Road to Top Gun: Ground-Pounding P-47

Apr 24, 2013 1 Comment

Brian O’Meara has been practicing for his return to Pro Am Pro with his monstrous 1/3-scale P-47, and Tony Quist captured these action shots. This Thunderbolt has a 144-inch span and is powered by a ZDZ 420cc 4-cylinder engine spinning a Bold 38×13 prop. The bombs are 7 inches in diameter! Brian notes that he [...]

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On the skids? How to fix adverse yaw

Apr 23, 2013 No Comments

Adverse yaw is an inherent opposite yaw or skid that occurs with aileron deflections. A positive angle of attack is generally required to produce the wing lift needed to keep an airplane in the air. When the ailerons are deflected at a positive angle of attack, the down aileron presents a wider frontal cross section, [...]

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New development in VTOL design

Apr 23, 2013 No Comments

Combining the hovering capability of a helicopter with the high-speed, long-range flight capabilities of a fixed-wing aircraft has intrigued engineers for decades. The Australian company StopRotor Technology has a new approach: their Hybrid RotorWing design concept has a main rotor that switches from fixed rotor to fixed wing in mid air. According to Gizmag’s Jan Bellezina, “The Hybrid [...]

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Road to Top Gun: Last Mission for this Messerschmitt

Apr 23, 2013 1 Comment

A regular at the Top Gun Scale Invitational is Jeff Foley with his well proven weapon of choice his own-designed Messerschmitt Bf-109E-7. Jeff placed third in the Masters class last year. An earlier version of Jeff’s Luftwaffe iconic fighter won Two Mr. Top Gun titles in 2000 & 2003, as well as five wins in the [...]

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The Radio Control Show [Episode 207]

Apr 22, 2013 No Comments

In this week’s Radio Control Show, Mike Greenshields of Airtronics gives us the scoop on the latest radio in their lineup, the SD-10GS. We also have some amazing in-flight, FPV footage of multiple aircraft in flight and more! Watch Below:

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Workshop Build-Along: 6-foot Taylorcraft from Alien Aircraft

Apr 22, 2013 2 Comments

We continue with our from the workshop airplane build-along of the new laser-cut Taylorcraft kit from Alien Aircraft. Designed by Tom Herr, this glow powered sport scale classic has a 72 inch wingspan and easy to build lock-tab construction. Our contributor Mike Greenshields says: ” This airplane is built like a tank, yet it is light [...]

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Riot Planes “Sea Monkey”– Wet & Wild Seaplane Fun

Apr 22, 2013 No Comments

I live within a couple minute walk from a very nice small lake, or you might consider it a big pond. With this at hand calm evenings often brought the desire for a slow fly electric sea plane. While at the 2013 WRAM Show I found just what I was looking for at the Zippkits [...]

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Aerobatic Icon Reborn from Aeroworks

Apr 20, 2013 1 Comment

If you have been around and involved in RC aerobatics for any length of time, then you know that the Laser 200 was one of the hottest tickets in the lats 70s and early 1980s. Well, Aeroworks is going to reignite that excitement with their new 30cc Laser 200 QB ARF. video platform video management [...]

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