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X-47B Historic At-Sea Launch

May 15, 2013 2 Comments

Earlier this week, the U.S. Navy today launched an X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator from an aircraft carrier at sea, the system’s first at sea, catapult launch.  The aircraft flew from USS George H. W. Bush off the coast of Virginia and landed safely at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. about an hour [...]

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Joe Nall: A Triple Tree Tuesday

May 15, 2013 No Comments

Today was another beautiful day for RC action in the heart of South Carolina.  Once again, “Joe Nall Week” is hitting record attendance.  By Tuesday evening, the official pilot count was 1,018. That’s 100 more than the same day last year.  Flight lines were very busy from first light until several hours after dark.  With [...]

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4-engine Handley Page takes flight

May 14, 2013 9 Comments

The Handley Page HP42 was a four-engine, long range biplane airliner built for Imperial Airwaves in the late ’20s. Only eight were ever built. This RC version, restored by Peter Bruce, is powered by four .52 4-strokes and looks majestic flying at a recent Large Model Association air show in RC Model Airshow in Rougham, [...]

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RCX: are you ready for some RC fun?

May 14, 2013 No Comments

RCX is almost here, and I can hardly wait! Held June 1 and 2 at the Long Beach convention center, RCX is unlike any typical RC show you’ve ever attended … it’s full of action, fun and excitement! This year, I have promised myself that I will find some time to get my photo taken in [...]

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Joe Nall Live from the Flightline

May 13, 2013 4 Comments

Joe Nall 2013 is in full swing in sunny South Carolina.  With just under 1,000 pilots already registered and gracing the skies, this 2 mile stretch of RC heaven boasts some of the busiest airspace you’ll find anywhere. This year is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever at the Triple Tree Aerodrome.  Veteran Naller’s are [...]

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Improve Your Hovering

May 11, 2013 No Comments

Having the helicopter properly maintained and setup is a vital part to any phase of helicopter flight, and I assume this has already been accomplished.  What remains are some of the advanced techniques to use when hovering. But before we get into actual hands-on hovering techniques, I think it’s important to discuss the basic principals, [...]

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Draganflyer to the Rescue!

May 10, 2013 1 Comment

Add search-and-rescue to the list of the Draganflyer’s capabilities! A Saskatchewan man, lost, alone and hypothermic, was found by an RC quadcopter that spotted him from the sky using an infrared camera.  The 25-year-old had wandered away from where his car rolled on Highway 5 near St. Denis, about 40 kilometres east of Saskatoon, early [...]

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Win Big at RCX: Battle of the Builders

May 09, 2013 No Comments

If you love scale modeling, bring your plane to RCX, show off your modeling skills, and enjoy the show! RCX with the help of the Scale Squadron of Southern California is hosting the Battle of the Builders, a static RC scale model aircraft contest at this year’s RCX RC Expo in Long Beach California.  The Battle [...]

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