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Today in aviation history [VIDEO]

Dec 20, 2012 No Comments

On December 20th, 1943, in the skies above war-torn Europe, two men – an American B-17 bomber pilot (Charlie) and a veteran German fighter ace (Franz) – met in what became one of World War II’s most unusual encounters. The American’s bomber was severely damaged and his crewmen were wounded. The German’s fighter was poised [...]

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Meet Hexapod, the walking, flying robot

Dec 19, 2012 6 Comments

No surprise that this insanely cool creation comes from a company called “Mad Lab Industries!” A cross between a quadcopter and a hexapod, this awesome robot can walk, fly, pick up items and even show off some slick dance moves. Get the inside story from the Mad Lab guys below, and don’t miss the videos, [...]

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Create droppable wing tanks

Dec 17, 2012 5 Comments

In this how-to, Charles White uses lite-ply, green floral foam, fiberglass and resin to make external wing tanks fora 1/6-scale TBM Avenger. You can use this method to create many aircraft components, such as wing or centerline tanks, bombs and cowls. After competing at the Nats level in Pylon Racing for several years, I always enjoyed [...]

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No Solder WW I Shock Absorbing Landing Gear

Dec 16, 2012 7 Comments

Expert RC scale designer, builder and  pilot Sal Calvagna is known for his love of the hobby especially when it comes warbirds. A member of the Long Island Skyhawks RC club, Sal is a regular at most warbird events and in particular, you can count on Sal showing up at any WW1 jamoboree, gaggle or meet. [...]

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The Radio Control Show [Episode 189]

Dec 14, 2012 No Comments

It’s time for another episode of The Radio Control Show! Check out editor John Reid show you how to keep your wheels on, check out an awesome scale plane, and much more.

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A UAV equipped with an arm!

Dec 12, 2012 7 Comments

DARPA just announced that they’ve successfully flown a UAV that’s equipped with a functioning robotic “arm”! In its stock configuration, the MLB V-Bat can take off, fly horizontally and then hover, tail-down, at its destination. Now equipped with the “arm,” it can move objects while hovering! Here’s the scoop from Gizmag‘s Ben Coxworth: “The DARPA [...]

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Traxxas QR-1 Micro Quadcopter [VIDEO]

Dec 10, 2012 1 Comment

There has been a miniaturization “Arms Race” underway, where competitors have been pulling out all the stops to create the smallest, most compact quadcopters. Enter Traxxas! That’s right, the newest and, as far as we can tell, the smallest quadcopter on the hobby shop shelves is now a Traxxas product called the QR-1. If you [...]

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The Radio Control Show [Episode 188]

Dec 07, 2012 No Comments

It’s time for an all new episode of The Radio Control Show. This week, Gerry Yarrish shows us a great tip on cleaning your gas engine’s carburetor screen, look at a neat robotic land & air vehicle, and much more. See the full video in the player below.

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