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Enormous Electric: Half-Scale Cub

Sep 10, 2013 14 Comments

This giant Clip-Wing Cub is the handiwork of Geoff Dryer, and it’s a beauty! The 15-foot-span plane is powered by a Hacker A100-10 motor and Hacker 170 speed control using 12S-2P 6S 6000mAh LiPos for power. That’s 7500 watts! All up, the Cub weighs 65 pounds. Thanks to Epic RC for capturing the video and to [...]

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Homemade Heli!

Sep 05, 2013 No Comments

What do you get when you combine four lengths of pipe and a lawn mower engine? You won’t believe this homemade helicopter, intended to carry one very brave individual. Would you be willing to pilot this craft? Click to see if this really flies!

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The Rivet King: Dave Ribbe’s MiG-15

Sep 03, 2013 12 Comments

Congratulations to David Ribbe for placing 6th in the 20kg category while flying for the U.S. team at the Jet World Masters in Meiringen, Switzerland! His gorgeously detailed,  88.9-inch-span MiG-15bis is outfitted with a sliding canopy, speed brakes, flaps, sequenced retracts and doors, and it’s even more astounding when you learn that David designed this jet [...]

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Catch me if you can!

Aug 27, 2013 3 Comments

This video from our old friend CrazyHorst is just plain fun: a compilation of dozens of RC plane ”catches” he has made in some interesting places. (After watching, take a trip down memory lane and watch his beautifully compiled FPV video here: “Cool Video or Dangerous Stunt“)  

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Giant Warbird Gaggle at Horizon Air Meet

Aug 27, 2013 8 Comments

By all accounts, the Horizon Air Meet in Germany earlier this month was an incredible show, and judging from what we’ve seen it’s definitely one to add to your bucket list! This video, taken and posted by RCScaleAirplanes, shows the 19-foot-span B-17 we featured a few months ago flying alongside six more gorgeous, giant-scale warbirds. Enjoy! (For background [...]

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Hybrid Quadcopter UAV

Aug 27, 2013 2 Comments

What has the long-distance capability of a Predator and can take off and land like a helicopter?  Meet Latitude Engineering’s Hybrid Quadcopter. This 25-pound, electric-powered prototype UAV looks like a twin-boom drone but has four multi-rotor blades.  Bayani Birkinbine, a design engineer on the project, says that flying it was a challenge. “There are  autopilots [...]

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Incredible Orange F-16

Aug 27, 2013 10 Comments

The biannual Jet World Masters is taking place now in Meringen, Switzerland, and you can bet there are some amazing models in the air! One of them is Gerald Rutten’s F-16, featured in his video below. Gerald notes that he placed second in static judging with this jet at the 2011 event, and the model wasn’t [...]

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Quadcopter as companion (and more!)

Aug 20, 2013 4 Comments

A new project unveiled on crowd-funding site Kickstarter.com named “Spiri” is a pretty little flyer that can be anything you want it to be! Inventor Patrick Edwards-Daugherty writes, “Meet Spiri, the programmable, autonomous flying robot. Designed for you and your projects. Spiri is a versatile, airborne Linux device with sensors, cameras, wifi, cloud support, development [...]

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