Draganflyer to the Rescue!

May 10, 2013 1 Comment

Add search-and-rescue to the list of the Draganflyer’s capabilities! A Saskatchewan man, lost, alone and hypothermic, was found by an RC quadcopter that spotted him from the sky using an infrared camera.  The 25-year-old had wandered away from where his car rolled on Highway 5 near St. Denis, about 40 kilometres east of Saskatoon, early [...]

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The Radio Control Show: Big, Beautiful Beaufighter [Episode 210]

May 10, 2013 No Comments

In this week’s Radio Control Show, we talk to Dave Wigley about his amazing Bristol Beaufighter as well as check out some of the other amazing planes at the Top Gun Scale Invitational.  

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Meet Robo-Fly, the world’s smallest flying robot

May 08, 2013 4 Comments

This teensy flyer just moved to the top of our “must have” list! Built from carbon-fiber, this robo-fly developed by Harvard researchers weighs a fraction of a gram and is quite agile in flight. Tiny robots like these could eventually be used in rescue operations in collapsed buildings and other tight spaces. Check out the video! [...]

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The Radio Control Show – Episode 209

May 06, 2013 No Comments

In this week’s show, editor John Reid gets the inside scoop on the DJI Flamewheel 550, a state-of-the-art quadcopter equipped with video for in-flight footage.

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Mr. Top Gun: Dave Wigley & his Beaufighter!

May 05, 2013 3 Comments

Congratulations to four-time Top Gun champion Dave Wigley, who won again this year debuting his Bristol Beaufighter. Competing in the Master class, Dave designed the plans for his twin warbird using 3-views, illustrations and photos as well as measurements from a full-size plane in a museum. The landing gear  alone took over a year to [...]

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Top Gun Expert Class Winner: Mike Barbee & his T-34B Mentor

May 05, 2013 No Comments

Mike Barbee won the Expert class with his huge 36% scale T-34. Despite having just 3 flights on this big bird before the flight competition started, Mike  put in 3 beautiful flights to score the win.

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Joe Nall: see you there!

May 04, 2013 1 Comment

Over the next few days, RC enthusiasts around the globe will begin their trek to the Triple Tree Aerodrome in Woodruff, South Carolina for the 2013 Joe Nall Fly-In.  With dedicated flight lines for classic giant scale aircraft, smaller electrics, float planes, helis, 3D, and control line, Triple Tree promises to offer something for everyone. Drawing pilots and spectators literally from [...]

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Lady Justice “catches” a quad

May 03, 2013 2 Comments

Officials in Marion, Ohio, aren’t quite sure how to get a drone that got stuck in a 100-foot high statue … Here’s the latest from the Marion Star: Lady Justice, which overlooks downtown atop the county courthouse, received an accidental upgrade to her equipment over the weekend. In addition to the scales of justice and [...]

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