CATEGORIES

CENTER OF GRAVITY BASICS

The secret to a plane that flies well

6 mins read
Model Airplane News
July 2021

DON'T TRASH THAT CRASH!

Pro tips for light, strong aircraft repairs

6 mins read
Model Airplane News
July 2021

DYNAM/BITGO HOBBY HAWKER UNTER 70MM

This easy-build jet is a great intro to EDFs

6 mins read
Model Airplane News
July 2021

TAKEOFF WITH A 1 1/2 POSITIVE SNAP ROLL

If you’re aspiring to become a better aerobatic pilot, you are, no doubt, constantly searching to add exciting maneuvers to your flight routine.

5 mins read
Model Airplane News
July 2021

THE 'RAIDER REPAINT

Painting and weathering the Legend Hobby A-1 Skyraider

7 mins read
Model Airplane News
July 2021

IT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS

2020 TOP GUN SCALE INVITATIONAL

10+ mins read
Model Airplane News
February 2021

TOP GUN SCALE INVITATIONAL

THE 32ND YEAR OF EXCELLENCE!

2 mins read
Model Airplane News
February 2021

THE COMPETITION CONTINUES

Every spring, Frank Tiano’s Top Gun Scale Invitational has heralded the beginning of the flying season, offering builders an opportunity to show off their projects in Lakeland, Florida after a winter spent finishing them in their workshops.

1 min read
Model Airplane News
February 2021

BUILDING BENCH & WORKSHOP TIPS

I have built countless RC models, from kits, plans and even my own scratch designs.

3 mins read
Model Airplane News
February 2021

TOP GUN FAVORITE MARK CHAPMAN'S 1/3-SCALE ALBATROS D.VA

When I told Model Airplane News executive editor Debra Cleghorn that I was attending the Top Gun Scale Invitational for the first time, she asked me if I would interview the pilot of one of my favorite planes at the event. As a WW I fan (and a Balsa USA builder), I chose Mark Chapman’s beautifully detailed 1/3-scale Balsa USA Albatros D.Va, flown by Marvin Alvarez in Team Scale.

2 mins read
Model Airplane News
February 2021

HEAVY-DUTY SCALE FLAPS

FUNCTIONAL CONTROL SURFACES WITH ADDED DETAIL

5 mins read
Model Airplane News
February 2021

SEAGULL MODELS/LEGEND HOBBY SAVAGE SHOCK CUB

A short takeoff and landing wonder!

7 mins read
Model Airplane News
February 2021

GETTING STARTED IN FPV

BetaFPV makes getting a bird’s-eye-view easier than ever!

4 mins read
Model Airplane News
February 2021

AILERON/RUDDER MIXING EXPLAINED

Build good habits now and fly better tomorrow

8 mins read
Model Airplane News
February 2021

BRITTEN-NORMAN - DEFENDER 2000

An electric-powered Islander on steroids

8 mins read
Model Airplane News
January 2021

THE NEXT GENERATION OF RC'ERS

Why our hobby isn’t dying out

2 mins read
Model Airplane News
January 2021

MORGANS CUSTOM 3D PRINTING

Industrious builders and craftsmen have been carving, machining, or casting small parts for as long as the hobby has been around, but 3D printers have taken custom parts to a new level.

2 mins read
Model Airplane News
January 2021

SPICE UP A LOOP WITH A SNAP ROLL!

Mastering the Avalanche

5 mins read
Model Airplane News
January 2021

SEA OTTER

SHOWCASING WHAT YOU BUILD & FLY | EMAIL ENTRIES TO: MAN@AIRAGE.COM

1 min read
Model Airplane News
January 2021

FLIGHT PLAN

Designer Rich Uravitch says his electric-powered Britten-Norman Defender 2000 “couldn’t be easier to build or fly.”

2 mins read
Model Airplane News
January 2021

BUILDING A COMPETITION WORTHY SCALE COCKPIT

Scale competition is a segment in this hobby that I really enjoy.

6 mins read
Model Airplane News
January 2021

GETTING INTO GAS ENGINES

Expert installation & setup tips

7 mins read
Model Airplane News
January 2021

Jim McQueen and his P-51B Mustang

One of the most active warbird centric clubs in the Northeast region of the country is the Long Island Skyhawks.

1 min read
Model Airplane News
January 2021

SCALE MAKEOVER

A new scheme for a P-39

4 mins read
Model Airplane News
December 2020

LEGEND HOBBY - SPITFIRE 50 GP/EP ARF

This winning warbird is a fast build and flies like a dream

5 mins read
Model Airplane News
December 2020

HATCH IT!

Don’tcha almost hate it when you come across a good looking scale model in the pit area with a bunch of exposed switches, fuel fillers and charging jacks bolted, glued or otherwise taped or fastened to the exterior of its beautiful finish? I know, right? Well after very careful investigation I have come to the conclusion that the “reason” may be the result of a simple explanation.

2 mins read
Model Airplane News
December 2020

SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE MK II

PLANES WORTH MODELING

1 min read
Model Airplane News
December 2020

PILOT PROJECTS

SHOWCASING WHAT YOU BUILD & FLY

3 mins read
Model Airplane News
December 2020

Never Stop Flying!

A longtime Model Airplane News contributor, Nick Ziroli Sr. has influenced our hobby for decades.

2 mins read
Model Airplane News
December 2020

SAL'S POLIKARPOV I-16

Valery Chkalov Red Five

2 mins read
Model Airplane News
December 2020

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