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4-engine Handley Page takes flight

May 14, 2013 9 Comments

The Handley Page HP42 was a four-engine, long range biplane airliner built for Imperial Airwaves in the late ’20s. Only eight were ever built. This RC version, restored by Peter Bruce, is powered by four .52 4-strokes and looks majestic flying at a recent Large Model Association air show in RC Model Airshow in Rougham, [...]

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RCX: are you ready for some RC fun?

May 14, 2013 No Comments

RCX is almost here, and I can hardly wait! Held June 1 and 2 at the Long Beach convention center, RCX is unlike any typical RC show you’ve ever attended … it’s full of action, fun and excitement! This year, I have promised myself that I will find some time to get my photo taken in [...]

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Draganflyer to the Rescue!

May 10, 2013 1 Comment

Add search-and-rescue to the list of the Draganflyer’s capabilities! A Saskatchewan man, lost, alone and hypothermic, was found by an RC quadcopter that spotted him from the sky using an infrared camera.  The 25-year-old had wandered away from where his car rolled on Highway 5 near St. Denis, about 40 kilometres east of Saskatoon, early [...]

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Win Big at RCX: Battle of the Builders

May 09, 2013 No Comments

If you love scale modeling, bring your plane to RCX, show off your modeling skills, and enjoy the show! RCX with the help of the Scale Squadron of Southern California is hosting the Battle of the Builders, a static RC scale model aircraft contest at this year’s RCX RC Expo in Long Beach California.  The Battle [...]

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Meet Robo-Fly, the world’s smallest flying robot

May 08, 2013 4 Comments

This teensy flyer just moved to the top of our “must have” list! Built from carbon-fiber, this robo-fly developed by Harvard researchers weighs a fraction of a gram and is quite agile in flight. Tiny robots like these could eventually be used in rescue operations in collapsed buildings and other tight spaces. Check out the video! [...]

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Top Gun Highlights

May 03, 2013 1 Comment

These great shots come to us courtesy of David Hart, who has been on the flightline since this event started on Wednesday. Despite the clouds, he was able to capture some great action footage. enjoy!    

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Amazing 1/3-scale LAMA

May 01, 2013 No Comments

Harald Endisch and Gerhard Muller only spent six months building this incredible scale machine! Powered by a Jakubowsky 5.1 KW turbine engine spinning 134-inch rotor blades, this flybarless RC LAMA SA 315B looks just like the full-scale machine in flight. Thanks to RCScaleAirplanes for posting this video on YouTube.

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New development in VTOL design

Apr 23, 2013 No Comments

Combining the hovering capability of a helicopter with the high-speed, long-range flight capabilities of a fixed-wing aircraft has intrigued engineers for decades. The Australian company StopRotor Technology has a new approach: their Hybrid RotorWing design concept has a main rotor that switches from fixed rotor to fixed wing in mid air. According to Gizmag’s Jan Bellezina, “The Hybrid [...]

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