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The future of drones

Oct 29, 2013 3 Comments

In this great TED talk, Patrick Egan of Skyborg UAV Aerial Photography shares his thoughts about the positive potential of drones, from improving agriculture to cell tower inspections and more. He notes that although drones have gotten a lot of bad press, especially for their use in surveillance and in war zones, we should re-examine this technology and how [...]

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Cold Weather Engine Starts — in 10 Easy Steps

Oct 29, 2013 22 Comments

While it may not yet be as frigid as it seems in the photo above, the frost is definitely on the pumpkin! As the weather turns colder, it’s a good time to revisit some cold-engine starting techniques. Have some tips for flying in colder conditions? Leave them in the comments section! 1. Turn on your transmitter and receiver. [...]

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10 Top Shop Tips

Oct 24, 2013 8 Comments

Here are a few of our favorite tips for building, staying organized and making the most out of everyday items. What are some of your go-to tips and tricks? Share them in the comments section!   Head over Heels When it comes to mixing and applying epoxy glue, you can do the job much quicker [...]

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Historical Accuracy — Scale Planes & Correct Insignia

Oct 21, 2013 146 Comments

One of the things I like best about our readers is that they’re sticklers for accuracy: if we publish a photo of a plane that has incorrect markings, the letters pour in! A few years ago, a reviewer followed the box art and placed the stars and bars insignia upside-down and reversed the upper and lower [...]

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Ready for Halloween?

Oct 10, 2013 1 Comment

This quadcopter ghost is guaranteed to spook trick-or-treaters! Whoever made this costume did a great job: nice head, arms and lightweight flowing shroud combine nicely. We hope this inspires you to come up with your own quad costume for Halloween and that you’ll send videos to us at man@airage.com! Thanks to Alton Porter for posting this to YouTube.

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Grab your jetpack and go!

Oct 08, 2013 12 Comments

This video clip highlights what might be the personal transportation vehicle of the future! Here’s the scoop from the Smithsonian: Martin Jetpack has unveiled their latest jetpack prototype, a model that could be available next year. Called “P12,” the machine will cost something between $150,000 to $250,000 when it  becomes available, and pilots will have to [...]

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Gorgeous Giant-Scale Lama

Oct 03, 2013 No Comments

Thanks to Hans Thunderbolt for posting this great clip on YouTube. He notes that the video is “One of the first flights of a scale RC turbine helicopter at RC meet in Thermiek ’58, Nuth, the Netherlands this summer. ”

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Review: DJI S800 Spreading Wings Hexacopter

Oct 03, 2013 No Comments

Are you interested in aerial photography?  Do you seek out the latest and greatest in technology?  Does the idea of soaring effortless through the sky like a bird intrigue you?  If the answer to these questions is yes then look no further than the DJI S800.  DJI’s Spreading Wings S800 is a hexacopter aircraft developed [...]

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