Flying Warbirds: a Checklist for Success

Aug 21, 2012 2 Comments

Wabirds, especially giant scale warbirds, are as popular as can be, and every day it seems there are new kits and ARFs coming to the market for RC warbird lovers to fly. Go to any warbird event and you will see at least these three classic fighters, the P-40 Warhawk, the P-51D Mustang and the [...]

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Amelia Earhart Discovery?

Aug 20, 2012 No Comments

Wow! Have you heard the news?  Evidence of Downed Plane Discovered in the Pacific.  By Samantha Grossman | @sam_grossman | August 20, 2012  | www.time.com/time/ AP: Amelia Earhart, left, and navigator Fred Noonan pose with a map of the Pacific showing route of their last flight. Some 75 years after Amelia Earhart’s plane disappeared, a new discovery [...]

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Phil Herrington’s Scale Slope Soaring Fire Bomber

Aug 20, 2012 8 Comments

Due to its steady winds, strong lift, and generous grass landing areas, we see some impressive slope gliders on the the slopes over Wilson Lake in Lucas, Kansas.  Phil flew his Neptune a couple days before the 19th annual Midwest Slope Challenge in May 2012. Phil saw the prototype airplane in action near his home [...]

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The Radio Control Show Episode 172

Aug 17, 2012 1 Comment

Don’t miss this week’s episode of The Radio Control Show! This time, we take a look at the winning XFC helicopter and pilot, check out an amazing quadcopter from Lockheed Martin, answer your questions, and more. Watch the full video in the player below.

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Scale Hinges: Building Secrets of the Pros

Aug 16, 2012 11 Comments

This often complicated construction technique is now simplified and shown here by master scale design/builder and competition pilot Roy Vaillancourt. The photos are from his latest project the Fairey Firefly. Roy’s technique requires common building supplies but nothing the average RC builder/modeler can not accomplish in his own workshop. There are many ways to do “scale [...]

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Toy Soar – Dominate your personal airspace with the new generation of remote control fliers

Aug 14, 2012 2 Comments

AIR SUPERIORITY MAY BE critical to military dominance—but it makes for wholesome summertime fun, too. Once you’ve flown a remote control helicopter, kite or, yes, quadrotor drone, terrestrial amusements just don’t have the same appeal—especially with all that uncharted airspace in your backyard, living room or office break room. Before you take to the friendly skies, [...]

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World War 1 Action over Long Island

Aug 13, 2012 4 Comments

If you like the sight and sounds of vintage WW1 biplanes, triplanes, spot landings and bomb drops, then the guys of the Long Island Skyhawks have an event for you. The “Skyhawks over the Front” is reminencient of the old mission days of the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome’s WW1 Jamboree in that, this is a fun [...]

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Laser Beaming Recharges UAV in Flight

Aug 11, 2012 No Comments

Fighter jets can refuel in the air, but what about small, electrically powered drones? LaserMotive built a system to charge drones via laser and keep them aloft indefinitely. Tom Nugent likes to call his company’s current project a “wireless extension cord.” Not a bad analogy for LaserMotive’s laser transmitter/receiver system, which recently beamed enough energy [...]

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