Debra Cleghorn’s Blog

Desert Aircraft engine powers new Raytheon UAV

Aug 09, 2012 6 Comments

Did you ever imagine that the DA engine that you use on your latest project is also being used by military drones? Check out this story from David Whichner for the Arizona Daily Star. The story doesn’t mention the power system, but our friends at Desert Aircraft have confirmed that the Pyros uses a DA [...]

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The future of flight?

Aug 08, 2012 23 Comments

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 [...]

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Love those warbirds!

Aug 08, 2012 11 Comments

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!

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“Fly” underwater in an aerobatic submarine!

Aug 08, 2012 No Comments

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 [...]

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Oshkosh: Aviation’s “Wild Kingdom”

Aug 01, 2012 5 Comments

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.

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FIB: flying inflatable BOAT?

Jul 25, 2012 5 Comments

There’s a saying that even a barn door will fly if you strap a big enough engine to it, and this interesting vehicle helps to prove the maxim true. In this video, Polarismotor captures a nice takeoff, flyaround and even nicer landing of an FIB, or flying inflatable boat. How much would you pay to [...]

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Armed Quadrotors?

Jul 24, 2012 1 Comment

Check out this recent story by David Hambling that we found on the  Popular Mechanics website! A camouflage quadrotor armed with a machine gun zips around a test range, destroying targets and setting dummies ablaze. By now, most of the nearly 11 million people who’ve seen the YouTube video know it’s a fake. There’s no [...]

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Improvise, Adapt & Overcome: RC gives this pilot new wings

Jul 24, 2012 6 Comments

We featured Lad Doctor’s inspirational story in “Final Approach” in the October issue of Model Airplane News. Here is Lad’s complete article along with additional photos and his contact information. I have been very fortunate over a 32 plus year flying career, started as a Naval Aviator, to fly well over 80 types of aircraft. [...]

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