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The Radio Control Show Episode 172

The Radio Control Show Episode 172

Don’t miss this week’s episode of The Radio Control Show! This time, we take a look at the winning XFC helicopter and pilot, check out an amazing quadcopter from Lockheed Martin, answer your questions, and more. Watch the full video in the player below.
Scale Hinges: Building Secrets of the Pros

Scale Hinges: Building Secrets of the Pros

This often complicated construction technique is now simplified and shown here by master scale design/builder and competition pilot Roy Vaillancourt. The photos are from his latest project the Fairey Firefly. Roy’s technique requires common building supplies but nothing the average RC builder/modeler can not accomplish in his own workshop. There are many ways to do “scale […]
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Toy Soar – Dominate your personal airspace with the new generation of remote control fliers

Toy Soar – Dominate your personal airspace with the new generation of remote control fliers

AIR SUPERIORITY MAY BE critical to military dominance—but it makes for wholesome summertime fun, too. Once you’ve flown a remote control helicopter, kite or, yes, quadrotor drone, terrestrial amusements just don’t have the same appeal—especially with all that uncharted airspace in your backyard, living room or office break room. Before you take to the friendly skies, […]
World War 1 Action over Long Island

World War 1 Action over Long Island

If you like the sight and sounds of vintage WW1 biplanes, triplanes, spot landings and bomb drops, then the guys of the Long Island Skyhawks have an event for you. The “Skyhawks over the Front” is reminencient of the old mission days of the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome’s WW1 Jamboree in that, this is a fun […]
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Laser Beaming Recharges UAV in Flight

Laser Beaming Recharges UAV in Flight

Fighter jets can refuel in the air, but what about small, electrically powered drones? LaserMotive built a system to charge drones via laser and keep them aloft indefinitely. Tom Nugent likes to call his company’s current project a “wireless extension cord.” Not a bad analogy for LaserMotive’s laser transmitter/receiver system, which recently beamed enough energy […]
Candid Moments from Warbirds over Delaware – 150 unpublished photos

Candid Moments from Warbirds over Delaware – 150 unpublished photos

 We just laid out our Warbirds over Delaware article for the November 2012 issue of MAN. So many great photos were taken and just a few could be used in our great 5 page layout. Here’s a gallery of un-used but still very cool and exciting photos shot by Gerry Yarrish and his assistant Rebecca […]
The Radio Control Show Episode 171

The Radio Control Show Episode 171

See one of the biggest RC planes in the country in action! Carl Bachhuber is the king of giant scale and his 105 pound, 200 inch span Convair 580 has to be seen to be believed.
Desert Aircraft engine powers new Raytheon UAV

Desert Aircraft engine powers new Raytheon UAV

Did you ever imagine that the DA engine that you use on your latest project is also being used by military drones? Check out this story from David Whichner for the Arizona Daily Star. The story doesn’t mention the power system, but our friends at Desert Aircraft have confirmed that the Pyros uses a DA […]
Lockheed Martin’s new high-tech quad rotor

Lockheed Martin’s new high-tech quad rotor

This new recon quad can go from box to flight in just a few minutes and can fly for over 40 minutes! It even has built-in autopilot so the pilot doesn’t need to have previous RC experience. Watch the video and check out the controller with built-in screen … very cool! Thanks to AzoRobotics.com’s Nick […]
Fly better with flight modes

Fly better with flight modes

Flight modes are used in many different disciplines of flying, such as jets, pattern, IMAC and scale, just to name a few.   But what exactly are they and how do you use them?  In this video, our West Coast Senior Editor John Reid will explain what they are and how you can use flight modes […]
The future of flight?

The future of flight?

On August 8, 2012, this aircraft flew for the first time at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in California.  Called the “X-48C,” this is a scale model of of a heavy-lift, subsonic aircraft that has a blended-wing body. During its first flight, the remotely piloted plane flew for nine minutes […]
12 Aerobatic Setup Tips You Need to Know

12 Aerobatic Setup Tips You Need to Know

Once you master basic RC flight and start progressing to bigger, faster and more maneuverable airplanes, aerobatics start to enter your aviation mindset. Sure, anyone can pull back on the stick to perform a loop, but what’s really needed to become a skilled pilot is understanding how to execute maneuvers properly and how to fly […]
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