Foam board is easy to use, cut, paint, tape, and glue–and it’s relatively cheap. So what’s not to love?! Model Airplane News contributor Tim McKay takes us from “A to Z” in this in-depth foam board video so you can build your own flying machine. Check it out!
As the saying goes, a good landing is the result of a good approach. While that’s certainly true, like everything else in life, there’s always more to it. That is, if you’ve been around aviation for a while, you’ve often been told what the airplane is supposed to do in each landing circumstance, but understanding […]
This monster C-17 Globemaster is a beast of an airplane! To keep it (relatively!) light, it features CNC-cut foam construction with fiberglass covering and Kevlar reinforcements. YouTuber Ramy RC is building this for the actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry, and we can’t wait to see this giant jet in flight!
A wonderful article by our old friend, the late Frank Tiano. Enjoy and Happy New Year! I promise that you will enjoy this article. After discussing article ideas with the MAN editors, we agreed that this should not be a review of an ARF as there are just too many of them already. Nor […]
There’s everything to like about this RC Warthog — the detailed weathering, the nose art, the sound, the flight characteristics and of course the sheer scale! With a wingspan of 9 feet, 10 inches and a dry weight of 56 pounds, this is certainly a big fella. This video falls into the “must see TV” […]
It’s always best to learn from someone else’s mistakes! Check out this list from our good friends at Tail Heavy Productions to avoid these common pitfalls. Any other mistakes you’d add to the list? Let us know in the comments!
During the tumultuous era of World War I, the German Albatros D.Va soared into the aviation scene. With its powerful Mercedes D.III engine, the Albatros played a pivotal role in shaping air combat during the war. Pedro Sanchez’s 1/3-scale D.V Albatros is a stunning RC reproduction that honors the daring and innovation of early aviation. […]
Don’t feel bad if you’ve never heard of a Horten XVa glider–neither have we! But we certainly enjoy seeing the oddball plane at the flying field. The full-size was a single-seater built in Argentina during the early 1950s. Its claim to fame is that it unsuccessfully competed in the 1952 World Gliding Championships. Despite not […]
A flybar on the main rotor head of a helicopter imparts stability in the rotor head system and helps the main rotor blades change pitch (a sort of power steering mechanism, if you will). Removing the flybar makes it more aerobatic because there is less inertia in the rotor system, which is awesome for 3D […]
This just might be the best video on “wing cube loading” we’ve ever seen! It sounds complicated (it is) but our good friends at Tail Heavy Productions go through an easy explanation and why it’s important for RC builders and pilots understand. The more you know!
If you’ve ever crashed your foamie (haven’t we all?), then check out another great repair video from “SteffenRC.” Watch the budget friendly repair work as he irons-out the compression wrinkles with steam, then fixes and replaces a few critical components. Spoiler alert–the foamie is airworthy the end of the video!