Michael Kelly built this 10.5-inch-span, rubber-powered XB-42 Mixmaster, an H.K. Weiss plan originally published in August 1946 Model Airplane News, for the Flying Aces Club newsletter. He says, “this one was a bit more challenging due to the pusher prop and the formed canopies and nose glazing.” Michael adds, “Weiss did a series of small […]
Check out this video with host Jonathan Vogt from the YouTube channel “The Lighter Side of RC” as he attempts to shoehorn a Kolm 230cc into a CARF Strega RC Reno Racer. The Kolm 230cc is a true powerhouse engine and sounds great, here Jonathan puts on a builders’ masterclass as he takes us through […]
We’re unable to verify the claim of this being the world’s largest RC model. But we can verify it’s absolutely huge at 33 feet long! There are full-size planes shorter than this: for comparison, the popular Cessna Skyhawk 172 is 27 feet long. This RC Concord has four jet turbines and certainly looks good and […]
An RC pilot’s guide to flying off water When most RC modelers decide to try flying off water the question arises, “So which is better: a floatplane or a flying boat?” A floatplane, where the fuselage is sitting up on two floats, is probably easier to control during takeoff, but a flying boat, where the […]
Tim McKay is back with some more terrific Remote ID advice. In this video he explains how a $39 ID module that weighs only 10 grams can get your RC aircraft compliant. It’s still pending FAA approval, but the FCC and CE approvals are already complete.
For many scale modelers, warbirds have the edge in popularity. It’s hard not to get pumped by Mustangs, Thunderbolts, Spitfires, Hellcats, and Me-109s. Although we generally don’t put them into the category, Panthers, F-86s, F-100s, and F-15s fit here also. Models of this type are generally larger, weigh more, and have higher wing loadings than […]
The T-38 Talon is a two-place twin-engine supersonic fighter jet trainer produced by the Northrop Corporation. In addition to service in the USAF, a fleet of 32 Talons have been in use by NASA for a variety of chase plane and training duties. While they are a beautiful aircraft, not many have been modeled due […]
This video shows a full-size helicopter rescuing an RC P-51 that’s stranded in a treetop. The RC pilot is clearly grateful for the help but it raises a lot of questions. Was this safe? Is any RC plane worth this risk? And why is the helicopter pilot smoking a cigarette during all of this? This […]
We can watch this pilot’s moves all day! We at MAN know exactly how challenging it can be to capture good video footage of an RC aerobat at work, and this video nails it. Loops, rolls, tail-slides, flat spins, and falling leafs–this guy has all these tricks and then some up his sleeve.
Nothing adds excitement to your RC flights more than a smoke system. Do a loop or a roll and add that dense, long-hanging smoke trail and you have an airshow! Instead of shelling out the coin for a commercial smoke muffler, save a few bucks and modify your stock muffler. Then apply your savings to […]
We don’t usually cover full-size aircraft, but this super cool bush plane with electric motorcycles harnessed to the wings is worth sharing. We have to admit that Mike Patey has his priorities straight! Check out this great video to see more.
This hand-crafted model of the Virgin Galactic spaceship has a wingspan of almost 3 feet and a length of 5 and a half feet, and it’s powered by a Xicoy X-45 turbine. After the test-flight, builder Dom E. said, “The plane is a bit nervous on roll and a bit slow on pitch input. CG […]