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Desert Aircraft engine powers new Raytheon UAV

Aug 09, 2012 6 Comments

Did you ever imagine that the DA engine that you use on your latest project is also being used by military drones? Check out this story from David Whichner for the Arizona Daily Star. The story doesn’t mention the power system, but our friends at Desert Aircraft have confirmed that the Pyros uses a DA [...]

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Sneak peek: Align T-Rex 450+ Sport

Aug 09, 2012 No Comments

The Align T-Rex 450 Sport Plus is one of the latest releases in the Align T-Rex family of great machines distributed through Assurance RC. Align has brought this hobby many different helicopters, ranging from their small 100-class, fixed-pitch RTF machine all the way up to their 700-size, full-collective, flybarless models. Align has become one of the [...]

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Lockheed Martin’s new high-tech quad rotor

Aug 09, 2012 7 Comments

This new recon quad can go from box to flight in just a few minutes and can fly for over 40 minutes! It even has built-in autopilot so the pilot doesn’t need to have previous RC experience. Watch the video and check out the controller with built-in screen … very cool! Thanks to AzoRobotics.com’s Nick [...]

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The future of flight?

Aug 08, 2012 23 Comments

On August 8, 2012, this aircraft flew for the first time at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in California.  Called the “X-48C,” this is a scale model of of a heavy-lift, subsonic aircraft that has a blended-wing body. During its first flight, the remotely piloted plane flew for nine minutes [...]

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12 Aerobatic Setup Tips You Need to Know

Aug 08, 2012 2 Comments

Once you master basic RC flight and start progressing to bigger, faster and more maneuverable airplanes, aerobatics start to enter your aviation mindset. Sure, anyone can pull back on the stick to perform a loop, but what’s really needed to become a skilled pilot is understanding how to execute maneuvers properly and how to fly [...]

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Love those warbirds!

Aug 08, 2012 11 Comments

This video from Airailimages.com highlights 20 awesome warbird flights  from the recent EAA Airventure Fly-In. It’s only 2.5 minutes long (and you deserve a fun break!). Bonus points for identifying all of the aircraft in the video!

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“Fly” underwater in an aerobatic submarine!

Aug 08, 2012 No Comments

The DeepFlight Super Falcon is a new breed of submarine that may be able to do underwater maneuvers like Immelmann tuns and barrel rolls to push the envelope in deep-sea exploration. And for just $5000, you can reserve a spot for a Lake Tahoe dive this October! Check out this article from DiscoveryNews.com. A new [...]

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BASIC WEATHERING TECHNIQUES

Aug 01, 2012 2 Comments

If you really want to make your scale airplane come to life, and make it look as though it’s been flying around for a while, you need to do some weathering, especially on the underside. As with all things in life, when they get used, airplanes get dirty! How much weathering should you do? Consult your [...]

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