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Unmanned Flight

Oct 27, 2011 No Comments

Last year I had the opportunity to fly a really cool plane in the Terracam Hawkeye.  This was a project designed to measure agricultural crop moisture through infrared photography.  The Hawkeye is designed with an onboard IR camera plus it had another camera that beamed a signal to the ground so my co-piolot could see [...]

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T-Rex 450 Gets an Upgrade

Oct 26, 2011 No Comments

The T-Rex 450, one of the most popular aircraft in the Align lineup, is now available in a Sport V2 version! This new model incorporates many modern design elements and, compared to the original 450, it is more precise and has better flight characteristics and controllability. It comes with 325D carbon blades, a brushless 35A [...]

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Glow, Gas or Electric?

Oct 26, 2011 24 Comments

As we plan our 2012 issues, we want to know what types of reviews and features you’re the most interested in reading about. Are you a dyed-in-the-wool glow pilot? Or maybe you made the switch to electrics and swear you’ll never touch a fuel-powered aircraft again! Maybe you’re the guy at the field who swears [...]

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On this Day in Aviation History — October 26.

Oct 26, 2011 No Comments

1988: The USAF receives its first Hughes Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile, (AMRAAM).   1972: Helicopter pioneer Igor Sikorsky dies at the age of 83.   1958: Pan Am inaugurates the first jet service by a U.S. carrier, flying from New York’s “Idlewild Airport” (now known as John F. Kennedy International Airport) to Paris “Orly” [...]

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John Worth – A sad farewell

Oct 25, 2011 6 Comments

 I am sad to report that John Worth, dedicated AMA pioneer and microflight promoter, passed away Sunday evening. I was privileged to work with John in early 2000 on Air Age’s RC MicroFlight newsletter and recall his infectious enthusiasm for RC aviation and his warm, generous personality. John’s life was deeply entrenched with model aviation, and many [...]

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MRC GY100 Gyro

Oct 25, 2011 2 Comments

Not only is this new high-performance helicopter gyro compact and lightweight, but it also offers a wide rate range (from 0.5 to 800 degrees), smooth fast response for consistent pirouette rates and a steady head-lock while hovering. Its 2ms response time on DC mode means that you’ll see virtually no tail deviation when the heli [...]

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New Hitec Planes

Oct 24, 2011 2 Comments

Debra Cleghorn interviews Hitec on some of their new airplanes. Please click the player below to see the full interview.

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Horizon Hobby F-4 Phantom 32 DF

Oct 24, 2011 No Comments

Debra Cleghorn interviews Horizon about their new F-4 Phantom 32 DF. The distinguished career of the F-4 Phantom II includes front-line service with more than eleven countries over 30+ years of service. In excess of 5,000 aircraft were built to fulfill duties in the fighter and attack roles, but adapted to perform admirably in reconnaissance [...]

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