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Melbourne hobbyist wins model airplane national championship in Indiana

Florida Today - 13 hours ago
Earlier this month, his Super Constellation won the CL Sport Scale division at the Academy of Model Aeronautics National AeroModeling Championships in Muncie, Indiana. "This is almost a dying...

New FAA policies must support model aviation: Terzo

Reno Gazette Journal - 6 days ago
Right now, Congress is considering legislation to set policies for the Federal Aviation Administration, including some provisions that could harm the century-old ...and...

Academy of Model Aeronautics partners with United Way of Delaware County to award first Take Off & Read Challenge ...

Benzinga - 7 days ago
The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) and United Way of Delaware County recently awarded Mrs. Jennifer Freeman's third-grade class at Wes-Del Elementary with the first Take Off & Read...

Chinese students to visit SUNY Poly, fly drones

The Rome Sentinel - 10 hours ago
MARCY — Middle-school students from China who are visiting Central New York will stop at SUNY Polytechnic Institute on Monday for drone training by SUNY ...and...

Keep rules for model aviation intact

Albuquerque Journal - 2 weeks ago
Federal lawmakers must remember that protecting the model aviation hobby is good for everyone, not just for those like myself who love to fly model airplanes in New Mexico. I am a member of the...

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Siuslaw News - 6 days ago
Members, who are required to hold a valid Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) number and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) number, also sometimes fly at Woahink Lake, and some of the RC planes are...

Commentary: Congress needs to keep model aircraft flying

The Daily Herald - 3 weeks ago
I am a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics, a nationwide organization that for more than eight decades has represented those who fly model aircraft for fun and educational purposes. The...

Fly Ottumwa expects 100 model jets

Ottumwacourier - 2 days ago
ORCF has about 35 members throughout southern Iowa, and most fly radio-controlled planes. Only about three members are certified to fly model jets, Wasson said. Academy of Model Aeronautics...

Pro drone racing confronts its amateur roots

Engadget - 2 days ago
"I won the first AMA-sanctioned (Academy of Model Aeronautics National Model Aviation Museum) drone race in America. My machine is in the museum. The only machine in that museum right now for...

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Scammers Are Charging Drone Owners Up To $150 For $5.00 Registration, FAA Warns

Forbes - 1 week ago
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a warning to drone hobbyists not to be trapped by schemes offering to register their drones, for which the companies charge fees up to $150.00. The...

FAA Warns Drone Operators: Don't Get Scammed on Drone Registration

DroneLife (blog) - 4 days ago
Drone registration is becoming a hot button topic in Washington these days, as lawmakers hear testimony from the FAA and other federal agencies over the need for greater security measures –...

FAA Warns of Scammers Charging for Fake Drone Registrations

The Drive - 1 week ago
Registering your hobby drone with the Federal Aviation Administration is a fairly easy, inexpensive process. To do so, one simply visits the FAA's official Drone Zone website and pays a $5...

Court upholds the FAA's authority to regulate hobbyist drone use

DroneDJ - 1 week ago
The arguments from hobbyist drone pilot John Taylor, the same person who had successfully overturned the FAA's system for registering unmanned aircraft last year, were rejected last Friday by the...

Small plane lands on Jersey Shore beach

Asbury Park Press - 6 days ago
FAA officials said two people were on the plane that reportedly had engine trouble before landing on a Jersey Shore beach.and...

FAA's restrictions on drones withstand a hobbyist's legal challenge

Los Angeles Times - 2 weeks ago
Congress in 2012 passed a law that gave the FAA authority over the new class of remotely piloted aircraft known as drones while also saying certain model aircraft flown by hobbyists who already...

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The Supreme Court and Judge Kavanaugh…Plane-ly Spoken Weighs in! - 5 days ago
The FAA defended its action on the grounds that the registration regulations were not “new rules” but were just a way to implement a preexisting statute that required all aircraft to be...

Minor injuries after helicopter crashes at Shoestring Airfield in Stewartstown

York Daily Record/Sunday News - 5 days ago
Bergen told the Daily Record the FAA is investigating, and the National Transportation Safety Board will determine probable cause of the accident. The helicopter's registration reveals it is...

FAA Pushes for Repeal of Section 336 and More Authority Over Recreational Operators

DroneLife (blog) - 7 days ago
However, she said that the FAA was hindered in making progress on drone security without clear laws requiring universal registration and remote ID and tracking: laws that would apply to all drone...

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Watch these guys make an RC plane from an old pizza box

Boing Boing - 3 weeks ago
The folks at FliteTest like to see of they can make all sorts of things airworthy, and they succeed in turning a Little Caesar's box into a working airplane. Bonus video: Little Tikes Cozy Coupe...

Fly-in drive-in breakfast planned at Viroqua Municipal Airport

La Crosse Tribune - 1 day ago
... features breakfast, Young Eagle rides, and helicopter and airplane rides. In addition, the following will be on display: Civil Air Patrol flight simulator, Viroqua fire truck, home-built...

Presidential visits ground model airplanes for thousands of square miles

WFMYNews2.com - 2 weeks ago
The TFRs ground aircrafts as large as a Boeing 757 — like Trump's own personal jet — and as small a model RC plane. "It affects our ability for educating people, bringing them into the...

Trump in Bedminster: Model airplane clubs hope to end ban on their flights

MyCentralJersey.com - 2 weeks ago
The TFRs grounds aircraft as large as a Boeing 757 — like Trump's own personal jet — and as small a model RC plane. READ: Trump visit grounds model airplane club at 4-H Fair. READ: Bedminster...

More than 50 years old already, Offutt's recon planes are scheduled to keep flying till 2050

Omaha World-Herald - 3 weeks ago
An RC-135 Rivet Joint returns to its desert base in the Persian Gulf following a mission over Iraq in 2006. The planes are in high demand all over the world and have been deployed continuously since...

Plunged into darkness during refueling; planes show serious nature of electrical failures

Omaha World-Herald - 4 weeks ago
Retired Col. Roger Craig of Glenwood, Iowa, used to fly the RC-135 and went on to serve as deputy director of the Air Force Safety Center. He said the reconnaissance mission takes these airplanes a...

Risking disaster: Offutt's aging jets are breaking down at sky-high rates

Omaha World-Herald - 4 weeks ago
The C-135 jets all were built more than 50 years ago and are nearly the oldest planes in the Air Force. They suffer from chronic problems common to aging aircraft. Still, the Air Force plans to keep...

3D Printed Variable Area Jet Nozzle

Hackaday - 5 days ago
To that end, it looks fantastic and would definitely be impressive on the back of a large scale RC military fighter. If anything, [Marco] says he expects performance to be worse with the nozzle...

Flying High (and often)

Canton Repository - 6 days ago
It required a minimum of five to six volunteers working at the same time to prepare the planes for flight. A spreadsheet was used to keep track of what battery and connectors were required for each...

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Top 5 RC Drones for Beginners

Times Square Chronicles (press release) - 7 days ago
Well, we can definitelyhelp you with that. In this article, you'll find bits of info that will help you make the right choice when shopping for an RC drone, like prices, specs, and some pretty...

Drone Researchers Develop Genius Method For Piloting Using Body Movements

Inverse - 3 days ago
I think having control over the drone with your body will allow you to focus more on what's around you.” So in a couple of years, instead of using an RC-controller for your drone you could...

5 Best Drones for Kids Which Are The Safest To Use

Techworm - 1 week ago
In the present scenario, there are drones for everyone, for individuals at all experience levels, and for people of all age groups. Even your toddler can get it on the action now. There is a whole...

MJX Bugs 5W 5G Wifi FPV RC Drone Quadcopter in offerta con codice sconto su TomTop

GizChina.it (Comunicati Stampa) (Blog) - 5 days ago
Nuova offerta targata TomTop che farà felice tutti gli amanti dei droni. MJX Bugs 5W 5G Wifi FPV RC Drone Quadcopter è disponibile all'acquisto in più colorazioni grazie ad un codice sconto...

6 Best Remote Control Airplanes in 2018, Introduced by RC Toys Center

theperfectinvestor.com - 2 weeks ago
Remote control airplanes more affordable than most drones and are easier to operate, plus playing as this classic toy's pilot is a great way to while away a sunny afternoon no matter how old you...

Flying High (and often)

Record-Courier - 6 days ago
The Ravenna Thunderbirds RC Club has been in existence since 1980. It welcomes pilots of all types of aircraft from tiny electrics to large gas powered, to quadcopters and FPV flying. It has a...

How drone racing strikes exciting balance between real, virtual worlds

Chicago Daily Herald - 3 months ago
Drone racing evolved about four years ago from other flight hobbies such as RC, or remote-controlled, flying. As drone technology advanced and cheapened, hobbyists began flying four-motor drones as...

DroneDJ Review: We took DJI's FPV Goggles Racing Edition to Lime Rock Park Racetrack

Drone DJ - 4 months ago
Luckily for us, the people at Lime Rock appreciated the idea of two drones racing around their track (much less wear and tear to the asphalt) and since the season hadn't opened yet, the track was...

Top 10 YouTube Drone Channels!

We Talk UAV News (blog) - 4 months ago
Finding the best drone for your needs is one thing, learning how to get the most out of your drone is another, so We Talk UAV compiled a list of the top 10 YouTube drone channels that cover...

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Young aviators to descend on Triple Tree

AOPA Pilot - 5 months ago
College student Cayla McLeod and commercial pilot Ryan Hunt are out to launch “the young people's Oshkosh” at the sprawling Triple Tree Aerodrome, known for its putting-green-perfect...

Scoggins, Marvin L.

The Chattanoogan - 3 months ago
Survivors are his loving wife and caregiver of 59 years, Bernice Payne Scoggins and one brother, Frank (Donna) Scoggins of Harrison; three children, Suzanne (Guy) Carpenter of Hixson, Steve (Cindy)...

Colleges, flights, food, and discounts highlight Young Aviators Fly-In

AOPA Pilot - 2 months ago
The airfield annually hosts Joe Nall week, an RC aviation event that draws thousands of remote control hobbyists. “Young Eagle rides will take place Friday morning starting at 11 a.m.” added...

Mini Oshkosh: Full-scale fun for RC pilots

AOPA Pilot - 3 yearss ago
The tower is closed, and yellow Xs mark the ends of Runway 3/21, but the 7,000-foot grass strip and lake at Triple Tree Aerodrome is abuzz with helicopters, jets, aerobatic aircraft, warbirds, and...

Dizzying footage of a drone chasing an RC plane

Boing Boing - 2 yearss ago
At Joe Nall Week last month, Mr Steele flew his FPV drone inches from Giant Scale remote control planes as their operators did some fantastic stunts, with remarkable results. Tavis Newman, Colton...

Opponent Q&A: Talking OSU Beavers Football

UW Dawg Pound - 10 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...

Incredible POV video shows how skilled this drone pilot is

Digital Trends - 2 yearss ago
With a GoPro Hero 4 attached to the custom drone, he gets up close and personal with the RC planes as they pull incredible stunts during Joe Nall Week, the world's largest RC event. Related: How...

World Running Guide: Zagreb, Croatia

Paste Magazine - 2 yearss ago
I would argue a city's most inspiring idiosyncrasies can only be found à pied. As someone who tries to be active wherever I go, I discovered running to be an exciting method to explore foreign...

Triple Tree fly-in turns 10

AOPA Pilot - 2 yearss ago
... fabric coverings, and electronics; others simply took advantage of favorable weather and runway conditions to hone their soft-field techniques. Triple Tree also hosts the annual Joe Nall Week, a...

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

The Drive - 1 years 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...

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

Motherboard - 1 years ago
P0V never completely revealed how to modify DJI's firmware, but an update to their rcgroups.com post congratulated Finisterre on "figuring out" what P0V was trying to hide in their...

Control a Swarm of RC Vehicles with ESP8266

Hackaday - 4 months ago
Over at RCgroups, user [Cesco] has shared a very interesting project which uses the ever-popular ESP8266 as both a transmitter and receiver for RC vehicles. Interestingly, this code makes use of the...

Don't Be Evil DJI

sUAS News - 1 years 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...

3D Printer Time Lapse Videos Ditch the Blur

Hackaday - 3 months ago
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?1705217-DIY-USB-remote-for-Canon-camera-s-using-CHDK. From a quick skim it sounds like you could put a (reed) switch on the gantry that sends +5v to the...

With CEO facing charges, Romanian aerospace firm may be hot air

Santa Fe New Mexican - 8 months ago
Two years ago, Dumitru Popescu stood on a stage in Las Cruces, taking in a standing ovation from the governor and the city's mayor. The founder of ARCA Space Corp., Popescu said he was moving his...

Banggood запустил распродажи и конкурсы в честь середины года

DroneFlyers.ru - 4 weeks ago
Для того, чтобы принять участие в розыгрыше, вам нужно кратко описать три популярные модели (назвав их...

Open-Source Firmware for a Mini Quadrotor

Hackaday - 3 yearss ago
The firmware comes from [silverxxx], and he's written all about it on the forum at RCGroups.com. He's even got the code up on GitHub if you're interested in taking a peek. It looks like...

3D Printed Turbofan Features Reverse Thrust

Hackaday - 3 yearss ago
The model was printed on an Reprap Prusa I3 at 0.1mm layer height. [Harcoreta] smoothed his prints using acrylic thinner, similar to the acetone vapor method. Unfortunately, [Harcoreta] has only...

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