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Highlights of the 2016  WRAM Show

Highlights of the 2016 WRAM Show

Well, it’s day two of the biggest RC trade show on the east coast and the weather was great bringing hordes of RC models looking for some relief from the cold winter cabin fever season. The models on display were as usual, the highest of quality and prove without a doubt that model builders are […]
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Titanic Triplane

Titanic Triplane

RC Fokker Dr. 1 models don’t get much bigger than this! Expertly flown by world-champion pilot Gernot Bruckmann, this 14.5-foot-span aircraft has a seven-cylinder, 820cc Wallach engine in its nose and weighs in at 194 pounds, giving it the title of “World’s Largest RC Triplane.” What do you think Herr Von Richthofen would say about this one? Thanks to […]
RCX is coming to the OC Fairgrounds March 12th & 13th

RCX is coming to the OC Fairgrounds March 12th & 13th

The ultimate RC expo is just around the corner, and we hope to see you at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA March 12th and 13th! features the latest our hobby has to offer, from RC planes to drones, plus RC cars, trucks, tanks and even robots — not mention fantastic show specials […]
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Fond Du Lac Warbirds & Classics

Fond Du Lac Warbirds & Classics

Judging by this great video, you should mark your calendar for next year’s Fond Du Lac Warbirds & Classics event August 18-20! It is just not possible to do justice to all the fantastic aircraft at this great, friendly event, but here are some of them.
On the skids? How to fix adverse yaw

On the skids? How to fix adverse yaw

Adverse yaw is an inherent opposite yaw or skid that occurs with aileron deflections. A positive angle of attack is generally required to produce the wing lift needed to keep an airplane in the air. When the ailerons are deflected at a positive angle of attack, the down aileron presents a wider frontal cross section, […]
First Flight Success: Pro Tips for Earning your RC Wings

First Flight Success: Pro Tips for Earning your RC Wings

New to RC? You surely don’t want to miss this “First Flight Success” article. To read this now, join MODEL AIRPLANE NEWS PREMIUM! When you become a member, you’ll get instant online access to our back-issue archives, the latest Model Airplane News Digital Editions, all of our newsstand-only special issues, and much more. Membership includes exclusive access to our enormous […]
Road to Top Gun: FG-1D Corsair

Road to Top Gun: FG-1D Corsair

Our complete Road to Top Gun article will appear in the June issue of Model Airplane News. To read this sneak peek now, join MODEL AIRPLANE NEWS PREMIUM! When you become a member, you’ll get instant online access to our back-issue archives, the latest Model Airplane News Digital Editions, all of our newsstand-only special issues, and much more. Membership includes […]
Precision Formation Flight

Precision Formation Flight

This group of Austrian RC builders and pilots takes flying with friends to a new level! Check out their dramatic formation flight, complete with in-air footage from strategically mounted GoPro cameras. Unfortunately the Spitfire in the video comes to an untimely end. Watch the video, then tell us what you think happened! Thanks to RCScaleAirplanes for taking this […]
Conquer the wind! Landing tricks

Conquer the wind! Landing tricks

A common landing mistake is pointing the fuselage toward the runway during the approach in a crosswind. Note that while an airplane will crab into a cross-wind, it will continue to fly in a straight line as long as the wings are level. Therefore, rather than pointing the fuselage where you want the plane to […]
Scratch-Build a Round Cowl

Scratch-Build a Round Cowl

The method of making a round cowling involves laminating a cylinder from 1/64-inch plywood and capping it with a balsa ring for the leading edge. In the photos that are featured in this article, I  show two cowlings that I made this way; one was for an original design  and the other was for a […]
Castle Creations Telemetry Link For Futaba And Spektrum Radios

Castle Creations Telemetry Link For Futaba And Spektrum Radios

We’re huge fans of speed controls with data logging because they provide critical information on how your entire power system is operating. And knowledge is power! Now, Castle Creations is taking data-logging to the next level with telemetry-equipped speed controls, so you can see real-time flight information on your transmitter screen.   From Castle Creations: […]
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