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FIB: flying inflatable BOAT?

FIB: flying inflatable BOAT?

There’s a saying that even a barn door will fly if you strap a big enough engine to it, and this interesting vehicle helps to prove the maxim true. In this video, Polarismotor captures a nice takeoff, flyaround and even nicer landing of an FIB, or flying inflatable boat. How much would you pay to […]
Armed Quadrotors?

Armed Quadrotors?

Check out this recent story by David Hambling that we found on the  Popular Mechanics website! A camouflage quadrotor armed with a machine gun zips around a test range, destroying targets and setting dummies ablaze. By now, most of the nearly 11 million people who’ve seen the YouTube video know it’s a fake. There’s no […]
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Improvise, Adapt & Overcome: RC gives this pilot new wings

Improvise, Adapt & Overcome: RC gives this pilot new wings

We featured Lad Doctor’s inspirational story in “Final Approach” in the October issue of Model Airplane News. Here is Lad’s complete article along with additional photos and his contact information. I have been very fortunate over a 32 plus year flying career, started as a Naval Aviator, to fly well over 80 types of aircraft. […]
Eagle Tree’s new Guardian 2D/3D Stabilizer

Eagle Tree’s new Guardian 2D/3D Stabilizer

This is Eagle Tree’s new Guardian 2D/3D Stabilizer in my SU-26 airplane. You can see how small it is compared to a quarter, so it will fit just about anywhere in your model – no matter how small the plane. It should be mounted in a level orientation (it can even be mounted upside down), […]
More Vibration Cures from Tony

More Vibration Cures from Tony

On this continuing issue of trying to cure vibrations, Tony had some issues early on in his nitro scalers with vibration, and an important point to remember is that it’s a scale helicopter.  That means working with the pitch and throttle curves so it sounds like one and flies like one.  Most electric helicopter require a […]
Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair Build-along Part 11

Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair Build-along Part 11

One thing you can do to any ARF model to make it your own is to add custom Markings and details. For the Corsair, I used Red5Designs.com Vinyl markings cut from my own CAD drawings. They fit the model perfectly. These markings have a clear carrier sheet and a paper backing. Tape the marking as […]
Spitfire Masterpiece

Spitfire Masterpiece

This is one outstanding model, a scratch built 1/5th scale Supermarine Spitfire MK 1 by an English model builder. The pictures and accompanying text are by the model maker, David Glen. I wish I could make something this great. The job took well over eleven years, during which there were times he very nearly came […]
202.6mph! World’s Fastest Electric Airplane w/Video

202.6mph! World’s Fastest Electric Airplane w/Video

On July 18th, Chip Yates flew the all-electric Flight of the Century for the first time. The 16-minute flight allowed the pilot to get comfortable with the Long-EZ controls as well as the electric system. The Flight of the Century team took a Burt Rutan Long-EZ (N158TG) and converted it to an all-electric flying test bed aircraft […]
Recognized at the Warbirds over Delaware Event

Recognized at the Warbirds over Delaware Event

No doubt about it, running a regional giant scale event like the WOD takes a lot of work. Contest directors do a lot to make their events stand out and Dave and Pete Malcione have been doing just that for many years. At this years’ event, (the 21st!) credit was given to these two tireless […]
Hobby People / Hubsan Spy Hawk FPV Flight Video

Hobby People / Hubsan Spy Hawk FPV Flight Video

I took the little Spy Hawk out to the flying field and here’s some of the video i shot. The video quality is great considering it is all included with the plane.  Flies great as it was a little windy during the flight! Enjoy!  
Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair Build-Along, Part 10

Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair Build-Along, Part 10

Well it has been a while since I posted but, that’s because I have been having a race with the MAN deadline. I have just about everything ready to go for our test flight tomorrow, so we’ll get back to the various sections of this impressive warbird’s build. Even though it is an ARF, you […]
How Low Can You Go Winner, Warbirds over Delaware

How Low Can You Go Winner, Warbirds over Delaware

One of the  fun parts of the WOD is the Low passes the warbird pilots make! For this year’s “How Low Can You Go” award went to WOD regular Adam Lilly with his P-40 Warhawk. Adam is known for getting his warbirds and their shadows very close together and on one 120mph + pass on Saturday, […]
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