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AMA Update to FAA Registration

AMA Update to FAA Registration

Hold Off On Registering Model Aircraft On Wednesday, December 16 the AMA Executive Council unanimously approved an action plan to relieve and further protect our members from unnecessary and burdensome regulations. This plan addresses the recently announced interim rule requiring federal registration of all model aircraft and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) weighing between 0.55 and […]
British Bombers & Fighters Airshow

British Bombers & Fighters Airshow

In this video, two giant-scale Avro Lancasters, two Spitfires and a Douglas Boston take flight at a Large Model Association airshow at the Cosford Royal Air Force base in Shropshire, UK. Those Brits do love their big bombers and fighters, and we love ’em, too. Thanks to Pete and Dean Coxon for taking this great […]
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Durafly Spitfire Mk1a

Durafly Spitfire Mk1a

We love Spitfires in all shapes and sizes, and this electric 3S or 4S receiver-ready version just made it to the top of our holiday wish list. It has retracts, flaps, steerable tailwheel and even landing lights and comes with two sets of scale decals. Here’s what HobbyKing had to say about this beautiful warbird: […]
FAA Announces all RC Pilots Must Register

FAA Announces all RC Pilots Must Register

CLICK HERE FOR AN IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM THE ACADEMY OF MODEL AERONAUTICS! The FAA has just announced that all small unmanned aircraft operators (read: model planes pilots) must register with the FAA by February 19th to avoid a $5 registration fee. The registration is good for three years, and you will be given a unique […]
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On this Day in Aviation History — December 14.

On this Day in Aviation History — December 14.

2006 – The classified U.S. spy satellite known only as USA-193 is launched atop a Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. It would fail after reaching orbit, and rather than risk allowing its sensitive data falling into the wrong hands and/or crashing into a populated area, in 2008 the Pentagon would […]
Giant-Scale Junkers

Giant-Scale Junkers

This plane is from the days when air travel was a treat! Filmed by RCHeliJet at the Hausen Flugtag in Switzerland, this trimotor transport of the 1930s and ’40s is nicely detailed and has the characteristic Ju-52 Doppelflügel, or double wing aileron/flap arrangement. If anyone has details on this beauty or its builder, please share!  
Working Locally with Drones — Developing good PR

Working Locally with Drones — Developing good PR

Recently, I was asked to use my camera equipped quad copter to help my town document construction being done at our local high school. I live in New Milford, CT and being a fairly small town (population wise) so, when someone saw a facebook page asking for camera drone help, a friend of my wife, who […]
Making Strong Wood Splices

Making Strong Wood Splices

I was sitting under a shade tent at a giant-scale fun fly recently when someone asked me where I got the longer-than-standard-size materials I use to build my big airplanes. I didn’t know what the fellow meant. He told me that his local hobby shop carried only 36-inch lengths of balsa and spruce, and that […]
Du-Bro Products Video Factory Tour

Du-Bro Products Video Factory Tour

Everyone knows that for quality RC products, Du-Bro is the place to go. From molded fuel tanks and wheels, to hardware and airplane accessories, this “Made in the USA” company, has a tremendous amount of top quality products to offer. Check out this behind the scenes video factory tour showing how some of Du-Bro’s top […]
“A date which will live in infamy”

“A date which will live in infamy”

Today, December 7, is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, which is observed in the United States to honor the victims who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on this day in 1941. This day or remembrance was designated by the United States Congress on August 23, 1994, and includes the tradition of flying the Flag of the […]
Monster Red Bull Aerobat

Monster Red Bull Aerobat

This 55% Yak really puts on a show at the Headcorn Southern Model Airshow in Kent, UK. Built and piloted by Steve Carr, the model uses a 500cc flat four-cylinder engine that puts out 50 horses, so the big 180-inch-span aerobat has no problem handing on the prop with plenty of power to do vertical […]
Spectacular Water Touch & Go goes Wrong!

Spectacular Water Touch & Go goes Wrong!

This video was filmed at the Scalaria Air Challenge, which was begun as a gathering of seaplane pilots on Lake Wolfgang in Austria. It has become a major airshow event with all sorts of aircraft on display, and its seaplane roots are clearly evident. Anyone who flies in on floats, (or in a flying boat), […]
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