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Bomb Drop! Easy Upgrade.

Bomb Drop! Easy Upgrade.

My son Sean and I have been flying RC for about 10 years here in sunny South Florida. He started at the age of 8 and quickly became a confident, fearless pilot, which is typical for the savvy youngsters who aren’t paying for the stuff. We progressed through the trainers and got into warbirds and […]
5th Annual Northeast Scale Qualifier!

5th Annual Northeast Scale Qualifier!

Our good buddy Danny Carroza, is busy at work preparing for another great Scale Qualifier The Northeast Scale event will be hosted at the Chenango Bridge Airport in Binghamton, NY, on July 16 – 18, 2021. Several classes will be flown and beginners are welcome and there will be seminars held for first timers. For […]
Tips for Painting Micro Pilot Figures

Tips for Painting Micro Pilot Figures

For the Flyzone Micro Albatros and the micro Fokker Dr.I Triplane, there’s a little white styrofoam, super lightweight pilot bust included in the box. But few RC modelers add this little guy because it requires some painting to make him look like a WW1 aviator instead of a snowman! Here’s some tips to make the […]
Friday Fractured Flyers! RC Trauma

Friday Fractured Flyers! RC Trauma

Here’s a fun way to end the work week! We found several great RC airplane crash videos from a fun loving club who’s not afraid to show the darker side of our hobby. We all know watching airplanes losing the aerodynamic argument with gravity is painful, unless of course it’s someone else’s airplane doing the ground […]
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RC Warbird Formation Flying

RC Warbird Formation Flying

As if flying giant scale warbirds like the Top Flight giant scale P-51D Mustang isn’t exciting enough all but itself, some guys who attend large national and regional warbird meets are always looking for a little something extra. Recently, at the Warbirds over the Rockies event, Rich Uravitch caught a sight that surely got everyone’s […]
Magnetic Engine Cowl Attachment

Magnetic Engine Cowl Attachment

Recently, I found out that home repair stores like Home Depot stock in their hardware section Rare-Earth magnets ideal for use as engine cowling attachment devices. They come in all sorts of sizes and types and for my ongoing workshop build-along for the Sopwith Camel, I used 1/4 inch and .47 inch diameter x 1/8 […]
FAST & LOUD! Reno Rear Bear

FAST & LOUD! Reno Rear Bear

Sometimes, it’s not the size of the RC aircraft, but rather the sound and speed that capture the heart. This video of Ricardo la Valle flying  his Reno Racer Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat in the famous Rare Bear colors was shot at the Weston Park Model Airshow. As soon as he cranks up the engine and […]
Big Blue Skyraider

Big Blue Skyraider

New from Legend Hobby, there is now a beautiful all-blue version of this giant scale, 86-inch span A-1 Skyraider. Now available for pre-order. The newest version of the giant scale warbird comes in solid Blue, no graphics applied, and includes separate decal sheet allowing you to customize your big blue Skyraider to your liking. Deluxe […]
World’s Fastest RC Airplane… 548mph!

World’s Fastest RC Airplane… 548mph!

Strong Santa Ana conditions on Jan 19 2021 provided enough wind for Spencer Lisenby to bring the dynamic soaring speed record back to its birthplace of Parker Mountain, CA. Wind gusted to 65mph and temps were 45-50F. This flight beat the previous record set in 2018 at Bird Spring Pass by only 3mph. For more […]
Amazing 18-Foot Ju 188 Bomber

Amazing 18-Foot Ju 188 Bomber

This seven year building project, an awesome giant scale WW2 German bomber flies like the real thing. Actually, one of three RC models built at the same RCclub, this 1/4-scale Junkers Ju 188 was built and is owned by Franz Obenauf. The Ju 188 has an 18 foot span, weighs 187 pounds and is powered […]
CAD Design for Modelers

CAD Design for Modelers

One of the best tools I ever discovered while being involved in RC scale modeling, is Computer Aided Design (CAD) programs. It opened an entirely new segment of modeling to me, while also greatly increasing the precision in which I designed and developed scratch build scale airplanes. I have been using CAD programs now for […]
Internal Wire Hinging for Scale Surfaces

Internal Wire Hinging for Scale Surfaces

One of the more unique features found on giant scale RC airplanes, and on warbirds in particular, are the inset hinges that use long, thin pivot wires to secure the control surfaces in plane. For my current project, an 85 inch span Douglas Skyraider, this type of hinging is used with the rudder, here are some pix […]
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