Posted by redneckplane | 12-07-2016 @ 12:59 AM | 8,030 Views
Hello everyone,

My name is Dane Edwards. Some of you may know who I am. I've been flying with my father Drake since I was 8 years old back in the early 90s in North Carolina. We used to fly a Bud Nosen P-51 with a 3 Cylinder Inline triple on it for a number of years. For the past 2 years, I've been doing a model airplane reality show called "Redneck Planes" that takes place in various locations around the East Coast. I've been at Joe Nall the past 2 years and I have also been at many other events. Please check out my latest episode in the series that takes place in Fayetteville North Carolina. Feel free to leave comments and subscribe to me on youtube. Thank you.


"Redneck Planes" Season 4 Episode 5 Fayetteville Warbird Event 2016 (42 min 41 sec)

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Posted by scottyb313 | 12-06-2016 @ 11:51 AM | 10,756 Views
Posted by Vapor Trails | 12-05-2016 @ 12:15 PM | 16,128 Views
Charles Bombardier's concept...

Posted by rsteev | 12-03-2016 @ 02:36 PM | 7,428 Views
I need info on installing a smoke system in a GP Escapade MX 30
Posted by fpvmodel.com | 11-24-2016 @ 12:54 AM | 8,629 Views
FPVModel Black Friday Super Sale (0 min 24 sec)

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Posted by pittsartist | 11-23-2016 @ 10:15 AM | 11,159 Views
Time Flys 2016 (3 min 28 sec)

Seasons greetings video viewers !

Only 34 days to Christmas ..... Time for another "Time Flys" methinks !

Here's the 2016 vintage, the latest of a line stretching Waaaaaay back to 2012 no less.

Crank it up to 11, sit back and spend 3 mins, 28.1 seconds looking back at 2016 with WIGY TV.

Thanks to the Cesars for the "Jerk it out" soundtrack (not that I asked them .... but I did pay itunes a £1 for it)

The "Phew" right at the end is all my own - probably the most sincere you will ever hear.

Anyway, hope you enjoy it, see you again in 2017.
Posted by pilot 2524 | 11-22-2016 @ 11:04 PM | 7,788 Views
so has anyone out there suffered the loss of an airplane due to gpx.they have lost mine and dont seem to interested in helping me out by finding it.i have been given no information ,they cant even track the plane.....and every time i talk to someone its like the first they have ever heard of it.i have had 6 different people put a tracer on the same plane on the same day....its like they are just pretending to look for it...and they dont care.i am so frustrated right now!!!!!!!!!can anyone offer any help?how can they get away with this?one month overdue!.............help!!!!!!!!!
Posted by scottyb313 | 11-22-2016 @ 09:45 AM | 10,550 Views
Posted by rclad | 11-15-2016 @ 12:54 PM | 10,614 Views
[Updated 5-24-2017]

Dense fog shrouds Coronado, diffusing the morning light. I'm supposed to take off on my first solo cross country flight as a private student pilot in an hour. It's Saturday, February 18. I glance out the window from the Navy Flying Club here at NAS North Island in San Diego, where I'm stationed for a year with an S-3 squadron. Still no sign of clearing. I review the aeronautical charts with my instructor, listen to a weather briefing, verify weight, fuel and takeoff calculations, and file a VFR flight plan. Visual Flight Rules require that I maintain eye contact with the ground and stay clear of other aircraft by sight. So I have to wait for the fog to burn off before I can fly. Hours tick away. Finally, the sun breaks through. I do a quick preflight of the plane, a Cessna 152, and depart. It's well past noon, but I 'm relieved to be in the air and on my way.

My destination is Yuma, Arizona, on the border with Mexico, about an hour and thirty minutes east of San Diego. The sky is a silky cerulean, and the plane hums along without a hint of trouble. Heading southeast I climb out of San Diego at the maximum rate I can coax from the plane, leveling out at 5,500 feet above sea level before turning east toward Otay Mountain, its peak rising to 3,551 feet. When I leave the coastal mountains and enter desert air I can see forever, beyond the green Imperial Valley, past the Algodones sand dunes to the Chocolate Mountains over seventy-five miles away. I am flying, on my own, on a perfect day. Beautiful.

After landing in Yuma I refuel the plane, eat a leisurely lunch, call for a weather briefing, and take off for the return flight home. The late afternoon sun beckons in the west, undiminished by its descent, as I climb back into blue sky and desert vistas spread out below in browns and reds. I can inspect every rock and shrub thousands of feet below me. Landmarks are clearly visible for navigation. As the desert recedes the San Ysidro mountains loom ahead, the last barrier before reaching San Diego. Each ridge crossing brings me closer to my base, until I reach the last one. Then I panic.

The fog is back. It had crept in, right up to the mountains I just crossed. Like high tide in the Bay of Fundy, it covers the entire city and my route home. With my options limited by available fuel, my thoughts turn to a nearby airfield where I had practiced numerous times, hoping it might have enough visibility to land. Banking sharply to the left I descend quickly in a tight circle, looking for other traffic while clouds lap my wings to the west and mountains rise above me to the east. At 800 feet above sea level, only 300 feet above ground, I still can find no ceiling to the clouds. Without a ceiling to fly under I have nowhere to go but up. It's a slow climb back to clear air.

OK, enough of that. I'm out of patience with VFR rules. Only twenty miles from my base, I call the control tower and request a vector to the “blue crane,” a large ship loading crane on the edge of the bay where we normally begin our approach. The reply is a lifeline: “4-8-Niner-Niner Mike, turn right heading 2-8-5.” I hold that bearing as if being pulled from water, and fly above the clouds, my vice grip on the yoke relaxing with the sight of sun and sky again. I'm in the womb of heaven and can't stay. I scan the horizon for the blue crane but can see only sky and clouds, like a winged insect buzzing an endless field ripe with cotton. And then it appears. There, directly below me, is the crane, in the center of a hole in the clouds, the only one I have seen. I'm home. I make a circular descent through the opening, find a ceiling above my approach altitude, and land in the dark.

I expect the FAA to cite me on the spot. I find my instructor instead. She is alone, waiting for my arrival. It had been a long nine hours, but I emerged where my adventure began.

According to my logbook, I spent only 3.4 hours in the plane on that day in 1989. For most of that time I was in the air, alone. I owe my safe return - and my life - to the controller who delivered me from the clouds, whose welcome voice passed no judgment. I still wonder, though, how such a thin line could separate success from failure, and a vapor so ethereal could both thwart and embrace me. That day I understood I'm not invincible, and I learned to respect the limits imposed by nature.

I completed my training as a Naval Flight Officer and flew many times in the right seat or back seat of the S-3, off the deck of a pitching aircraft carrier, both day and night and with no horizon. But I decided that piloting a plane takes more than just skill and hard work. It takes a certain amount of the "right stuff," a confidence that was deeply shaken in me. For full scale planes I've been content ever since to let others do the flying.

Why do I fly RC? I love aviation. I love the synthesis of form and function, the physical beauty of a machine that is the culmination of theoretical science, testing and many practical engineering decisions. I am fascinated by structures that must withstand the incredible stresses imposed by flight. I enjoy designing model planes and building them. I love the allure of a perfect design, how it impels me to pursue improvements and modifications on every kit and plane I buy. I love the endless variations, bold designs and creative schemes found in and on aerobatic planes and airlines around the world. I never tire of watching a plane fly overhead, a fellow modeler maiden a new plane or grease a landing, or the experience of flying in the air and watching the world below. I love the skill it takes to master flight, for both full-scale and model planes. I love the thrill of competition and the opportunity to test those skills in a friendly and supportive venue.

I enjoy piloting RC planes, because I can keep my feet on the ground and my imagination up there, where the sky is blue and I can see forever.
Posted by scottyb313 | 11-12-2016 @ 11:43 AM | 12,010 Views
ARS 300 Build Video Rudder Assembly #4 (23 min 54 sec)
(23 min 54 sec)
Posted by scottyb313 | 11-12-2016 @ 11:41 AM | 12,035 Views
ARS 300 Build Video #3 Elevator Assembly (18 min 32 sec)
(18 min 32 sec)
Posted by scottyb313 | 11-12-2016 @ 11:39 AM | 11,888 Views
ARS 300 Build Video #2 Wing Assembly (25 min 36 sec)
(25 min 36 sec)
Posted by scottyb313 | 11-12-2016 @ 11:38 AM | 11,793 Views
Posted by AceWingCarrier | 11-01-2016 @ 12:17 AM | 10,911 Views
Hi Guys
We have an assortment of new Prop Covers. These are non slip prop covers needed no Velcro to keep them on. Either on the plane or just for transporting . They come in a variety of colors.
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Propeller Covers by A.W.C.
Ace Wing Carrier
Posted by 5150flyer | 10-27-2016 @ 04:22 PM | 14,270 Views
EF planes make me look good in the air and on the ground!
Posted by oldiegoldie | 10-24-2016 @ 10:51 AM | 11,034 Views
I need to purchase a Pitts Muffler, and adapter for a Saito 1.80 4c. It can be either inverted or side mount. Any Pitts Muffler in nice condition will be considered.
Thank you,

[email protected]
Posted by hot4teach | 10-20-2016 @ 11:57 PM | 11,734 Views
I've been working on this project for a while and decided to post some pictures to get myself motivated to get going on it again. I picked it up used. It's been flown a lot but not wrecked. Some of the balsa was damaged around the landing gear cuffs and joints needed a little CA to firm everything up again. Also there is a little balsa damage on the wings and stabs. It was in flying condition, but this airframe had the bad black covering that was looking pretty bad. Right now I'm almost done with the fuselage. Just some striping to do. I will start on the wings after that and save the cowl painting for last.
Posted by jc super props | 10-13-2016 @ 08:38 AM | 13,974 Views
this very precise landing with engine off
Julinho JC.

Posted by Vapor Trails | 10-11-2016 @ 04:27 PM | 21,437 Views

Posted by teen.treadway | 10-10-2016 @ 08:17 AM | 13,243 Views
Maiden flight went well. This plane flew like it was on rails!!