1968: The first live telecast from a staffed U.S. spacecraft was transmitted from Apollo 7. The flight was the first manned mission in the American Apollo space program, and the first manned U.S. space flight after the cabin fire that killed the crew of what was to have been the first manned mission, [...]
Talk about a thrill. It’s early 1930’s: you’re crazy about airplanes and the Cleveland Air Races are on! Your favorite racer is going strong—it’s the Springfield Bulldog… Yes, you are trying to build Cleveland’s one inch to the foot scale rubber powered wind-up model, but it was really too much. The difficulty was beyond me. I [...]
This first class international event was held at the historic National Museum of the USAF in Dayton, Ohio, making it to the USA for first time. Dozens of pilots and their support crews converged on the Dayton location to vie for the top position of Jet World Champion. The technology and scale realism of these [...]
“Engine Clinic” columnist Clarence Lee shares news about this intriguing new powerplant in his upcoming column; here’s a sneak peek! During and following WW II, I spent seven and a half years as an Army Air Corps/Force pilot. During this period I had the occasion to fly a variety of multi-engine aircraft. Many of the [...]
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Make this aerobatic park flyer your next building project! The 35.4-inch-span HiperBipe is easy to build and fun to fly, because it slows down well and does full aerobatics. The kit is fully engineered in 3D CAD, so its parts fit together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. A complete hardware package is included, and all electronics [...]
NASA just awarded a $1.35 million prize to a Pennsylvania company and thier Taurus G4, an all-electric full-size airplane that can fly 200 miles in less than 2 hours, on a gallon (or less) of fuel or equivalent electric power! Check out this neat news story from Today In Tech’s Mike Krumboltz: NASA has awarded [...]