On this Day in Aviation History November 9

Nov 09, 2011 No Comments

1988: the U.S. Air Force publicly unveils the Lockheed Martin F-117 Nighthawk stealth aircraft.   1972: The world’s first geostationary communications satellite, Canada’s Anik-1 was launched from Florida. The project was a joint venture by Telesat Canada and the Hughes Aircraft Company.   1967: The Apollo 4 mission is launched. The mission was an unmanned [...]

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Accuracy in Aviation Movies — Good or Bad — Hollywood’s Films Retelling of History?

Nov 08, 2011 56 Comments

The new George Lucas film “Red Tails” a film about the WW2 Tuskegee Airman, is still several months away from release and already there’s a wave of “Pros and Cons” about whether people will want to go and see it or not because of all the hype! Let’s face it Hollywood has produced some really amazing and entertaining films [...]

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Tuskegee History on a Hangar 9 RC Mustang

Nov 08, 2011 13 Comments

We were lucky enough to meet up with Marty Nelson and check out this great looking Hangar 9 Mustang.  Now what makes this Mustang a truly unique thing is what is on top of the wing. Marty has collected the signatures of 14 Tuskegee Airmen and woman.   He started this collection of signatures with the former base [...]

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Seagull Models PC9 Pilatus interview and flight video

Nov 07, 2011 No Comments

In this video, we interview Michael York about the Seagull PC-9 Pilatus.  Michael is quite impressed with the build and flight performance of this very affordable ARF.  One that we are sure you will want to add to your hangar.  Check out this sweet flying bird and be sure to read the full review in [...]

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Optimize your Model’s Fuel System — Improving engine performance and reliability

Nov 07, 2011 5 Comments

Good engine performance and reliable starts depend on a properly installed and maintained fuel system. When you think about it, RC model airplanes rely on two basic systems to fly, the radio system and the power system. Whether you have a nitro burning glow engine or a high octane gasoline sipping power plane, if your engine [...]

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Walt Disney’s “Planes” Teaser… Cool!!!

Nov 05, 2011 4 Comments

Cool! Disney has launched the first teaser trailer for Planes, their upcoming Cars spin-off focusing on the planes from that world. This isn’t another full Pixar film or even a short film, instead it’s a straight-to-DVD spin-off for Disney to sell to younger audiences, as young kids totally love the Cars universe.    The trailer [...]

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AEROWORKS 30CC EXTRA 300

Nov 05, 2011 No Comments

Getting into gassers is “Extra” easy with this quick-building aerobat!  Aeroworks has quite a few sweet-looking models on its website (the airplanes, guys) and after reviewing the 30cc Edge, I couldn’t wait until its 30cc cousin, the Extra 300 was released. Rather than do a complete comparison of these two aerobatic platforms, I would like [...]

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The Radio Control Show 131

Nov 04, 2011 1 Comment

In this Friday’s show, you don’t want to miss some awesome flight footage from a full-contact combat event, the latest in real-time telemetry, our Blade Scout CX micro helicopter giveaway and much more!

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