1968: The first live telecast from a staffed U.S. spacecraft was transmitted from Apollo 7. The flight was the first manned mission in the American Apollo space program, and the first manned U.S. space flight after the cabin fire that killed the crew of what was to have been the first manned mission, […]
Talk about a thrill. It’s early 1930’s: you’re crazy about airplanes and the Cleveland Air Races are on! Your favorite racer is going strong—it’s the Springfield Bulldog… Yes, you are trying to build Cleveland’s one inch to the foot scale rubber powered wind-up model, but it was really too much. The difficulty was beyond me. I […]
This first class international event was held at the historic National Museum of the USAF in Dayton, Ohio, making it to the USA for first time. Dozens of pilots and their support crews converged on the Dayton location to vie for the top position of Jet World Champion. The technology and scale realism of these […]
“Engine Clinic” columnist Clarence Lee shares news about this intriguing new powerplant in his upcoming column; here’s a sneak peek! During and following WW II, I spent seven and a half years as an Army Air Corps/Force pilot. During this period I had the occasion to fly a variety of multi-engine aircraft. Many of the […]
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This week’s show has incredible first-person-view footage from a sailplane flying over the Alps and a first look at our flight test of the new Bind-N-Fly ParkZone Spitfire, and much more! CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE EPISODE!
Make this aerobatic park flyer your next building project! The 35.4-inch-span HiperBipe is easy to build and fun to fly, because it slows down well and does full aerobatics. The kit is fully engineered in 3D CAD, so its parts fit together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. A complete hardware package is included, and all electronics […]
NASA just awarded a $1.35 million prize to a Pennsylvania company and thier Taurus G4, an all-electric full-size airplane that can fly 200 miles in less than 2 hours, on a gallon (or less) of fuel or equivalent electric power! Check out this neat news story from Today In Tech’s Mike Krumboltz: NASA has awarded […]
2010: Luftwaffe legend and history’s third-ranking fighter ace Günther Rall dies. He achieved 275 victories during World War II. (272 on the Eastern Front, of which 241 were against Soviet fighters.) He flew a total of 621 combat missions, was shot down 8 times and was wounded 3 times. He fought in the […]
Well, the 2011 version of the Central Connecticut RC Club’s Big Biplane Bash all-biplane event is now history! Even though there was rain in the early AM setup time. The wet weather held off and we enjoyed a high, solid overcast that could not dampen the spirits of the 23 pilots that did showed up. Usually, the event draws […]
It’s early Sunday morning. You stayed up late finishing your new ARF warbird last night, and you’re raring to get to the field to collect all the Oohs, Aahs and accolades that come with the unveiling of a new model. En route, you plan your strategy: choose a spot in the pits […]