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Rare B-17 Gun Turret on eBay

Apr 17, 2013 2 Comments

We’ve heard of a lot of interesting items for sale on eBay, but this one’s a first: a piece of a WW II B-17, in its original paint! If you’ve got the space for it, what a great conversation piece this would make! With a reserve set at $6,100, the auction is ending Sunday; click here to go to the [...]

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Revolutionary Quad Design: Circle Wing

Apr 17, 2013 No Comments

  Check this out! Insitu’s new South American partner Santos Labs unveiled its multirotor  at LAAD 2013. A fish-eyed 360 degree camera is fitted to the 1.5kg  quadrocopter. It uses an annular wing to provide lift and prop guard. Named Orbis, the platform is waterproof and is intended to meet a Brazilian Navy requirement. The [...]

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Harlem Shake: RC Heli Style!

Apr 17, 2013 2 Comments

Even if, like me, you’re Harlem-Shaked-Out, this video of dancing helicopters at the Las Vegas  Fun Fly will make you smile. And with pilots like Bobby Watts, Kyle Dahl, Alan Szabo performing, you know it has to be great! Check it out:  

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Dehogiflier: pig-hunting drone

Apr 15, 2013 1 Comment

It is well past 8 p.m. on a Thursday, and engineers James Palmer and Cy Brown are a long way from their day jobs at Raven Research and Development in Lafayette. Palmer and Brown are in the middle of an expansive rice field in rural St. Landry Parish. It is pitch dark and mostly quiet. [...]

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Heli-Max Blackhawk, up close!

Apr 14, 2013 1 Comment

You won’t believe the scale details on this micro model of a Sikorsky Blackhawk: sliding cabin doors, LED lights, scale landing gear and more. In this video, I interview Heli-Max product manager Greg Duitsman to get the lowdown on this super-scale machine.

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Giant-scale, easy-build gas trainer

Apr 14, 2013 9 Comments

With the increasing popularity of gas engines, wouldn’t it be great to have an ARF gas trainer that clubs could use to get more people into the sport? Aeroworks has answered the call with their new GT 20 gas trainer, which comes plumbed and ready for a DLE 20cc engine. In this video interview, Gerry Yarrish gets [...]

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F-104 motorcycle?

Apr 11, 2013 2 Comments

An  interesting motorcycle was spotted in Indianapolis. He has chocks for it too.  His hat suggests he was an F-86 driver although the bike says it’s an F-104. Very cool.

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Jim Newman: WW II through the eyes of a youth

Apr 02, 2013 1 Comment

We were thrilled to see a feature story in the current issue of Flight Journal from longtime MAN contributor Jim Newman! He notes, “Throughout my 43 years in the U.S., on finding that I grew up in England during the war years, people will ask ‘What was it like? Did you see German aeroplanes?’ Even FJ [...]

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