OK; this is officially on my Christmas wish list. Meet ScanCam200, a tiny quadrotor drone that’s inside this ordinary looking mailbox and can send live video feed to its remote operation center. Mission complete, it returns to its mailbox hangar, which also functions as a docking station with a charger. Tell me if you can watch it [...]
The ongoing restoration of General Aircraft Monospar ST-12 VH-UTH at Newark Air Museum is making steady progress, with work on the complex nose-section structure now nearing completion. VH-UTH’s nose-lamp housing has now been accurately configured to allow the curved rib sections to be connected to the lower fuselage stringers. This particular part of the project [...]
As we plan our 2012 issues, we want to know what types of reviews and features you’re the most interested in reading about. Are you a dyed-in-the-wool glow pilot? Or maybe you made the switch to electrics and swear you’ll never touch a fuel-powered aircraft again! Maybe you’re the guy at the field who swears [...]
I am sad to report that John Worth, dedicated AMA pioneer and microflight promoter, passed away Sunday evening. I was privileged to work with John in early 2000 on Air Age’s RC MicroFlight newsletter and recall his infectious enthusiasm for RC aviation and his warm, generous personality. John’s life was deeply entrenched with model aviation, and many [...]
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NASA just awarded a $1.35 million prize to a Pennsylvania company and thier Taurus G4, an all-electric full-size airplane that can fly 200 miles in less than 2 hours, on a gallon (or less) of fuel or equivalent electric power! Check out this neat news story from Today In Tech’s Mike Krumboltz: NASA has awarded [...]