Model Rectifier Corporation, U.S. distributor of Hirobo products, announced with regret the passing of Mr. Keitaro Matsusaka, chairman of the board of directors of Hirobo Ltd.: Mr. Matsusaka’s vision and determination drove Hirobo to the pinnacle of success in both the automotive plastics and the manufacture of the worlds finest model helicopters. His insight and [...]
Put on your mad scientist thinking cap! If you can come up with a design for a quiet UAV that can fit in a backpack and operate for 3 hours, you could win $100,000 in a competition sponsord by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic. In this challenge, [...]
Terry Nitsch, here with his pit crew and wife Sheila, has won the Sport Scale category in the AMA Scale Nationals with his electric ducted-fan F-86 Sabre. The 63-inch-span plane is a Bob Violett Models kit that’s powered by Thunder Power 12S LiPos.
Tony Iannucelli was thrilled with the looks of his Hangar 9 .60-size Spitfire, but he wanted to personalize it with invasion stripes and electric retracts. Check out his ARF adventure here: Growing up in the hobby, the warbird I wanted to model most was the iconic P-51 Mustang. Second on my list was a Spitfire. I’ve [...]
Here’s the perfect gift for the pilot who has everything: a limited edition, custom watch that was made with parts from a P-51 Mustang! The Bremont Watch company was started by British brothers in 2002, and since then they have been offering high-quality, aviation-inspired timepieces. Their latest, the Bremont P-51, incorporates aluminum from the fuselage [...]
“Is that a bird? No, it’s a plane!” Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have started to use small unmanned aircraft to help monitor the local population of Stellar sea lions, but you won’t catch any of these endangered mammals looking up at the Aerovironment Puma AE aircraft, because even at 70 feet away (much [...]
This holiday weekend, the guys over at RC Car Action will have a mystery, high-ticket auction item up for bid and, although I’ve been sworn to secrecy, I can tell you that it’s a super-expensive, super-cool RC product (with four wheels!) that your teenage son or grandson (or you!) would really, really enjoy. The item will be [...]