On August 8, 2012, this aircraft flew for the first time at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in California. Called the “X-48C,” this is a scale model of of a heavy-lift, subsonic aircraft that has a blended-wing body. During its first flight, the remotely piloted plane flew for nine minutes […]
This video from Airailimages.com highlights 20 awesome warbird flights from the recent EAA Airventure Fly-In. It’s only 2.5 minutes long (and you deserve a fun break!). Bonus points for identifying all of the aircraft in the video!
The DeepFlight Super Falcon is a new breed of submarine that may be able to do underwater maneuvers like Immelmann tuns and barrel rolls to push the envelope in deep-sea exploration. And for just $5000, you can reserve a spot for a Lake Tahoe dive this October! Check out this article from DiscoveryNews.com. A new […]
During my recent trip to the Father’s Day Fun Fly in Kingston Ontario, I ran into my good friend Brian Perkins. One thing I have learned is that, whenever you see Brian on the flightline, chances are you’ll see an RC Bristol Scout in the air. Brian has been a scale modeler for most of […]
It goes without saying that a huge event like the WOD giant scale warbird fly in takes a lot of work. Contest Directors Pete and Dave Malcione have been tirelessly driving the WOD event and making it the event is is today. Working with the gang from the Delaware RC Club, the warbird event has […]
SKS Video Productions has just released their professional coverage of the 2012 Extreme Flight Championships, held at the Academy of Model Aeronautics headquarters in Muncie, Indiana, from 15-17 June. If you are into flying helicopters way beyond 3D, and deep into the Extreme, then this is the MUST SEE event of the season. This year’s event […]
At a recent fun-fly event at the Kingston RC Club in Kingston, Ontario, I ran into my old flying buddy and Model Airplane News contributor, Martin Irvine, who had brought with him a recent project he had just finished. Now Martin is known for picking unusual designs and his latest efforts, a 1917 Aviatik D1 […]
IBM creates breathing, high-density, light-weight lithium-air battery By Sebastian Anthony As part of its Battery 500 project — an initiative started by IBM in 2009 to produce a battery capable of powering a car for 500 miles — Big Blue has successfully demonstrated a light-weight, ultra-high-density, lithium-air battery. In IBM’s lithium-air battery, oxygen is reacted with […]
In this video we examine the key control inputs in executing the three-turn negative spin. Because this is a negative spin you will bring the plane into the maneuver inverted at a fairly high altitude. You then decrease throttle and add enough elevator to maintain altitude so the plane stalls. Although it looks hard, you will soon […]
We were pleased to run into our long time RC friend and full-scale aerobatic pilot Matt Chapman at the WOD event. Matt was hanging around the flightline with his RC sidekick John Kohler getting his impressive 1/5-scale Beechcraft D-18 twin ready for a flight. Matt’s beautiful twin is built from a st of Nick Ziroli […]
Here is something you don’t see everyday, a million pounds in the air. Capt. Stemer commanded the RC521, the second 747-8 Freighter, into defying gravity and lifting more than 1 million pounds into the air. This plane just looks heavy as it rolls down the runway. “It’s a big deal for us and as an […]
This impressive video of the last week’s EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin looks at the legendary airshow from the perspective of a nature documentary. If you like airplanes, I promise that this clip will make your day! Thank you to Aero-TV for producing and posting this gem.