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Super Constellation: Biggest ARF ever?

Jan 08, 2013 18 Comments

It’s a new year; don’t you deserve a new plane? How about a giant-scale airliner ARF that’s guaranteed to wow the crowd? This 4-engine, 169-inch-span plane comes covered in Oracover and has a bolt-on, two-piece wing for easier transport and field setup. Don’t think you can fit the 157-inch-long fuselage in your trailer? No worries: it comes in [...]

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Supersonic Scale: RC Concorde

Jan 03, 2013 16 Comments

The full-size Concorde set world speed records, flying from New York to Paris in less than half the time of conventional airliners. This huge twin-turbine version was recently flown at Panoramaflugtag 2012 in Ohlsdorf, Germany, where it impressed onlookers with its speed and performance. Thanks to YouTube’s Klaus Enser for posting this video!

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World’s Fastest UAV: 248mph!

Jan 03, 2013 3 Comments

South Korea unveiled its latest unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that is the world’s fastest and also the world’s first remote-controlled aircraft capable of taking off and landing vertically. The aircraft has “tilt rotors,” meaning its rotary wings tilt, giving it a helicopter-like capability to vertically take off and land when its wings are facing upward, and [...]

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Coolest hand-launch EVER!

Dec 27, 2012 10 Comments

So you think gliders aren’t cool? This video will change your mind! Love that hand-launch technique & “inverted J-flip”!! This was posted by PGTS on Vimeo and sent to me by Dave Garwood. PGTS comments, “Enjoying Laurac and its great landscapes on this early morning, I tryed the new way of taking-off initiated by Steve Lange… [...]

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“Burrito Bomber” UAV delivers dinner!

Dec 25, 2012 3 Comments

Hungry? This drone is ready to deliver dinner to your doorstep.  A team of designers at Darwin Aerospace recently built the “Burrito Bomber,” a UAV outfitted with a release mechanism and autopilot controls, so it can take food orders and air drop them at a person’s location within minutes. Here’s the scoop from Gizmag: Using [...]

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Flight Club: James May sets records with a balsa plane

Dec 24, 2012 20 Comments

James May of “Top Gear” fame has a series of shows called Toy Stories, and the latest edition features an RC plane that breaks a UK distance record! Here’s what the BBC has to say about the show, which you can watch in the video below. “In this epic Toy Stories Christmas special, James gets [...]

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LEGO DRONE!

Dec 21, 2012 5 Comments

Ed Scott, along with his sons Nicholas and Christoper, get the credit for this unique flyer! Equipped with a Go Pro camera, FPV video transmitter and even a GPS system, this Lego quadcopter is definitely not in the ”toy” category. Ed writes: My son kept asking me to attach lego things that they made to my GAUI 330x [...]

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Today in aviation history [VIDEO]

Dec 20, 2012 No Comments

On December 20th, 1943, in the skies above war-torn Europe, two men – an American B-17 bomber pilot (Charlie) and a veteran German fighter ace (Franz) – met in what became one of World War II’s most unusual encounters. The American’s bomber was severely damaged and his crewmen were wounded. The German’s fighter was poised [...]

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