSTER SCALE

RC Flying Boat–MONSTER SCALE

It’s not everyday when you run across a truly amazing RC project, so when we learned about this amazing 18 foot span giant scale Savoia Marchetti S-66 flying boat, were were impressed to say the least. Certified for flight by the AMA this sea-going twin hulled Behemoth is the work of Paul Sage and Mike […]

E-flite Super Cub 25e

E-flite Super Cub 25e

Another in its Platinum Series of aircraft, this 68-inch-span plane features balsa and ply construction, UltraCote covering and scale details like shock-absorbing main gear, a painted fiberglass cowl with panel lines, aluminum wing struts, split-fold cockpit door and corrugation detail on the flaps and ailerons. Add the optional cockpit detail, lights and pilot figure and […]
8.4 million dollars can buy HOW many RC planes?

8.4 million dollars can buy HOW many RC planes?

Park flyer pilots aren’t the only folks who appreciate the convenience and accessibility of small RC aircraft: the U.S. Army just ordered $8,400,000 worth of digital Raven systems from AeroVironment! These 4.2-pound planes can be transported by backpack and hand-launched, and they proved to be an invaluable asset to small combat units. AeroVironment notes, “The […]

Model Airplane News - RC Airplane News | 2.4GHz: is it all it’s cracked up to be? Join the discussion

2.4GHz: is it all it’s cracked up to be? Join the discussion

We recently received this intruiging article from Dave Horvath and invite you to read it and then join in the discussion.   A substantial number of unexplained crashes of radio control model airplanes on 2.4GHz frequency prompted me to write this article on the so-called “interference free” radio control systems on the 2.4GHz band.             […]
CHOOSING A MOTOR, SPEED CONTROL & BATTERY PACK: TAKING OUT THE MYSTERY

CHOOSING A MOTOR, SPEED CONTROL & BATTERY PACK: TAKING OUT THE MYSTERY

  A power system’s key components: brushless outrunner motor, ESC and battery pack. When matched and running efficiently, they produce a lot of power. For many, E-power is a sort of mystery, but we all know that it’s a clean, very quiet power source- attributes that appeal to many flying clubs whose members worry about […]

ParkZone P-51D BL DSM RTF

ParkZone P-51D BL DSM RTF

A favorite classic is back, now with a Spektrum radio system installed! This Z-foam fighter has three channels out of the box (adding rudder is easy) and with its brushless 480 outrunner and servos installed. Everything you need to fly is included—even a 4-channel DSM Spektrum radio, 3S 1300mAh LiPo battery and balancing charger! This […]
Onboard Glow Drivers: Convenient & Safe!

Onboard Glow Drivers: Convenient & Safe!

It’s no secret that we often have difficulty accessing the glow plug to start our engines. In scale models, the engine might be tightly enclosed and/or covered by a dummy scale engine, so connecting the glow-driver lead can be a problem. Multi-cylinder engines have two or more glow plugs, so easy glow plug accessibility is […]
Fly The Blender

Fly The Blender

Although the blender is one of the most dramatic 3D maneuvers, it actually predates 3D flight. I remember seeing variations of it done more than a dozen years ago, and it was even described in the manuals of some aerobatic-model kits that I designed for Midwest Products back in the mid-’90s. The basic maneuver existed […]
A123 Battery ABC’s

A123 Battery ABC’s

If you haven’t tried the relatively new chemistry A213 cells to power your airborne system, you should read about Dick Pettit’s tests and the surprising results! After doing some experimenting with several battery chemistries over the years, I decided to convert all my airborne batteries to the popular Lithium NanoPhosphate technology.  They are manufactured by […]
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