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AeroFly 5 – Flight Simulator

One of the most significant advances in RC over the last 10 years or so has been the remarkable melding of RC and computer technology to create the flight simulators we enjoy today. Many components of the dazzling performances we see from top aerobatic pilots flying both airplanes and helicopters are first worked out on a flight sim, for the same reasons why flight simulators are great for rank beginners.

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ParkZone T-28 Float Conversion

ParkZone T-28 Float Conversion by Terry Dunn Photos by Fitz Walker Items needed: ParkZone T-28 Trojan(any version) HobbyZone Super Cub Float Kit Two 1/8 x 14-inch Carbon fiber rods Two 1/8-inch Landing gear straps w/mounting screws GOOP adhesive …

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HMP Hot Wing Video

From Fly RC Magazine: Hacker Models brings you the excitement of a high performance flying wing with a twist! The HotWing 1200 also slows down nicely for durable, aerobatic fun in a local park. Click here for our video. …

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Eflite F4 Phantom Video

From Fly RC Magazine: E-flite’s new F-4 Phantom 32 DF offers a great scale appearance and spectacular performance with one of the most popular jet fighters ever. Frank Tiano’s exclusive review in Fly RC gave you the words, now …

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Balsa USA Fokker Video

From Fly RC Magazine: The quarter scale Fokker D.VIII from Balsa USA has been one of Cliff Becker’s favorite flyers for a few seasons now. Despite the inevitable scuffs and scrapes, it soldiers on and guarantees a great day …

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Watts over Owatonna Photo Gallery

Fly RC Magazine PHOTO GALLERY From Fly RC Magazine: Hosted by the Southern Minnesota Model Aircraft Club and sponsored by ElectriFly, this year’s Watts over Owatonna was the best yet as this young event rapidly positions itself as …

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Great Planes Waco YMF-5D ARF .91

For pilots and dreamers around the world, nothing speaks to the glamour of flying like a classic open cockpit biplane from Aviation's Golden Age. And when it comes to classic open cockpit biplanes, those known by "Waco" sit proudly at the front of the line. The choice of most any pilot who could figure a way into the cockpit back in the 1930's, surviving Waco aircraft are still highly sought after and command a premium price whenever they come up for sale. So desirable are the originals, a handful of enthusiasts founded Waco Classic Aircraft and reintroduced the Waco YMF-5 in the mid 1980s as a new production aircraft based on the original 1935 FAA Type Certificate. It is their latest edition, the YMF-5D that Great Planes has faithfully replicated.

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Building Round Engine Cowls

Airplanes with round engines have a unique look that appeals to many modelers and aviation enthusiasts. From the early fighters of WWI through Golden Age classics to modern aerobatic aircraft such as the Sukhoi, they have that special attraction. As almost any veteran pilot will tell you, fullsize airplanes have round engines.

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E-Flite Ultra Micro Extreme Beast Video

From Fly RC magazine: Designed by aerobatic world champion Quique Somenzini, the Ultra Micro eXtreme (UMX) Beast is a thrilling small-scale recreation of one of the most awe inspiring airplanes on the airshow circuit today. And, like the …

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Great Planes FW-190 Video

From Fly RC magazine: The Hangar 9 Sundowner 36 ARF is 90-percent prebuilt and features built-up balsa and lite ply construction with fiberglass cowl and wheel pants. It has a two-piece plug-in wing and easily removable top hatch …

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SebArt 30E – Wallpaper

  From Fly RC magazine: There are very few RC aerobatic designs that are new to me, so it was intriguing to be able to experience the SebArt for the first time. I hadn’t done that in a …

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Hangar 9 Sundowner 36 ARF: Video and Wallpaper

H9 Sundowner   1280X1024 | 1024×768 | 800X600        The Fly RC Team reviewed The Hangar 9 Sundowner 36 ARF for our December 2011 Issue. For the full review, including how the Sundowner performed in our …

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Great Planes Christen Eagle – Video and Wallpaper

From Fly RC Magazine: We always seem to “love” our newest toy, though after a while, they tend to become just another aircraft in the fleet. This Christian Eagle is different.  Great Planes Christen Eagle (2) 1280X1024 | …

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