Editors Blogs

Crash-resistant robot can roll or fly! [VIDEO]

Nov 29, 2012 1 Comment

This hybrid flyer dubbed “HyTAQ” from the Robotics Lab at the Illinois Institute of Technology can fly over obstacles as well as roll on the ground when it’s too windy or to save on power. The quadcopter inside the cylinder is attached via shafts to the outer “wheels,” so it can roll in any direction.  Darren Quick of Gizmag writes: “With the quadrotors providing [...]

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X-47B arrives onboard USS Harry S Truman

Nov 28, 2012 13 Comments

After extensive tests on land, the 62-foot-span X-47B UAV arrived onboard an aircraft carrier for over-water flights. Check out the details and videos from from the U.S. Navy: The Navy hoisted an X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator on board USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Nov. 26, in preparation for an unmanned aircraft’s [...]

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New Pantera Fiberglass Canopy from Audacity Models

Nov 28, 2012 No Comments

Audacity Models is an American company located in Florida, and their new red, white, and blue fiberglass canopy was inspired by our flag.  Adding to the bold Pantera P6 look are the waves in the stripes, which blend motion with patriotic emotion. Crafted of hand laid lightweight fiberglass, each is hand laid up in a mold, and once [...]

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Hellcat wreckage found off Miami Beach

Nov 27, 2012 No Comments

The crew of a research submarine studying artificial reefs off Miami-Dade County has discovered the mostly intact wreck of a U.S. Navy World War II fighter plane lying upside down 240 feet deep off Miami Beach.Researchers aboard the Antipodes were using three-dimensional sonar gear to investigate a blip on the sea floor last June when [...]

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Heli-Max AXE 100CP Helicopter

Nov 27, 2012 No Comments

The Axe 100 CP is one of the most innovative helis available. A flybarless, collective pitch head gives it a wide performance range with a low parts count, making it more efficient and more durable than a flybar design. Digital servos are used for speed and precision, with a full case design for damage and [...]

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The Giant Benoist Flies! [VIDEO]

Nov 26, 2012 3 Comments

Bob Walker’s 15-foot-span giant-scale flying boat has taken to the air! This RC model was built to celebrate the 10oth anniversary of the first passenger carrying aircraft in the world (on January 1, 1914 the full-size Benoist flew a passenger from St. Petersburg to Tampa). Here’s a note from Bob: HEY GUYS  WE FLEW the [...]

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Special Cyber Monday Digital Subscription Discount! Today Only!!!

Nov 26, 2012 No Comments

Being an editor here at Air Age Media for Model Airplane News and Electric Flight magazines, I know all about the great articles in the magazines and as well, all the online special features and bonus exclusives on the ModelAirplaneNews.com website. The entire editorial staff works hard to keep this content coming and up to [...]

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The Hardline Solution charging combo from Progressive RC

Nov 23, 2012 No Comments

I was looking for a solution to charging a pair of 6s 5000 mah lipo’s for my Trex 700E when I heard of  ”The Hardline Solution” combo from Progressive RC. This combined an iCharger 3010B along with a Mean Well SE-1000-24 power supply in a PRC Hardline Case, along with all the accessories I needed. [...]

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