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Build a Sport Scale Fokker Dogfighter

Build a Sport Scale Fokker Dogfighter

With less than a week to go before the annual WW1 RC Jamboree at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, we thought we’d offer up another excellent design for those thinking about building a sport scale dogfighter. The kissing cousin of Rich Uravitch’s SE5a we highlighted last week, this Fokker D.VII is an excellent flyer and just […]
Throwback Thursday — WW1 Mission Scout!

Throwback Thursday — WW1 Mission Scout!

It seems appropriate that the week before the upcoming 49th annual RC WW1 Jamboree at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome (ORA), that we post some older pix of some popular MAN plans built airplanes. In fact, this collection comes from our own, Rich Uravitch who was very involved with the ORA mission event back in its […]
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Workshop Secrets — Scale Windshield Fairing Strips

Workshop Secrets — Scale Windshield Fairing Strips

When you install a clear plastic windshield or canopy, the way you attach it to the model, or the way you treat the attachment seams has a lot of affect on the model’s overall scale appearance. This technique can be used on with many scale models from racers and open cockpit biplanes, to J3 Piper […]
Jet World Masters Champion

Jet World Masters Champion

For the third time, Vitaly Robertus and a model Yak-130 have won the Jet World Masters championship event, held this year in Leutkirch im Allgau, Germany. Powered by twin turbines, the 1/4-scale jet has fully functional engine air intakes, access hatches, speed brakes and more. Besides the great flight video, it’s fun to see Vitaly and his team adding the final touches before […]
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Helping the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

Helping the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

 During the upcoming 49th annual RC model airplane meet, (SAT & SUN, SEPT 12 – 13), at the OLD RHINEBECK AERODROME, there will be a FALL FUNDRAISING DINNER and AUCTION, on Saturday starting at 5:30pm. The Aerodrome will host the fall fundraising dinner event to benefit the museum’s new visitor center, which will replace the Aerodrome’s […]
RC_4_A-Cure Coloring Book

RC_4_A-Cure Coloring Book

We have teamed up with UtahRC and RC_4_A_Cure on an RC themed coloring book! ALL proceeds through November will be donated to RC_4_A_Cure (cancer awareness). Click on the link below to “donate-to-buy” your PDF copy of the coloring book and its 22 original drawings. http://www.utahrc.com/utahrc-coloring-book Here’s an example of one of the RC airplane pages:
28th Annual Ottawa Valley Giant Scale Rally

28th Annual Ottawa Valley Giant Scale Rally

Enjoying near perfect weather with virtually no wind, 107 registered pilots enjoyed one of the  best flying weekends of the summer at the Kingston RC Club field in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The event was on August 22-23 2015 and campers started arriving on Wednesday with the parking  lot absolutely full by our Saturday official start date. By looking at the […]
Engine Swap for the Camel

Engine Swap for the Camel

Well, it has been an active flying season so far and I have flown the Sopwith Camel several times including at the big Fun Fly on Father’s Day in Kingston, Ontario in June, at the recent Warbirds over Delaware in July, at our home field in Farmington, CT and at the Dawn Patrol event at the Long […]
2/3-scale Hanriot HD.1

2/3-scale Hanriot HD.1

We first featured Ian Turney-White’s impressive WW I biplane a few years ago in Model Airplane News, and we were thrilled to see it fly in a recent video shot at a Large Model Association meet at in Elvington, England. Powered by a 425cc JPX engine, the 19-foot-span scratch-built model weighs in at 195 pounds. In addition […]
Video: dead-stick flight!

Video: dead-stick flight!

Murillo Ghigonetto knows his scratch-built Telemaster can fly like a dream in any conditions. After he installed a selfie stick in its left wing, he flew it to altitude and shut the engine off to not only show how well the Telemaster could fly deadstick but also to showcase the beautiful Brazilian countryside around his […]

Model Aviation Day In Cocoa Florida

The Indian River Kontrol Society held an event on August 15, 2015, in celebration of Model Aviation Day. Modelers from around the state of Florida braved threatening weather earlier in the week and brought the promise of sunshine and light breezes! Models and other hobby related products were donated by the following vendors: Hobby Town […]
Friday Fractured Flyers!

Friday Fractured Flyers!

Here’s a fun way to end the work week! We found several great RC airplane crash videos from a fun loving club who’s not afraid to show the darker side of our hobby. We all know watching airplanes losing the aerodynamic argument with gravity is painful, unless of course it’s someone else’s airplane doing the ground […]
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