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Oops! Crash Compilation Video

Feb 20, 2014 10 Comments

From mid-airs to low-power hand-launches to FPV dives into the turf, this video has it all, and what’s more, the pilots never stop having fun. Take a few minutes to watch this clip and you’ll be laughing along with them, guaranteed! Thanks to AirInvestigation for posting this on YouTube.

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Fun in the snow

Feb 14, 2014 No Comments

Snowing out? No problem … let’s go fly! With the snowpocalypse on the East Coast I thought this was a timely video. Thanks to Aircheck24 for creating this video and posting it on YouTube.

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Renault’s new concept car comes with a quad!

Feb 07, 2014 3 Comments

Just unveiled at the Dehli Auto Show, the Renault Kwid’s “Flying Companion” is stored in the car’s roof and will allow drivers to avoid traffic jams, find parking spots, and use GPS to scout locations. A built-in screen in the dash allows the driver or passenger to control it and see live video. We just [...]

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8 Great Workshop Tips

Feb 05, 2014 13 Comments

From pull-pull control systems to getting the most out of that bottle of CA, our team of editors and contributors has the answers you’re looking for. Here are 8 workshop tips that we hope will make your time in the shop more enjoyable and efficient. Enjoy! Fine-Tuning Control Horns When it comes to using a [...]

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And YOU think it’s too cold to fly?

Jan 28, 2014 6 Comments

Check out this team of researchers in Antarctica, flying a 100-pound aircraft to use radar to measure the ice-bed of sub-glacial Lake Whillans. Fielded by the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS), this National Science Foundation project is studying ice melt and potential sea-level rise. The autopilot and ground control software for the [...]

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Super-detailed Dauntless

Jan 23, 2014 15 Comments

At the AMA Expo last weekend, we were blown away by this SBD Dauntless in the static competition. Built by Frank Harris from Jerry Bates plans, the 85-inch-span model is powered by a Saito twin 57 gas engine and has Robart retracts, a handmade cockpit and numerous scale additions. The fantastic detail on this warbird earned it an [...]

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Amazing flight demo by scale NH90

Jan 22, 2014 No Comments

You can admire a scale machine on the ground, but when it takes off it’s a thing of beauty. In this video, the pilot demonstrates Drop-N-Goes, Evacs, Recon Maneuvers, Skimming, Air Assaults & Flying Below Radar techniques in strong winds at Markham Park [Australia] with his Graupner Scale NH90 Combat Helicopter. Note the retract action during Touch & Go’s! Thanks [...]

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RCX: It’s back and better than ever!

Jan 22, 2014 No Comments

The ultimate Radio Control Expo is back, and this year it’s headed to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California! Held the weekend of May 17th and 18th, RCX features the latest helicopters, multi-rotors and gear along with RC planes, trucks, robots and more! This year’s attractions include outdoor and indoor fly zones, drift [...]

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