Debra Cleghorn’s Blog

Real or RC? (It’s both!)

Oct 01, 2013 3 Comments

The F-16 is familiar to airplane enthusiasts as the nimble American jet fighter, in service since the 1970s, with a nose like a heron with a severe underbite. Last week saw the maiden flight of the QF-16, which is just an F-16 with one modification: no pilot inside. Drones are everywhere these days, from battlefields [...]

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Fearless 7-year-old flier

Sep 24, 2013 13 Comments

This video of a second-grader flying a 120cc aerobat will blow your mind! Here’s the scoop from TripleThreatRC’s Bob Thomson, who took the video and posted it on YouTube. So, you’re seven years old and just going into Grade 2. “What did you do yesterday Oliver?” asks one of his little buddies.  Oliver replies, “I flew [...]

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RC aircraft carrier launches T-28

Sep 18, 2013 22 Comments

Every so often you see an RC project and realize that whoever is behind it is a creative genius. This 13-foot-long USS Kitty Hawk  is one of those projects, and it’s intended as a runway to catapult-launch an RC micro T-28!  Thanks to RapidNadion for taking and posting this video on YouTube. Your RC aircraft carrier is inspiring!

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Catch a Wave with “Surfer Drone”

Sep 17, 2013 No Comments

This surfer dude’s a drone! I think you’ll enjoy this “time out” video: a DJI Phantom outfitted with a GoPro capturing footage of a surfer in Steamer Lane, California.  (The sea lions are pretty cool, too!) Where do we sign up for this gig?

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Big Kitty! 1/5-scale F9F Cougar

Sep 11, 2013 2 Comments

Our friend across the pond Tbobborap1 captured more great footage at this year’s British Model Flying Association Nats, including this great Navy F9F Cougar. Built from an Airworld kit, this 85-inch turbine jet looks and flies great. We don’t know his last name, but builder/pilot Steve gets two thumbs up from us. Nicely done!

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RC Tour of New York City

Sep 11, 2013 9 Comments

This beautiful video tour of New York is the work of director/producer Nicolas Doldinger. Enjoy this taste of the Big Apple and check out this snippet from Esquire.com‘s interview with Mr. Doldinger (for the entire interview, click here.) ESQUIRE.COM: Is what you’re doing with the helicopter legal? NICOLAS DOLDINGER: Basically as long as it’s for [...]

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Enormous Electric: Half-Scale Cub

Sep 10, 2013 14 Comments

This giant Clip-Wing Cub is the handiwork of Geoff Dryer, and it’s a beauty! The 15-foot-span plane is powered by a Hacker A100-10 motor and Hacker 170 speed control using 12S-2P 6S 6000mAh LiPos for power. That’s 7500 watts! All up, the Cub weighs 65 pounds. Thanks to Epic RC for capturing the video and to [...]

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Homemade Heli!

Sep 05, 2013 No Comments

What do you get when you combine four lengths of pipe and a lawn mower engine? You won’t believe this homemade helicopter, intended to carry one very brave individual. Would you be willing to pilot this craft? Click to see if this really flies!

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Executive editor About me: I’m a publishing professional who has a passion for aviation and RC, and I love creating issues, books and a website that help RC pilots to enjoy this sport even more. I admire scale aircraft and enjoy the convenience of flying smaller electrics.
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