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Joe Nall:  Thursday in RC Paradise

Joe Nall: Thursday in RC Paradise

Thursday at Joe Nall Week was an RC explosion.  Every flight line was packed to the gills, and at any one time, 20 – 30 aircraft could be seen in the air.  Things settled down after dark with only about 15 – 20 planes covering the night sky.  What other event can say that?  As in previous years, […]
Splish-Splash! F-18 bath-time

Splish-Splash! F-18 bath-time

Dear U.S. Navy, I would very much like to offer my services as a first-class plane scrubber and will wash your Blue Angels aircraft for FREE! I promise to clean every spot, from the tip of its nose to the edge of its ailerons and even the landing gear. Did I mention I’ll do it […]
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Joe Nall:  Wednesday in Full Swing

Joe Nall: Wednesday in Full Swing

Although pilots have been flying and camping since last Friday evening, many consider Wednesday as the official start of Joe Nall Week.  Wednesday brings the first of the week’s noon time demos, and spectators really start lining up for the coveted lawn chair spots along show central.  Today’s demo covered a cross-section of the hobby including control line, […]
Dragons take wing!

Dragons take wing!

This stunning glider was photographed by MAN contributor Dave Garwood at the Perry Township Park on the banks of the Lake Erie. Wow. A Michael Gantner design, the glider in the main shot was built by Jeff Carlton of Cleveland, OH and is detailed with whiskers on its nose and whiskers at the rear of […]
Dave Lorenz, left, and Bruce McFadden, deck operators for Northrop Grumman, discuss the launch of an X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). Lorenz and McFadden operated the X-47B as it taxied from the aircraft elevator to the catapult. George H.W. Bush is the first aircraft carrier to successfully catapult launch an unmanned aircraft from its flight deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Walter/Released)

X-47B Historic At-Sea Launch

Earlier this week, the U.S. Navy today launched an X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator from an aircraft carrier at sea, the system’s first at sea, catapult launch.  The aircraft flew from USS George H. W. Bush off the coast of Virginia and landed safely at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. about an hour […]
Joe Nall:  A Triple Tree Tuesday

Joe Nall: A Triple Tree Tuesday

Today was another beautiful day for RC action in the heart of South Carolina.  Once again, “Joe Nall Week” is hitting record attendance.  By Tuesday evening, the official pilot count was 1,018. That’s 100 more than the same day last year.  Flight lines were very busy from first light until several hours after dark.  With […]
Joe Nall Live from the Flightline

Joe Nall Live from the Flightline

Joe Nall 2013 is in full swing in sunny South Carolina.  With just under 1,000 pilots already registered and gracing the skies, this 2 mile stretch of RC heaven boasts some of the busiest airspace you’ll find anywhere. This year is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever at the Triple Tree Aerodrome.  Veteran Naller’s are […]
Draganflyer to the Rescue!

Draganflyer to the Rescue!

Add search-and-rescue to the list of the Draganflyer’s capabilities! A Saskatchewan man, lost, alone and hypothermic, was found by an RC quadcopter that spotted him from the sky using an infrared camera.  The 25-year-old had wandered away from where his car rolled on Highway 5 near St. Denis, about 40 kilometres east of Saskatoon, early […]
Meet Robo-Fly, the world’s smallest flying robot

Meet Robo-Fly, the world’s smallest flying robot

This teensy flyer just moved to the top of our “must have” list! Built from carbon-fiber, this robo-fly developed by Harvard researchers weighs a fraction of a gram and is quite agile in flight. Tiny robots like these could eventually be used in rescue operations in collapsed buildings and other tight spaces. Check out the video! […]
The Radio Control Show – Episode 209

The Radio Control Show – Episode 209

In this week’s show, editor John Reid gets the inside scoop on the DJI Flamewheel 550, a state-of-the-art quadcopter equipped with video for in-flight footage.
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