Debra Cleghorn’s Blog

Blowjet’s First Flight

May 20, 2014 8 Comments

Can an inflatable pool toy fly if it has the right propulsion system? Find out in this fun video posted on YouTube by Roger Wegert. Two thumbs up for innovation!

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Top Gun Video Interview — Fernando Bellegrade — Stuka Dive Bomber

May 15, 2014 4 Comments

There’s just something about the Junkers Ju 87 Stuka Dive Bomber! This bent-wing Luftwaffe Warbird was one of the very first “Tank Busters” and it was a major part of Hitler’s Blitzkrieg war strategy. Competing in Expert, Fernando Bellegrade traveled all the way from Sao Paulo, Brazil with his impressive Stuka. Built from Nick Ziroli [...]

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This isn’t an RC model: it’s full-size!

May 13, 2014 3 Comments

When you’re watching this video of Red Bull helicopter pilot Chuck Aaron perform, you may think that it’s an RC model … what full-size heli do you know of that can do tricks like this? Believe it or not, he’s flying in the cockpit of his modified full-size machine. He’s one of only three licensed [...]

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Top Gun: Live from the Flightline

Apr 29, 2014 4 Comments

The 26th annual Top Gun Scale Invitational is underway, and Model Airplane News will posting live from the flight line all weekend! Gerry and I are thrilled to be here with more than a hundred of the best builders and pilots in the world. We’ll be updating the MAN site throughout the event, and for the [...]

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Hexacopter Rock!

Apr 25, 2014 No Comments

Prepare to be amazed by these hexacopters from KMel Robotics! In the nearly 4-minute video, they work in concert to play a variety of songs. Love this!! Watch to the end for a surprise “note” that is guaranteed to make you smile.

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Incredible Electric EC-135

Apr 23, 2014 2 Comments

This 42-pound machine is powered by 14S 10,000mAh LiPos (that’s four 7S 5000mAh packs!) turning a Leomotion L110/230 motor for a whopping 1150rpm. The fuselage and mechanics are from Helicoptertechnik Schwing and a turbine sound module provides that extra realism. Futaba radio gear and a Futaba GY750 gyro allow this scale beauty to perform beautiful [...]

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Unusual RC: Swiss Army Knife Takes Flight

Apr 17, 2014 No Comments

The ingenuity of RC plane modelers never ends, and this sharp-flying aircraft is definitely one of a kind. Check it out!

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1951 Movie of Free-Flight Helicopter

Apr 17, 2014 1 Comment

Check out this vintage helicopter model, powered by two ”jet” engines mounted at right angles to the propellers! It takes off and flies, but does it land safely? Watch this great video and find out.

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