Debra Cleghorn’s Blog

Tremendous Texan’s First Flight!

Jun 12, 2013 8 Comments

Across the pond, RC models just keep getting bigger, like this 11.15-foot-span AT-6 Texan piloted by Adolf “Poldi” Leopold. Built from a Petrasuch kit, the fiberglass model is controlled by a Weatronics radio and has Wabo pneumatic landing gear, a fully detailed cockpit, functional lights and smoke. You’ll get chills when you listen to the Moki [...]

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Mind-control Helicopter?

Jun 05, 2013 2 Comments

With technology that brings the stuff of science fiction movies to life, scientists have been able to fly an RC quadcopter through an obstacle course using thought control! Check out the news and amazing video from the BBC: Researchers have harnessed the power of thought to guide a remote-control helicopter through an obstacle course. The demonstration joins [...]

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Meet the Shadow UAV at RCX!

May 29, 2013 No Comments

This weekend at the Long Beach Convention Center, you can get up close and personal with a Shadow UAV at the U.S. National Guard booth! The RQ-7 Shadow UAV is used by the United States Army, Marine Corps, Australian Army and Swedish Army for reconnaissance, surveillance, target acquisition and battle damage assessment. Launched from a [...]

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WW II pilot sees footage of his Spitfire crash-landing!

May 29, 2013 26 Comments

Imagine you flew a Supermarine Spitfire out of an Allied base during WW II.  Now imagine you did a belly landing in one of those famous fighters and a flight surgeon from base captured the event on film. After the war, you and Doc visit, but lose touch decades later. You still remember the film, [...]

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It’s an RCX weekend!

May 29, 2013 No Comments

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 [...]

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

May 29, 2013 No Comments

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!

May 23, 2013 No Comments

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. < [...]

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First flight of the Triton [video]

May 22, 2013 No Comments

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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