Memorial Day Tribute: Hometown America Goes to War

May 27, 2011 No Comments

 Some photos speak to you in ways that others don’t, and for me, this is one of those. In fact, it haunts me. For whatever reason, the sight of so many fresh young faces smiling into the camera, every one of them knowing they were about to experience the horrors of war, seemed to drive [...]

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Wall Street Journal Top Gun Story

May 24, 2011 1 Comment

The provocative title, ”Earthbound Jet Jockeys Caught in Dogfight with FAA: Hobbyists flying fastest model planes resist rules aimed at drones,” will certainly get a lot of attention! Susan Carey, who writes about aviation issues for the Wall Street Journal, was at the Lakeland, Florida event to get the inside scoop on how elite modelers were [...]

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Area 51: fake planes kept the Soviets guessing

May 24, 2011 1 Comment

Recently declassified documents and photos from the infamous Area 51 in the Nevada desert show that the U.S. built fake prototype planes out of cardboard and even put heaters near the models to mimic the heat from a just-landed afterburner engine! The U.S. military knew that shadows from the planes could be detected by Soviet [...]

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Chief Aircraft has a brand-new website!

May 24, 2011 No Comments

Check out Chief Aircraft’s redesigned website at www.chiefaircraft.us! The new site is easy to navigate, and all of Chief’s radio-control products are listed under that heading (they also sell items for pilots of full-size aircraft!). Head over to their site and see what’s new, shop by brand or just check out the latest planes, helicopters [...]

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DHC-1 Chipmunk turns 65!

May 23, 2011 No Comments

This weekend, the North London Flying Club celebrated the 65th anniversary of the first flight of the DCH-1 Chipmunk! This full-size aircraft association is based out of the Panshanger Aerodrome in the UK.  The DCH-1 trainer was actually designed by the Canadian branch of deHavilland, and 1283 Chipmunks were produced in total. The next celebration [...]

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RealFlight Expansion Pack 8-All new

May 20, 2011 No Comments

RealFlight now has a new Expansion Pack (number 8) for their very popular Real Flight simulator. This add-on includes Thompson Trophy contenders form the 30s and massive Air Force Transports and legendary fighter plus many more. Include in the pack are two new PhotoFields and a new 3D obstacle course. There are 12 new airplanes [...]

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Stryker F-27Q from ParkZone

May 20, 2011 No Comments

With a span of 37 inces and powered by a 480-size brushless outrunner power system, this newest version of the popular Stryker swept delta wing design is a hot ticket! We just got our test sample of the “Q” version and will be test flying it next week! Watch for a review in the next issue of Electric [...]

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Hitec Digital Servo Programmer & Tester

May 20, 2011 No Comments

We love Hitec’s older programmer, so we’re looking forward to getting one of these new & improved units! The new HFP-25 has a lightweight, streamlined case and comes with a rechargeable NiMH battery pack. It also has an easy-to-read LDC screen. low-battery warning and both automatic and manual testing capabilities. It costs $74.99.

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