Debra Cleghorn

Historical Accuracy — Scale Planes & Correct Insignia

Oct 21, 2013 146 Comments

One of the things I like best about our readers is that they’re sticklers for accuracy: if we publish a photo of a plane that has incorrect markings, the letters pour in! A few years ago, a reviewer followed the box art and placed the stars and bars insignia upside-down and reversed the upper and lower [...]

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Ready for Halloween?

Oct 10, 2013 1 Comment

This quadcopter ghost is guaranteed to spook trick-or-treaters! Whoever made this costume did a great job: nice head, arms and lightweight flowing shroud combine nicely. We hope this inspires you to come up with your own quad costume for Halloween and that you’ll send videos to us at man@airage.com! Thanks to Alton Porter for posting this to YouTube.

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Grab your jetpack and go!

Oct 08, 2013 12 Comments

This video clip highlights what might be the personal transportation vehicle of the future! Here’s the scoop from the Smithsonian: Martin Jetpack has unveiled their latest jetpack prototype, a model that could be available next year. Called “P12,” the machine will cost something between $150,000 to $250,000 when it  becomes available, and pilots will have to [...]

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Battleship Island

Oct 03, 2013 6 Comments

Gunkanjima (“Battleship Island”) is one of the world’s most well-known “ghost towns.” Originally developed as a seabed coal mining facility, more than 5000 people inhabited the island at the peak of its prosperity. The last inhabitants left in 1974, and today the island remains uninhabited. Using a radio-controlled helicopter equipped with a Sony’s Action Cam, [...]

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54-foot-span Paper Airplane Breaks Record!

Oct 03, 2013 7 Comments

What do you get when you combine 500 bottles of glue, 753 square feet of paper and 200 bottles of superglue? A flight-worthy 54-foot-span paper airplane that’s breaks the world record! The 24-pound aircraft was launched off a 7.2-foot platform and flew for 54 feet, longer than the distance flown by the previous record holder. [...]

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Down on the Deck with Navy Jets

Oct 02, 2013 7 Comments

Hold on to your hats: this video will take you down on the flightline as F/A-18 Super Hornets, T-45 Goshawks, and even a V-22 Osprey tilt rotor take off and land just feet away from the camera. Great video, great music … you will get chills watching this! Video poster PlaneVideoArt notes, “This video was shot during [...]

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Extreme Recycling

Oct 01, 2013 3 Comments

When Tuomas Kalliomaki crashed and damaged his foam jet, he took a unique approach to recycling his model: he took the power and control system from the damaged fuselage and added the wing halves and tail to a cardboard box. Did it fly? Check out the video and find out!

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Real or RC? (It’s both!)

Oct 01, 2013 3 Comments

The F-16 is familiar to airplane enthusiasts as the nimble American jet fighter, in service since the 1970s, with a nose like a heron with a severe underbite. Last week saw the maiden flight of the QF-16, which is just an F-16 with one modification: no pilot inside. Drones are everywhere these days, from battlefields [...]

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