Editors Blogs

Futaba GY430 Gyro

Oct 14, 2012 No Comments

The new Futaba GY430 single axis helicopter gyro is one of the smallest and lightest (3.5g) gyros available.  It uses a trimmer that limits servo travel or gain adjustment, although gain can be adjusted from the transmitter using the remote gain function.  Dip switches select gyro direction and mode (heading hold or normal), while information [...]

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Two Global Hawks Fly in Formation

Oct 10, 2012 3 Comments

Here is a story pulled off the sUAS news site … cool stuff! Northrop Grumman Corporation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and NASA Dryden Flight Research Center have successfully completed a series of flight demonstrations, moving DARPA’s Autonomous High-Altitude Refueling (AHR) program closer to demonstrating the first autonomous aerial refueling between two unmanned, [...]

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Engine Tuning Tricks

Oct 09, 2012 No Comments

Once the engine is started, don’t be concerned with the idle mixture as long as the engine will run close to idle. This is because the main needle valve does exactly what its name implies – it is the primary adjustment by which fuel enters the engine, and all other adjustments are a subset to [...]

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F-35B

Oct 09, 2012 No Comments

I found this to be rather cool, enjoy This video link is fresh (for the public).  It was made just six weeks ago in the Atlantic, just off Newport News (Hampton Roads), Virginia … These are the latest sea trials the F-35B on the USS Wasp. They were very successful, with 74 VL’s (Vertical Launch) and STO’s [...]

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FelyuTech FY-30A Flight Stabilization Unit

Oct 04, 2012 No Comments

The FY-30A uses a three-axis gyro and three-axis accelerometer for inertial sensing. The other major components are an inertial navigation platform and strap down attitude algorithm designed for fixed wing aircraft stabilization.        •  Level flight– The FY-30A will automatically control the aircraft for smooth and easy flying. For beginners it makes flight easier [...]

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Best kite flyer in the world!

Oct 04, 2012 No Comments

Romancing the wind, with 3 kites…. outstanding! Ray Bethell performs a kite ballet to Flower Duet from Lakme by Delibes. Video by Robert Holbrook Notice that one kite is controlled by his right leg, the other two by his hands. Beautiful! Turn up your sound.

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AeroWorks new 30cc Freestyle Extra 260 QB

Oct 03, 2012 2 Comments

We got this rocking gas aerobat in for a review and our own Jason Benson got to fly it first.  This plane is an excellent aerobatic machine that really travels light in the sky.  If you get a chance to fly this bird, you should take it, and trust me, you will enjoy every minute [...]

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Wingsuits: true first-person flying!

Oct 03, 2012 1 Comment

This video pick is not for the faint of heart! It shows an upclose view of what it’s like to glide down a mountainside at speeds over 100mph, just a heartbeat away from terra firma. Check it out! Unless you’ve been stranded on an island for a few years, you’ve undoubtedly seen footage of those [...]

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