Friday Fractured Flyers!

Aug 21, 2015 2 Comments

Here’s a fun way to end the work week! We found several great RC airplane crash videos from a fun loving club who’s not afraid to show the darker side of our hobby. We all know watching airplanes losing the aerodynamic argument with gravity is painful, unless of course it’s someone else’s airplane doing the ground [...]

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50th Anniversary Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome — Mission Event

Aug 20, 2015 1 Comment

If you are thinking about attending the 2016 Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Jamboree for their 50th anniversary, then you might want to enter the Mission event. This competition will include the challenging Balloon burst, bomb drop and spot landings events and are based on the older “Mission Event” competition the Jamboree was known for. MAN will be posting [...]

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National Model Aviation Day — Local RC modelers get involved

Aug 17, 2015 1 Comment

August 15, 2015, National Model Aviation Day was created by the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), to encourage modelers and clubs across the country to celebrate the hobby and share their interests with the public. And this year all AMA Chartered clubs have also been asked to help conduct a fundraiser to provide assistance to [...]

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Red Bull Monster Scale Yak

Aug 14, 2015 12 Comments

This 55% Yak can really put on a show! Scratch-built and piloted by Steve Carr, the big 180-inch-span aerobat is powered by a 500cc 4-stroke engine that produces 50 horsepower and uses a Weatronic radio system. Thanks to Pete and Dean Coxon for filming this beast at an old U.S. airbase in Rougham, UK.

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Du-Bro Workshop Video Tip — Quadcopter Propeller Balancing

Aug 13, 2015 2 Comments

When it comes to minimizing vibration, quadcopters are exactly like RC airplanes in that, balancing the propellers greatly reduces vibration. In a quadcopter and other Multi-rotor craft, this improves performance, reduces motor and framework stress and wear, and improves the quality of your video, if you are using an aerial camera with your quadcopter. To properly [...]

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1/5-scale RC F9F Cougar

Aug 12, 2015 8 Comments

Flown by Toby Newton, this 1/5-scale Navy jet looks and sounds like the real deal! Powered by a Merlin 160 turbine, the 85-inch-span model is controlled by a JR radio system and has a Tailored Pilots figure in the cockpit for the final finishing touch. Thanks to Dean and Pete Coxon for taking this great video at the [...]

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Long Island Sky Hawks Dawn Patrol

Aug 11, 2015 3 Comments

If you love WW1 aircraft, you must have noticed that there are a lot of “Dawn Patrol” events springing up all over the country. Well, one of the very first, inspired by the WW1 Jamboree at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, is the very successful event on Long Island. Hosted by the Long Island Sky Hawks [...]

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Flying Field Etiquette

Aug 06, 2015 22 Comments

It’s the height of summer, and the flightline (and everyone’s nerves!) are starting to really heat up. What are the top flying-field etiquette tips you’d like to share with your fellow RC pilots? Here’s a start … If more than two planes are airborne, please follow the pattern. Always return the tools you borrow (or [...]

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