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RC Park pitched for East Lake

Newton Kansan - 14 hours ago
Regarding insurance, Owen noted that for liability reasons anyone wanting to fly planes at the RC Park would need to be members of the Academy of Model Aeronautics — but the initial plan is to make...

Calendar of events

Times-Enterprise - 7 hours ago
The Southwest Georgia Xtreme Radio Control Club maintains a model air field and pond on Mitchell Suber Road in Coolidge. Chartered under the Academy of Model Aeronautics, it promotes the recreational...

Opinion: Why Is California Banning Model Airplanes in State Parks?

Times of San Diego - 4 weeks ago
I'm president of the Palomar RC Flyers and one of almost 200,000 members of the Academy of Model Aeronautics in the United States, including over 20,000 members living in California. For more...

Community Notes: Jan. 12, 2018

Daily Astorian - 5 days ago
Lower Columbia R/C Society — 8:30 a.m., back room at Uptown Cafe, 1639 S.E. Ensign Lane, Warrenton. Local Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) chartered radio control model aircraft club meets for...

UAST says only a small percentage of drone reports pose safety risk

Vertical Magazine (press release) - 4 days ago
A working group within the UAST was formed with representatives from the UAS industry, including those from the FAA, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), DJI and the Air Line Pilots...

Drone spotting

AOPA Pilot - 1 week ago
The finding that a relatively small percentage of the reports appear to reflect significant risk of collision with manned aircraft is consistent with other analyses, including studies of the same...

Punish rogue recreational drone pilots — not the rule followers

The Hill - 2 weeks ago
According to the current laws, recreational drone pilots are only eligible to fly under Section 336 if they fly in accordance with the safety guidelines and within the safety programming of a...

A drone-tracking plan is moving American delivery by air closer to reality

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 4 weeks ago
The Academy of Model Aeronautics, which represents 195,000 hobbyists, said in the report its members have a good safety record that goes back decades and most of their model planes can't fly long...

Aircraft enthusiasts and beginners alike enjoy Local Area Fun Flyers' outing at Rotary Park

Mohave Valley News - 3 weeks ago
The club is a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics — AMA flight rules apply at Rodney Briscoe Memorial Flying Field — the world's largest model aviation association, which boasts more...

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FAA and AUVSI Announce Registration Live for 3rd Annual FAA ...

DroneLife (blog) - 5 days ago
The FAA and AUVSI have announced their third annual UAS Symposium, where commercial drone operators and regulators come...

Flight check: New rules require drone owners to register with FAA

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - 4 weeks ago
FAIRBANKS — Changes in the newly passed National Defense Authorization Act, signed by President Trump on Dec. 12, will affect those who receive drones as gifts this holiday season. According to new...

The complete guide to US drone ownership: Rules, best practice, insurance and FAA registration

Gearbrain (blog) - 4 weeks ago
With Christmas just around the corner, the number of drones buzzing through the skies is sure to increase. With their ability to fly long distances for up to 30 minutes at a time, carry an Ultra HD...

Drone Registrations Have Soared to One Million, Says FAA | Fortune

Fortune - 5 days ago
There are now one million drone registration with the Federal Aviation Administration, marking a new milestone for the two-year old registration program. The registration total, announced on...

Boeing Secures FAA Registration for MQ-25 Tanker Drone Prototype

GovConWire - 1 week ago
TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 8, 2018 — The Federal Aviation Administration has assigned a registration number to Boeing (NYSE: BA) for the company's proposed unmanned aircraft system to the U.S....

FAA approves registration number for Boeing MQ-25 prototype

Flightglobal - 2 weeks ago
Boeing has received a US aircraft registration for the newly-unveiled demonstrator at the heart of its bid to make up to 72 MQ-25 Stingray carrier-based unmanned tankers for the US Navy, the company...

Fairbanks assembly to consider opposing aircraft registration | Local ...

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - 1 week ago
FAIRBANKS — Two members of the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly introduced a resolution opposing aircraft registration and related fees proposed by Alaska's Department of Transportation...

The Air Traffic Control System of Our Low-Altitude Future

Slate Magazine - 10 hours ago
Right now, the FAA allows for flying a drone within the line of sight of the operator only if its stays below 400 feet, which is unregulated airspace. Still, though airplanes fly higher than drones,...

Got a Drone for Christmas? Follow these FAA Rules and Register It

3D Insider - 3 weeks ago
If you are one of the 3 million people who are expected to unwrap a drone for Christmas in the United States, make sure you are aware of the rules before flying it. There are strict laws in place...

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State College Man Soars into World Gliding Championships

State College News - 11 hours ago
Mike Robison, of State College, will make his third appearance in the FAI World Gliding Championships scheduled for July and August in the Czech Republic. Robison's interest in sailplanes began...

Behold the Aerial Terror of an RC A-10 Warthog

Popular Mechanics - 3 weeks ago
The legendary support plane is even badass when it's tiny. RCHeliJet. By David Grossman. Dec 26, 2017. Introduced in the 1970s, the A-10 Thunderbolt, better known as the Warthog, has become a...

All you have to do is fly: on radio-controlled planes

The Hindu - 3 weeks ago
A few months back when Porus Shroff, an RC (Radio-Controlled) plane enthusiast, found his teenage son glued to his electronic gadgets, he knew it was time to take drastic measures. So he returned to...

Ocusync 720p Test Footage & 7 Products that DJI might launch in 2018

We Talk UAV News (blog) - 1 week ago
In a previous test, an RC plane with the Ocuysnc module failed to launch properly. Even though the plane crashed, the test showed just how durable DJI's newest module is. A second attempt with...

Drones, archaeological tours and more: 5 things to do in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto this weekend

Community Impact Newspaper - 5 days ago
Watch an RC plane, helicopter and drone show this weekend in Old Settlers Park Aerodrome. (Courtesy Fotolia). By Iain Oldman | 12:22 pm Jan. 11, 2018. Here is a list of five things going on in Round...

Champaign attorney recalls time his served in Air Force

Seattle Times - 3 weeks ago
In this Dec. 7, 2017 photo Matthew Peek poses with a model of a C-130 aircraft in his office at Erwin, Martinkus, and Cole in Champaig, Ill. For 11 years in the Air Force, he flew in...

San Antonio company wins military contract worth up to $176 million

San Antonio Express-News - 4 weeks ago
The contract starts with a one-year term worth up to $25 million that can be extended for five additional annual terms for a total amount of up to $176 million. Chris Hickey, the general manager of...

How Do You Even Pilot a 450 MPH RC Plane?

Gizmodo - 3 months ago
We've seen remote control airplanes powered by tiny jet engines before. But what's mind-blowing about this particular RC craft is that it weighs just 17 pounds but can blast through the skies...

The World's Fastest RC Plane Can Fly 450 MPH

Popular Mechanics - 3 months ago
It's literally just a jet engine with wings. YouTubeRC Media World. By Avery Thompson. Oct 16, 2017. Most RC planes are powered by batteries and get their thrust mostly from propellers. This is...

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We Talk UAV's 2018 Instagram drone giveaway!

We Talk UAV News (blog) - 1 week ago
To celebrate the beginning of 2018, We Talk UAV will be giving away a number of prizes, starting with a E58 pocket drone. Interested participants can enter the giveaway by following We Talk UAV's...

Quadcopter kit from Fat Shark has wannabe drone racers in its sights

Digital Trends - 4 weeks ago
... involves competitors strapping on first-person view (FPV) goggles and firing up their drone to tackle complicated neon-lit courses featuring hoops, turns, dives, and climbs. Aware of the growing...

Have a need for speed? Learn to race drones with Fat Shark's 101 training kit

Digital Trends - 1 week ago
Most of us have played a racing video game at some point, and whether it was a full-on simulator like Forza Motorsport 7 or one of those ridiculous snowmobile arcade games with the vibrating seat,...

Cool tech gadgets from China

LetsGoDigital - 4 weeks ago
Foldable drone tech gadget. The new DM95 VISITOR Foldable WiFi FPV RC Drone is an affordable alternative to the DJI Mavic Pro. Unfolded, the entry-level camera drone has a size of 210x210x55mm. The...

Lift Your Portfolio To New Heights With Drone Tech

Seeking Alpha - 3 weeks ago
Facebook's (FB) launch of “Aquila,” the solar-powered drone technology used for providing Internet access to remote areas, will open up the global economy to billions of individuals. This...

RIP Christmas drones; many already go lacking

Kaplan Herald - 18 hours ago
Williams said that NASA is demonstrating the use of overflow high-fidelity Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) code to analyze the aerodynamics of drones in order to help companies to design higher...

Yuneec presenteert drie nieuwe drones tijdens CES 2018

Dutch IT-channel - 6 days ago
Met de nieuwe fixed-wing drone Firebird FPV zorgt Yuneec voor een nieuwe versie van een RC-legende. De Firebird FPV is de opvolger van het wereldberoemde RC-vliegtuig Firebird, waarmee inmiddels al...

CES 2018: tre nuovi droni Yuneec in volo a Las Vegas

Applicando - 4 days ago
HD Racer è il primo drone Yuneec per l'FPV racing. È piccolo, maneggevole e all'insegna del divertimento. Consente di visualizzare la ripresa video sul display di un dispositivo iOS o...

XIAOMI Mi Drone 4K Is The Best 4K Quadcopter Under $450 – Limited Time Flash Sale Price of $433

Wccftech - 3 months ago
Xiaomi is a name that is slowly but steadily gaining popularity all around the world. The company is being recognized for its laptops, smartphones and consumer electronics. Last year the XIAOMI Mi...

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Opponent Q&A: Talking OSU Beavers Football

UW Dawg Pound - 4 months ago
Joe: Nall's had a solid year so far with 323 yards on 53 carries and 4 touchdowns. He came on strong at the end of last year and has continued to be a key piece for OSU. He broke off a 75 yard...

Mini Oshkosh: Full-scale fun for RC pilots

AOPA Pilot - 3 yearss ago
The annual event started in 1983 and was renamed Joe Nall week in 1990 after Nall, an NTSB board member and personal friend of Triple Tree owner Pat Hartness, was killed in an aircraft accident in...

Incredible POV video shows how skilled this drone pilot is

Digital Trends - 2 yearss ago
Navigating a drone is no easy task. Whether it's a thirty-pound hexacopter with a RED Dragon attached or a microdrone with a small 720p video camera on board, drones of all types take an...

Triple Tree fly-in turns 10

AOPA Pilot - 1 years ago
... President Mark Baker's Pilot Town Hall in a hangar filled with a restored Spartan Executive, P-51 Mustang, and T-6 Texan owned by airfield patriarch Pat Hartness. The Spartanburg Jazz...

Radio-controlled airplane enthusiasts storm skies with miniature aircraft

Spartanburg Herald Journal - 4 yearss ago
The nonprofit promotes the “development of model aviation as a recognized sport and worthwhile recreation activity.” TNT Foothill Flyers near Gramling and Triple Tree Aviators in Woodruff are the...

Richmond bylaw would ban drones from parks

Richmond News - 3 yearss ago
The City of Richmond is considering banning personal electronic aircrafts, such as drones, from operating within city parks and school grounds. The ban is a result of the city updating its 15...

Stokes family gathers for annual reunion

Andalusia Star-News - 5 yearss ago
Granddaughters of Ab and Minnie Stokes attending the reunion were (seated) Virginia Hicks, Louise Stokes (daughter-in-law), (standing): Sheila Taylor, Sylvia Jordan, Loretta Kinney, Jackie Melikian...

#LIKEPUBLIKA: Distracţie pentru sutele de amatori de avioane ghidate prin telecomandă (VIDEO)

PUBLIKA TV - 2 yearss ago
Este imposibuil să nu vă placă mașinuțele cu telecomandă. De la cele mai stângace manevre până la distrugerea lor de pereți, otul pare să fie o joacă ce se poate întinde și o oră. Acum...

Aviones en miniatura ilustraron sus acrobacias en el aire

La Nación.com.py - 2 yearss ago
... Nacional en el campeonato de F3A de Australia y en el 2008, 2012 y 2014 participó en el Panamericano de F3A. Además de eventos importantes como TOC, Tucson, Clovercreek, Joe Nall y otros...

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DJI Is Locking Down Its Drones Against a Growing Army of DIY Hackers

Motherboard - 6 months ago
Online modification communities have taken to private Facebook groups and Slack channels dedicated to "unlocking" DJI's products. On Github, Finisterre publicly released his own DJI...

Don't Be Evil DJI

sUAS News - 6 months ago
A few things to get out of the way first. I am not a lawyer and I am not a journalist, I just enjoy being part of the free flow of information, and occasionally writing an opinion on top of that...

Perry Class Frigates Had These Crazy Pop-Out Auxiliary Propulsion Pods

The Drive - 6 months ago
Shifter3 via RCgroups.com forum. SHARE. Tyler RogowayView Tyler Rogoway's Articles · twitter.com/Aviation_Intel. The Oliver Hazard Perry (FFG-7) class has made news lately as the Navy...

DARPA's VTOL X-Plane Designs In Detail

Aviation Week - 2 yearss ago
DARPA's Vertical Takeoff and Landing Experimental Plane (VTOL X-Plane) program is the latest attempt to combine the versatility of vertical flight with the efficiency of forward flight by pushing...

A Guide to the Top Drone Forums and Facebook Groups

DroneLife (blog) - 7 months ago
Guest Post by Kara Murphy. Drone technology is evolving rapidly and increasing levels of interest from the public don't show any signs of waning. Navigating this relatively new frontier is...

Open-Source Firmware for a Mini Quadrotor

Hackaday - 2 yearss ago
[garagedrone] takes you through a step-by-step guide to re-flashing the device with a custom firmware to enable acrobatics, or simply to tweak the throttle-to-engine-speed mapping for the quad. We...

3D Printed Turbofan Features Reverse Thrust

Hackaday - 2 yearss ago
The air driven by the fan has nowhere to go but out the reverse thrust ducts. [Harcoreta's] videos do a much better job of explaining how all the parts work together. The model was printed on an...

This Millennium Falcon is the drone you've been looking for

Mashable - 3 yearss ago
Drone enthusiasts are known for decking out their aerial gadgets — but YouTuber Olivier C just outdid them all by turning his custom quadcopter into the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars. See also:...

Star Wars Fan Converts Drone Into a TIE Interceptor

Discover Magazine (blog) - 3 yearss ago
The genius behind these Star Wars-themed drones goes by the name Olivier C, and he has quite a following on RCGroups.com. The TIE Interceptor “skin” is actually carefully cut foam insulate...

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