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Italian TOC Champion: Alexander Balzer

May 30, 2012 No Comments

Flying a Hangar 3.1m  Sukhoi SU-26MM powered by a Desert Aircraft DA200 and using a Futaba T14MZ transmitter, Austrian Alexander Balzer has won the Italian Tournament of Champions. Roger Forgues writes, “The Italian TOC took place in the superb Argentario Polo Club’s field. The flying area is a huge lawn. The club house has all [...]

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Wild Ride! Red Bull Heli Aerobat

May 30, 2012 No Comments

You won’t believe the aerobatic stunts this full-size helicopter can do! Red Bull pilot Chuck Aaron also talks about the technology in the heli, which is surprisingly similar to that of an RC model helicopter. Check it out!

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Wild ride! Kirby Chambliss in-flight video

May 30, 2012 3 Comments

Take a trip on the wild side with this video of Kirby Chambliss flying his Edge 540 over the Arizona desert. Wow!  

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Eyes in the Sky: News Video

May 23, 2012 6 Comments

This video offers a first-hand look at some interesting UAVs, including the Border Control’s Reaper and a University of Arizona drone that’s being developed by students who program it to fly maneuvers with computers. It’s part of the larger discussion about integrating UAVs into U.S. airspace and upcoming FAA licensing and regulations.

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Helicopters welcome?

May 16, 2012 55 Comments

Some time ago, we asked fixed-wing pilots how they felt about flying with helicopters. Some were very accommodating while others wanted a total ban on helis at their flying fields. As a heli pilot, have you ever felt unwelcome at an AMA field? What’s your solution to flying with “plankers”? We want to hear the [...]

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An electric plane that can fly forever??

May 10, 2012 No Comments

A new aerospace company, Flight of the Century. is planning to build and fly an electric plane that can fly indefinitely! See text in red about how they intend to make the battery last longer. Interesting stuff!   Orange County, California, May 10, 2012—-American electric vehicle pioneer Chip Yates and his team of record-breaking engineers [...]

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Top Gun! It’s a Tie for High Static

May 07, 2012 No Comments

This year two Team jets tied for a top static score of 99.423 each! Mike Selby’s impressive A6-E Intruder, flown by Ray Johns, has a 120-inch wing and is powered by a B300F turbine engine. For more information on this unique model, click here. Graeme Mears’ T-33, flown by Ali Machinchy, has a 110-inch wingspan [...]

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Top Gun! Champion Dave Wigley & his Wyvern

May 06, 2012 7 Comments

For the third year in a row, Dave Wigley and his own-design Wyvern garnered the top spot and the coveted “Mr. Top Gun” title. Entered in Masters class, Dave received a high static score (97.232) and flew consistent 96/97 flights all weekend. He was in close competition with Expert class winner Jack Diaz and his [...]

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