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VQ Models Focke Wulf Fw-190 [VIDEO]

Dec 12, 2012 8 Comments

With a 59-inch wingspan, this great-looking plane is both quick to assemble and offers the builder a choice of either nitro or electric power. It has flight times of six minutes with a Hobby People 4120-05 outrunner motor and 4S-3600 pack! All panels are covered in a pre-printed iron on material over a full built-up [...]

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“Incredible Hulk” Takes Off!

Dec 11, 2012 No Comments

Check out this video of a Sikorsky-Erickson Air Crane on takeoff! Thanks to YouTube’s m171562 for this great footage of the Air Crane and other full-size helicopters at a fly-in.

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Traxxas QR-1 Micro Quadcopter [VIDEO]

Dec 10, 2012 1 Comment

There has been a miniaturization “Arms Race” underway, where competitors have been pulling out all the stops to create the smallest, most compact quadcopters. Enter Traxxas! That’s right, the newest and, as far as we can tell, the smallest quadcopter on the hobby shop shelves is now a Traxxas product called the QR-1. If you [...]

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Drones to catch rhino poachers!

Dec 07, 2012 2 Comments

Google just announced plans to help the World Wildlife Fund buy drones that will fly over the endangered animals to take photos of poachers that can be used to catch and prosecute them. RC helps conservation … what could be better?

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RC Plane Program Helps Troubled Youth

Dec 05, 2012 3 Comments

We love this story about how the Rotors and Props Hobby Club in Grovetown, Georgia is helping troubled youth to “fly right” — pun intended. Just in time for the holidays, this  story by Valerie Rowell at the Columbia County News-Times will warm your heart. [Note: we're tracking down this hobby club so we can [...]

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Crash-resistant robot can roll or fly! [VIDEO]

Nov 29, 2012 1 Comment

This hybrid flyer dubbed “HyTAQ” from the Robotics Lab at the Illinois Institute of Technology can fly over obstacles as well as roll on the ground when it’s too windy or to save on power. The quadcopter inside the cylinder is attached via shafts to the outer “wheels,” so it can roll in any direction.  Darren Quick of Gizmag writes: “With the quadrotors providing [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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