Editors Blogs

OK Go’s new video — a one-take multirotor shot!

Oct 27, 2014 15 Comments

We love OK Go’s  new video, “I Won’t Let You Down,” shot in one take by a multirotor! Watch to the very end as the octocopter goes above the clouds for a panoramic view of the city.

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P-47 Thunderbolt Makeover—Republic’s Street Fighter in British War Paint

Oct 27, 2014 2 Comments

I’ve always liked Republic’s big P-47 Thunderbolt and I’m certain I’m not alone. A longtime favorite of warbird enthusiasts, the Jug has its own remarkable place in the history of aerial warfare. In service about the same time as the equally well-known P-51 Mustang, Supermarine Spitfire, and Messerschmitt Bf 109, it had very little in [...]

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Smoke Systems Explained–How to be an RC Skywriter!

Oct 27, 2014 4 Comments

If you have ever been to an RC airshow, then you’ve seen aerobatic airplanes using smoke during their flight routines. When used properly, smoke systems can add a great deal to your flight presentation. The uniqueness it gives to specific segments of your flight routine will increase their appeal and pizzazz to both the spectators [...]

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Best in the West Jet Rally

Oct 23, 2014 7 Comments

Over this last weekend the Best in the West Jet Rally had its 25th event in Buttonwillow, CA.  This event drew in over 130 Pilots from all over the country and the world.  One of the many outstanding jets at this event was Barry Hou’s (Pasadena, CA) outstanding Skymaster F-14.  This great looking warbird had [...]

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Unboxing Hangar 9 30cc Spitfire Mk IX

Oct 22, 2014 No Comments

The Hangar 9 Spitfire Mk IXc is a high quality ARF.  Initial impressions out of the box is this is a top notch ARF.  It is complete with matt finish and panel lines, includes fibreglass cowl with rivets molded in.  The kit is well packaged to ensure it arrives safe.  My plan is to add [...]

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3D printed UAV with integrated motors!

Oct 16, 2014 1 Comment

3D printing technology can create some amazing things, but how about a UAV that includes integrated electric ducted fans? Designed and built by a Boeing-assisted team at the University of Sheffield, this aircraft weighs 7.7 pounds and can fly at 45mph using its integrated motor. It is made up of modules that are bolted together, [...]

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Tips for Getting Started with Electric Airplanes

Oct 14, 2014 6 Comments

Today, more than ever we are enjoying a literal “Golden Age” of RC electric flight. The amount of quality motors, batteries, controllers and connectors is just about limitless as are the types and sizes of airplanes you can fly with E-power. Even though there are plenty of plug n play packages out there where you [...]

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Video: Drone Racing, Star Wars Style!

Oct 10, 2014 4 Comments

Inspired by the air race scene in The Phantom Menace, 24 FPV drone pilots sped through a forest in the French Alps, weaving around trees and low-hanging branches to reach speeds of 31mph! The brainchild of the Airgonay drone club, the event pitted four pilots at a time, flying three laps of the nearly 500-foot [...]

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