WW II pilot sees footage of his Spitfire crash-landing!

May 29, 2013 26 Comments

Imagine you flew a Supermarine Spitfire out of an Allied base during WW II.  Now imagine you did a belly landing in one of those famous fighters and a flight surgeon from base captured the event on film. After the war, you and Doc visit, but lose touch decades later. You still remember the film, [...]

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Parrot AR.Drone stars in “Built for the Elements”

May 29, 2013 No Comments

The Parrot AR.Drone was one of the first “toy” quadcopters available, and with its “fly by iPhone” capability it brought the fun and excitement of “RC” to everyone. Now the latest version, 2.0, has starred in an action movie, “Built for the Elements.” I enjoyed the behind-the scenes film even more than the main attraction, [...]

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Apprentice S 15e RTF

May 24, 2013 No Comments

The new E-flite Apprentice S 15e RTF airplane looks like just the thing for beginner pilots getting into RC. With it’s new SAFE technology, it enables trouble free first flights. No more fear of losing control or crashing your  brand new RC trainer.  The groundbreaking SAFE (Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope) technology helps first time pilots relax. Its multi-axis sensors [...]

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The Radio Control Show Episode 212

May 24, 2013 No Comments

In episode 213, get a sneak peek at FlyZone’s new F4U Corsair, a binding tip for 2.4GHz radios and more!

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A Day to Remember and to Honor

May 24, 2013 No Comments

This Memorial Day essay comes to us from Flight Journal editor-in-chief Budd Davisson. This is going to sound trite, because it IS trite. It is me, representing the old fashioned, hardcore America, once again reminding the Nation that Memorial Day is not about hot dogs, baseball games, or making cannonball splashes in the pool. Memorial [...]

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On the Road to RCX!

May 23, 2013 No Comments

Our friends at HobbyKing have started a road trip across the U.S., starting  from Joe Nall in South Carolina and ending up in Long Beach, CA for RCX June 1 & 2. It looks like they’re planning for a lot of aviation fun along the way! Check out their video from the road here. < [...]

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First flight of the Triton [video]

May 22, 2013 No Comments

The Northrop Grumman-built Triton unmanned aircraft system completed its first flight from the company’s manufacturing facility in Palmdale, CA. The 1 and a 1/2 hour flight successfully demonstrated control systems that allow Triton to operate autonomously. Triton is specially designed to fly surveillance missions up to 24 hours at altitudes of more than 10 miles, [...]

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Easy Repair Tricks

May 22, 2013 4 Comments

One of the apprehensions all pilots experience is knowing our planes are at risk every time they take to the air. Then there is a real sense of accomplishment when the plane makes it safely back to terra firma. As our confidence builds, we start doing maneuvers closer to the ground and thereby increase the [...]

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