An old film to bring you up on the basics. Weirdly, physics don’t change.
….you either get it or you don’t. (reload page if video does not appear)
One of my You Tube subscriptions put up a great aviation video. Enjoy….
Potential now program looking for funding. Could this the be the future of tilt rotor military aircraft. Unveiled today. Check out the new Bell V-280 Valor Program.
Bell xv-15 Demo at Moffett Field 1985
Bell V-22 Osprey “The Secret Story of the Bell V-22 Osprey”
Excellent video explaining the basics of how gyro’s work.
An innovative designer of flying wings, particularly soaring designs. I nice deep website with lots to read. I’ve often thought of kitting a scale glider at some point. Perhaps one of these designs will motivate me.
One Tow Plane, Two Models With Onboard Camera:
An interesting flying machine.
Locheed’s site:P-791 Hybrid Airship
If I hear him correctly, he says his handle is “AllSeer”. Yea, right! Notice his scalp before and after.
The following photo and description is from Frank Beafore of Select Tech GeoSpatial. Frank has become a modeling enthusiast and UAV manufacturer as well. It appears to be an example of the first ever electric powered RC helicopter that was manufactured for general sale to the public. It’s an interesting unit. If you know more about it or the history of hobbiest early electric helicopters, please stick in a comment.
Attached is a photo of the first electric RC helicopter offered to model builders back in 1981. It was manufactured by Ishimasa Co, LTD, Tokyo. It used NiCad batteries with less than a 2 min. flight time. To train on it, you needed a 25 foot umbilical to supply current to keep it going. The tail rotor was coupled to the main drive via a fragile rubber belt that broke in mid flight. I do not think that it was 3-D capable.
I was lucky to get all the spare parts and the original instructions.
Cheers – FB
Below is a link to a website dedicated to Vintage RC Helicopters with lot’s of photo’s of this kit.
Vintage Radio Control Helicopter: VHRC Website
Whew, could you make the barnfind below a flyer???
Holly Dust-mites Batman!
Hear and see two classics flying together. Great demonstration and audio of radial throttle by ignition. I think I could find a better way to remove the wheel chocks, how about you? 😉