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Seven Fokker Dr.1 Triplanes of Jasta 11 (Full Size)

Oct 31, 2012 No Comments

Just something cool I found on the web, Enjoy The very rare sight of seven full-size WW1 Fokker Dr.1 Triplanes replicas in the air together. Each of these aircraft is painted to represent one of the aircraft/pilots that flew as part of Manfred von Richthofen’s Jasta 11 in April 1918. As far as we know [...]

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Amazing 4-minute Freestyle

Oct 24, 2012 8 Comments

When Gernot Bruckmann stepped up to fly at last weekend’s Tucson Aerobatic Shootout, the crowd knew they were going to watch something special. A native of Villach, Austria, this young man is only 20 years old and has been flying model airplanes since he was 14 years old. So far he has competed in about 160 contests in [...]

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Flying the Canadair CL 415 Super Scooper

Oct 24, 2012 9 Comments

This is outstanding! You just don’t hear much about aerial fire fighting in Europe but these Spaniards have gotten it down! Check out how low they fly over cars, roads and buildings on their way to pick-up water. The pilots are really yanking the controls around when they get close to the fire. This is [...]

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Two Global Hawks Fly in Formation

Oct 10, 2012 3 Comments

Here is a story pulled off the sUAS news site … cool stuff! Northrop Grumman Corporation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and NASA Dryden Flight Research Center have successfully completed a series of flight demonstrations, moving DARPA’s Autonomous High-Altitude Refueling (AHR) program closer to demonstrating the first autonomous aerial refueling between two unmanned, [...]

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F-35B

Oct 09, 2012 No Comments

I found this to be rather cool, enjoy This video link is fresh (for the public).  It was made just six weeks ago in the Atlantic, just off Newport News (Hampton Roads), Virginia … These are the latest sea trials the F-35B on the USS Wasp. They were very successful, with 74 VL’s (Vertical Launch) and STO’s [...]

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Best kite flyer in the world!

Oct 04, 2012 No Comments

Romancing the wind, with 3 kites…. outstanding! Ray Bethell performs a kite ballet to Flower Duet from Lakme by Delibes. Video by Robert Holbrook Notice that one kite is controlled by his right leg, the other two by his hands. Beautiful! Turn up your sound.

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AeroWorks new 30cc Freestyle Extra 260 QB

Oct 03, 2012 2 Comments

We got this rocking gas aerobat in for a review and our own Jason Benson got to fly it first.  This plane is an excellent aerobatic machine that really travels light in the sky.  If you get a chance to fly this bird, you should take it, and trust me, you will enjoy every minute [...]

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Now these things are starting to look like RC planes

Oct 03, 2012 No Comments

Now that Drones look like RC planes, I guess the only area that can be improved is in the flying software.  This latest release is really cool and it is unbelievable (and scary) just how exact drones can be program to fly.   MAVinci will show new UAS Flight Planning Software features at INTERGEO MAVinci [...]

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