It all Started With Bubble Gum by Budd Davisson It’s funny what you remember about your roots in aviation: I remember, for instance, how hard I used to search for airplane bubble gum cards. The gum was usually mouse colored and shattered on impact, but the cards were works of art guaranteed to fire a 12-year-old [...]
Flying Vector Kites is a remote-control experience like no other Author: Mike Gantt (See more photos below) “Flying things come in all shapes and sizes,” and as a model aircraft reviewer, I can tell you that statement is beyond true. From giant-scale to micro planes and helicopters, birds (or ornithopters), lawn mowers, cars and boats, [...]
A lot of scale looks for little effort!
By Jerry Smith Building my House of Balsa Schoolyard Spacewalker was great fun. The laser-cut parts fit perfectly, and assembly was fast. Although it was designed for a small glow engine, I decided to modify and power it with electric using a Torque 930 motor, 35A ESC and a 1350mAh 3-cell LiPo battery. When it [...]
by Joseph Pennisi (see figures and photos below) Back in the saddle again I have been retired from engineering for about 10 years, and I finally dug out the old RC stuff. Yep, I have been dragging it around for 40 years or more. Along with sorting through the old stuff, I have been poring [...]