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The Road to Top Gun 2019

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Revolutionary Quad Design: Circle Wing

Revolutionary Quad Design: Circle Wing

  Check this out! Insitu’s new South American partner Santos Labs unveiled its multirotor  at LAAD 2013. A fish-eyed 360 degree camera is fitted to the 1.5kg  quadrocopter. It uses an annular wing to provide lift and prop guard. Named Orbis, the platform is waterproof and is intended to meet a Brazilian Navy requirement. The […]
Harlem Shake: RC Heli Style!

Harlem Shake: RC Heli Style!

Even if, like me, you’re Harlem-Shaked-Out, this video of dancing helicopters at the Las Vegas  Fun Fly will make you smile. And with pilots like Bobby Watts, Kyle Dahl, Alan Szabo performing, you know it has to be great! Check it out:  
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Dehogiflier: pig-hunting drone

Dehogiflier: pig-hunting drone

It is well past 8 p.m. on a Thursday, and engineers James Palmer and Cy Brown are a long way from their day jobs at Raven Research and Development in Lafayette. Palmer and Brown are in the middle of an expansive rice field in rural St. Landry Parish. It is pitch dark and mostly quiet. […]
.40-size P-51D Mustang  ARF from Hangar 9

.40-size P-51D Mustang ARF from Hangar 9

We just saw this impressive ARF at the Toledo show and it is all decked out in an Authentic 8th Air Force, 357th Fighter Squadron trim scheme. With a moderated wing span of 56 inches, this beauty comes with lots of details and is covered with UltraCote covering. Features include Balsa and      lightweight plywood […]
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Road to Top Gun: Grumman F7F Tigercat

Road to Top Gun: Grumman F7F Tigercat

If you are a fan of serious scale and love seeing giant scale beauties on the flightline, then the name Dennis Crooks won’t be new to you. Dennis is a VP at Robart Manufacturing and his newest project is rapidly coming to a finish for competition at the 25th annual Top Gun Scale Invitational. Here’s […]
F-104 motorcycle?

F-104 motorcycle?

An  interesting motorcycle was spotted in Indianapolis. He has chocks for it too.  His hat suggests he was an F-86 driver although the bike says it’s an F-104. Very cool.  
Durafly Sea Vixen: online review

Durafly Sea Vixen: online review

The DH.110 Sea Vixen is a twin boom, twin-engine British two-seat jet fighter developed in the 1950’s by the famed aircraft company de Havilland.  This all-weather fighter/ground attack aircraft was best known for its very distinctive and unusual cockpit arrangement, the pilot’s cockpit being offset to the left and the observer sitting in the infamous […]
Free Flight Scale at 25th Annual Top Gun Event

Free Flight Scale at 25th Annual Top Gun Event

As part of the 25th Annual Scale Invitational, Frank Tiano has included a scale Rubber-Powered Free Flight “Mass Launch” to the activities for the Top Gun Silver Anniversary. And this is open to everyone to participate including Pilots, Crew Members, Judges, Staff and Press. Frank asked us to get the word out so here it […]
Turbine-powered Batwing!

Turbine-powered Batwing!

Brought to us by the same guy who built a fire-breathing turbine powered flying dragon last year, Rick Hamel the Dark Knight’s Batwing plane was front and center on the competition table at the Toledo Show. This amazing model is all-composite, created with Rick’s self-designed molds. It took a year and half to build and uses a […]
Competition Highlights from Toledo

Competition Highlights from Toledo

Mark Rittinger’s Precisous Metal Racer Karl Schneider’s 50% scale Pitts Model-12 Checkmate 36% Scale T-34 Mentor by Mike Barbee Robert Grossman’s DH-2 Pusher Curtiss Jenny by Gerald Sanderson Jim Ryan’s Husky with intermeshed rotorheads 35%-scale Bristol Scout Model-D by Brian Perkins  
New Products from Toledo Show

New Products from Toledo Show

New Razorback Mustang in Red-tail markings from Aeroworks Yak 55 quick build from Aeroworks New E-flite Inverza 280 BNF Basic is a collaborative original design by RC aerobatic world champion Quique Somenzini, full-scale aerobatic aircraft craftsman Kevin Kimball and aviation artist Mirco Pecorari. New Airtronics DS-10GS    
New from SKS Video Productions: Florida Jets 2013

New from SKS Video Productions: Florida Jets 2013

Florida Jets was once again held at Lakeland Linder Airport in Lakeland, Florida continues to bring together the hottest pilots and planes from around the world. Photo from Florida Jets flightline courtesy of David Hart This year’s 2013 event featured many of the top pilots demonstrating the latest in jet technology. Goetz Vogelsang debutes two aircraft, […]
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