RC aircraft carrier launches T-28

Sep 18, 2013 22 Comments

Every so often you see an RC project and realize that whoever is behind it is a creative genius. This 13-foot-long USS Kitty Hawk  is one of those projects, and it’s intended as a runway to catapult-launch an RC micro T-28!  Thanks to RapidNadion for taking and posting this video on YouTube. Your RC aircraft carrier is inspiring!

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Video Test Flight — 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane

Sep 18, 2013 2 Comments

After a 10 month Build-along and 500 man-hours of effort, Model Airplane News editor Gerry Yarrish had a very successful test flight day at the flying field. The giant scale Fokker triplane is built from a Balsa USA kit, and the completed model is equipped with a Zenoah GT 80 gas engine, a DX18 transmitter [...]

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Sneak Peek–Giant Electric Flying Razor

Sep 17, 2013 No Comments

Coming up in the January 2014 issue of Electric Flight we have an interview with Dave Parrone and his beautiful 1/3-scale Fokker D.VIII Parasol fighter. Dave says: “I wanted something new since I have been flying my 1/3-scale Fokker D.VI for a couple of years now and the D.VIII was on my list of planes to [...]

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Catch a Wave with “Surfer Drone”

Sep 17, 2013 No Comments

This surfer dude’s a drone! I think you’ll enjoy this “time out” video: a DJI Phantom outfitted with a GoPro capturing footage of a surfer in Steamer Lane, California.  (The sea lions are pretty cool, too!) Where do we sign up for this gig?

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War Bird Day

Sep 14, 2013 No Comments

It has been a really hot summer, down here in central Florida! The heat has robbed the regular attendees of Indian River Kontrol Society (IRKS), War Bird event from participating in this year’s event. One benefit of being a Flight-Line Reporter is having the opportunity to meet some really cool people. During this event, my [...]

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Hobby King at NEAT Fair

Sep 14, 2013 1 Comment

At the NEAT Fair, I had a great opportunity to meet Toby Osmond, Vice-President Sales and Marketing of Hobby King. Toby showed off some of the new products on their way from the company. I was impressed with what I think is a first for the hobby–a model that comes out of the box with [...]

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MAN and Hitec at NEAT Fair

Sep 14, 2013 No Comments

Friday was a great day to walk the flightline at the annual NEAT Fair electric meet in Downsville, NY. Though a bit windy and rainy, the halftime show went on and there were lots of great RC flights put on by the company demo pilots. Some familiar faces too were seen under the tents. Hitec was [...]

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RC Tour of New York City

Sep 11, 2013 9 Comments

This beautiful video tour of New York is the work of director/producer Nicolas Doldinger. Enjoy this taste of the Big Apple and check out this snippet from Esquire.com‘s interview with Mr. Doldinger (for the entire interview, click here.) ESQUIRE.COM: Is what you’re doing with the helicopter legal? NICOLAS DOLDINGER: Basically as long as it’s for [...]

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