Debra Cleghorn’s Blog

RCX: the ULTIMATE RC show takes over Chicago August 6th!

Jul 26, 2011 2 Comments

RCX Chicago is almost here! Don’t miss the fun and excitement at the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, Illinois on Saturday, August 6! The action is already heating up, with a Fly Me indoor arena where you can try your hand at the latest Blade helicopters and indoor ParkZone, HobbyZone and E-flite planes, an [...]

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World Jet Masters

Jul 21, 2011 1 Comment

The 9th annual World Jet Masters is coming to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Dayton, Ohio, next week, and I can’t wait to get there! Pilots from 50 countries will be competing, bringing some of the most realistic turbine-powered RC jets together for nearly two weeks of flying. For more information and [...]

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In memory of Mr. Keitaro Masusaka, Hirobo Ltd.

Jul 16, 2011 1 Comment

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 [...]

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UAVForge Challenge: You can win $100,000!

Jul 14, 2011 No Comments

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, [...]

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Turbine Jet Wins AMA Scale Nationals!

Jul 13, 2011 No Comments

Congratulations to Bob Bush for his first-place finish in Expert at the AMA Scale Nationals! Bob flew a Bob Violett Models F-100D in Thunderbird colors to take home the top prize.

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Electric Jet Wins AMA Scale Nats!

Jul 13, 2011 1 Comment

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.

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Spiffing up a Spitfire

Jul 07, 2011 7 Comments

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 [...]

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Bremont P-51 Watch

Jul 01, 2011 No Comments

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 [...]

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Executive editor About me: I’m a publishing professional who has a passion for aviation and RC, and I love creating issues, books and a website that help RC pilots to enjoy this sport even more. I admire scale aircraft and enjoy the convenience of flying smaller electrics.
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