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RC planes as terror weapons? Share your thoughts

Sep 29, 2011 75 Comments

This week, a 26-year-old man from Framingham, Massachusetts, was arrested and charged with plotting terror attacks on Washington, apparently planning to use a $6,000 RC turbine jet and other RC planes to deliver explosives. The authorities note that this man was never a real threat because undercover FBI operatives were keeping tabs on him, but when many [...]

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Flyzone Focke-Wulf FW-190 Just in!

Sep 28, 2011 3 Comments

The new FW-190 from FlyZone is here and I just cracked the box to take a look! Wow in the time it took to unpack the new Butcher Bird, I had it assembled and the 1800mAh Lipo pack on charge! it literally took minutes to assemble (two screws!) and plug in the servo leads into [...]

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On this Day in Aviation History: September 28

Sep 28, 2011 No Comments

 2005       The Department of Defense approved the tilt-rotor V-22 Osprey program for full production.   1987       Three of the six crew of a USAF Rockwell B1B bomber are killed when their aircraft collides with a large Pelican.   1984       Canada certifies the first of two preproduction aircraft of the de Havilland Canada Dash 8, a [...]

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ParkZone Spitfire Mk. IX — Test Flight

Sep 27, 2011 No Comments

Wow! I just got back from the flying field and i have to tell ya, the new Spitfire from ParkZone is something else! it is a honest and very smooth flyer. it feels like a pattern ship and I loved it right from the moment it broke ground. Plenty of power, and a very nice [...]

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Quest Aerospace Rocketry Starter Sets

Sep 27, 2011 No Comments

Quick-Kit Starter Sets -include different motor choices! Quest’s Quick-Kit rockets are Skill Level 0 products. They can be sold to someone with no previous building experience. There are no parts to paint, all parts are pre-colored. All the graphics are pre-printed on die-cut pressure sensitive stock and are fun to apply. The only glue needed [...]

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Country music star flies a B-29!

Sep 27, 2011 1 Comment

Not only is Aaron Tippin a world-famous country singer, he’s also an accomplished pilot! He recently completed his check ride in “Fifi,” the only B-29 Superfortress still flying today. Here’s his story: “Getting checked out in the B-29 on this beautiful September day is a lifelong dream and the coolest thing ever”, Tippin exclaims. Now Aaron [...]

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E-flite Power 52 Brushless Outrunner

Sep 27, 2011 No Comments

The ideal conversion motor for your .40- to .50-size sport, scale and 3D planes, this new outrunner provides up to 1650 watts of power! With a 4 to 6S LiPo pack, it can deliver up to 65 amps of continuous current and is perfect for the new Hangar 9 Katana 50 ARF. The Power 52 [...]

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Hangar 9 Katana 50

Sep 27, 2011 1 Comment

This explosive aerobatic performer is just what a hotdog pilot needs to rule the sky! This Katana 50 features lightweight balsa and ply construction, a two-piece plug-in wing and horizontal stabilizer (both with carbon-fiber tubes!) and airfoil-shaped tail surfaces. And because it was designed by champion aerobatic pilot and proven designer Mike McConville, you know [...]

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