Editors Blogs

Civilian UAVs on Horizon

Feb 28, 2013 No Comments

Lead photo shows a ShadowHawk drone with Montgomery County, Texas, SWAT team members. In a major step toward opening U.S. skies to thousands of unmanned drones, federal officials Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, solicited proposals to create six drone test sites around the country. The FAA has granted several hundred permits to universities, police departments and [...]

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Juggling Drones — Quadcopters that can Bounce, Catch and Balance!

Feb 26, 2013 2 Comments

We might take it for granted when we play games like ping pong or tennis, but what about a Quadcopters UAV that can do the same thing? Interesting? Read on! From Krulwich Wonders by Robert Krulwich Imagine a “plates,” like a dinner plate, hovering mid-air. The technical name for this gizmo is a Quadrocopter. But [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Swedish J-29F Tunnan

Feb 26, 2013 2 Comments

This year Mike Selby is again competing at Top Gun with an unusual airplane of his own creation. His 1:4.8 scale J-29F Tunnan made with Airex/fiberglass/carbon fiber laminated construction, weights in at around 32 pounds. Power comes from a 27-pound-thrust PST 1300 turbine engine and the Tunnan is controlled with a Futaba 14 MZ radio system. It took Mike around [...]

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And the Winners are! WRAM Show 2013

Feb 26, 2013 2 Comments

Though many manufacturers and distributors of RC equipment and products come each year to the WRAM Show,  for many, the heart of the show is the large collection of beautiful scale, sport and vintage models that show up to compete in the scale competition. Compared to last year, which was the first time the WRAM [...]

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The Best in Show Winner WRAM Show 2013

Feb 25, 2013 1 Comment

The quality and craftsmanship of the aircraft competiting at the 2013 WRAM show static competition was truly amazing, and this year showed a bumper crop of entries! But there can be only one winner of “Best in Show” and this year that honor fell to our good friend and Model Airplane News contributor, and 3 [...]

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WRAM Show Static Competition

Feb 22, 2013 No Comments

As always, some of the best scale and sport planes show up to compete for the great WRAM show prizes! Check out some of the ones we liked that were here in Friday. Half Scale Triplane!

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MAN at the WRAM Show!

Feb 22, 2013 No Comments

Well here it is again! The largest RC hobby trade show in the Northeast is the WRAM Show. Again hosted by the WRAM club the show is at the Meadowlands Expo Center in NJ! The MAN team is here and we’ve checked out all the greatt new products, planes, radios and there’s a lot to [...]

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Hobby drones: illegal invasion of privacy?

Feb 21, 2013 29 Comments

A Texas state representative has recently sponsored a bill that would make it a misdemeanor to take photos with an unmanned aircraft without the permission of the property owner. This excerpt from a PopSci.com article by Rebecca Boyle is an interesting read. What do you think about the legality — or illegality — of RC [...]

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