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B-17 makes it home – some great photos

B-17 makes it home – some great photos

a very cool story even though it may not be completely true.   The story that comes with this is inaccurate since the Tunis docks were in North Africa and were not bombed by B-17s that returned to England.  The pictures on the ground definitely were not taken in England, and there were no P-51s […]
How to run a great event

How to run a great event

We asked different people at the IMAC Scale Aerobatics & Freestyle Challenge what makes this contest such a great event to attend.  In only its third year it has become one of the largest attended IMAC competitions in the country.  This event is held at the Prado airfield in Chino, CA every year in May […]
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World War II Photos

World War II Photos

Just some old photos from World War II I found on the web P-38’s, Aleutians 1944   B-26 Dauntless 1944 Weighing down wing to stop Hellcat flipping Helldivers over the Hornet, 1945
I guess you just can’t win

I guess you just can’t win

Here I thought it was much cheaper to use drones but it looks like it is not. Only slightly cheaper, but hey, still cheaper 🙂  I found this in the U.S. News & World Report Report: Military Drones Only ‘Slightly’ Cheaper Than Piloted Jets ilitary drones are only slightly cheaper than manned warplanes, and data indicates […]
X-51A crashes

X-51A crashes

This one is kinda close to home. cool looking aircraft: (Reuters) – A U.S. military test flight of the experimental hypersonic “Waverider” ended prematurely when the aircraft broke apart in the air over the Pacific Ocean due to a failure with its cruiser control fin, the U.S. Air Force said on Wednesday. The problem with […]
Fly better with flight modes

Fly better with flight modes

Flight modes are used in many different disciplines of flying, such as jets, pattern, IMAC and scale, just to name a few.   But what exactly are they and how do you use them?  In this video, our West Coast Senior Editor John Reid will explain what they are and how you can use flight modes […]
IBM creates breathing, high-density, light-weight lithium-air battery

IBM creates breathing, high-density, light-weight lithium-air battery

IBM creates breathing, high-density, light-weight lithium-air battery By Sebastian Anthony As part of its Battery 500 project — an initiative started by IBM in 2009 to produce a battery capable of powering a car for 500 miles — Big Blue has successfully demonstrated a light-weight, ultra-high-density, lithium-air battery. In IBM’s lithium-air battery, oxygen is reacted with […]
Master the Three-turn Negative Spin

Master the Three-turn Negative Spin

In this video we examine the key control inputs in executing the three-turn negative spin. Because this is a negative spin you will bring the plane into the maneuver inverted at a fairly high altitude. You then decrease throttle and add enough elevator to maintain altitude so the plane stalls.  Although it looks hard, you will soon […]
One Million Pounds in the air!

One Million Pounds in the air!

Here is something you don’t  see everyday, a million pounds in the air. Capt. Stemer commanded the RC521, the second 747-8 Freighter, into defying gravity and lifting more than 1 million pounds into the air. This plane just looks heavy as it rolls down the runway. “It’s a big deal for us and as an […]
Sneak Peek: Align TRex 450 Plus

Sneak Peek: Align TRex 450 Plus

The Align T-Rex 450 Sport Plus is one of the latest releases in the Align T-Rex family of great machines distributed through Assurance RC. Align has brought this hobby many different helicopters, ranging from their small 100-class, fixed-pitch RTF machine all the way up to their 700-size, full-collective, flybarless models. Align has become one of […]
A great article on the Flying Tigers

A great article on the Flying Tigers

AMERICAN VOLUNTEER GROUP PILOT TAKES HIS P-40 TOMAHAWK OFF THE FIELD NORTH OF RANGOON.   NOTICE TWO GUNS ON EDGE OF EACH WING, ONE EACH SIDE OF COWLING. FLYING TIGERS IN BURMA HANDFUL OF AMERICAN PILOTS SHOOT DOWN 300 JAP WARPLANES IN 90 DAYS Photographs for LIFE by George Rodger   One shining hope has emerged from three […]
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