Solar-powered quadcopter!

Mar 28, 2013 1 Comment

A team of masters students from the Queen Mary, University of London is hoping to develop the world’s first photovoltaic multi-copter. Dubbed “Solarcopter,” the team’s creation is a solar powered remote controlled helicopter-prototype designed for multipurpose applications. “The Solarcopter was inspired from the love of flight, and the urge to do something different for the [...]

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Jolly Green Giant Hawk at Florida Jets

Mar 28, 2013 No Comments

More Florida Jets video insight! This time Rich Uravitch interviews Joey Tamez with his inpressive giant BAe Hawk. Custom built by Shulman Aviation for Joey, the Jolly Green Giant Jet is built from a Tomahawk kit and is powered by a JetCat P200 turbine! Joey was also the 2nd place winner at the 2012 Top [...]

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MLB Super Bat UAV [VIDEO]

Mar 27, 2013 No Comments

The MLB Super Bat is a small, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that has mission capabilities found only in larger UAVs. The Super Bat is a complete UAV System that can operate autonomously, deliver high quality video imagery, and can be transported in a small SUV. The aircraft operates autonomously, has a 10-hour maximum duration, and [...]

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Andy Kane’s SIAI Marchetti SF-260

Mar 27, 2013 5 Comments

There are more than just pointy nose blow it out the back jets at the annual Florida Jets event. Rich Uravitch caught up with Andy Kane of CARF-Models who was flying his impressive Marchetti SF-260 turbo prop! With a wingspan of 112 inches and a length of 93 inches, the beautiful turbo prop powered aircraft [...]

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Turbine Powered Biplane at Florida Jets w/video

Mar 26, 2013 10 Comments

You just never know what you are going to find on the flightline at the annual Florida Jets event in Lakeland Florida. Hosted by Frank Tiano the father of the Top Gun Scale Invitational, Florida Jets brings together the cream of the crop from the Jet and turbine engine industries! Model Airplane News contributor Rich [...]

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New human-powered helicopter design

Mar 25, 2013 2 Comments

With a frame made of 6061 T6 aluminum, a 1:1 gear ratio and stacked rotors with a carbon0-fiber spar, this 15-pound “micro” helicopter is the latest design competing for the $250,000 Sikorsky Prize! Here’s the scoop from Gizmag:   Last September, the Gamera II team from the A. James Clark School of Engineering got so [...]

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Hobby Lobby Senior Telemaster Buildalong (updated!)

Mar 24, 2013 13 Comments

Follow along as Charlie Hynes builds the latest kit version of this classic airplane! As you know, the Telemaster is one of the few designs that has stood the test of time, with the name dating back to the early days of modeling. This latest version has come a long way from the lumber yard [...]

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Project Zero Update!

Mar 22, 2013 No Comments

More photos and information has been released on this full-size, electric-powered tilt rotor aircraft. The entire aircraft uses no hydraulics; the retractable landing gear, nacelle tilting mechanism, and elevons are controlled by EMA. ORAL Engineering developed an efficient diesel engine for the alternative electric-hybrid propulsion solution and provided rapid CNC machining for the rotor and [...]

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