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Dehogiflier: pig-hunting drone

Apr 15, 2013 1 Comment

It is well past 8 p.m. on a Thursday, and engineers James Palmer and Cy Brown are a long way from their day jobs at Raven Research and Development in Lafayette. Palmer and Brown are in the middle of an expansive rice field in rural St. Landry Parish. It is pitch dark and mostly quiet. [...]

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.40-size P-51D Mustang ARF from Hangar 9

Apr 12, 2013 1 Comment

We just saw this impressive ARF at the Toledo show and it is all decked out in an Authentic 8th Air Force, 357th Fighter Squadron trim scheme. With a moderated wing span of 56 inches, this beauty comes with lots of details and is covered with UltraCote covering. Features include Balsa and      lightweight plywood [...]

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Road to Top Gun: Grumman F7F Tigercat

Apr 12, 2013 9 Comments

If you are a fan of serious scale and love seeing giant scale beauties on the flightline, then the name Dennis Crooks won’t be new to you. Dennis is a VP at Robart Manufacturing and his newest project is rapidly coming to a finish for competition at the 25th annual Top Gun Scale Invitational. Here’s [...]

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F-104 motorcycle?

Apr 11, 2013 2 Comments

An  interesting motorcycle was spotted in Indianapolis. He has chocks for it too.  His hat suggests he was an F-86 driver although the bike says it’s an F-104. Very cool.

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Durafly Sea Vixen: online review

Apr 11, 2013 No Comments

The DH.110 Sea Vixen is a twin boom, twin-engine British two-seat jet fighter developed in the 1950’s by the famed aircraft company de Havilland.  This all-weather fighter/ground attack aircraft was best known for its very distinctive and unusual cockpit arrangement, the pilot’s cockpit being offset to the left and the observer sitting in the infamous [...]

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Make Laminated Formers

Apr 10, 2013 10 Comments

If you have been building RC warbirds for a while, you may notice that there is a terrible blight plaguing many of them… tail-heaviness!  The scourge of tail-heaviness leaves the modeler with few good options.  First, he can fly the model as-is with the CG at the limit of its aft location and stagger around [...]

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Free Flight Scale at 25th Annual Top Gun Event

Apr 07, 2013 1 Comment

As part of the 25th Annual Scale Invitational, Frank Tiano has included a scale Rubber-Powered Free Flight “Mass Launch” to the activities for the Top Gun Silver Anniversary. And this is open to everyone to participate including Pilots, Crew Members, Judges, Staff and Press. Frank asked us to get the word out so here it [...]

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Turbine-powered Batwing!

Apr 07, 2013 13 Comments

Brought to us by the same guy who built a fire-breathing turbine powered flying dragon last year, Rick Hamel the Dark Knight’s Batwing plane was front and center on the competition table at the Toledo Show. This amazing model is all-composite, created with Rick’s self-designed molds. It took a year and half to build and uses a [...]

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