Editors Blogs

Friday At the Aerodrome — Rhinebeck 2011

Sep 09, 2011 No Comments

If there is a place where the passion of RC melds together with the magic of vintage Aviation history, it has to be the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, in NY. Each year the second weekend in September, the time barriors fold together and bring the best of antique aeroplanes and RC scale models in a way [...]

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Ejets Int Ohio Day 1 Thursday Best-of shots

Sep 09, 2011 No Comments

Day one at Ejets International held a Grove City Ohio by the Torks radio Control club.  The weather was not the best with misty rain and dark clouds all day long.  But people came to fly and fly they did. Here are just a few of my best shots for day one.

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Bushnell Speed Gun

Sep 09, 2011 No Comments

If your club has a few folks that breath speed or you are pylon racing, take the argument out of who is the fastest with Bushnell’s Speed/Velocity Gun.  This is an accurate way to make sure you know the exact speed of passing planes.  This would be a great use of club funds or as [...]

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MPI announces new On-Board Watt Meter/Battery Monitor System

Sep 09, 2011 No Comments

MPI/Maxx Products continue to make our lives easier with better ways to make sure we know the condition of our on-board battery packs (MX8260).  This new system will monitor batteries from 3.5v to 10v and up to 8000 mAh.  The onboard unit weighs in at 0.4oz. (11g) and uses a handheld unit that plugs into [...]

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Yes, I wreck them too!

Sep 09, 2011 No Comments

One of the fun things about photo shoots is the camera person keeps the shutter open no matter what I am doing as the pilot.  This is a 2DogRC Jimmie Wade EPP 3D that was an absolute dream to fly.  I still wonder what I did to auger this little beauty into the ground, but [...]

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Old Rhinebeck RC Jamboree — Online Coverage

Sep 09, 2011 1 Comment

Signs of the time! Well, it’s that time of year again and I can’t think of a better way to signal the approaching end of summer than spending the weekend at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in NY. This year is the 45th annual event for RC WW1 and vintage classic scale airplanes. Folks from all [...]

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One of my favorite airplanes

Sep 09, 2011 No Comments

I have always been a Piper Cub fan.  I dream of opening a barn door some day and finding one inside ready to be restored.  But I am height challenged at 6’6″ and wedging my way into a Cub is just not that comfortable.  I remember several years back I had exhausted myself looking for [...]

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Airborne on 9/11: The Pilot’s Perspective

Sep 08, 2011 No Comments

Our sister magazine, Flight Journal, is honored to present stories of those who were directly involved in the events of 9/11 as pilots or flight crew. This excerpt from the October issue, on newsstands now, is yet another view of the event that has shaped our present and our future. This link also shares three first-person pilot [...]

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