Traxxas takes off!

Nov 02, 2012 1 Comment

The popular RC car manufacturer is now taking flight with two new machines! The QR-1 (Quad Rotor) and DR-1 (Dual Rotor) helicopters are equipped with gyro stabilization, 4-channel, 2.4GHz control and LiPo power with an included charger. The DR-1’s coaxial rotor design delivers super-stable hovering and easy control, while the ultra-responsive QR-1 is capable of [...]

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Pilot test: “Bambi Bucket” Competition

Oct 31, 2012 1 Comment

At the Helicopter Scale Masters in Sacramento earlier this month, competitors tested their piloting skills by manevuering their scale helis over a pool and picking up water with an underslung bucket. As YouTube poster Flynlyons notes, “Trying to hover a RC helicopter in one spot for more than a few seconds is rather difficult to [...]

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Office hijinks with the iStrike Shuttle

Oct 30, 2012 11 Comments

Deadlines can take a toll on even the most dedicated editor, which is why taking short breaks throughout the day is important to managing stress. What better way to relieve work tension than by dropping ping-pong balls on my unsuspecting coworkers? This iOS-controlled flyer is just the ticket, with a 30-foot range and flight times of [...]

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Robobee takes flight

Oct 29, 2012 12 Comments

This news story from Gizmag takes a look at Harvard’s amazing Robobee, a tiny air vehicle that uses its wings to take off and maneuver. Don’t miss this video! Harvard researchers are getting closer to their goal of developing a controllable micro air vehicle called the Robobee. The tiny robot was already capable of taking [...]

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The Radio Control Show [Episode 182]

Oct 26, 2012 No Comments

This week we check out the Tuscon Shootout and take a look at a Lockheed Martin UAV that can stay airborne for days! See the full video in the player below.

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The future of air travel?

Oct 25, 2012 2 Comments

This bidirectional flying wing looks like science fiction, but it could be the airliner of the future … and it could get us to our destinations a lot more quickly! Check out this story from Technewsdaily: The supersonic, bidirectional flying wing idea comes from a team headed by Ge-Cheng Zha, an aerospace engineer at the [...]

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Amazing 4-minute Freestyle

Oct 24, 2012 8 Comments

When Gernot Bruckmann stepped up to fly at last weekend’s Tucson Aerobatic Shootout, the crowd knew they were going to watch something special. A native of Villach, Austria, this young man is only 20 years old and has been flying model airplanes since he was 14 years old. So far he has competed in about 160 contests in [...]

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RTL Fasteners—Complete Metric Assortment Pack #992

Oct 23, 2012 No Comments

For several years now, I have been using RTL Fasteners for all my hardware needs. I am an active RC airplane builder and flyer and I always like to have a large supply of screws, bolts, nuts and washers, in most common sizes available in my workshop. There’s nothing worse that needing a specific nut [...]

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