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

Aug 14, 2012 2 Comments

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, [...]

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World War 1 Action over Long Island

Aug 13, 2012 5 Comments

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

Aug 11, 2012 No Comments

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 [...]

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Candid Moments from Warbirds over Delaware – 150 unpublished photos

Aug 10, 2012 2 Comments

 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 [...]

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The Radio Control Show Episode 171

Aug 10, 2012 No Comments

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.

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Desert Aircraft engine powers new Raytheon UAV

Aug 09, 2012 6 Comments

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 [...]

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Lockheed Martin’s new high-tech quad rotor

Aug 09, 2012 7 Comments

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 [...]

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Fly better with flight modes

Aug 09, 2012 15 Comments

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 [...]

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