NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center engineers in Edwards, California, are working on an increasingly complex aircraft called the Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design to Lower Drag, or Prandtl-D.
NASA has provided a report and files that contain geometry in an effort to allow others to build and analyze this aircraft design!
Tom Sanders demonstrates how to modify a stock balsa glider, including adding a launch lug and setting the wing's dihedral. We are excited to be able to share this new project video with you. Additional instructional information is coming soon!
Originally featured in the March 2015 issue of Model Aviation magazine, Laddie Mikulasko details how to build the Curtiss CW-24B. This is a scale of one of the U.S. Army's one-of-a-kind fighter aircraft.
Control Line (CL) model aviation can trace its roots back to the early tethered experiments of Victor Tatin, whose compressed-air powered model was flown round-the-pole in 1879. In the 1920s and 1930s aeromodelers began to take this a step further and actually try and control their whip and powered aircraft in flight. Learn more here!