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Debra Cleghorn

It’s an RCX weekend!

It’s an RCX weekend!

RCX is happening this weekend, at the Long Beach Convention Center where you can get up close and personal with the ultimate RC aircraft: a Shadow UAV! That’s right, the U.S. National Guard will have a Shadow UAV on display at their booth. You’ll also get to visit the soldering booth, watch professional pilots flying […]
Parrot AR.Drone stars in “Built for the Elements”

Parrot AR.Drone stars in “Built for the Elements”

The Parrot AR.Drone was one of the first “toy” quadcopters available, and with its “fly by iPhone” capability it brought the fun and excitement of “RC” to everyone. Now the latest version, 2.0, has starred in an action movie, “Built for the Elements.” I enjoyed the behind-the scenes film even more than the main attraction, […]
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On the Road to RCX!

On the Road to RCX!

Our friends at HobbyKing have started a road trip across the U.S., starting  from Joe Nall in South Carolina and ending up in Long Beach, CA for RCX June 1 & 2. It looks like they’re planning for a lot of aviation fun along the way! Check out their video from the road here. < […]
First flight of the Triton [video]

First flight of the Triton [video]

The Northrop Grumman-built Triton unmanned aircraft system completed its first flight from the company’s manufacturing facility in Palmdale, CA. The 1 and a 1/2 hour flight successfully demonstrated control systems that allow Triton to operate autonomously. Triton is specially designed to fly surveillance missions up to 24 hours at altitudes of more than 10 miles, […]
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6 WW II planes assembled in 6 minutes–amazing video!

6 WW II planes assembled in 6 minutes–amazing video!

If you haven’t yet seen this video of six WW II planes being assembled and hung at The National WWII Museum’s US Freedom Pavilion in New Orleans, you won’t want to miss this! The mesmerizing 6-minute clip features a North American B-25 Mitchell, a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, a General Motors TBM Avenger, a Chance Vought F4U […]
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 […]
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 […]
RCX Long Beach Tickets On Sale Now!

RCX Long Beach Tickets On Sale Now!

June 1-2, Long Beach Convention Center Don’t miss the most exciting RC event of the year – RCX, the ultimate radio control show! Two intense days of nonstop, insane, hands-on action for everyone from kids to adults—now in its 11th year! You’ll be the first to see, try, and buy the latest innovations in every […]
RCX: Horizon Fly Cage & Phoenix Flight Sim

RCX: Horizon Fly Cage & Phoenix Flight Sim

The best part about RCX is that you don’t just get to see the latest planes and helicopters; you can pick them up, get an up-close look and then go fly them! The Horizon Fly Cage is free to attendees and is always one of the most popular attractions at RCX, because you can check […]
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 […]
4-engine Handley Page takes flight

4-engine Handley Page takes flight

The Handley Page HP42 was a four-engine, long range biplane airliner built for Imperial Airwaves in the late ’20s. Only eight were ever built. This RC version, restored by Peter Bruce, is powered by four .52 4-strokes and looks majestic flying at a recent Large Model Association air show in RC Model Airshow in Rougham, […]
RCX: are you ready for some RC fun?

RCX: are you ready for some RC fun?

RCX is almost here, and I can hardly wait! Held June 1 and 2 at the Long Beach convention center, RCX is unlike any typical RC show you’ve ever attended … it’s full of action, fun and excitement! This year, I have promised myself that I will find some time to get my photo taken in […]
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