Editors Blogs

Meet Hexapod, the walking, flying robot

Dec 19, 2012 6 Comments

No surprise that this insanely cool creation comes from a company called “Mad Lab Industries!” A cross between a quadcopter and a hexapod, this awesome robot can walk, fly, pick up items and even show off some slick dance moves. Get the inside story from the Mad Lab guys below, and don’t miss the videos, [...]

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No Solder WW I Shock Absorbing Landing Gear

Dec 16, 2012 7 Comments

Expert RC scale designer, builder and  pilot Sal Calvagna is known for his love of the hobby especially when it comes warbirds. A member of the Long Island Skyhawks RC club, Sal is a regular at most warbird events and in particular, you can count on Sal showing up at any WW1 jamoboree, gaggle or meet. [...]

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More on Tail Rotor Stabilization

Dec 14, 2012 3 Comments

Last week, we looked at some basic principles of full-scale tail rotor design. This week, let’s investigate more into the four weights that are used in a full-scale helicopter rotor to reduce control power. But first, let’s review some engineering principals we already know. If you were to tie a small rock to the end [...]

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A UAV equipped with an arm!

Dec 12, 2012 7 Comments

DARPA just announced that they’ve successfully flown a UAV that’s equipped with a functioning robotic “arm”! In its stock configuration, the MLB V-Bat can take off, fly horizontally and then hover, tail-down, at its destination. Now equipped with the “arm,” it can move objects while hovering! Here’s the scoop from Gizmag‘s Ben Coxworth: “The DARPA [...]

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Winterize with WD-40

Dec 10, 2012 3 Comments

Now that the weather is turning colder many of you will be putting up your helicopters for the winter.  Although this is a time for general maintenance and cleaning I also recommend you spray down your complete helicopter with WD-40. The WD stands for water displacement and the 40 is the number of compounds they [...]

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Tail Rotor Stabilization

Dec 09, 2012 No Comments

Tail rotor design in full scale helicopters is an on-going science to reduce weight, noise, and power requirements while increasing efficiency and stability. Although these same design parameters are also important to our model helicopters, their effects are a lot less noticeable and can be overcome without seriously degrading flight performance. As an example, if [...]

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Drones to catch rhino poachers!

Dec 07, 2012 2 Comments

Google just announced plans to help the World Wildlife Fund buy drones that will fly over the endangered animals to take photos of poachers that can be used to catch and prosecute them. RC helps conservation … what could be better?

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AeroWorks 30cc LC-126 Video

Dec 06, 2012 4 Comments

AeroWorks has released a great looking LC-126 ARF-QB model based on their C-195.  Constructed of balsa and ply, the roughly 1/5-scale plane is covered in genuine Ultracote and mimics the livery of its full-size counterpart on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, OH.  Our reviewer Michael York was [...]

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