Debra Cleghorn

54-foot-span Paper Airplane Breaks Record!

Oct 03, 2013 7 Comments

What do you get when you combine 500 bottles of glue, 753 square feet of paper and 200 bottles of superglue? A flight-worthy 54-foot-span paper airplane that’s breaks the world record! The 24-pound aircraft was launched off a 7.2-foot platform and flew for 54 feet, longer than the distance flown by the previous record holder. [...]

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Down on the Deck with Navy Jets

Oct 02, 2013 7 Comments

Hold on to your hats: this video will take you down on the flightline as F/A-18 Super Hornets, T-45 Goshawks, and even a V-22 Osprey tilt rotor take off and land just feet away from the camera. Great video, great music … you will get chills watching this! Video poster PlaneVideoArt notes, “This video was shot during [...]

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Extreme Recycling

Oct 01, 2013 3 Comments

When Tuomas Kalliomaki crashed and damaged his foam jet, he took a unique approach to recycling his model: he took the power and control system from the damaged fuselage and added the wing halves and tail to a cardboard box. Did it fly? Check out the video and find out!

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Real or RC? (It’s both!)

Oct 01, 2013 3 Comments

The F-16 is familiar to airplane enthusiasts as the nimble American jet fighter, in service since the 1970s, with a nose like a heron with a severe underbite. Last week saw the maiden flight of the QF-16, which is just an F-16 with one modification: no pilot inside. Drones are everywhere these days, from battlefields [...]

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Fearless 7-year-old flier

Sep 24, 2013 14 Comments

This video of a second-grader flying a 120cc aerobat will blow your mind! Here’s the scoop from TripleThreatRC’s Bob Thomson, who took the video and posted it on YouTube. So, you’re seven years old and just going into Grade 2. “What did you do yesterday Oliver?” asks one of his little buddies.  Oliver replies, “I flew [...]

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RC aircraft carrier launches T-28

Sep 18, 2013 22 Comments

Every so often you see an RC project and realize that whoever is behind it is a creative genius. This 13-foot-long USS Kitty Hawk  is one of those projects, and it’s intended as a runway to catapult-launch an RC micro T-28!  Thanks to RapidNadion for taking and posting this video on YouTube. Your RC aircraft carrier is inspiring!

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Catch a Wave with “Surfer Drone”

Sep 17, 2013 No Comments

This surfer dude’s a drone! I think you’ll enjoy this “time out” video: a DJI Phantom outfitted with a GoPro capturing footage of a surfer in Steamer Lane, California.  (The sea lions are pretty cool, too!) Where do we sign up for this gig?

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Big Kitty! 1/5-scale F9F Cougar

Sep 11, 2013 2 Comments

Our friend across the pond Tbobborap1 captured more great footage at this year’s British Model Flying Association Nats, including this great Navy F9F Cougar. Built from an Airworld kit, this 85-inch turbine jet looks and flies great. We don’t know his last name, but builder/pilot Steve gets two thumbs up from us. Nicely done!

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