Debra Cleghorn’s Blog

Sea Lions & RC Planes

Jun 30, 2011 No Comments

“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 [...]

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Great deal alert! July 4th Auction

Jun 29, 2011 No Comments

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 [...]

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Pilot Projects: You can win a Flash glue kit & MAN cap!

Jun 16, 2011 1 Comment

Be a star, show off your work, and reap the reward. Do you want to show off your latest flying work of art? Well, we would like to see it!  Send in an image of your plane for “Pilots Projects,” and if you get published, you will get a Flash Glue Kit and a Model [...]

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The DH Beaver Song

Jun 15, 2011 No Comments

This little ditty made my day; hope it makes you smile, too!

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WW II B-17 crash-lands in Oswego, Illinois

Jun 13, 2011 3 Comments

It’s a sad day in aviation, as a historic B-17 crash-landed in a field in Oswego, Illinois Monday, June 13th, and burst into flames. Thankfully, the FAA has reported that all seven people onboard survived without injury. Here’s the full AP report:  A World War II bomber made what appeared to be an emergency landing in a [...]

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Video: Skyblade III Mini UAV

Jun 10, 2011 No Comments

This simple-to-deploy mini UAV can be carried in a GI-issue backpack, and its onboard high-def camera system can relay images to its field operator from 15 miles away! Click HERE to check out this video of the Skyblade III in today’s daily video pick!

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Gyro Festival 2011

Jun 08, 2011 No Comments

No, this isn’t an all-you-can-eat sandwich party … it’s an annual event for gyroplanes, autogyros and other gyro-equipped vehicles! The upcoming Popular Rotorcraft Association (PRA) convention will be held at the Mentone Airport in Mentone, Indiana, August 2-6, and it sounds like a blast! With full-size gyroplanes, helicopters, autogyros and powered parachutes (as well as RC models of the [...]

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LA Times story about electric RC planes

Jun 07, 2011 No Comments

First came the story about Top Gun in the Wall Street Journal (click here to read that post), and now the LA Times has a story about RC electric planes! It’s great to see the sport getting so much positive attention in mainstream media. Here’s the full story by Cyndia Zwahlen, posted June 6, 2011. [...]

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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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