Welcome to the future of agriculture! As this video demonstrates, an RC heli can spray fields more effectively and quickly than a traditional tractor-based sprayer. Farmers hope the new technologies will make farming more cost-effective and better for society and the environment. Check out the video and join the discussion on Facebook. CLICK HERE.
This weekend at the Long Beach Convention Center, you can get up close and personal with a Shadow UAV at the U.S. National Guard booth! The RQ-7 Shadow UAV is used by the United States Army, Marine Corps, Australian Army and Swedish Army for reconnaissance, surveillance, target acquisition and battle damage assessment. Launched from a [...]
Imagine you flew a Supermarine Spitfire out of an Allied base during WW II. Now imagine you did a belly landing in one of those famous fighters and a flight surgeon from base captured the event on film. After the war, you and Doc visit, but lose touch decades later. You still remember the film, [...]
The Parrot AR.Drone was one of the first “toy” quadcopters available, and with its “fly by iPhone” capability it brought the fun and excitement of “RC” to everyone. Now the latest version, 2.0, has starred in an action movie, “Built for the Elements.” I enjoyed the behind-the scenes film even more than the main attraction, [...]
The new E-flite Apprentice S 15e RTF airplane looks like just the thing for beginner pilots getting into RC. With it’s new SAFE technology, it enables trouble free first flights. No more fear of losing control or crashing your brand new RC trainer. The groundbreaking SAFE (Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope) technology helps first time pilots relax. Its multi-axis sensors [...]
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 [...]