HiMAT Video
Model Airplane News Magazine
by Model Airplane News
3d ago
Coolest RC plane of all time? Check out the HiMAT informational video from the early 1970s. The HiMAT RC plane was launched from a B-52 Stratofortress at 45,000 feet and piloted on the ground by NASA. It also had a chase plane that could control it if needed. If you were in grade school in the early ’80s or before, the narration style in this video will bring back memories. Worth a watch! The post HiMAT Video appeared first on Model Airplane News ..read more
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Getting started advice from the masters!
Model Airplane News Magazine
by Andrew Griffith
2w ago
GETTING STARTED IN RC — Expert advice for everyone! Whether you’re a first-time flier or an RC veteran who wants to expand your horizons, trying something new can be intimidating. For this feature, we took readers’ “beginner” questions on everything from choosing a radio to getting into giant scale and asked our contributors to share their opinions and advice. Getting started just got a little easier! Nick Ziroli Sr., poses with his award-winning, giant-scale Beechcraft Staggerwing. It is powered by a reliable gasoline engine. I want to fly giant-scale planes. Some of my friends say to use a ..read more
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Revisiting a 20-Year-Old Record-Setting Flight
Model Airplane News Magazine
by Model Airplane News
2w ago
In 2003, Maynard Hill’s RC aircraft crossed the Atlantic–1,882 miles!–on less than a gallon of gas. YouTube’s Captain Joe revisits an amazing RC flight that happened more than 20 years ago. Model Airplane News covered this historic event, and we’ve pulled the 5-page article from our archives for you. Even after 20 years, it’s still a truly impressive RC feat! Click the link for the PDF to read the story. Let us know if you remember reading this story when we first ran it! Record-Setting Transatlantic Flight The post Revisiting a 20-Year-Old Record-Setting Flight appeared first on Model Airpla ..read more
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Unique scratch build!
Model Airplane News Magazine
by Andrew Griffith
2w ago
This cool video features a very unique scratch built Saab B.17 dive bomber electric powered model that was seen at SEFF 2024 at Mac Hodges Field in Andersonville, GA outside of Americus. Americus Airport is where a guy named Charles Lindbergh learned to fly.   The post Unique scratch build! appeared first on Model Airplane News ..read more
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Powered by Air!
Model Airplane News Magazine
by Model Airplane News
3w ago
Check out Tom Stanton’s latest RC creation as he designs, 3D prints, and builds an RC plane powered by compressed air. Of course compressed air power has been around for awhile and usually reserved for very intro-level (toy) planes. But this guy takes it to a whole new level! Check out this impressive and creative build. The post Powered by Air! appeared first on Model Airplane News ..read more
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Rocket Boosted SR-71!
Model Airplane News Magazine
by Model Airplane News
3w ago
This RC pilot and builder takes a fairly standard SR-71 RC model and outfits it with upgraded motors and a solid state rocket booster! Spoiler alert: it goes fast. Check out the video to see the build process, a few mistakes (i.e. learnings) made along the way, and the final result! The post Rocket Boosted SR-71! appeared first on Model Airplane News ..read more
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Fast Foam Fixes: Easy repairs to save your molded ARF
Model Airplane News Magazine
by Model Airplane News
1M ago
When it comes to flying RC airplanes, the chances are that your beautiful molded ARF is going to suffer some damage. There’s no reason, however, to trash your crash. With a little time and effort, you can get back into the air, and you also can save some bucks by repairing your bent bird instead of buying new parts or an entirely new airplane. What’s Needed The supplies needed for any model repair are a hobby knife with sharp replacement blades, some masking tape, a sanding bar with medium sandpaper (100 to 150 grit), and some fine 220-grit sandpaper. The glue needed is 15-minute two-part epox ..read more
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New from CARF-Models the venerable F-4 Phantom!
Model Airplane News Magazine
by Andrew Griffith
1M ago
CARF-Models recently introduced their F-4 Phantom available in a variety of versions and color schemes. Enjoy a couple of short videos of the testing flights and a walk around showing the amazing detailing, weathering and other features including operational leading-edge slats. The demo is powered by a pair of Kingtech K-235 turbine engines. Wow!! The post New from CARF-Models the venerable F-4 Phantom! appeared first on Model Airplane News ..read more
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Giant Scale Bearcat w/ DLE-222 first flight!
Model Airplane News Magazine
by Andrew Griffith
1M ago
Warbird lovers will dig this Norwegian Models F8F 1/5th scale Bearcat with a DLE-222 gas engine. Enjoy!   The post Giant Scale Bearcat w/ DLE-222 first flight! appeared first on Model Airplane News ..read more
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Balsa Build Made Easy
Model Airplane News Magazine
by Model Airplane News
2M ago
Rick is back in the workshop building a balsa sport RC airplane from a kit in this video series. Learn from the best as Rick takes you through everything a beginner builder needs to think about–from preparing the build to selecting the right engine. Stay tuned for part 4! The post Balsa Build Made Easy appeared first on Model Airplane News ..read more
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