Pearl Harbor’s Historic Runway to be Covered with Solar Panels

Sep 12, 2012 20 Comments

We recently learned of the U.S. Navy’s plan to cover Ford Runway with solar panels and surround it with a 7-foot-high-fence. Please read the position paper from the indepently operated Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor and, if you agree with us, I hope you’ll add your voice to the outcry by signing the petition here. Ford Island [...]

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Ali Machinchy at the Horizon US Air Meet

Sep 11, 2012 3 Comments

Ali Machinchy is always one of those pilots you can count on for flying something intersting, exciting and entertaining! Ali is most often seen and better known in the hobby industry as an accomplished demo Pilot. A true showman through and through, Ali performed at flightline central at the US Air Meet with an impressive T-tailed all composite [...]

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$65 million Raven contract

Sep 11, 2012 3 Comments

If you have stock in AeroVironment, you’ll be happy to hear this news: the company  just announced that it received $16.4 million in funding from the U.S. Army for a projected $65.8 million contract to include RQ-11B Raven systems, new miniature gimballed payloads and spare parts packages. The  Raven is a 4.2-pound, backpackable, hand-launched sensor [...]

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Flightline Highlights at the Horizon US Air Meet

Sep 11, 2012 No Comments

Well, it’s true. A picture is worth a thousand words and at the Horizon US Air Meet in Sanford, ME, many of the planes would leave you speechless. Here’s just a small sampling of the eye-candy that was on display! Enjoy! No lack of smiles on the flightline! Say Cheeze!!!

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Three times the Action at US Air Meet

Sep 10, 2012 No Comments

When you have a great pilot, you have a great flight, but when you have three awesome showmen then you have an airborne party!!! Part of the demo flights was a triple formation presentation by Horizon pilots, Quique Somenzini, John Glezellis and Seth Arnold. Quique, the lead pilot flew his impressive giant scale Beast biplane [...]

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US Air Meet Pilot Highlight — James Haley

Sep 10, 2012 No Comments

If you wanted 3D Helicopter action, then the US Air Meet was the place to see it. 23 year old  James Haley was part of the flightline demo team and he really delivered. James is a well-respected and a member of the Blade helicopter team with Horizon Hobby where he has been the lead product developer on the [...]

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Heavy Metal Warbirds at US Air Meet

Sep 10, 2012 No Comments

  One nice surprise we found in the flightline roundup was Horizon sponsored “Team Malchione” taking part in the noontime show with their impressive F4U Corsairs! Not just one, but a pair of CARF-Corsairs flown in formation to the delight of the crowd! These giant scale South Pacific bent-wing warbirds powered by 5-cylinder 250cc radial engines [...]

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MAN Crew at US Air Meet

Sep 10, 2012 No Comments

It’s not often that a really big, really new event springs onto the scene, but when it happens, the Model Airplane News crew takes notice. For this first time event, Horizon Hobby pulled all the stops and the US Air Meet held at the Sanford Sea Coast Airport in Sanford, ME was a huge extravaganza [...]

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