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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 A new [...]

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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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Oshkosh: Aviation’s “Wild Kingdom”

Aug 01, 2012 5 Comments

This impressive video of the last week’s EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin looks at the legendary airshow from the perspective of a nature documentary. If you like airplanes, I promise that this clip will make your day! Thank you to Aero-TV for producing and posting this gem.

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Team USA for the F3A World Championships

Jul 27, 2012 No Comments

Three Team Futaba pilots scored the top spots in the U.S. 2013 F3A World Championships to be held in South Africa in 2013! Left to right: Brett Wickizer, Andrew Jesky and Jason Shulman finished 1 -2 -3 at the U.S. National Aeromodeling Championships and U.S. F3A Team Trials in Muncie, Indiana on Thursday, July 26th.  [...]

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Easy RV-4 Makeover

Jul 25, 2012 4 Comments

Carl Layden wanted a plane that would stand out on the flightline, but he didn’t have the time to custom-build a model from scratch. His solution was to dress up an ARF and make it a unique flyer. Here’s his story. If you have been around the hobby for a long time, you’ve seen many [...]

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FIB: flying inflatable BOAT?

Jul 25, 2012 5 Comments

There’s a saying that even a barn door will fly if you strap a big enough engine to it, and this interesting vehicle helps to prove the maxim true. In this video, Polarismotor captures a nice takeoff, flyaround and even nicer landing of an FIB, or flying inflatable boat. How much would you pay to [...]

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Armed Quadrotors?

Jul 24, 2012 1 Comment

Check out this recent story by David Hambling that we found on the  Popular Mechanics website! A camouflage quadrotor armed with a machine gun zips around a test range, destroying targets and setting dummies ablaze. By now, most of the nearly 11 million people who’ve seen the YouTube video know it’s a fake. There’s no [...]

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Improvise, Adapt & Overcome: RC gives this pilot new wings

Jul 24, 2012 6 Comments

We featured Lad Doctor’s inspirational story in “Final Approach” in the October issue of Model Airplane News. Here is Lad’s complete article along with additional photos and his contact information. I have been very fortunate over a 32 plus year flying career, started as a Naval Aviator, to fly well over 80 types of aircraft. [...]

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