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Hybrid Quadcopter UAV

Aug 27, 2013 2 Comments

What has the long-distance capability of a Predator and can take off and land like a helicopter?  Meet Latitude Engineering’s Hybrid Quadcopter. This 25-pound, electric-powered prototype UAV looks like a twin-boom drone but has four multi-rotor blades.  Bayani Birkinbine, a design engineer on the project, says that flying it was a challenge. “There are  autopilots [...]

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Incredible Orange F-16

Aug 27, 2013 10 Comments

The biannual Jet World Masters is taking place now in Meringen, Switzerland, and you can bet there are some amazing models in the air! One of them is Gerald Rutten’s F-16, featured in his video below. Gerald notes that he placed second in static judging with this jet at the 2011 event, and the model wasn’t [...]

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Workshop Build-Along — Triplane Scale Surface and Rib Tapes

Aug 24, 2013 10 Comments

Our December issue of MAN will include an article I wrote about painting and finishing models with scale Stits and Poly Tone paints. I touch on Rib and Surface Tapes briefly so here are some more details on applying these scale details. When it comes to large 1/3-scale models, these kind of details are all [...]

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Top Gun Photos Part2

Aug 24, 2013 No Comments

Top Gun May 2, 2013

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Top Gun Photos Part1

Aug 23, 2013 No Comments

Top Gun May 2, 2013    

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Top Gun 2013 Photos

Aug 22, 2013 No Comments

Many consider Top Gun to be one of the best (if not THE BEST) R/C events on the planet, I have to agree.  On May 1st of this year I travelled to Paradise field to take a few photos.  I had the opportuinity to meet many of the pilots and organizers of the event.  These are [...]

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Quadcopter as companion (and more!)

Aug 20, 2013 4 Comments

A new project unveiled on crowd-funding site Kickstarter.com named “Spiri” is a pretty little flyer that can be anything you want it to be! Inventor Patrick Edwards-Daugherty writes, “Meet Spiri, the programmable, autonomous flying robot. Designed for you and your projects. Spiri is a versatile, airborne Linux device with sensors, cameras, wifi, cloud support, development [...]

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Triplane at Kingston IMAA Rally

Aug 20, 2013 No Comments

Well I am making the rounds with the  33% Scale Fokker Triplane I built from the new Balsa USA kit, and this time we went to the biggest Giant Scale Rally in Canada. Hosted by the KRCM club and sponsored and run by Chapter 217 of the IMAA the Kingston Giant Scale event is an [...]

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