Editors Blogs

RC Raptors Take Flight!

Sep 08, 2014 6 Comments by

Although these RC ornithopters are intended to scare away nuisance birds, we just want to know how we can get our hands on one! Designed by Dutchman Nico Nijenhuis of Clear Flight Solutions, the 47-inch-span Robird peregrine falcon and 86-inch-span eagle look and fly just like the real thing and can fly at speeds of up to 50mph!  The manufacturer even [...]

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Full-size Flight Action at the US Air Meet!

Sep 05, 2014 No Comments by

And of course, there were the full size airplanes performing over the same flightline that the RC airplanes were operating off of. A well known name in both RC and world class full-size aerobatics is Matt Chapman with his impressive CAP 580. And joining Matt this year was Dan Marcotte with the classic Ultimate Biplane!

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On the Flightline at the Horizon Hobby US Air Meet

Sep 05, 2014 No Comments by

It’s always great to walk down the flightline at any RC airshow, but when it comes the US Air Meet, the action stars are all the RC jets. With the big lens out, here are some of the flight shots we got from the flightline! Whether you like scale or sport jets or Giant scale [...]

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MAN at Work at US AirMeet

Sep 05, 2014 No Comments by

This Airshow hosted at the Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport is an amazing Turbine Jet Meet with lots to offer. Put together by Ray Labonte and sponsored by Horizon Hobby, this meet is like World’s Fair for the RC hobby. Not only are turbine jets flown all day, but the airport is divided up with several flight areas. [...]

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Question of the Week: Aerobatics — Who’s the Best?

Sep 04, 2014 10 Comments by

As we pack up to head to the US Air Meet sponsored by Horizon Hobby and hosted at the Seacoast Regional Airport in Sanford, ME., we getting excited to see all the great RC and full-size airshow planes. One of our good friends who’ll be at the airshow, pilots both RC and full-size aerobatic planes and [...]

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Throw Back Thursday — Betty Skelton and the Lil’ Stinker Pitts

Sep 04, 2014 No Comments by

Throw Back Thursday, this past Sunday we remembered one of the great Pitts Special Pilots, Betty Skelton who passed away three years ago, (June 28, 1926 – August 31, 2011).  She was known as The First Lady of Firsts, and helped create opportunities for women in aviation, auto racing, astronautics and advertising. Betty soloed in [...]

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Workshop Tips — Working with Laminated Parts

Sep 03, 2014 1 Comment

So, last night I finished the center cutout bow for the Camel’s top wing. In all, it took about 48 hours for the laminated balsa strips to fully dry and lock into a ridged lamination. Here’s how I incorporated the new formed part into the Sopwith’s wing structure. Last time, we left off with the [...]

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What telemetry can do for you

Sep 02, 2014 No Comments

Receiving real-time information about the state and functioning of your airplane during flight enables the RC pilot to make informed decisions therefore contributing to overall safety and peace of mind. The current generations of radios provide various sorts of telemetry information such as speed, RF Quality, battery capacity, RPM altitude and much more depending on [...]

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