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Still more great U.K. Aviation Photos from 1930′s

Jun 11, 2011 No Comments

The unusually configured, Pander S.4, PH-OST, was crewed by (left to right) Mr Pronk, G.J. Geysendorffer, ex K.L.M. chief test pilot, and Mr Asjes and was to finish it’s participation in the 1934 MacRobertson Air race at Allahabad, Iraq when it suffered a round collision and burnt out. Lockheed DL-1A Vega, G-ABGK named ‘Puck’ being [...]

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Some more great U.K. Aviation Photos from 1930′s

Jun 10, 2011 No Comments

Bellanca 28-70, EI-AAZ, ‘The Irish Swoop’ being weighed in one of Mildenhall’s hangars, days before the 1934 MacRobertson  Air Race. It was to be flown by Colonel Fitzmaurice, but had to withdraw before the race as the aircraft had not completed official  load testing for fuel capacity. This DC-2, PJ-AJU, came overall second and winner [...]

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Video: Skyblade III Mini UAV

Jun 10, 2011 No Comments

This simple-to-deploy mini UAV can be carried in a GI-issue backpack, and its onboard high-def camera system can relay images to its field operator from 15 miles away! Click HERE to check out this video of the Skyblade III in today’s daily video pick!

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Model Airplane History-Maker Maynard Hill dies at 85

Jun 10, 2011 2 Comments

From the Washington Post: Published: June 9 By Emma Brown, Maynard Hill, a designer of model airplanes who secured a spot in aviation history in 2003 when one of his creations flew 1,882 miles across the Atlantic Ocean on less than a gallon of fuel, died June 7 of prostate cancer at his home in Silver [...]

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Behind the scenes for the Radio Control Show–Lots of Fun!

Jun 09, 2011 No Comments

We took a break from the desk work here in the office and went out on a photo shoot to helped Hope McCall and our video guru Joe Authur produce a segment for the Radio Control Show. In it, Hope shows how to hand launch an electric plane. Here’s a little behind the scenes video. Enjoy!

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Gizmag shows us the future of UAVs

Jun 09, 2011 No Comments

UAVs require a complex system of satellite link up to help them fly over enemy terrain.  But many of them start out as remote control prototypes.  A good example of this is this story that appeared on Gizmag showing the future of UAVs with this RC prototype produced by the engineer students of UC San [...]

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Gyro Festival 2011

Jun 08, 2011 No Comments

No, this isn’t an all-you-can-eat sandwich party … it’s an annual event for gyroplanes, autogyros and other gyro-equipped vehicles! The upcoming Popular Rotorcraft Association (PRA) convention will be held at the Mentone Airport in Mentone, Indiana, August 2-6, and it sounds like a blast! With full-size gyroplanes, helicopters, autogyros and powered parachutes (as well as RC models of the [...]

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Mini Fokker cover and finish

Jun 08, 2011 2 Comments

Made a little more progress on my build-along Mini Fokker project. The fuselage and tail feathers are now covered and ready to be glued together and hinged. All that’s left is the wing covering and finishing and adding the decals. (Above) Using black Stick on Monokote trim sheet for the black markings! Can you believe [...]

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