Tesla Foundation, UAVSA CEO, and others meet following White House drone crash

Jan 28, 2015 No Comments by

Action Needed: Following White House Drone Crash, Tesla Foundation and UAVSA CEO and others discussed action plan to prevent future incidents Washington, DC January 27, 2015—The Tesla Foundation and UAVSA CEO Keith Kaplan at the White House discussing Drone Rules and Lawn Crash – The Tesla Foundation and UAVSA at the White House with UC [...]

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Kyosho Spitfire

Jan 28, 2015 No Comments by

Who doesn’t love a Spitfire? One of the most iconic Allied aircraft of WW II, its sleek lines and elliptical wing are unmistakable. This .50-size Kyosho model does the full-size justice, with retractable landing gear, functional split flaps, steerable tailwheel, full cockpit and pilot figure. Check out the full release from Kyosho: The Spitfire is without [...]

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Get into Scale Competition!

Jan 26, 2015 3 Comments by

Competing in scale events isn’t as intimidating as you might think, especially if you start with fun scale and work your way up! This great video from the NorthWest Scale Aero-Modelers tells you everything you need to know. Check it out!

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Microaces Hawker Hurricane MkIIc

Jan 26, 2015 No Comments by

Talk about great timing: this micro (18-inch-span) Hurricane looks perfect for indoor (read: warm) flying! We just love those WW II RAF fighters. Here’s the full press release from Microaces: With the rapid development of fighter aircraft during WWII, the Hurricane became appreciably more vulnerable. But this didn’t spell the end for the type but [...]

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Scale Russian Polikarpov I-16 WW II Fighter – Soviet Stunner

Jan 22, 2015 4 Comments by

Check out this beautifully detailed model that’s as stunning as it is unusual! Built and flown by Jo Nüsseler, the 74-inch-span model of a Polikarpov I.16 is powered by a Saito 3-cylinder 450 and weighs 25 pounds. The fighter is painted in the scheme of the Soviet’s 4th Squadron, 72nd fighter regiment that helped to repel [...]

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AH-56 Cheyenne Project – Part 2 – Mechanics

Jan 21, 2015 6 Comments by

BUILDING THE MECHANICS: As noted in my intro posting, my first priority for my 700-size Cheyenne project was to build and test fly the mechanics. After all, if I couldn’t get the outrigger tail and variable-pitch pusher prop to work properly, what was the point? First decision was choosing the basic mechanics. Although this is [...]

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Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne Project

Jan 20, 2015 5 Comments

A few years back I designed a scale model of the Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne, probably my favorite helicopter of all time.  The experimental Cheyenne featured a variable-pitch pusher prop and small wings, which allowed it to fly much like an airplane and gave it a top speed of nearly 250 MPH.  My Cheyenne was based [...]

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Full Spectrum Laser Cutter Review — Home Photo Shoot/Sneak Peek

Jan 20, 2015 No Comments

Ever want to get a laser cutter for your workshop? We spent part of the day working at home today. Our staff photographer Peter Hall came over to shoot photos for our upcoming MAN review of my Full Spectrum Laser LLC Laser Cutter & Engraver. We are working on a no-nonsense, easy to understand review of [...]

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