In the December 2022 issue we did a quick review of the Du-Bro wire bending tool highlighting this clever tool’s usefulness in the workshop for a variety of projects. Check out a quick video demo from the folks at Du-Bro on how to use this handy addition to your workshop.
Check out this amazing 1/6 scale A-10 Thunderbolt — it has a wingspan of just over 8 feet and weighs just over 50 pounds. The twin JetCat 130s sound like the full size on the low passes. This one’s a beauty!
Subtle weathering really adds that “extra pop” to a scale model. Highlighting panel lines, grease streaks, all the little things that show up on a full scale aircraft can be reproduced on a model with various techniques. Just be careful not to over do it and know your subject, for example, the Blue Angels jets […]
We always say you don’t have to spend a lot of money to have fun with RC planes. But sometimes you get what you pay for. Check out Garage RC’s review of this mini C-17 they picked up on Amazon for $39.99. Deal or no deal? Let us know what you think!
Just take a listen to this RC Focke Wulf Fw 190. Powered by a Moki 250cc engine, it sounds remarkably like the full-size, especially at low passes. This engine, when tuned just right, is always a head-turner. This build has a wingspan of 103 inches, weighs 51 pounds and is dressed up in a terrific […]
A must-watch for all RC pilots! Check out another video from Tim McKay, YouTube’s resident RC airplane expert. Here Tim discusses traffic pattern basics: everything from techniques and go-arounds to how to manage windy conditions. Don’t miss this one!
Check out this F-16 dressed-up in Greece’s Hellenic Air Force colors! This 1/5-scale model has a wingspan of more than 6 feet and is powered by RXi jet turbine engine. Take the pre-flight walk-around, then enjoy the flight, piloting skills and craftsmanship of this impressive flier!
Shown with his 120cc-powered Hangar 9 Extra 300, Kevin Siemonsen is an expert aerobatic pilot with lots of experience. He learned from each mistake how to do it better. Here are some of his tips: It wasn’t that long ago that, when I got a new plane, I’d get it airborne as fast as I […]
With the CBO (Community Based Organization) process published recently by the FAA in AC (Advisory Circular) 91-57C the AMA formally applied for and recently has been granted official CBO status. A CBO is recognized by the FAA when they have an established safety program and are a 501 (C) educational non-profit among other requirements. With […]