Debra Cleghorn

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 10 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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Flying Legends: must-see video!

Apr 02, 2012 21 Comments

Here’s a great reason to plan a trip to the UK this summer: the Duxford Flying Legends Air Show. Check out this video trailer for warbird overload — from biplanes to bombers! Don’t you think Model Airplane News needs to cover this event??

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World’s smallest man-carrying helicopter

Apr 02, 2012 7 Comments

In this video, 75-year-old Gennai Yanagisawa of Matsumoto, Japan, flies onboard his 165-pound aircraft, which set the world record for the smallest helicopter. Rumor has it that not long after this video was taken, the heli crashed into a building and Mr. Yanagisawa was in the hospital for 6 months.  How much would you pay for a [...]

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Must see video: man flies by flapping his arms/wings?

Mar 21, 2012 31 Comments

Full disclosure: after we put the newsletter together, the man who created this video announced that it was a hoax. It’s still a great video, though, and we hope this won’t stop other aspiring “bird men” from taking to the sky with flapping wings! Original post: You’ve probably heard of Jet Man, the guy who [...]

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