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Sam Snyder’s Spectacular Javelin

Sam Snyder’s Spectacular Javelin

One neat nugget of interest I found at the 30th Annual Southwest Jet Rally was Sam Snyder. Sam  is certainly no newcomer to scale modeling. He’s not big on kit building, preferring to draw his own plans, engineer all the structure, layout all the systems and cut out all the parts himself. That’s about as […]
Historical Perspective of the RC Jet World

Historical Perspective of the RC Jet World

 On my recent assignment to cover the 30th Annual Southwest Jet Rally for MAN, I took the opportunity to ask Mike Kulczyk, a good friend and certainly one of the pioneers in jet modeling, to give me his assessment of the evolution of R/C jets. Over the 30 plus years that I’ve known Mike, I […]
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Now these things are starting to look like RC planes

Now these things are starting to look like RC planes

Now that Drones look like RC planes, I guess the only area that can be improved is in the flying software.  This latest release is really cool and it is unbelievable (and scary) just how exact drones can be program to fly.   MAVinci will show new UAS Flight Planning Software features at INTERGEO MAVinci […]
WARBIRDS OVER THE ROCKIES

WARBIRDS OVER THE ROCKIES

I was fortunate enough to attend the 9th annual Warbirds over the Rockies event, and as always, it was an amazing experience. Every day of this 3-day event there was Open flying and from 9Am till 5PM with a noon time show, the “History of Military Aviation show” that was not to be missed. Also […]
What’s Old is New Again at 30th annual Southwest Jet Rally

What’s Old is New Again at 30th annual Southwest Jet Rally

From the recent 30th annual Southwest Jet Rally article that will be published in the January 2013 issue of MAN,  I mentioned the number of own-design scratch built models at the first gathering?  Well, the spirit is still alive and well with some great projects completed or underway. This year there were a pair of 37% […]
RC Outback Rescue

RC Outback Rescue

Imagine this: you’re lost in the vast, arid Australian outback after you left your disabled vehicle and decided to walk to the nearest town. Your water supply is running out, and your cell phone battery is dead. Then, you hear the whine of a 2-stroke engine, and an RC plane that has been searching for you […]
Central CT RC Club Big Biplane Bash — Video Recap

Central CT RC Club Big Biplane Bash — Video Recap

Well with all the multi-wine magic now history, it took me a little while to compile photos and video I shot at the event. This was our club’s 11th annual Big Biplane Bash and it was great success with excellent weather and mild winds! Be sure to pencil in the 4th weekend in September 2013 […]
Flaps: What you need to know

Flaps: What you need to know

Sooner or later you may want to try your hand at flying a scale subject.  Since most full-size aircraft use flaps, many scale model also require them for true scale operations and function. A scale model with  flaps fully deployed is a cool sight. If you have never flow a model with then there are a […]
16 year old Beast pilot Dean Lampron

16 year old Beast pilot Dean Lampron

A big surprise for everyone at the recent Big Biplane Bash in Farmington, CT, was a talented and very impressive aerobatic pilot who threw down an amazing 3D flight with his giant scale Hangar 9 Beast biplane. Dean Lampron is not only a great aerobatic show pilot, but he’s also only 16 years old! Dean and […]
Scale Un-contest

Scale Un-contest

This last weekend I was able to attend a Scale Un-Contest down in Orange County, California, put on by the Scale Squadron of Southern California. The idea behind this contest was to duplicate an actual scale contest without any of the pressures. Participants were able to have their planes judged by certified scale judges and […]
Reinventing the Wheel

Reinventing the Wheel

Every so often we come across an experience that we had before, and have to relearn something we already knew. I call that reinventing the wheel. And this is exactly what happened to me a few days ago. For those of you who have been flying helicopters for a period of time, I’m sure you […]
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