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Tips for flying an RC Triplane in Competition

Tips for flying an RC Triplane in Competition

With the 2019 flying season around the corner, I thought I would post this story again about getting my giant scale Fokker Triplane in shape to compete at the 2016 Top Gun Scale Invitational. For me, being invited by Frank Tiano to compete, is a big deal. I was extremely pleased with how well my […]
Setting Up Multi-Motor Electrics

Setting Up Multi-Motor Electrics

It is no secret that the advantages of electric motors used with multi engine airplanes far outweigh the disadvantages when compared to glow power. First there is the clean factor; you never have to wipe oil off of your plane when using electric power, unless of course you flew too close to the overly rich […]
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AMA’s Response to FAA Proposed Rulemaking

AMA’s Response to FAA Proposed Rulemaking

The Academy of Model Aeronautics leadership team is hard at work making sure lawmakers in Washington, DC, will ensure that AMA members will continue to legally fly RC aircraft. It is so important that the RC modeling community has a strong voice in Washington! Here’s what the AMA has to say about the FAA’s proposed […]
Making RC Brass Fittings — Saving Time and Effort

Making RC Brass Fittings — Saving Time and Effort

Bracketry is an old term referring to making small brass brackets for scale RC model airplanes. Mostly used for attachment points where you need a solid hard-point for the attachment of wing struts and rigging wires for biplanes and other wire braced airplanes. For the longest time, this was all done by hand, using fine-toothed […]
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Snoopy Flies Again!

Snoopy Flies Again!

Watch out Red Baron!!! That’s right, Model Airplane News has redrawn the classic plans for Al Signorino’s 1969 RC Snoopy’s Doghouse and we’ve cleaned them up with CAD. The old original plans were falling apart and so it was time for an upgrade! If you are a Snoopy fan, watch out for the new 50th […]
Joe Ambrose, Horizon Hobby CEO

Joe Ambrose, Horizon Hobby CEO

Joe Ambrose, the CEO of Horizon Hobby and a special friend to Air Age Media, passed away on January 4th.  We and many others will miss him deeply. Joe joined Horizon Hobby in 2005 and through his leadership and vision, was able to guide the company and its team to new heights of success, culminating with […]
Amazing Dual Mustang Flight — Fighter formation at its best!

Amazing Dual Mustang Flight — Fighter formation at its best!

When it comes to giant scale warbird excitement, nothing can beat high speed passes by P-51D Mustangs. And when you have two Mustangs burning up the skies in formation, then you really have a show! These two 20% scale P-51s put on an amazing display at the annual Willis Warbirds Flighter meet in the UK. […]
New for Premium Members — Giant Scale WW I Nieuport 24

New for Premium Members — Giant Scale WW I Nieuport 24

Model Airplane News editor Gerry Yarrish is an active RC model builder and is constantly working on something in his workshop. This workshop update shows some details from his current project a giant scale WW I Nieuport 24 French biplane. Built to a scale of 27.5% Gerry’s N24 is a traditional build albeit a big […]
Nick Ziroli Jr. — Warbird Pilot!

Nick Ziroli Jr. — Warbird Pilot!

Everyone who knows giant scale RC recognizes the name Ziroli and the father and son team of Nick Sr., and Jr. Nick the elder is known for being the father of giant scale warbirds and Nick Jr. continues to be a driving force in the RC industry. Nick Jr. took over “Ziroli Giant Scale Plans” when his […]
Master the Precision Roll — Tips for Perfecting this Classic Maneuver

Master the Precision Roll — Tips for Perfecting this Classic Maneuver

Because it’s used in so many other maneuvers, it’s important to perfect this one and add it to your foundation repertoire. High-speed rolls are generally easier to start with because inertia is a tremendous help. Long, graceful rolls are usually done at medium to high speed to allow inertia to help keep the maneuver axial. […]
Scale RC Pilot Figure Painting — Add life to your fighter driver

Scale RC Pilot Figure Painting — Add life to your fighter driver

I put a huge amount of detail in the helmets of my Best Pilots pilot figures because its the topmost thing that’s viewed when your pilot is sitting in the cockpit. Most flight helmets are leather and that’s what’s shown here. The following technique works like magic in replicating leather of all kinds, but it […]
Giant Scale  B-24 Liberator — Heavy Bomber Witchcraft ARF!

Giant Scale B-24 Liberator — Heavy Bomber Witchcraft ARF!

The B-24 Liberator Heavy Bomber, named “Witchcraft” is part of the Collings Foundation collection of beautifully restored WW II aircraft, and is the only flying example of the type. It is the last Liberator and the Collings Foundation uses it as an education platform to keep the memories of those lost in WW II alive. […]
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