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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
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
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 spotting. Germany employed Zeppelins for reconnaissance over the North Sea and Baltic and also for strategic bombing raids over Britain and the Eastern Front
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ryan NYP (“Spirit of St. Louis”)
De Havilland Canada DHC-2-Beaver
Guimbal Cabri G2
DG Flugzeugbau LG8-18
DG Flugzeugbau DG1001E neo
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.
PRCF Story in the Fallbrook Village News
Wanted: 25 acres of flat land for mini-airport
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.
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
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.
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
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...
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!
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.