Debra Cleghorn’s Blog

Splish-Splash! F-18 bath-time

May 16, 2013 1 Comment

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 [...]

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Dragons take wing!

May 15, 2013 No Comments

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 [...]

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RCX Long Beach Tickets On Sale Now!

May 15, 2013 No Comments

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 [...]

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RCX: Horizon Fly Cage & Phoenix Flight Sim

May 15, 2013 No Comments

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 [...]

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X-47B Historic At-Sea Launch

May 15, 2013 2 Comments

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 [...]

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4-engine Handley Page takes flight

May 14, 2013 9 Comments

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, [...]

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RCX: are you ready for some RC fun?

May 14, 2013 No Comments

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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Draganflyer to the Rescue!

May 10, 2013 1 Comment

Add search-and-rescue to the list of the Draganflyer’s capabilities! A Saskatchewan man, lost, alone and hypothermic, was found by an RC quadcopter that spotted him from the sky using an infrared camera.  The 25-year-old had wandered away from where his car rolled on Highway 5 near St. Denis, about 40 kilometres east of Saskatoon, early [...]

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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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