NEAT Fair Highlight — Dave Baron’s Giant B-17 Bomber turns 17!

Sep 19, 2012 No Comments

When ever you attend the all-electric NEAT Fair in Downsville, NY, there are many unique and exciting planes and pilots to be seen. One regular is at the event is my good RC buddy Dave Baron who flies a variety of electric planes there including his amazing B-17 Flying Fortress. This can be consider a generational [...]

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Sneak Peek: Ferocious FW-190

Sep 17, 2012 20 Comments

While attending the recent all electric NEAT Fair in Downsville, NY, I met up with good RC buddy Dan Landis who was showing off his piloting skills with a new warbird! The new Top Flite FW-190 “Butcher Bird” is a Gold Edition giant scale ARF and it is designed for 50cc size gas engines. Dan [...]

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Clover Creek Champions

Sep 17, 2012 No Comments

Top three finishers Gernot Bruckmann, David Moser, and Kurt Koelling standing tall and proud! In the foreground is the plane that Tony Russo from Dalton Aviation had built and finished for the event raffle. Pilots started pulling into Toone, Tennessee about a week before the contest and the weather couldn’t have been better! Clear skies, light [...]

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The Radio Control Show Episode 176

Sep 14, 2012 No Comments

This week on The Radio Control Show we take a look at the Horizon Hobby Air Meet and get an in depth interview with professional air show pilot Matt Chapman. Watch the full video in the player below.

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Farewell to Ric Vaughn

Sep 14, 2012 1 Comment

The aeromodeling world lost one of its best September 1 when Ric Vaughn, longtime E Nats CD and driving force behind the SEFF electric fly, succumbed to cancer.  Internet modeling forums were quickly swamped with tributes and farewells to one of the best-liked guys at any flying event.   I got to know Ric in [...]

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Horizon Air Meet: Up close with Matt Chapman

Sep 12, 2012 4 Comments

The first ever Horizon Air Meet was held last weekend at the Sanford, Maine regional airport and in addition to nonstop RC jet and heli flying and an off-road RC car race, spectators were treated to a spectacular noontime air show featuring professional airshow pilot Matt Chapman! Matt took some time out before the show [...]

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Chatting with Mike McConville at the US Air Meet

Sep 12, 2012 No Comments

While covering all the great action at this event, we ran into Mike McConville on the flightline. Mike was prepping his new turbine powered jet for another flight so we asked him to give a quick report about this Horizon Hobby centric event, the special demos and his impressive BAe Hawk.  

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Pearl Harbor’s Historic Runway to be Covered with Solar Panels

Sep 12, 2012 20 Comments

We recently learned of the U.S. Navy’s plan to cover Ford Runway with solar panels and surround it with a 7-foot-high-fence. Please read the position paper from the indepently operated Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor and, if you agree with us, I hope you’ll add your voice to the outcry by signing the petition here. Ford Island [...]

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