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Indoor RC Antonov AN-225

Indoor RC Antonov AN-225

When it comes to indoor RC, the last thing you would expect is the giant Antonov AN-255 cargo plane. Well, this impressive AN-225 model, is a very scale “micro” version that easily flies in indoor venues! Made of Depron, the model is powered by six Hobbico micro ducted-fan units with two, 2S 1000mAh batteries. Built and […]
RC Smoke Systems Explained– Tips for long hang time

RC Smoke Systems Explained– Tips for long hang time

If you have ever been to an RC airshow, then you’ve seen aerobatic airplanes using smoke during their flight routines. When used properly, smoke systems can add a great deal to your flight presentation. The uniqueness it gives to specific segments of your flight routine will increase their appeal and pizzazz to both the spectators […]
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One of a Kind Soviet Bomber

One of a Kind Soviet Bomber

Built and flown by Rainer Mattle, this monster 99-pound model is powered by six 15cc ASP gas engines and an electric pusher motor. Built up from wood, the 16-foot-span plane is also equipped with 16 servos, brakes, and steerable nose wheels and can be disassembled into six modules for easier transport. Kalinin K-7 might be […]
Sneak Preview: Top Gun Coverage

Sneak Preview: Top Gun Coverage

Premium members get our in-depth, 27-page feature on the 30th annual Top Gun Scale Invitational before the September issue hits mailboxes and newsstands. With the top 10 winners from each class as well as up-close scale details and a look at Top Gun through the years, this is event coverage you won’t want to miss! […]
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New for Premium Members — Demystifying Soldering

New for Premium Members — Demystifying Soldering

We’ve just posted an exclusive article on our Premium Member’s site by John Kauk, Demystifying Soldering Connectors. Setting up a new electric-powered model, and sometimes maintaining an older one, often requires installing new motor or battery connectors. Previously I discussed some of the different types of connectors available, so this time we’ll cover installing them. […]
Painting Proper Scale Markings — Get the Stars-and-Bars right

Painting Proper Scale Markings — Get the Stars-and-Bars right

If you are one of many modelers who acquired an ARF-type model of an American airplane, the chance that its star-and-bar markings is correct is about one in 10. It’s sad but true. Among models built by usually careful modelers and displayed at meets, like the Toledo Show and Joe Nall, the situation is somewhat […]
Slow Rolls — Wow the Crowd

Slow Rolls — Wow the Crowd

Want to spice up this weekend’s flying? The slow roll is a challenging classic maneuver that’s actually much harder to perform than it looks. With a little practice, though, you’ll be ready to put on a show!  Enter straight and level, full-power roll left Slowly add right rudder Maximum right rudder Smoothly release right rudder […]
13 Foot Span RC Spruce Goose

13 Foot Span RC Spruce Goose

Built and flown by Jürgen Schönle, this eight-motor model has over a 13-foot wingspan yet weighs just under 11 pounds, thanks to its foam and carbon-fiber construction. The 1/22-scale aircraft is powered by a single 3S, 4000mAh LiPo! Jurgen spent only a month building this model. Howard Hughes would be proud! Thanks to RC Media […]
Incredibly Realistic Fw 190

Incredibly Realistic Fw 190

We’ll admit it: from the minute this video started we were hooked. The animated pilot figure and sliding canopy are the perfect touch to this 1/5- scale FW 190 D-9 model. The 82.67-inch-span aircraft is powered by a Zenoah G-62 and weighs in at close to 31 pounds. Austrian pilot Klaus Herold does a great job of […]
D-Day — June 6, 1944 — The Beginning of the End of the War in Europe

D-Day — June 6, 1944 — The Beginning of the End of the War in Europe

During World War II (1939-1945), the Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June 1944 to August 1944, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control. Codenamed “Operation Overlord”, the battle began on June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day, when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches […]
Don’t cook your speed control!

Don’t cook your speed control!

Avoid these common power system mistakes Electric fliers all have one thing in common regardless of the size or type of models they fly—the electronic speed control (ESC). It doesn’t matter if you fly helicopters, airplanes, giant-scale, indoor, or micro models; at the heart of your power system is the speed control, and if it’s […]
Painting Fabric Covered Models

Painting Fabric Covered Models

When it comes to producing a smooth paint job over fabric covered RC models, the best and quickest paint to use is Poly Tone and it’s various finishing and coating products. Available from F&M Enterprises, all the products are formulated to work with each other and they are extremely easy to use. I use a […]
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