Debra Cleghorn

Welcome to Fall

Sep 24, 2012 8 Comments

In honor of the first week of fall, sit back and enjoy this great 3-minute video of autumn in Alaska. The footage was shot by a 38-inch scratchbuilt RC plane and captures the spectacular scenery on Karma Ridge. Enjoy your moment of Zen from YouTube’s MountainSnowFlyer. (If you don’t feel more relaxed after watching this clip, [...]

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Need to charge your phone? Call a quadcopter!

Sep 19, 2012 No Comments

This latest news from Extreme Tech comes from Sebastian Anthony and, if you’ve ever searched desperately for an empty wall socket at an airport, it’s the answer to your prayers! “The University of Nebraska’s NIMBUS Lab has developed unmanned quadcopters that can fly around and wirelessly transmit power to devices. Ostensibly these UAVs have the [...]

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The “Pancake” Lives On

Sep 19, 2012 7 Comments

During WW II, every manufacturer was aggressively seeking ways of squeezing more performance out of aircraft. Unfortunately, virtually all of those sometimes unorthodox experimental aircraft have disappeared. This is what makes the displaying of the most unorthodox of them all, the Vought V-173 “Flying Flap Jack,” at the Frontiers of Flight Museum at Love Field [...]

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Q&A with Peter Goldsmith

Sep 19, 2012 No Comments

At the Horizon U.S. Air Meet earlier this month, we had a chance to talk to Peter Goldsmith, Horizon’s field marketing manager and the man in charge of the Air Meet’s spectacular midday show. He attends over 20 events every year and is a well-known and welcome sight at flying fields across the country. Don’t miss his [...]

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Horizon Air Meet: Up close with Matt Chapman

Sep 12, 2012 4 Comments

The first ever Horizon Air Meet was held last weekend at the Sanford, Maine regional airport and in addition to nonstop RC jet and heli flying and an off-road RC car race, spectators were treated to a spectacular noontime air show featuring professional airshow pilot Matt Chapman! Matt took some time out before the show [...]

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Pearl Harbor’s Historic Runway to be Covered with Solar Panels

Sep 12, 2012 20 Comments

We recently learned of the U.S. Navy’s plan to cover Ford Runway with solar panels and surround it with a 7-foot-high-fence. Please read the position paper from the indepently operated Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor and, if you agree with us, I hope you’ll add your voice to the outcry by signing the petition here. Ford Island [...]

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$65 million Raven contract

Sep 11, 2012 3 Comments

If you have stock in AeroVironment, you’ll be happy to hear this news: the company  just announced that it received $16.4 million in funding from the U.S. Army for a projected $65.8 million contract to include RQ-11B Raven systems, new miniature gimballed payloads and spare parts packages. The  Raven is a 4.2-pound, backpackable, hand-launched sensor [...]

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Unbelievable Quadcopter Light Show

Sep 05, 2012 3 Comments

A world-record swarm of 50 quadcopters put on this nighttime air show in Linz, Austria as part of an open-air, multi-media concert, and you really have to see it to believe it! Gizmag‘s Darren Quick writes, “The aerial display was put together by a team from Austria’s Ars Electronica Futurelab and Germany’s Ascending Technologies GmbH. [...]

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