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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6 WW II planes assembled in 6 minutes–amazing video!

May 20, 2013 5 Comments

If you haven’t yet seen this video of six WW II planes being assembled and hung at The National WWII Museum’s US Freedom Pavilion in New Orleans, you won’t want to miss this! The mesmerizing 6-minute clip features a North American B-25 Mitchell, a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, a General Motors TBM Avenger, a Chance Vought F4U [...]

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BOLD PROPS for Bold Pilots

May 20, 2013 No Comments

Frank Tiano Enterprises, better known as FTE, has just released a new line of propellers they think may become the “Go To” prop for the majority of users. BOLD Props are made by a company that manufactures props for full scale, Ultra Light aircraft. They know props! FTE has taken their superior product, and by [...]

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Joe Nall: The Week in Review

May 19, 2013 5 Comments

The official count for Joe Nall 2013 was 1,246 registered pilots.  With some of the most beautiful weather the Nall has ever seen, there was non-stop action all week.  Many old friends were reunited and many new friendships were made.  Southern hospitality and camaraderie were apparent everywhere.  Triple Tree is truly a magical place where flight is celebrated in [...]

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Joe Nall: Friday Crowds Roll In

May 18, 2013 No Comments

Friday went down as one of the biggest days ever in aeromodeling history.  Thousands of pilots and spectators united their passion for aviation to make Joe Nall 2013 one to remember.  Doing the math, over 2,000 flights were logged today alone.  Even better, youth pilots could be found on almost every flight line.  The future of the hobby appears [...]

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The Radio Control Show [Episode 211]

May 17, 2013 No Comments

In this week’s show, John Reid shares a tip on servo installation in foamies that you don’t want to miss. Plus, we get an up-close look at Hangar 9′s giant-scale Super Decathlon, which is on the cover of the July issue of Model Airplane News.

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Joe Nall: Thursday in RC Paradise

May 17, 2013 No Comments

Thursday at Joe Nall Week was an RC explosion.  Every flight line was packed to the gills, and at any one time, 20 – 30 aircraft could be seen in the air.  Things settled down after dark with only about 15 – 20 planes covering the night sky.  What other event can say that?  As in previous years, [...]

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