The Indian River Kontrol Society held an event on August 15, 2015, in celebration of Model Aviation Day. Modelers from around the state of Florida braved threatening weather earlier in the week and brought the promise of sunshine and light breezes! Models and other hobby related products were donated by the following vendors: Hobby Town [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]