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Navigation by “crash”

Mar 13, 2013 1 Comment

This UAV shows that there’s more than one way to get from point “A” to point “B”: it flies into objects and recovers until it finds a clear route! This actually makes sense when you hear that the AirBurr UAV is designed specifically to navigate close and dark spaces, like a collapsed mine or a [...]

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Free (online) cockpit tours!

Mar 12, 2013 2 Comments

At the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force website, you can climb into the cockpit of a P-40, a Spad XIII, a B-25B, B-24D, B-29 or even a Kellet autogiro! More than 10 aircraft have virtual tours available, and more will be taken and uploaded as time and resources allow. You can even toggle up [...]

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Perry Georgia Swap Meet

Mar 12, 2013 No Comments

Every March for the past six years or so, my buddies and I make a pilgrimage to a small town in Georgia – a place not many people have ever heard of – a place that takes us about five hours to drive to – a place that is absolute heaven if you like buying [...]

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Multiplex Razzor Electric Racer

Mar 12, 2013 No Comments

Multiplex is at it again! The Razzor is the latest in the Multiplex line of compact, electric racing planes with great modern looks and impressive agility. Built with Elapor foam and carbon-reinforced wings and tail, this lightweight aircraft has robust, structural strength and is desgined for flight precision and maneuverability. Its large fuselage hatch allows handy access for [...]

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Texas A&M’s First Drone Mission over Gulf

Mar 11, 2013 No Comments

Texas students are conducting their first mission over the Gulf of Mexico this week! Today their 12-foot UAV launched and will acquire data over the Gulf and South Texas ranchland. During the mission, the University’s RS-16 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) will carry onboard a multi-spectral camera which will acquire images in the visible, infrared (IR), [...]

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RC Aerial Photography: Stephen Born Combines two of His Passions

Mar 11, 2013 5 Comments

In recent years with the continued development of high performance electric motors and batteries, using RC aircraft for professional aerial photography has become extremely popular. From the drones used by the US Government to local RC hobbyist, the applications seem to be unlimited. Stephen Born is the owner, operator and pilot of AerialSkyCam, (aerialskycam.com) a [...]

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Road to Top Gun: Zenith 801– Modeling in Metal

Mar 11, 2013 17 Comments

Carlos Rangel is a regular at the annual Top Gun Scale Invitational and he is also known as “the guy who builds all-aluminum airplanes”. We got an email from Carlos recently along with some photos of his 2013 competition plane. Here’s what he said. “Well, I was supposed to compete this year in the Masters [...]

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The Celebration Continues with Episode 204 of the Radio Control Show

Mar 08, 2013 No Comments

Sponsored by HobbyKing.com, March madness continues this week with our Top 5 RC Trends! Watch the episode and look for the code for a chance to win a HobbyKing 450 size helicopter and upgrade package. To enter, go to Facebook.com/TheRadioControlShow, click the “Watch & Win” tab, and enter the secret code found in the show! [...]

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