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RC Dragonfly Spycraft [VIDEO]

RC Dragonfly Spycraft [VIDEO]

This micro UAV can fly and hover using its four-wing design. The brainchild of engineers at Georgia Tech, the TechJect Dragonfly is 6 inches long, weighs around 25 g (0.88 oz) and is powered by a 250mAh lithium polymer battery that provides hover times of 8-10 minutes and a hybrid (hover/flight) time of 25 to […]
Veteran’s Day: Thank You

Veteran’s Day: Thank You

Our sincere thanks to all military veterans, whether they’re active duty, retired, reservists, National Guard, National Air Guard and more. You are the backbone of these United States, and we appreciate all that you have sacrificed for God and country. Happy Veterans Day.  
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Lithium Polymer (LiPo) Basics

Lithium Polymer (LiPo) Basics

Years ago everyone was using ni-cad batteries, so choosing the right battery for you helicopter was easy. However, now with the advancements in li-po batteries, it can sometimes be difficult to know which battery is best for your application.  My TREX 700E shown here uses a 2-cell lipo for the receiver and servos, and a […]
The Real Flight 6.5 Simulator is Here

The Real Flight 6.5 Simulator is Here

Simulators do exactly what their name implies: they simulate. This means they are not true to life, but very close.  At least this has been the case until now. The Great Planes RealFlight 6.5 R/C Flight Simulator with InterLink Elite Controller and Heli Mega Pack with 47 extra helicopters is as close to real flying as you can get without being at the […]
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See the Space Station without a telescope

See the Space Station without a telescope

How cool is this?  To celebrate the 12th anniversary of astronauts living and working on the International Space Station, NASA is launching a new service to alert people when they can see the orbiting lab from their backyard! Sign up at Spot the Station and they will email or text you with a few hours’ […]
Full-size heli saves RC plane

Full-size heli saves RC plane

Not only is this video fun to watch, it will make you feel good about humanity as well. In it, a pilot in a full-size helicopter saves an Hangar 9 P-51. Thanks to Failz4fun for posting it and to contributor Rich Uravitch for bringing it to our attention. (Note: this video contains language inappropriate for children.)
Pilot test: “Bambi Bucket” Competition

Pilot test: “Bambi Bucket” Competition

At the Helicopter Scale Masters in Sacramento earlier this month, competitors tested their piloting skills by manevuering their scale helis over a pool and picking up water with an underslung bucket. As YouTube poster Flynlyons notes, “Trying to hover a RC helicopter in one spot for more than a few seconds is rather difficult to […]
Seven Fokker Dr.1 Triplanes of Jasta 11 (Full Size)

Seven Fokker Dr.1 Triplanes of Jasta 11 (Full Size)

Just something cool I found on the web, Enjoy The very rare sight of seven full-size WW1 Fokker Dr.1 Triplanes replicas in the air together. Each of these aircraft is painted to represent one of the aircraft/pilots that flew as part of Manfred von Richthofen’s Jasta 11 in April 1918. As far as we know […]
Office hijinks with the iStrike Shuttle

Office hijinks with the iStrike Shuttle

Deadlines can take a toll on even the most dedicated editor, which is why taking short breaks throughout the day is important to managing stress. What better way to relieve work tension than by dropping ping-pong balls on my unsuspecting coworkers? This iOS-controlled flyer is just the ticket, with a 30-foot range and flight times of […]
Robobee takes flight

Robobee takes flight

This news story from Gizmag takes a look at Harvard’s amazing Robobee, a tiny air vehicle that uses its wings to take off and maneuver. Don’t miss this video! Harvard researchers are getting closer to their goal of developing a controllable micro air vehicle called the Robobee. The tiny robot was already capable of taking […]
The future of air travel?

The future of air travel?

This bidirectional flying wing looks like science fiction, but it could be the airliner of the future … and it could get us to our destinations a lot more quickly! Check out this story from Technewsdaily: The supersonic, bidirectional flying wing idea comes from a team headed by Ge-Cheng Zha, an aerospace engineer at the […]
Surf surveillance

Surf surveillance

  The new remote-control surveillance aircraft, a collaboration between Surf Life Saving Queensland and hi-tech firm V-TOL Aerospace, was set to take to the air at North Stradbroke Island today. A trial over Flinders Beach, between Adder Rock and Amity Point, was planned to test the unmanned aerial vehicle, which can be fitted with a […]
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