Debra Cleghorn

Top Gun! Wondrous Waco

May 05, 2012 No Comments

A team scale entry, this Waco YMF-5 is the handiwork of Lonnie Johnston, who built it from the AMR kit. The 1/3-scale plane has a 120-inch wingspan and is powered by DA 220 gas engine spinning a 32×14 prop. Mitch Epstein piloted the big bipe Saturday morning, but the engine wasn’t performing properly so he [...]

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Top Gun! Gotha Bomber

May 04, 2012 4 Comments

Here’s a plane you don’t see every day! Jim Suchy is flying his own-design 1/4.5-scale Gotha G-IV in Pro-Am Sport. The 192-inch-span bipe is powered by two Zenoah G-38 engines turning 20×8 props and weighs in at 52 pounds. Look for flight video of this awesome bomber soon! The Gotha won the Best Biplane award.   [...]

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Movie time! Fighter Pilots

Apr 20, 2012 No Comments

When you have some extra time, sit back and enjoy this 48-minute IMAX move on fighter pilots. Neat aerial footage of modern jets and information on older fighter aircraft and pilots. You’ll enjoy this one!

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Dogfight: Spitfire vs. Me-109

Apr 20, 2012 1 Comment

Fantastic video footage of a Spitfire vs. Me-109 duel made using real photography and computer animation. This makes history come alive!

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A look over the edge of Fremont Canyon

Apr 20, 2012 No Comments

Reed of Calculated Risk Films sent this great video of  a look over Fremont Canyon, Wyoming. Enjoy!

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A better way to beat traffic!

Apr 20, 2012 No Comments

Check out this video of a flying car, recently unveiled at an auto show. Where can I sign up??

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Helicopter shakes itself apart

Apr 02, 2012 4 Comments

You’ve heard the old joke that a helicopter in flight is a “bunch of spare parts flying in close formation.” Well, this incredible video footage shows a rescue helicopter in Brazil literally shaking itself apart on landing. Thankfully no one was injured in this accident.

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RC drones in the news

Apr 02, 2012 9 Comments

We’ve been talking about drones, first-person-view (FPV) aircraft and other UAVs a lot recently. These discussions aren’t just limited to the hobby arena; this AP story by Marcus Wohlsen has been getting a lot of attention this week. It’s interesting to look at drones from the perspective of non-modelers. What do you think? Does it help or [...]

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