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RC Airplane Scale Workshop Building Tips

RC Airplane Scale Workshop Building Tips

When it comes to building  airplanes, all scale modelers seem to have mastered the art of Imagineering. Where sport models are utilitarian and have basic Monokote finishes and switches are easily accessible and located, scale planes are all about looking realistic. Here are some basic workshop building and detailing tips as well as a few […]
Marvelous Monster F-86 Sabre Jet

Marvelous Monster F-86 Sabre Jet

Recently at the Warbirds over Delaware as every year, there was an amazing collection of Warbirds from all eras of military combat. Part of the new WOD Airshow was this amazing Korean War era jet fighter classic. Built from a Tomahawk Aviation Kit, Paul LeTourneau 1/3.5-scale F-86 Sabre Jet was truly a sight to behold. […]
Scale RC Me 163 Komet Rocket Plane

Scale RC Me 163 Komet Rocket Plane

When it comes to blasting off from the runway, nothing beats a rocket powered warbird. Fireworks and firepower all in one package, what a great combination! Anyway, one of our favorite RC WW 2 warbirds is the rocket-powered flying wing the Messerschmitt Me-163 Komet! (Above) plans available from the MAN library at the AirAgeStore.com website. […]
E-flite Su-30 Twin 70mm

E-flite Su-30 Twin 70mm

This Russian Falcons jet will certainly turn heads at the flying field! Here are the details from Horizon Hobby: The E-flite Su-30 Twin 70mm EDF is an impressively large scale replica of the multirole fighter that delivers incredible performance combined with Extra Scale details and functional features to offer a truly incomparable flying experience! The […]
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E-flite F-18 Hornet 80mm EDF BNF Basic / PNP   

E-flite F-18 Hornet 80mm EDF BNF Basic / PNP   

Designed by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) and Northrop, the F/A-18 Hornet is used by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps as both a fighter and an attack platform. Air forces of several other nations fly the F-18 as well. This replica has been modeled after the F/A-18D two-seat variant, operated primarily by the U.S. Marine […]
Monster Bronco’s First Flight

Monster Bronco’s First Flight

Talk about first-flight jitters! Watch as Jörg Albrecht takes his slightly smaller than half-scale OV-10 Bronco out for its first flight and technical inspection.The 192-inch-span, built-up model weighs 210 pounds and is powered by two JetCat SPT 10 Turboprop turbines. Jörg designed the plane as well as its gears and brakes. Special thanks to Matthias […]
Spektrum iX20 Smart Transmitter

Spektrum iX20 Smart Transmitter

For the pilot who wants the best of everything, there’s a new Spektrum radio! Here’s the scoop from Horizon: The Spektrum iX20 Smart transmitter integrates the power of touch and voice interface capabilities with broad connectivity for control that goes beyond the luxury of its smooth hall-effect gimbals and the feel of a perfectly balanced […]
Pro Tips for Flying Twin Engine Planes

Pro Tips for Flying Twin Engine Planes

There’s just something special about twin-engine airplanes. Whenever a twin shows up at the flying field, most modelers stop what they’re doing and go over to check it out. Maybe it’s the sound of the engines as they sync into and out of phase while the model is in the air; or perhaps it’s the […]
Arrows RC Bigfoot

Arrows RC Bigfoot

When it comes to flying off rough sod runways, nothing beats the ground handling of a bish plane with big, fat tundra tires. The new 1300mm Bigfoot from Arrows RC is a great example of a “fly out of anywhere” RC sport plane. Resembling a Cessna 150 with a Texas Taildragger modification, this ARF is […]
Spectacular Spitfire

Spectacular Spitfire

¼-scale Battle of Britain Superstar George Shone stunned the crowds at the Woodspring Wings Show in Bristol UK, with his Flying Legends ¼-scale Supermarine Spitfire. Modeled from one of the Spitfires for the 601 Fighter Squadron, George’s amazing warbird has a 110.24 inch wingspan, is powered by an Evolution 80cc gas engine turning a 26×10 […]
Pick your power: electric, gas or glow!

Pick your power: electric, gas or glow!

There’s an old saying that suggests, “If in doubt, add power!” And we have to admit, there are some Model Airplane News editors who do believe there’s just no substitute for horsepower. But when it comes to selecting which kind of power system to use, many RC modelers can use a little help. Model Airplane […]
2020 EJets International

2020 EJets International

It’s getting to be that time again! If you are an electric jet pilot and want to attend an amazing event! Look not further. The same club that helps host the Top Gun Scale Invitation, is putting together a great all electric jet event you simply can not miss!   Be sure to join CDs […]
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