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MLB Super Bat UAV [VIDEO]

Mar 27, 2013 No Comments

The MLB Super Bat is a small, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that has mission capabilities found only in larger UAVs. The Super Bat is a complete UAV System that can operate autonomously, deliver high quality video imagery, and can be transported in a small SUV. The aircraft operates autonomously, has a 10-hour maximum duration, and [...]

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Andy Kane’s SIAI Marchetti SF-260

Mar 27, 2013 4 Comments

There are more than just pointy nose blow it out the back jets at the annual Florida Jets event. Rich Uravitch caught up with Andy Kane of CARF-Models who was flying his impressive Marchetti SF-260 turbo prop! With a wingspan of 112 inches and a length of 93 inches, the beautiful turbo prop powered aircraft [...]

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Turbine Powered Biplane at Florida Jets w/video

Mar 26, 2013 10 Comments

You just never know what you are going to find on the flightline at the annual Florida Jets event in Lakeland Florida. Hosted by Frank Tiano the father of the Top Gun Scale Invitational, Florida Jets brings together the cream of the crop from the Jet and turbine engine industries! Model Airplane News contributor Rich [...]

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New human-powered helicopter design

Mar 25, 2013 2 Comments

With a frame made of 6061 T6 aluminum, a 1:1 gear ratio and stacked rotors with a carbon0-fiber spar, this 15-pound “micro” helicopter is the latest design competing for the $250,000 Sikorsky Prize! Here’s the scoop from Gizmag:   Last September, the Gamera II team from the A. James Clark School of Engineering got so [...]

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Hobby Lobby Senior Telemaster Buildalong (updated!)

Mar 24, 2013 12 Comments

Follow along as Charlie Hynes builds the latest kit version of this classic airplane! As you know, the Telemaster is one of the few designs that has stood the test of time, with the name dating back to the early days of modeling. This latest version has come a long way from the lumber yard [...]

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Project Zero Update!

Mar 22, 2013 No Comments

More photos and information has been released on this full-size, electric-powered tilt rotor aircraft. The entire aircraft uses no hydraulics; the retractable landing gear, nacelle tilting mechanism, and elevons are controlled by EMA. ORAL Engineering developed an efficient diesel engine for the alternative electric-hybrid propulsion solution and provided rapid CNC machining for the rotor and [...]

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The Golf Channel’s Octocopter

Mar 21, 2013 8 Comments

This octocopter image was captured by Vine user Chad Coleman filming golfers at the  Arnold Palmer Invitational, Bay Hill. While it’s a little noisy, the octocopter can get previously inaccessible shots, and word is that The Golf Channel was testing it at this tournament. Watch the video from YouTube’s Slim Boogie below and tell us what you think!

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Workshop Build-Along: 6-foot-span Taylorcraft

Mar 21, 2013 No Comments

Designed by Tom Herr, the new laser-cut 72-inch-span Taylorcraft is the first glow powered airplane kit from Alien Aircraft. Following the same precise and well engineered design process, the Taylorcraft features easy to assembly parts and produces a strong yet lightweight structure. The model is being build by Mike Greenshields and the Scale Squadron of Southern [...]

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