From E-flite: About the only thing that can top an airplane you can fly just about anywhere is an airplane small enough to fly everywhere else. With the E-flite® UMX™ Timber™ airplane, small spaces, indoors and out, is flying country you can conquer. Like its larger brother, Short Take Off and Landing (STOL) is a […]
Guard against making the common mistake of releasing too much elevator, aka “hunting,” during the float and thus creating a flat spot on top of the loop. This occurs for the same reason people over-control at every skill level: they want to see their inputs doing something. Instead, you should concentrate on smoothly reducing the […]
Radio control model airplanes rely on two basic systems to fly, the radio system and the power system (excluding gliders). Whether you are relying on a nitro-burning glow engine or a high-octane, gasoline-sipping powerplant, if your engine loses its fuel supply, you’ll find yourself in a dead-stick situation with a plane that wasn’t designed to […]
Mirko Zanni of Italy built this impressive 1/6.7-scale Mil MI-24 Hind attack helicopter. The electric-powered heli has a 7.5-foot rotor span and can fly for up to 8 minutes on 12S 1600mAh LiPos. The mechanics are from Heliclassics. Thanks to RCHeliJet for taking this video at the Swiss Heli Challenge at Duebendorf Air Base last weekend.
After checking your engine performance and the radio operation, always make sure that your model is properly balanced before your first flight. It happens all too often: Someone with a brand new airplane shows up at the flying field and has everything working perfectly. The radio checks out, all the controls move in the correct […]
A prolific RC model airplane designer, builder and pilot, Rich Uravitch has a long and involved history with Model Airplane News, and has been a regular contributor for many years. The original “Jet Blast” columnist, Rich even served as Editor in Chief of MAN for several years. The editors are always in contact with “Brother […]
As we dig into all the amazing photos and data from the recent Top Gun Scale Invitational, the MAN team is now busy laying out our coverage for the September issue of MAN. Starting with our pre-event “Road to Top Gun” online sneak peek (also published in the June issue), the editors, and out talented […]
Get geared up for summer with the latest new planes & products in the AMain Performance Hobbies Summer Catalog. It’s bound into the August issue of Model Airplane News! Available at newsstands and bookstores everywhere, and the www.AirAgeStore.com!
We never met a workshop tip we didn’t like! Here are a few helpful tricks from the archives. If you have a tip you’d like to share, add it in the comments! BOX REMIX One organizational aid I use in my shop is a system for keeping unused servo arms matched to the servos […]
We’re very excited for 2017 Mr. Top Gun winner Jack Diaz, but there were a whole lot of other amazing airplanes at this year’s Scale Invitational in Lakeland, FL. Check out these great shots from Top Gun photographers and competitors, David Hart, Barry Vaught, Rich Uravitch, Sean Curry and Ray Lebonte. Thanks everyone.
From Hobbico: With sick improvements from R/C Innovator Gary Wright, the Tower Uproar V2 can execute even more gravity-defying 3D stunts than the original. Get vertical today with the Uproar V2! Visit Hobbico.com See more posts about Hobbico