A UAV equipped with an arm!

Dec 12, 2012 7 Comments

DARPA just announced that they’ve successfully flown a UAV that’s equipped with a functioning robotic “arm”! In its stock configuration, the MLB V-Bat can take off, fly horizontally and then hover, tail-down, at its destination. Now equipped with the “arm,” it can move objects while hovering! Here’s the scoop from Gizmag‘s Ben Coxworth: “The DARPA [...]

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Traxxas QR-1 Micro Quadcopter [VIDEO]

Dec 10, 2012 1 Comment

There has been a miniaturization “Arms Race” underway, where competitors have been pulling out all the stops to create the smallest, most compact quadcopters. Enter Traxxas! That’s right, the newest and, as far as we can tell, the smallest quadcopter on the hobby shop shelves is now a Traxxas product called the QR-1. If you [...]

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The Radio Control Show [Episode 188]

Dec 07, 2012 No Comments

It’s time for an all new episode of The Radio Control Show. This week, Gerry Yarrish shows us a great tip on cleaning your gas engine’s carburetor screen, look at a neat robotic land & air vehicle, and much more. See the full video in the player below.

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AeroWorks 30cc LC-126 Video

Dec 06, 2012 4 Comments

AeroWorks has released a great looking LC-126 ARF-QB model based on their C-195.  Constructed of balsa and ply, the roughly 1/5-scale plane is covered in genuine Ultracote and mimics the livery of its full-size counterpart on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, OH.  Our reviewer Michael York was [...]

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Flyzone DHC-2 Beaver, first look

Dec 05, 2012 1 Comment

We got a chance to checkout and fly the Flyzone DHC-2 Beaver, our own Jason Benson put this plane through it paces and we found it performs especially well. Remove a few bolts and you can install a pair of good quality floats for some off-the-water fun. Watch the video to see what our contributor [...]

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Flying Fw 190A-5; Saga of a survivor

Dec 05, 2012 10 Comments

In this video you see the Flying Heritage Collection’s (FHC) Fw 190A-5 Focke-Wulf, Based  in Everett, Washington. On July 19, 1943 the FHC FW 190 was being flown by Paul Ratz, flight leader, and his wingmen were on a “free hunt” mission over the “corridor of death”. The details Luftwaffe loss report indicated that the [...]

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RC Plane Program Helps Troubled Youth

Dec 05, 2012 3 Comments

We love this story about how the Rotors and Props Hobby Club in Grovetown, Georgia is helping troubled youth to “fly right” — pun intended. Just in time for the holidays, this  story by Valerie Rowell at the Columbia County News-Times will warm your heart. [Note: we're tracking down this hobby club so we can [...]

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Build an Easy-to-Assemble Sport Biplane

Dec 04, 2012 50 Comments

Although author Rick Michelana likes the looks of a giant-scale biplane, he didn’t want to have to spend almost an hour setting it up at the field. His sport biplane is built-up with foam wings and covered in fiberglass, and it uses landing gear, wheel pants, and a cowl from an ARF model. See how [...]

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