Update! Human-powered heli breaks ground effect

Sep 05, 2012 12 Comments

When we last reported on the University of Maryland students and their impressive Gamera II machine, they had only managed to get few feet off the ground. In this latest video, Gamera II gains 8 feet in altitude using just its pedaling passenger for power! Here’s the scoop, as reported by Claudine Zap of Yahoo’s [...]

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The Radio Control Show Episode 174

Aug 31, 2012 1 Comment

This week’s episode of The Radio Control Show highlights a giant 60% sea plane from the Joe Nall event, UAV technologies, tips and tricks, and much more. See the full video in the player below:

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Fantastic F-84 ‘Flash

Aug 29, 2012 10 Comments

This 9-foot-long F-84F Thunderflash is Brian O’Meara’s latest creation, and it’s the only RC model F-84F flying in the world! Brian spent two years building the jet from a made-to-order Phantasy in Blue kit from the Netherlands and modeled it after Foto Fanny, a photo-reconn aircraft that had six cameras in its nose. The model is powered by [...]

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How to run a great event

Aug 28, 2012 No Comments

We asked different people at the IMAC Scale Aerobatics & Freestyle Challenge what makes this contest such a great event to attend.  In only its third year it has become one of the largest attended IMAC competitions in the country.  This event is held at the Prado airfield in Chino, CA every year in May [...]

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The Radio Control Show Episode 173

Aug 24, 2012 2 Comments

Check out a 1/5-scale Airworld kit British Aerospace BAE Systems Hawk, get an amazing tip on securing servos to your foam wings, plus ROAR super nationals footage, and much more. Watch the full episode in the player below:

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Super scale monster helicopter

Aug 22, 2012 6 Comments

The IRCHA Jamboree is the place to be if you love RC helicopters, and rotor-craft of all types and sizes were in abundance at this year’s event. One standout is this 40-pound monster, the handiwork of  Joel Rosenzweig from Marlborough, NH. His IRCHA Scale winning Erickson Air Crane S64F weighs in at 40 pounds, has a [...]

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Building with Foam — The Latest Edition

Aug 22, 2012 No Comments

Not only the novice builder but also the advanced scratch-builders will benefit from this easy to read Revised Edition of “BUILDING WITH FOAM” . The book is the result of 20 years of mistakes and successes updated with the current construction materials available today. Inside you will learn how to make “homemade” tools such as [...]

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Monster Scale: 87% Pitts Python

Aug 21, 2012 108 Comments

Get out of the way, ’cause that plane wants to FLY! The handiwork of father-and-son team Dave and Greg Hayfield, this monster 300+ (!) pound aircraft is powered by a 650cc Hirth engine spinning a 68-inch, 3-blade carbon-fiber prop. Hitec 805BB, 25kg servos are used throughout: 8 on the ailerons, 4 on the elevators, 2 [...]

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