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 [...]
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 [...]
News from Russian aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi, famous for their aerobats and jets: Sukhoi, which has historically designed fighter and ground attack aircraft but now also builds some civil aircraft, is part of UAC, a holding covering most of Russia’s aircraft industry. “UAVs are a strategic avenue for development for UAC, and Sukhoi is focused on [...]
If you’ve enjoyed the short clips I’ve shared on the University of Maryland students and their Gamera II human-powered helicopter, you’ll appreciate this news story and interview that gives more details on the heli’s construction as well as how they recruited their “meat motor” pilots (their term!).
This built-up electric aerobat is a great all-around flyer, and reviewer Alex Schauer writes, “What I really like about the Slick is that I can perform smooth, agile and graceful aerobatics on low rates and very high speeds. Then I can flick it up into high rates and it flips, twists, rolls and rotates every [...]
Forget everything you’ve seen and heard about RC soaring … this team sport is the antithesis of sitting in a lawn chair catching thermals! In the February 2013 issue, Aric Wilmunder gets us up close and personal with Extreme Soaring and his team, the Dust Devils. Check out the video below, detailing the Montague cross-country [...]