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Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Annivesary
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
Search 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.
View 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.
Plots 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!
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.
Old Bold Pilots still flying high at Denny's
Breakfast and a touch of history
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
An incredible find a short drive away.
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.
51 Minute movie done with DCS Flight Sim
DCS WORLD: GABBY
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.
Check out Channel 8 News Story:
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"
Thank You Zevely Zone!
Progress your RC flight skills! RealFlight 9.5S Overview & Game Play
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
An AWESOME collection of 3D printed figurines!
From their site:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Epic DIY 3D Printed Planeprint Eagle Build
79in RC 3D Printed Eagle full step by step build guide. I will show how you can take a few roles of PLA and build this awesome flying RC Eagle from Planeprint.
How The $30 Million 'Super Scooper' Plane Was Built To Fight Wildfires
This $30 million Super Scooper is the only plane in the world that was designed specifically to fight wildfires. The aircraft performs a dangerous dive down to a body of water, scoops up 1,400 gallons of water in 12 seconds, and drops its load of water on raging forest fires
Story of Triple Ace Robin Olds
The life of Triple Ace Robin Olds, one of America's great fighter pilots who also became one of America's most colorful military mavericks, as presented by Christina Olds.
Thank you Phil Kogan for the link!
RC aircraft hits a stunning 548 mph – without a motor
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.
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...
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.
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
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
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...
This has all the airports in the world and will look so real you can't tell it's a simulation. Work in progress.
Look for videos on YouTube. Simply incredible. Just a small example in image to the left.
Watch the OFFICIAL TRAILER HERE. Remember - This simulator is still being worked on so imagine the finished product!