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Flying with Flaps — Understanding their use.

Flying with Flaps — Understanding their use.

Sooner or later, many RC modelers try their hand at a scale subject, and since most full-size aircraft use flaps, their scale model should include them as well. A scale model with the flaps fully deployed is an impressive sight. This will most likely be the pilot’s first exposure to flaps since most of our sport […]
Flying RC Giant Scale Model Airplanes Lightening the Pilot’s Workload

Flying RC Giant Scale Model Airplanes Lightening the Pilot’s Workload

I know I am not alone when I mention that there is nothing like the looks of a giant-scale airplane, complete with all of the bells and whistles. From panel lines to rivets, sliding canopies, flaps, retracts, and lights, the list can go on and on! However, with all of these added features and functions […]
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RC Model Airplane WW1 RC Jamboree Eindecker Part 2 The Wing

RC Model Airplane WW1 RC Jamboree Eindecker Part 2 The Wing

We just recently posted about our latest project, a 1960s era Fokker E.III Eindecker ideal for the upcoming Mission event at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome. The Mission event as well as the entire WW1 RC Jamboree is hosted by the hard working members of the Mid-Hudson RC Society club and this year is the 51st […]
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RC Model Airplane Hangar 9 Valiant 10cc ARF

RC Model Airplane Hangar 9 Valiant 10cc ARF

From Hangar 9: Whether you love the giant-scale version or want a Hangar 9® original that’s on the lighter side, your next dream machine is here. The new Hangar 9 Valiant™ 10cc airplane is everything that made the larger version famous in a size engineered to take full advantage of smaller engines. It will also […]
RC Model Airplanes Tower Hobbies Sbach 3D ARF VIDEO

RC Model Airplanes Tower Hobbies Sbach 3D ARF VIDEO

From Tower Hobbies: With speed on tap and power to spare, the Sbach EP ARF is a sure-fire delight for any pilot with a pulse. Pick yours up and ply the sky. Visit TowerHobbies.com See more posts about Tower Hobbies
RC Model Airplane E-flite PT-17 BNF VIDEO

RC Model Airplane E-flite PT-17 BNF VIDEO

From E-flite: Every WWII allied fighter ace got their start somewhere. Chances are, most started off in a PT-17. Simple, tough and made by the thousands, both the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy used the biplane for its admirable ability to help new pilots survive the basics and master the art of flight, all in […]
RC Giant Scale Waco YMF-5 by Pedro Sanchez

RC Giant Scale Waco YMF-5 by Pedro Sanchez

When it comes to artwork, there are many forms and mediums to use to create a masterpiece.  This amazing RC 1/3-scale WACO YMF-5 biplane was finished and flown by Pedro Sanchez, and anyone who sees it up close has to agree, it is a flying and functional work of art! An expert builder and a […]
Scale Soviet Fighters on Display

Scale Soviet Fighters on Display

This video comes to us from our UK friends Dean and Pete Coxon, who filmed these two Yaks at a recent LMA meet in Tibenham, Norfolk. They write, “The pilots Mike Booth (Yak-3) and John Horne (Yak-11) formed their two-man ‘Red Stars’ display team late last year and this is their first public flight. [When] the […]
Hovering: Master this 3D Move

Hovering: Master this 3D Move

Of all 3D maneuvers, it’s possible that none represent 3D flying more than hovering. While learning to hover can be extremely challenging, you can make it easier for yourself by knowing the primary forces involved. Control while hovering is maintained solely by the propeller thrust or “prop-wash” over the tail surfaces and the inboard portions […]
Fly the Hammerhead aka the Stall Turn

Fly the Hammerhead aka the Stall Turn

The stall turn (sometimes also referred to as the “hammer-head”) can be broken down into five steps. While this maneuver may seem fairly easy, it can be rather difficult to perform time and time again. Let’s begin! ILLUSTRATION BY FX MODELS & CHROME CITY STUDIOS The basic stall turn is performed by pulling the model to […]
Stall & Spin Recovery Tips

Stall & Spin Recovery Tips

The stall, or more accurately the inadvertent stall, has probably caused more RC planes to crash than any other cause. The safety of your airplane depends on your knowledge of its slow-speed handling and stall characteristics. To minimize the number of crashes due to stalls, the pilot must understand the principles of what makes a […]
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