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Hangar 9 60cc Corsair with Saito Radial

Hangar 9 60cc Corsair with Saito Radial

Warbird fans will appreciate this. It’s our Technical Editor Andy Griffith’s Hangar-9 60cc Corsair equipped with a Saito 91FG 3-cylinder radial engine turning a Xoar 3-blade WW-II series propeller. A PowerBox Core radio with PB Pioneer and dual PBR26D receivers provides the guidance. Filmed by Warren Bio at Gateway RC Club in Jacksonville FL  
Detailed Scale Kamov KA32A

Detailed Scale Kamov KA32A

You don’t see this every day! The Kamov KA is a military helicopter developed for the Soviet Navy and currently in service in various countries including Ukraine, South Korea, and India. It has coaxial rotors, thus removing the need for a tail rotor. Check out this highly detailed scale build weighing in at 84 pounds […]

1/4-scale Morane Saulnier 505

1/4-scale Morane Saulnier 505

Powered by a Moki 180cc radial engine, this kit-built beauty took to the sky at Buckminster Warbirds. Builder David Butt says he spent about 4 hours a day for 11 months on this project, and we say it was well worth it! Make sure your sound is on before you hit “play!”
Dollar Store Foam Glider Transformed!

Dollar Store Foam Glider Transformed!

Watch one of favorite DIY RC Youtubers, Tim McKay, tries to transform a Dollar Store foam glider into an RC flier. In this video Tim takes you through the build, lessons learned and the “Dollar Glider” test flight.

Master the Figure-M: Two stall turns with a twist

Master the Figure-M: Two stall turns with a twist

If you want to become the best aerobatic pilot possible, you need to master key maneuvers by taking small steps. First, make sure you’re proficient in performing maneuvers like inverted flight, vertical and horizontal rolls, inside and outside loops and stall turns. You can then perform these moves in sequences to create show-stopping routines. In […]
Can you fly RC in your backyard? Yes and no.

Can you fly RC in your backyard? Yes and no.

One of our favorite YouTubers explains controlled vs uncontrolled airspace, temporary flight restrictions, the B4UFly app, and everything else you need to know. Check out Tim McKay’s video before you take off in your backyard!

Continuing Education: RC Aerodynamics

Continuing Education: RC Aerodynamics

Watch as expert RC hobbyist Tim McKay takes you through the RC aerodynamics basics. While aerodynamics is one of the more complex aspects of the hobby, Tim has a knack for giving us practical advice and understandable explanations. Everything from airfoils, thrusts, wing dihedral, flutter, trim and more. Don’t skip this class!  
Safety First! Your Pre-Flight Checklist

Safety First! Your Pre-Flight Checklist

Another great instructional video from Dag, one of our favorite RC plane YouTubers. Here Dag goes through his top tips and advice before you take to the skies. Create your check list here!

Award-Winning Westland Wyvern

Award-Winning Westland Wyvern

Check out Dave Wigley’s master built and Top Gun winning RC Westland Wyvern.The full-scale British bomber used a turbo-prop engine and counter rotating propellers. To simulate this, Dave has a free spinning rear prop and the front prop provides the thrust. The two props interacting with each other makes for a unique sound.  
Back to School! RC Airplane Flaps 101

Back to School! RC Airplane Flaps 101

One of our favorite Youtubers and RC expert, Dag, is back at it with a terrific video on flap basics. It’s great for newbies but there’s something here for every pilot. Check it out!  
Hawker Hunter MK58

Hawker Hunter MK58

Check out this RC Hawker Hunter MK58 dressed-up in Swiss Air Force camo. The full-size fighter was originally designed by Hawker Aircraft for the Royal Air Force in the early 1950s and broke the world air speed record in 1953, going 727 mph! This master-built RC scale model has a wingspan of 6 feet, 9 […]
Favorite DIY Advice

Favorite DIY Advice

Who says old dogs can’t learn new tricks? Here at Model Airplane News, we learn something every day — usually from our readers, the best RC’ers on the planet. Here are four of our favorites. Have a tip you’d like to share? Send the tip and a quick photo to MAN@airage.com! Simple Crush Plate Purchase […]
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