We got the exclusive on the Hangar 9 F4U-1D Corsair. This plane is a giant-scale 60cc size aircraft that delivers scale details worthy of being called competition grade, I have to say that it is impressive. The construction is primarily wood with fully balsa-sheeted areas, but the outer wing panels and control surfaces (except the [...]
MASTER THE STALL TURN ILLUSTRATION BY FX MODELS & CHROME CITY STUDIOS If you’ve been following my aerobatic columns during the past few months, I’m sure you’ve noticed that I’ve discussed many demanding extreme aerobatic maneuvers. This month, I’ll highlight the stall turn (sometimes also referred to as the “hammer-head”) in five [...]
Cool Photo Nightwitches – Female Russian bombers who bombed Germany during WW2. They had old, noisy planes & the engines used to conk out halfway through their missions, so they had to climb out on the wings mid-flight to restart the props. To stop Germans from hearing them & starting up the anti aircraft guns, [...]
Learning new maneuvers is something that many pilots enjoy and is one of the reasons we keep putting together these great aerobatic machines. For most new pilots perfecting that aerobatic move can take some time and the pilot will find that it will have a rather high learning curve. Our videos are here to help [...]
I just got the update on the really cool project Jack Bally’s incredible 1/3 scale B-17 next to a Cessna 140! Some new pictures surfaced last evening on the Bally Bomber facebook page showing Jack Bally’s incredible 1/3 scale B-17 replica fully assembled and sitting next to a Cessna 140. Wow! The mind is really tied [...]
Learning new maneuvers is something that many pilots enjoy and is one of the reasons we like flying. Perfecting our craft and getting that aerobatic move down can take some time and will have a rather high learning curve. To simplify that learning curve and speed things along we have solicited the help of Jason [...]
The rolling harrier requires tremendous hand-eye coordination and quick reflexes just to fly it. While it’s true that the rolling harrier has a certain input rhythm and it will take some time to learn it. But once a pilot has mastered it, that same input can be applied to many other rolling harrier maneuvers. To make [...]
In a robot lab at TEDGlobal, Raffaello D’Andrea demos his flying quadcopters: robots that think like athletes, solving physical problems with algorithms that help them learn. In a series of nifty demos, D’Andrea show drones that play catch, balance and make decisions together — and watch out for an I-want-this-now demo of Kinect-controlled quads.