Bracelet Camera Quad?

Oct 01, 2014 2 Comments

That’s right; Nixie is small quadcopter with a camera that can be worn like a wristband when not in use. With a flick of your wrist, Nixie can autonomously fly and shoot video, allowing you to record aerial video and photos hands-free. Nixie is currently being developed by Christoph Kohstall, Jelena Jovanovic, and Michael Niedermayr. It [...]

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Heli-Max 200 FP V-Cam EP RTF

Sep 30, 2014 No Comments

Aerial photography just got easier! This little heli is just the ticket for getting those birds-eye-view photos of the next family backyard bash! Here’s the press release from the folks at Heli-Cam: With its stable, fixed-pitch design, you can pilot the 200 FP V-Cam successfully — indoors or out — even with no previous flying [...]

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Only a few Weekends Left – Get out there and Fly Something!

Sep 26, 2014 No Comments

Wow, only a few days and it will be October! So be sure to take advantage of the great flying weather forecast for this weekend! When it comes to creating RC aviation, it doesn’t matter what you fly, as long as you fly something. And be sure to do it safely with the help of [...]

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Flying James Bond’s Ride!

Sep 25, 2014 9 Comments

Gernot Bruckmann flew his latest scratch-built project, this 66% Bede BD-5 J at Jet Power last week, and here’s the video to prove it! This large scale model of the worlďs smallest jet takes advantage of its low weight (53 pounds!) to really put on a show. The 136-inch-span turbine-powered jet is 100 inches long. We think [...]

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Video Tip: Proper Care of Inflatable Tires

Sep 24, 2014 3 Comments

Air filled model airplane tires are not steel belted or as rigid as automobile tires and can easily be over-inflated.  They are durable and can provide many landings and years of use if you take basic care of them. To inflate, acquire a small sports ball (basketball/football) hand pump (do not use a compressor or [...]

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Paper Airplane Breaks Altitude Record

Sep 24, 2014 3 Comments

The U.S. Fox Valley Composite Squadron, Illinois Wing, Civil Air Patrol, has just made history with a paper airplane that reached the highest altitude ever! Launched via helium balloon from Kankakee, Illinois, the camera-equipped paper plane landed 82 miles away, southwest of Rochester, IN and was airborne for 2 hours and 7 minutes. The 14.5-inch-span paper airplane, [...]

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Float-Flying Tips [video]

Sep 18, 2014 2 Comments

Flying floats adds a new dimension to RC flight, but there are a few differences from flying with conventional gear. In this video, contributor Kevin Siemonsen shares his tips and techniques for flying off water, using the new FlyZone DHC-2 Beaver as an example.  Enjoy his float-flying advice, and be sure to check out the [...]

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Easy Turbine F-16: Plug and Play!

Sep 18, 2014 8 Comments

We’ve all heard the expression, “I’d Rather Be Flying”  And after a long cold winter, I could not agree more! Without a doubt you and everyone else in the hobby has certainly noticed the trend toward almost-ready-to-fly (ARF) aircraft and more recently the availability of plug-and-play models at your local hobby shop. This has widely been viewed [...]

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