FLORIDA JETS 2019
21ST IN A ROW AND STILL GOING STRONG!
THE MILITARY’S NEW EYE IN THE SKY
Florida Jet Week
Scale, Aerobatics, Freestyle, and Formation—something for Everyone!
15 First-Flight Myths Revealed
Getting Started Has Never Been Easier
10 Tips For Building From A Kit
Workshop Secrets That Speed the Process
Let's Talk Giant Scale
Adding side-force generators for improved knife-edge flight
E-Flite/Horizon Hobby Delta Ray One
This attention grabber is even more fun to fly!
The Blue Max - Scale R/C Challenge And Fly-in
The 10th annual WW I gathering is a big success
Half Cuban-8 With A Negative Snap Roll
A fun variation on a classic maneuver
The Best Products We've Tried And Tested This Year
Each year, the Model Airplane News editors collaborate to select the products and models of the past year that deserve special recognition. We have the enviable job of trying out an amazing array of airplanes and drones and a plethora of related accessories and products from the RC hobby, and each year, dozens of products are reviewed on the pages of our magazine. We evaluate design, construction, and—most of all—performance. So after much thought, consideration, and debate, here are this year’s winners.
VQ Warbirds Tiger Moth This Little Bird Is A Ball To Fly!
The Tiger Moth, or “Moth” as it is affectionately called, is a gentle-flying biplane that has been popular with military and private pilots since the early 1930s. I have flown various-size Moths, and I cannot think of an easier-flying, more forgiving, or more stable machine.
Top Gun Scale Invitational
31 Years Of Scale Excellence.
FMS Ranger PNP
A Midsize All-purpose Trainer With Sport Performance.
Top 10 P-51 Mustangs
Favorite all-American fighters.
Warbirds Over Delaware
25th anniversary of this East Coast scale event.
Flyzone B-25 Mitchell
Micro RC scale at its best.
Keep It Legal
Best practices for airport notifications.
FMS Model Votec 322 3D
A scale quick-build, aerobatic monster
E-FLITE/HORIZON HOBBY P-47 Razorback 1.2m BNF Basic
Scale details make this warbird come to life.
Great Planes Zero
Not just a sport flier, this plane’s a sport fighter
E-FLITE/HORIZON HOBBY Convergence
An amazing crossover aircraft that is both a multirotor and a plane.
FMS Beaver 2000mm PNP
Giant model of the famous Canadian workhorse.
Warbirds 'RC Forever'
Here’s a fun group: (from left to right) Elton Batista, Rogerio Araujo, Dino DiGiorgio, Fabiano Mazzer, and Rodrigo Pantoja. Fabiano owns the plane, and Rodrigo owns Juniaer, the company that produces the Tucano. The plane is the fi rst in a series of 50cc Tucano ARFs from Juniaer. The Tucano is powered with a DLE 55 and controlled with a Futaba 14SG. Johnny Simoes retracts and struts are used.
Freewing Model Avanti S
Join the jet set with this sleek, plug-and-play flier.
Lance Campbell's Amazing Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
The story behind this RC project that took nine years to complete.
Protecting The FAA Regulations' Section 336
Section 336 is the reason why today’s model-aircraft and drone fliers have been able to fly without a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot’s license, equipage mandates, and regulatory paperwork. Section 336 is a safe tradition that has been around for many decades. If you like flying your model aircraft for recreation without mandates that include pilot licenses and remote IDs, action is needed now.
Let's Talk Giant Scale
Understanding flaps and their setup.
Six Spectacular Spitfires
Editors’ picks roundup.
Conquer Dead-Stick Landings
Understanding energy management is key.
50th-Anniversary Snoopy's Doghouse
The famous Peanuts’ beagle flies again!