Category Archives: Flying Topics

Keith Shaw’s Modifications to our 1905 Wright Flyer Kit

A customer wanted to know Keith Shaws Modifications of our 1905 Wright Flyer. Keith is an experienced modeler. A member of the AMA Hall of Fame. His advice on any model is well worth reviewing. Here are Keith’s views as … Continue reading

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Another Flying Car, the Aeromobile 2.5

This looks more serious than some of the other attempts. Aeromobile 2.5 Here.

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Tragic Death of Roman Pirozek JR From RC Helicopter

Apparently a You Tube video producer Roman Pirozek has been involved in an accident where he partially decapitated himself with a T-Rex 700. I have no details and do not mean to infer how the accident happened. I have never … Continue reading

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1905 Wright Flyer Enters Scale Competition

If anybody had a photo from that event they could let me add to this article, please forward. Thanks Keith for a fun story! Hi Dave, I just got back from the big judged scale meet (Central Ohio Scale) in … Continue reading

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Excellent Podcast: The Stratosphere Lounge – Speed and Angle

I’ve got some mixed reasons for liking this guy and his podcast. He is an avid aviation and space buff. He’s also a science fiction movie buff. Outside of this show, he’s a commentator on maters of liberty. His show … Continue reading

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Crash Investigation, Why did it crash?

Just as in full scale aviation, crashes are often because of a sequence of things going wrong. I received a letter recently asking my opinion on a set of circumstances. At the time of this writing there is no 100% … Continue reading

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Mikael Carlson’s Fokker D.VII

This is an astonishing 15 minute video. However, took me longer than that to watch because I had to hear and see a few things over. It’s beautiful. It’s a real lesson on what a WWI could do, size of … Continue reading

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Best Wright Information Site I’ve Ever Seen

Check out the Wright Broghters Aeroplane Company website for more Wright Aircraft information in one single spot than anyplace else on the web.

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Being a Good Test Pilot: Part 4, Trim Pre Flight – Flight Plan

Our series about becoming a solid test pilot continues….. Make sure every surface is perfectly nuetral. No slight rudder, or aileron inputs. Check the elevator for “slight up”. I would define this as the elevator being set dead nuetral then … Continue reading

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Being A Good Test Pilot: Part 3, On the Wheels

A continuing series on how to be a solid test flight, we continue…… Check the RX pack, that it’s state of charge is high. For an electric model. Verify with the owner that the pack is full. When was it … Continue reading

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