Flown by Henri Wild at the Icare-Airmeet in France, this 14-foot-span F-86 weighs in at 145 pounds and uses two JetCat 160 turbines for power. We’ve learned that the plane experienced an air leak in its retracts during this flight; at minute 2:59 the pilot starts to retract the gear but due to lack of [...]
Model Airplane News is kicking off the New Year with another great Facebook giveaway. The prize this time around is Traxxas’ latest addition to the family, a DR-1 Helicopter. Extremely rugged and easy to fly, the new Traxxas DR-1 coaxial dual-rotor helicopter delivers stable hover performance and precise flight control response. You could win one [...]
Nearly all aerobatic maneuvers involve some segment(s) of inverted flight, so to keep progressing, you need to develop proficiency with inverted flight. To start, let’s do away with the often repeated reference to the elevator being reversed when the plane is upside-down. It is that kind of thinking that causes people to become confused and [...]
Unfortunately the holidays are gone … no reindeers, christmas tree and presents till next December. For those ones who likes winter projects and looking for something special the Magnum Reloaded Santa edition is an ideal choice. The lightweight EPP construction, assures durability and docile flight characteristics at the same time, and makes it possible even for indoor [...]
We’ve seen a lot of visuals of pilots taking their planes out for some night flying, but this particular video was very interesting. The pilots for these planes were only 10 and 12 years old, and these planes are homemade aircrafts. AntiGravityResearch‘s YouTube page says these planes were made from, simply foam and flying boards, [...]
In Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, BP conducted pilot testing of a UAV to enhance pipeline inspection and safety. Equipped with high-resolution cameras, the Aeryon Scout VTOL UAV provides visual inspections of equipment, helping crews assess and respond to maintenance needs. The small rotor-wing aircraft is flown from a hand-held tablet computer. Check it out!