Author Posts

X-47B arrives onboard USS Harry S Truman

Nov 28, 2012 13 Comments

After extensive tests on land, the 62-foot-span X-47B UAV arrived onboard an aircraft carrier for over-water flights. Check out the details and videos from from the U.S. Navy: The Navy hoisted an X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator on board USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Nov. 26, in preparation for an unmanned aircraft’s [...]

Read more

Vario Starwood Lama [VIDEO]

Nov 28, 2012 2 Comments

Check out this new beauty! The German heli news outlet “Rotor” posted this video and writes: “Rotor head, tail rotor, and fuselage grid are already pre-assembled and powder coated. Scale rotor head, tail rotor, exhaust pipe, and tank are also available separately. The model made its debut on the Vario Open Day 2012.” Add a [...]

Read more

Hellcat wreckage found off Miami Beach

Nov 27, 2012 No Comments

The crew of a research submarine studying artificial reefs off Miami-Dade County has discovered the mostly intact wreck of a U.S. Navy World War II fighter plane lying upside down 240 feet deep off Miami Beach.Researchers aboard the Antipodes were using three-dimensional sonar gear to investigate a blip on the sea floor last June when [...]

Read more

The Giant Benoist Flies! [VIDEO]

Nov 26, 2012 3 Comments

Bob Walker’s 15-foot-span giant-scale flying boat has taken to the air! This RC model was built to celebrate the 10oth anniversary of the first passenger carrying aircraft in the world (on January 1, 1914 the full-size Benoist flew a passenger from St. Petersburg to Tampa). Here’s a note from Bob: HEY GUYS  WE FLEW the [...]

Read more

Editor pick: WW II Scale Aircraft Drawings

Nov 21, 2012 No Comments

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Whether it’s for the flightline caller who always has your back or your club’s engine expert who fixed your finicky 2-stroke, WW II Scale Aircraft Drawings is an ideal present. With 37 aircraft 3-views, accurate color and markings and cross-sections, airfoils and engine and landing gear details, this book [...]

Read more

Hangar 9 1/4-scale Super Cub–Sneak Peek!

Nov 19, 2012 5 Comments

Who doesn’t like a Piper Cub? It is one of the greatest classic airplanes of all time, and when the Piper Aircraft Company added a more powerful engine and flaps to its popular design, the Super Cub was born to the delight of thousands of bush pilots. You can find Super Cubs at just about [...]

Read more

Electric Flight March 2013

Nov 19, 2012 No Comments
Read more

Drone pilots: how to combat boredom

Nov 19, 2012 2 Comments

How do drone pilots stay alert during 12-hour missions, especially considering that they’re in a control room while the UAV they’re piloting can be hundreds of miles away? This Gizmag article by David Szondy shares how MIT researchers are looking into ways to combat pilot boredom during long drone flights: The saying that “war is [...]

Read more
Copyright © 2015 Air Age Media. All rights reserved.