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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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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