Drone pilots: how to combat boredom

Nov 19, 2012 2 Comments

How do drone pilots stay alert during 12-hour missions, especially considering that they’re in a control room while the UAV they’re piloting can be hundreds of miles away? This Gizmag article by David Szondy shares how MIT researchers are looking into ways to combat pilot boredom during long drone flights: The saying that “war is [...]

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Sukhoi enters the UAV industry

Nov 19, 2012 No Comments

News from Russian aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi, famous for their aerobats and jets: Sukhoi, which has historically designed fighter and ground attack aircraft but now also builds some civil aircraft, is part of UAC, a holding covering most of Russia’s aircraft industry. “UAVs are a strategic avenue for development for UAC, and Sukhoi is focused on [...]

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Vintage A/2 Glider

Nov 18, 2012 No Comments

I feel that R/C flyers of vintage models have tended to neglect gliders, in particular the ‘Nordic’ class A/2 designs of the late 1940′s to early 1950′s. The class rules produced models around 60″ to 74″ wingspan, 15 ounces minimum weight, and a body of 5 square inches minimum x-section. The nice thing is that they can be [...]

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Tucson Aerobatic Shootout – The videos and photos

Nov 16, 2012 No Comments

Check out some of our videos and photos from this years Tucson Aerobatic Shootout.            

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The Radio Control Show [Episode 185]

Nov 16, 2012 No Comments

Wondering what all the hype is about over at Spektrum? Well, in this episode of The Radio Control Show, we introduce the all new Spektrum DX18QQ. Don’t miss out. See the full video in the player below.

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Online review: 3DHobbyShop AJ Slick

Nov 16, 2012 1 Comment

This built-up electric aerobat is a great all-around flyer, and reviewer Alex Schauer writes, “What I really like about the Slick is that I can perform smooth, agile and graceful aerobatics on low rates and very high speeds. Then I can flick it up into high rates and it flips, twists, rolls and rotates every [...]

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Cross-Country Soaring Diary & Video

Nov 15, 2012 No Comments

Forget everything you’ve seen and heard about RC soaring … this team sport is the antithesis of sitting in a lawn chair catching thermals! In the February 2013 issue, Aric Wilmunder gets us up close and personal with Extreme Soaring and his team, the Dust Devils. Check out the video below, detailing the Montague cross-country [...]

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Spektrum DX18QQ: First look at a UNIQUE radio!

Nov 15, 2012 22 Comments

We got an exclusive first look at the new Spektrum DX18QQ “Quique Somenzini Special Edition” radio, and we have to say that this is definitely the next system you will want to own. A limited edition item, it takes over the top spot in the Spektrum lineup and it has a number of key features that every pilot will [...]

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