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Welcome to Greg Covey's R/C Web Hangar


For over 20 years now I have been addicted to flying electric powered R/C airplanes. It's great fun and I get a lot of satisfaction from the hobby. The attraction of flying electric-only ships (as opposed to glow, gas, or turbine engines) probably comes from my Electrical Engineering background. I fly only clean and quiet electric-powered aircraft. Most of them are quiet but a few of them make more noise than you would expect.

My current passion is with a new type of VTOL vehical by the ArduPilot developers that can hover like a quadcopter and then fly like a conventional plane. The so-called "QuadPlane" has the advantages of flying more efficiently for longer distances than a multi-rotor copter and without the need for a runway like a plane. In this manner, it makes a great survey vehicle without complicated tilt-rotor or tilt-wing mechanisms like a more conventional VTOL. I post mostly now on the ArduPilot Forums. My previous passion was with Multi-Rotor Copters (or MRC) and I posted on RC Groups mostly in the Multirotor forums. The evolution of MRC technology was changing so fast that it reminded me of when I first started flying with electric planes some 20 years ago. Feel free to check out my newer projects on the UAVs page or my VTOL page or my Multi-Rotor page or my Vimeo page where I host some videos showing new technology.

In the past, I have written many reviews for most of the hobby publications and had several long-term columns. My first published column was back in 2002 for Sailplane and Electric Modeler magazine which turned into Quiet Flyer magazine. I then started an e-column on RC Universe called, AMP'D which also lasted for several years. Today, by choice, I write  for Model Retailer and drone360 magazines. Model Retailer goes to all the local hobby shops. It's a fun gig and allows me to spend most of my free time playing with UAV VTOLs or MRC and all the new technology they have to offer.

drone360 magazine is part of the Discover magazine group and is published by Kalmbach. It covers a wide range of drone topics from the gear used to the technology behind it to the ethical issues that arise from military to law enforcement to commercial or even hobby use.

Although these are a bit dated, you can check my published reviews below and AMP'D columns on the RCU magazine.


click above for a list of issues

To reduce downloading time, I have split my R/C "Web Hangar" into categories that can be viewed in detail by selecting them individually. Here is a list of my planes divided into appropriate categories.

Mapping UAVs: click category for more photos

bulletMakeFlyEasy Freeman VTOL
bulletMyFlyDream Nimbus VTOL Conversion
bulletBirdsEyeView FireFLY6 VTOL
bulletVolentex Ranger EX

VTOLs and QuadPlanes: click category for more photos

bulletFX-79 "Buffalo" 2-Meter Wing QuadPlane Conversion
bulletXUAV mini Talon QuadPlane Conversion
bulletVolantex Ranger EX QuadPlane Conversion
bulletHobby King Bix3 QuadPlane Conversion
bulletAres V-Hawk X4 VTOL
bulletFireFLY6 VTOL Tilt-rotor Flying Wing
bulletCanadair CL-84 Scale Tilt-Wing
bulletGreat Planes VFO
bulletProject VTOL

Multi-Rotor Copters:  click category for more photos

bulletAPM Controllers
bulletOPQ - One Piece Quad
bulletCinestar Octocopter Clone
bulletHeli-Max 1SQ V-Cam review
bulletLaTrax ALIAS review
bulletx230 mini Quad build review thread
bulletTurnigy H.A.L. 585mm Quad build thread review
bulletFlamewheel 450mm Clone build thread review
bulletST-450mm "Erector Set" Quad build thread review
bulletParrot AR.Drone 2 thread review
bulletParrot AR.Drone 1Parrot AR.Drone 1 review

First Person Visual (FPV):  click category for more photos

bullet Skywalker FPV build review thread

Glow-to Electric Conversions:Glow-to Electric Conversions:   click category for more photos

bullet 1/3 Scale 1913 Eastbourne Monoplane and RCU thread
bulletWorld Models 42% Ultimate conversion, Part1 , Part2
bulletThe Wings Maker Ultimate 40 and review
bullet The Wings Maker Clipped Wing Cub 48 and review
bulletWorld Models 1/3 scale Clipped Wing Cub and review
bulletHangar 9 1.50-size P-51D Mustang and review
bulletWorld Models 1/4 scale J3 Cub and review  
bulletWorld Models Ultimate 40S and review  
bulletBullit High-Speed Wing and review
bulletBlack Horse Model Decathlon ARF and review 
bulletSenior Telemaster ARF and review
bulletUltraRC Icepoint 2-meter pattern plane and review 
bullet Hangar 9 33% Edge 540 conversion, Part1 , Part2 , Part 3D 
bulletWorld Models P-82 Twin Mustang and review
bullet.40 size Graupner Extra 300S AXI-fied Conversion and review 
bullet Vmar Easy 3D and review
bullet .60 size Great Planes Little Toni with a Kontronik Brushless 600 Set for Model Airplane News
bullet .60 size Great Planes Lancair with a Kontronik Brushless 600 Set for Quiet Flyer magazine
bullet .60 size Graupner Extra 300S using an AXI 4120 outrunner motor and review
bullet .60 size Hangar 9 F4U Corsair and review 
bullet .40 size Hobby Lobby Skylark Pattern Plane (RCU thread) (Super Skylark thread)
bullet .30 size Lanier Razor 3D (5 lbs) powered by Aveox 27/39/1.5 geared motor and review
bullet .60 size Hangar 9 AT-6 Texan and review
bullet.40 size Graupner Extra 300S (7 lbs) powered by MaxCim 13D on 4s5p Kokam pack
bullet .60 size Graupner ShowFlyer (7 lbs) powered by MaxCim 13Y on 24-cells
bullet .30 size Extra 300S (5.6lbs) powered by Astro Flight 625G Cobalt motor and review
bullet.60 size Hacker Arrow 3D (7.5 lbs.) powered by MaxCim 13Y
bullet.30 size Graupner Monsun Trainer (e-conversion)
bullet.40 size WWI German Taube 40 from Balsa USA
bullet.90 size 1920s Velie Monocoupe (81.5" wingspan) Electric Conversion and review

EDF: click category for more photosclick category for more photos

bullet RC Lander T-33 120mm EDF build thread review
bullet Great Planes F-86 Sabre Micro EDF and review
bulletGreat Planes F-16 Falcon and review
bullet E-flite Habu 32 and review
bullet Nitro Planes Starfire EDF build thread review
bulletVenom F-86 Sabre and review
bullet E-flite F-86 Sabre and review
bulletGreat Planes F-20 Tigershark EDF and review
bulletWorld Models Wing Jet EP and review
bullet Nitro Planes Hero 100 Cessna 550 Build Thread, Part1, Part2
bulletHobby Lobby Executive Jet Part1, Part2
bulletAeronaut F9F Panther Part1, Part2
bullet ParkZone Habu EDF and review
bullet E-flite BAe Hawk 15 DF ARF and review
bulletByron A-4 Skyhawk 120mm EDF Conversion build thread and video
bulletNitro Models Predator 90mm UCAV build thread and video
bulletFlyFly BAe Hawk 90mm EDF build thread and winter, summer videos
bulletGreat Planes L-39 Albatros RxR EDF and review
bullet Hobby Lobby F-4 Phantom II 70mm and review
bullet Exceed-RC F/A-18C and review
bullet Multiplex Twister EDF Jet in AMP'D EDF Goes Mainstream
bullet E-flite F-15 Eagle and review
bulletV-Pro MIG-15 70mm EDF andV-Pro MIG-15 70mm EDF and review

Flying Boats: click category for more photos

bullet Air Hogs Storm Launcher and review
bulletRed's "Miss HangarOne" and RCU thread
bulletWalkera RTF Boat evaluation
bulletFMA Hydro FlyerFMA Hydro Flyer Product Spotlight

Trainers: click category for more photos

bullet FMA FunJet RTF with On-board Flight Stabilization and review
bulletMultiplex Mentor and review
bullet E-flite Apprentice 15e RTF and review
bulletHobbico ElectriStar Select and review
bullet Hobbico Superstar EP and review
bulletBlack Horse Electric Trainer and review
bullet Multiplex Magister and review
bulletMultiplex Magister AXI-fied hopup
bulletMulitplex Easystar HobbyZone Firebird Scout and review
bulletWattage Cessna 180 RTF and review
bullet Kyosho Ferias (Speed 400)
bulletHacker Helio Courier (Speed 600)
bulletGraupner Monsun Trainer (e-conversion)

Wings: click category for more photos

bullet Firebird EDF Jet and review
bulletTrick R/C Zagi Tazz and review
bulletGreat Planes "Super" Slinger wing with Kontronik Brushless 400 Set and review
bulletSuperFly-E Delta wing and review
bulletProJeti Racing Wing and review
bulletZagi Fixx
bulletZagi 400, 400X
bulletZagi "Americana" Eagle
bullet6' Super Zagi Twin Project and review
bulletMini-Zagi 2/3 Scale Project and review
bulletBirdworks 26" Tilde EPP wing and review
bulletPop-Fly from EAM

Sailplanes: click category for more photos

bulletGraupner Terry
bulletNorvel GlassAir 400 Motor Glider
bulletHOB Two Tee (R.I.P.)
bulletGlobal Explorer 2M

Aerobatic & 3D: click category for more photos

bulletHangar 9 Sundowner 36 and review
bulletGreat Planes Sequence F3A and review
bulletE-Flite Stearman PT-17 15e and review
bulletGreat Planes Edge 540T and review
bulletE-flite Deuces Wild 25e2 ARF and review
bulletE-flite Enticement F3P and review
bulletCOX Christen Eagle ARF and review
bulletFliton Inspire Mini and review
bulletDMZ Decathlon EP-400 ARF and review
bulletE-flite J3 Cub 25 and review
bulletReflex 3D and review
bulletE-flite mini Edge 540 and review
bulletFliton ICON 312 and review
bulletWorld Models "Fun World EP" and review using an AXI 4120 outrunner motor
bullet.30 size Lanier Razor 3D (5 lbs) powered by Aveox 27/39/1.5 geared motor and review
bullet.60 size Graupner Extra 300S (7 lbs) powered by MaxCim 13D on 4s5p Kokam pack
bullet.60 size Graupner ShowFlyer (7 lbs) powered by MaxCim 13Y on 24-cells
bullet.30 size Extra 300S (5.6lbs) powered by Astro Flight 625G Cobalt motor and review
bullet.60 size Hacker Arrow 3D (7.5 lbs.) powered by MaxCim 13Y
bulletHobby Lobby Pigi 3D
bulletKyosho Flash (3 lbs.) powered by Kyosho Endoplasma
bulletKavan Mad-Dog (R.I.P.)
bulletExtra 3.25 "Endo-Powered" and review
bulletWattage Extra 330L and review
bulletAkro Champion Street Flyer, 3 setups and Indoor Conversion Saga
bullet32" Brushless "Indoor" Champion and article
bulletWattage Crazy Max and review
bulletJR Models Tiger Diablo from Hobby Lobby
bulletPotensky Cobra and Eagle and review
bulletWipa Firecat with AXI 2820/10 motor
bulletT3D Cap from eDogFight and review
bulletFliton Flubber and review

Slow Flyers & Park Flyers: click category for more photos

bullet ParkZone Spitfire Mk IX BNF and review
bulletCox Sky Cruiser and review
bulletFMA FunJet RTF with On-board Flight Stabilization and review
bulletParkZone Bf-109G BNF and review
bulletHobbico FlyZone Cessna 182 Skylane RTF and review
bulletParkZone F4U Corsair RTF and review
bulletMaxford USA Clever Boy ARF on Floats and review
bullet World Models Cessna Skylane EP and review
bulletParkflyers.com Cessna 182 and review
bullet Multiplex Space Scooter and review
bulletParkZone Super Decathlon and review
bulletNasty Toes Aviation "Mix & Match" parts review
bullet ParkZone Slo-V and review
bulletParkflyers.com BeginAir and review
bullet FlyZone Ventura and review
bulletHobbyZone Aerobird X-treme and review
bullet ParkZone J-3 Cub and review
bulletGWS Tiger Moth 400 and review
bulletFTM AT-6 Texan and review
bulletStrega P-51 Reno Racer and review
bulletGraupner Mini Piper and review
bulletGraupner Tipsy and review
bulletIkarus Bleriot III
bulletGWS Slow Stik
bulletGWS LiteStik (aka Pico Stick)
bulletUltra-Lite Stick (my own 5oz version) and review
bulletRare Bear Reno Racer and review

Micro-Flight / Indoor Flight: click category for more photos

bullet E-flite UMX Extra 300 3D BNF and review
bulletE-flite UMX Beast BNF and review
bullet E-Flite Blade mCX Tandem Rescue RTF and review
bulletGreat Planes VFO Sport 3D/EP ARF
bulletParkZone Sukhoi Su-26m BNF and review
bulletE-flite Blade mCX S300 RTF/BNF Micro Heli and review
bulletParkZone Vapor RTF and review
bulletCOX Micro P-51 ARF and review
bulletPicoo-Z Micro Heli
bulletHobbico Classic Bipe cconversion
bullet Wattage Micro Flyer and rreview
bullet Cirrus Micro Joule Flight Pack and rreview
bulletAeroFlakes Indoor Events 22003 Coverage
bulletHarbor Freight "Sky Runner" CConversion
bullet Ikara i>"Hangar Rat" Free-flight to R/C Bit-charger Conversion
bulletAkro Champion Indoor CConversion
bullet1.4oz, 14" Funcraft P-51 Conversion w/RFFS100 module
bullet3.8oz Firefly-powered TIny from Todd's Models
bullet1.3oz, 14" Graupner Micro-Taxi w/RFFS100 module
bullet3.7oz, 15" Akro-Bipe (Firefly-powered)
bullet18.5" Formoplast Cannonshot Bi-plane (aka Kavanshot)
bullet20.5" COX Viper P-51 CoConversion
bulletIkara >"Firefly" R Rubber-powered free flight glider
bullet3.3oz, 19" Wattage Lightning (bashed w/Firefly motor)
bulletDWE Mini Stik and rereview
bullet DWE Widget and vivideo
bulletBlade Runner mico heli and vivideo
bulletLipol One (modified) and video

Seaplanes: click category for more photos

bullet E-flite J3 Cub 25 on floats and review
bulletFerias on Floats
bulletAventura II

Historic Aviation: click category for more photos

bullet Great Planes Fokker DR1 and review
bullet1913 Rapid from Peter Rake plans
bulletWWI German Taube 40 from Balsa USA
bulletIkarus Bleriot III
bulletGraupner GeeBee (1928 GeeBee Sportster) and review
bullet GeeBee power upgrade to the Plettenberg FreeStyle 24 motor review
bulletGreat Planes "Spirit of St. Louis" (review)
bullet81.5" wingspan 1928 Monocoupe Electric Conversion and review
bulletMonocoupe on floats RCU thread

Blimps: click category for more photos

bullet Plantranco 4' R/C Tri-fan Blimp

Military: click category for more photos

bullet ParkZone Spitfire Mk IX BNF and review
bulletEscale Pilatus PC-21 and review
bullet ParkZone Bf-109G BNF and review
bulletE-flite T-34 Mentor 25e and review
bullet E-Flite Stearman PT-17 15e and review
bullet ParkZone F4U Corsair RTF and review
bullet E-flite AT-6 Texan 25 ARF and review
bullet E-flite P-38E Lightning and review
bulletGreat Planes Combat Spitfire and review
bullet Great Planes Fokker DR1 and review
bulletOperation R/C story
bulletWorld Models P-82 and review
bulletHangar 9 F4U Corsair and review
bulletAlfa Models F4U Corsair and review
bulletCurtiss P-40N Warhawk and RCU thread here
bulletHangar 9 AT-6 Texan and review
bulletAlfa Model's P-51 ARF and review
bulletWWII F6F Hellcat (from Scorpio via Hobby Lobby)

 Motors/Misc: click category for more photos

bullet Aerosound R/C Scale Sound Systems and review
bulletST Labs 5-in-1 eDVR Video Camera and review
bullet FlightPower USA and EVO Lithium Polymer Packs and review
bulletRC Sky Diver and review
bulletBNB Digital Power Recorder and review
bulletUltraFly B-series motor and review
bullet Futaba 6EXA radio and review
bullet 2004 RIT Indoor Flying Festival coverage
bulletWatt's Up watt meter and review
bulletPro Exotics MicroTemp gun and review
bulletFMA LV Flight Pack and review
bullet Hobby Lobby Honey Bee heli and review
bullet Plettenberg Freestyle XL and review
bulletPlettenberg Freestyle 24, Shulze Future 11.20e Controller and review
bullet Model Airplane Forum 2003 coverage
bulletTTE100 Computer Controlled Battery Charger and review
bullet R/C Smoke System for Electrics and review
bulletFMA FS5 Receiver and review