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Callie Graphics FAA Numbers

Callie Graphics FAA Numbers

Just got my 'Scale' stickers today. 

They look awesome! 

"Club Webmaster"


From their site:

For those of you that would like to try and blend your FAA number into your scale scheme, these might be a good option.  Printed on chrome vinyl, to simulate data plates found on many scale civilian aircraft.


These labels are roughly 1.5" wide by 1" tall.


During checkout, leave the info you would like displayed on your label in the "Notes" area. 

Inside a Single-Engine Aircraft | How a Cessna 172 Works

Inside a Single-Engine Aircraft | How a Cessna 172 Works

Join us on an amazing journey as we explore the intricate mechanisms hidden within a single-engine aircraft, specifically the iconic Cessna 172. In this video, we'll go deep into the heart of aviation engineering, utilizing cutting-edge 3D models and animations to show components in detail. From the propulsion system to the control surfaces, I'll explain almost everything about small single-engine aircraft. Whether you're a seasoned aviation enthusiast or simply curious about the marvels of flight, this immersive experience promises to enlighten and inspire. Strap in and prepare for an unforgettable adventure into the world of aeronautics!

Best video I've seen in a while

Best video I've seen in a while

A group of veterans reunite and take flight once again with the help of a crafty granddaughter. Thank you to our Vietnam Vets.


Behind the scenes HERE

Blue Paw Print

Blue Paw Print

How things work.  We take the best original models and break down the details of the kit you want to know about.


Details for Corsair, Inside the Ohka Manned Missile and the ME-263

25 Years of RC Helicopters

25 Years of RC Helicopters

Chances are you've seen people flying remote control model airplanes. There are at least 100,000 people in the United States...

History of Flight Timeline

History of Flight Timeline

From Balloons to Biplanes to Private Jets

A great big shout out to to Ethan who is earning his Aviation Merit Badge for the Boy Scouts!!!

Ethan is passing along a great resource that he discovered.

It is the history of flight timeline filled with tons of additional resources.

Thank you Ethan, this is a great resource and we hope to see you out at the field soon!

51 Minute movie done with DCS Flight Sim

51 Minute movie done with DCS Flight Sim

This is a 50 minutes movie based on the fighter career of Francis Stanley “GABBY” Gabreski. One of only seven pilots who survived two of the worst wars that USA has ever been involved in and became an American ace in the WW2 and Korean War.

SPITFIRE (Amazon Prime Movie)

SPITFIRE (Amazon Prime Movie)

Spitfire is the epic tale of the world's most famous fighter plane, told by the last surviving veterans who flew her in the white heat of combat. Some say she saved the world, and today she is an international icon

Process of VTOL Fixed-Wing Drone Construction

Process of VTOL Fixed-Wing Drone Construction

Interesting watching the craft being created.

Progress your RC flight skills! RealFlight 9.5S

Progress your RC flight skills! RealFlight 9.5S

Simulators are a great way to learn to fly for the very first time or for more seasoned pilots to progress their skills and try new models. Horizon Hobby just released the latest version of their tried-and-true RC flight simulator RealFlight 9.5S. It comes in two options - one with a USB

www.iflytailies.com

Cool 3D printed aircraft stuff

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force - View Airplane cockpits in 360

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force - View Airplane cockpits in 360

Want to see the inside of a cockpit in full 360 degree freedom?

You've got to check this out.

Select a plane and station. Once image loads click on image, hold it down and move mouse...

DCS Combat Flight Sim

DCS Combat Flight Sim

To me, this is one of the most awesome use of graphics in a computer flight simulation to date.

The initial game is free and it only comes with a couple of airplanes and you buy the rest.

Here is the link to DCS Website.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

Incredible graphics using real world data, weather, and air traffic.

PRCF Story in the Fallbrook Village News

PRCF Story in the Fallbrook Village News

Wanted: 25 acres of flat land for mini-airport

Rick Monroe

Special to the Village News

Radio control model airplanes, helicopters and drones have used Johnson Field, located near Hwy. 76 and I-15 for more than 20 years. However, the property will soon be developed with homes and shopping centers and the Palomar Radio Control Flyers Club must move by July or August.

How Microsoft Flight Simulator Recreated Our Entire Planet

How Microsoft Flight Simulator Recreated Our Entire Planet

We talk to Jorg Neumann (Microsoft) and Sebastian Wloch (Asobo) about the bleeding-edge technology that enabled them to recreate the digital twin of planet earth in the latest iteration of Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Very interesting look at how the planet was modeled.

Airfoil Tools

Airfoil Tools

Airfoil searchSearch for airfoils available on the web or in online databases, filtering by thickness and camber with preview images of the airfoil sections. Download the dat file data in various formats or use the dat file data in the tools. Links to the original data source for more information. View the airfoil details page with polar diagrams for a range of Reynolds numbers.Airfoil plotterView and plot a full size plan of the airfoil to your chord width. The camber, thickness can be adjusted and the pitch set to allow for wing angle of attack, wash out or wind turbine blade angle. The SVG (Scalar Vector Graphics) plan can be printed out full size or over multiple pages for large sections.Airfoil comparisonPlots two or more airfoils on the same plan for shape comparison. The plan can be downloaded or printed full size for better resolution. Compare lift and drag polar diagrams for a range of Reynolds numbers.

And LOTS more!

Aviation in World War I

Aviation in World War I

World War I was the first major conflict involving the large-scale use of aircraft. Tethered observation balloons had already been employed in several wars, and would be used extensively for artillery spottingGermany employed Zeppelins for reconnaissance over the North Sea and Baltic and also for strategic bombing raids over Britain and the Eastern Front

No Ejection Seats, Skyknight Fighter

No Ejection Seats, Skyknight Fighter

With No Ejection Seats, Skyknight Fighter Crews Slid Down A Tunnel To Salvation


Even special operations commandos used the Skyknight’s escape chute as a clandestine insertion method.

Stormy skies on the horizon for popular remote control flying club in Fallbrook

Stormy skies on the horizon for popular remote control flying club in Fallbrook

FALLBROOK, Calif. — As San Diego County continues to grow, the construction of new homes and retail space is making open areas increasingly hard to find. In this Zevely Zone, we found something special in the air in Fallbrook that needs our help

IMPOSSIBLE ENGINEERING

IMPOSSIBLE ENGINEERING

See our club and some of our club members on a segment of Impossible Engineering! We simulate taking off a carrier deck for the show!

What It Was Like to Fly in the 1930s

What It Was Like to Fly in the 1930s

Getting on a plane to go somewhere today is almost as simple as catching a train or a taxi. But a century ago it was way more complicated. If you look at photos of aircraft passengers from the 30s, they’re rarely seen without their jackets or coats on.

Military Drone Launch

Military Drone Launch

OOOPS!

I think they saw this going differently!

Thank You

Thank You

Just after the First Gulf War, myself a young Corpsman at the time and a Marine Driver were northbound on Hwy 5 in a 5-ton truck. We broke down just south of San Clemente.
We spent all day waiting for a tow. We had people honking, waving and bringing us food and other gratitude's. This video, more than I can express shares my feeling at that time. As grateful as I was, I couldn't help but feel some guilt to this day... feeling our Vietnam Vets deserved so much more than what they came home to. 

To those era vets... and all the others... from an old Navy Corpsman...

Thank You.

Webmaster

Lots of cool history videos,

Lots of cool history videos,

At Live Resin we design and manufacture resin figures and accessories in 1/35 and other scales for discerning modellers. We utilize modern advanced 3D modelling and rapid prototyping last generation technology. As we are experts in both history and technology, our products are the most accurate reproductions of original items you can find anywhere on the market around the world. Now we have more than 350 models and continue to work. Above you can see some examples of our 3D.

Tom Cruise having fun in his P-51

Tom Cruise having fun in his P-51

With TV host James Cordon. Hilarity ensuesCruise takes James Skydiving HERE

Another HERE

FlightAware

FlightAware

Real-time Worldwide Flight Traffic Explore the skies around you or anywhere in the world using our live flight tracking map.

Multiple plane & Helicopter manuals (DCS)

Multiple plane & Helicopter manuals (DCS)

Flight sim  manuals with tons of detail for helis and planes! Might be useful for detail work on your projects.

The UNTOLD Story Of Flite Test

The UNTOLD Story Of Flite Test

If you've enjoyed The UNTOLD Story Of Flite Test, consider liking and subscribing! What would you have asked Josh or Chad? Let us know! 🛩☁ Special thanks to Josh Bixler and Chad Kapper for allowing us to tell their stories in a fun format. We learned a lot along the way and hope others do from the documentary as well. We're excited for what's to come!

Title Advantage

Title Advantage

Thank You Zevely Zone!

Wolf Hound (2022 Movie) Official Trailer

Wolf Hound (2022 Movie) Official Trailer

Webmaster update:  One word movie review - Meh.... Beautiful planes... so-so story... but it's free on  www.TubiTV.com

Featuring action sequences using vintage aircraft, this thrilling WWII epic shows how one man’s courage can change the world. On a recon mission over Germany, pilot David Holden (James Maslow) is shot down along with a B-17 bomber. He lands near an airfield, where he learns the Germans are loading the U.S.-marked aircraft with a city-destroying super bomb that could help the Axis win the war. Now, Holden must evade search patrols and a vengeful Nazi soldier to rescue the captured crew and stop the doomsday plot.

This U.S. Pilot shot Down an American plane and got the Kill, Why?

This U.S. Pilot shot Down an American plane and got the Kill, Why?

WWII Pilot shoots down American plane... and gets credited for the kill

Read More HERE

Internet Archive

Internet Archive

Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

Model Airplane News

Model Airplane News

Model Airplane News is the #1 RC aircraft magazine. More readers trust Model Airplane News to provide them with the latest information and newest product reviews than any other RC publication.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary

Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary

Available November 11, 2022 the Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Edition will feature helicopters and gliders, the most requested enhancements from our community. This edition will also introduce another long-requested feature: a true-to-life airliner, the sophisticated Airbus A-310.

Historical Aircraft:

Wright Flyer
Ryan NYP (“Spirit of St. Louis”)
Douglas DC-3
De Havilland Canada DHC-2-Beaver
Helicopters:

Bell-407
Guimbal Cabri G2
Gliders:

DG Flugzeugbau LG8-18
DG Flugzeugbau DG1001E neo
True-to-Life Airline


Electric R/C Plane 11 Hour Flight

Electric R/C Plane 11 Hour Flight

Electric RC aircraft are not known for long flight times, with multi-rotors usually doing 20-45 minutes, while most fixed wings will struggle to get past two hours. [Matthew Heiskell] blew these numbers out of the water with a 10 hour 45 minute flight with an RC plane on battery power. Condensed video after the break.

Aircraft Trivia Quizzes and Games

Aircraft Trivia Quizzes and Games

A BUNCH of Aircraft Trivia Quizzes and Games

IL-2 Sturmovic in VR Mode

IL-2 Sturmovic in VR Mode

Dave Ellis and I have been playing this in VR... Simply incredible... If you want to check it out let me know and come check it out!!!

Local stuff to peruse

Local stuff to peruse

Links on our site already you may have missed.

Battle of Palmdale California - Full Scale plane goes rogue

Battle of Palmdale California - Full Scale plane goes rogue

The so-called 1956 Battle of Palmdale was not a proud moment for the United States military. After a Grumman F6F-5K Hellcat drone went rogue, two F-89 Scorpion jets started a calamitous pursuit to destroy it.

 

These state-of-the-art interceptors were armed with 208 rockets and carried cutting edge military targeting technology. Yet, even though their foe couldn’t fight back, the pilots of the jets couldn’t take the drone down. The Hellcat flew away from them without a scratch.

In their attempt to destroy the drone, they did, however, leave a path of destruction through Palmdale, California. By sheer luck, no lives were lost during the incident, but it took 500 firefighters to deal with the aftermath of the chase...

See story HERE

Just 'plane' cool....

Just 'plane' cool....

Uber at in our front yard someday?

RC Glider hits a stunning 548 mph

RC Glider hits a stunning 548 mph

No props, no jets, no rockets – California's Spencer Lisenby just broke the world speed record for remote controlled aircraft, taking an unpowered RC glider transonic at 548 mph (882 km/h) using nothing but the wind. Well, that and an incredible degree of skill in a highly dangerous technique called dynamic soaring. And while it's more or less an extreme hobby at the moment, he's got some very interesting plans for the technique and the technology behind it.

Air R/C

Air R/C

In the past, many have tried to build a comprehensive RC model database and the task is huge. Now, It's time for me to try this challenge and offer something new and usefull to the community.

1A] Info about the model 1B] Model Icons for your radio 1C] Pictures of course 1D] Info about the origal aircraft 1E] Online Shops where you can buy the model 2] Logo and Name of the Supplier 3] Model's User Manual link 4] Main model picture 5] Model Rating 6] Essential specifications 7] More technical information 8] Variations of the model

RC JET  - 727KMH 451MPH FLIGHT

RC JET - 727KMH 451MPH FLIGHT

Model: RC Speeder "Inferno" full GFK Engine: Turbine Behotec 180 Fuel: Kerosene Take-off weight: 7.5Kg Max Speed: 750 Kmh / 466 Mph

Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss

Club Webmaster here... This is hands down the most down to earth explanation and reason to get hearing aids if you need them. Both musicians and she lost her hearing. They tell an extremely compelling and heartfelt story about their experiences and what it's like. If you feel you may have some of these symptoms well worth the watch. Thank you to them both for sharing.

Here are a few videos of him singing... he is doing all four parts: https://youtu.be/y5qZrrovpuw https://youtu.be/12Sg9efb0hc

Incredible F16 Flight Sim

Incredible F16 Flight Sim

53-year-old Kurt has spent most of his adult life making a dream come true. He has built his own simulator of an F-16 aircraft. He spends his free time in the cockpit with his fingers on the buttons ready to shoot down enemy planes. Together with friends from all over the world, he manages missions that almost feel real using the three giant screens.

Live Resin

Live Resin

An AWESOME collection of 3D printed figurines!

Old Bold Pilots still flying high at Denny's

Old Bold Pilots still flying high at Denny's

If you'd like to meet the Old Bold Pilots and thank them for their service, you can find them at the Denny's on El Camino Real Blvd in Oceanside every Wednesday at 8.


OCEANSIDE, Calif. — Every Wednesday at Denny's in Oceanside, you can find a breakfast club like no other. In this Zevely Zone, I had the honor of meeting the Old Bold Pilots Association.


Webmaster note: Today May 4th, 2022 I went to have breakfast with these gentlemen. I had a blast and highly encourage anyone with an interest in meeting these wonderful group of people to come out sometime.  With a myriad of pilots from WWII to current era there are a ton of stories to be shared. Civilian, Army, Army AirCorps, Marines, Navy and of course Air Force... all bases are covered. There was even a gentleman who flew the Antonov 225 which was a story in itself. Thank you guys, I had a blast and we welcome you out to the field.  

Old Bold Pilots Association site can be found HERE


(A special Thank You to Ms. Chrissy Bailey who has been serving them for 15+ years. She comes in only on Wednesdays to serve these gentlemen taking time from her real estate profession
A true act of kindness and admiration by a beautiful Lady.

Awesome Helicopter Museum in Ramona

Awesome Helicopter Museum in Ramona

Jennifer, neighbor and I visited a few weeks ago. It was an awesome time, MUCH more than you expect to see from the outside.
It is the 5th Largest Helo museum in the US!
~WebAuthor

Classic Rotors is a non-profit 501(c)3, all-volunteer organization  dedicated to the preservation of rare and vintage rotorcraft.  Our  mission is to preserve these rotorcraft as a tribute to the pioneers who  risked so much to develop vertical flight technology.  A key objective  is to provide education about, and demonstrate various designs in rotor  technology including tandem,  co-axial, conventional (single), sync  (intermeshing) and tip powered.

Radio-controlled aircraft

Radio-controlled aircraft

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Movie with WWII Planes! (YouTube Free)

Movie with WWII Planes! (YouTube Free)

FIGHTER SQUADRON, starring Edmond O’Brien, Robert Stack, Sheppard Strudwick, Tom D’Andrea, and an unbilled Rock Hudson. This Warner Brothers film was made in 1948, three years after the end of World War II. Fine movie. Watch it.

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