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Tony Ki-61 project

Dec 14, 2015 No Comments
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On this Day in Aviation History — December 14.

Dec 14, 2015 No Comments

2006 – The classified U.S. spy satellite known only as USA-193 is launched atop a Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. It would fail after reaching orbit, and rather than risk allowing its sensitive data falling into the wrong hands and/or crashing into a populated area, in 2008 the Pentagon would [...]

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Working Locally with Drones — Developing good PR

Dec 09, 2015 No Comments

Recently, I was asked to use my camera equipped quad copter to help my town document construction being done at our local high school. I live in New Milford, CT and being a fairly small town (population wise) so, when someone saw a facebook page asking for camera drone help, a friend of my wife, who [...]

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Making Strong Wood Splices

Dec 09, 2015 24 Comments

I was sitting under a shade tent at a giant-scale fun fly recently when someone asked me where I got the longer-than-standard-size materials I use to build my big airplanes. I didn’t know what the fellow meant. He told me that his local hobby shop carried only 36-inch lengths of balsa and spruce, and that [...]

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“A date which will live in infamy”

Dec 07, 2015 No Comments

Today, December 7, is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, which is observed in the United States to honor the victims who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on this day in 1941. This day or remembrance was designated by the United States Congress on August 23, 1994, and includes the tradition of flying the Flag of the [...]

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Spectacular Water Touch & Go goes Wrong!

Dec 03, 2015 17 Comments

This video was filmed at the Scalaria Air Challenge, which was begun as a gathering of seaplane pilots on Lake Wolfgang in Austria. It has become a major airshow event with all sorts of aircraft on display, and its seaplane roots are clearly evident. Anyone who flies in on floats, (or in a flying boat), [...]

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Holiday Scale Cockpit Stuffers!

Dec 01, 2015 No Comments

If you are looking for something extra special for that scale RC modeler in you life, or you simply want to fill out the front office of your newest RC scale project, than you have to check out the great looking highly detail pilot figures from Warbirdpilots.com And here’s the latest inside scoop! Owner and [...]

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Gigantic 17-foot RC Dambuster!

Nov 25, 2015 10 Comments

One thing is for sure, the UK has a rich and exciting aviation history especially when it comes to WW2. One of the most famous missions flown by the RAF involved the 4-engine Avro Lancasters that flew Dam Busting missions in Germany. It is no wonder that RC builders and pilots reproduce giant scale RC [...]

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