X-47B Historic At-Sea Launch

May 15, 2013 2 Comments

Earlier this week, the U.S. Navy today launched an X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator from an aircraft carrier at sea, the system’s first at sea, catapult launch.  The aircraft flew from USS George H. W. Bush off the coast of Virginia and landed safely at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. about an hour [...]

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Joe Nall: A Triple Tree Tuesday

May 15, 2013 No Comments

Today was another beautiful day for RC action in the heart of South Carolina.  Once again, “Joe Nall Week” is hitting record attendance.  By Tuesday evening, the official pilot count was 1,018. That’s 100 more than the same day last year.  Flight lines were very busy from first light until several hours after dark.  With [...]

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Fly the Elevator

May 14, 2013 No Comments

The first 3D maneuver many pilots learn is the “elevator.” During an elevator, the airplane remains fully stalled and drops almost vertically in a flat attitude. Start by pointing the airplane directly into the wind. Cut the throttle and increase upelevator to enter a stall. At the moment the plane stalls, hold in full up-elevator [...]

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Joe Nall Live from the Flightline

May 13, 2013 4 Comments

Joe Nall 2013 is in full swing in sunny South Carolina.  With just under 1,000 pilots already registered and gracing the skies, this 2 mile stretch of RC heaven boasts some of the busiest airspace you’ll find anywhere. This year is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever at the Triple Tree Aerodrome.  Veteran Naller’s are [...]

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Draganflyer to the Rescue!

May 10, 2013 1 Comment

Add search-and-rescue to the list of the Draganflyer’s capabilities! A Saskatchewan man, lost, alone and hypothermic, was found by an RC quadcopter that spotted him from the sky using an infrared camera.  The 25-year-old had wandered away from where his car rolled on Highway 5 near St. Denis, about 40 kilometres east of Saskatoon, early [...]

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The Radio Control Show: Big, Beautiful Beaufighter [Episode 210]

May 10, 2013 No Comments

In this week’s Radio Control Show, we talk to Dave Wigley about his amazing Bristol Beaufighter as well as check out some of the other amazing planes at the Top Gun Scale Invitational.  

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Meet Robo-Fly, the world’s smallest flying robot

May 08, 2013 4 Comments

This teensy flyer just moved to the top of our “must have” list! Built from carbon-fiber, this robo-fly developed by Harvard researchers weighs a fraction of a gram and is quite agile in flight. Tiny robots like these could eventually be used in rescue operations in collapsed buildings and other tight spaces. Check out the video! [...]

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The Radio Control Show – Episode 209

May 06, 2013 No Comments

In this week’s show, editor John Reid gets the inside scoop on the DJI Flamewheel 550, a state-of-the-art quadcopter equipped with video for in-flight footage.

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