Thoughts from the workbench of Radical RC. The online retailer of electronics and kits for radio control aircraft. Dave Thacker shares his thoughts and knowledge of electronics, batteries, kit design and overall enjoyment of the hobby.
Enjoyed watching a CV-22 Osprey arrive in front of our shop. The United States Air Force Museum is across the street from “US”. Osprey pilot dusts the snow off our roof. 😉 He put on a short airshow, bank angles easily up to 70 degree’s and a nice dirty pass with the rear ramp open. What a view we have here.
An interesting photo. What is it? Win a Micro Low Stick for being first to provide the correct answer. Photo credit to Thomas Ryan. He is a professional pilot and sends me photos of interesting aircraft from time to time. Visit his website The Building Board
Please give us a link to some info on this aircraft with your guess. At this time, I don’t know what it is. You prove it, win a Micro Low Stick Kit.
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.
Attached is a photo of a B-17 making a flyby over Wright Field. I think the shadow is about where your building’s located. Notice Huffman Dam and the train heading towards Fairborn on the old Big 4 RR.
Show this to Richard. He stopped by my tables at the Hara Arena Train Show a couple of weeks ago and I told him about this picture.
Can a free flight glider with only the aid of an autopilot to keep it on course be successfully flown 22 miles across the English channel? Can they overcome the a bloated idiot government of France trying to stop them? Will it make landfall or crash flaming into the sea???? Are modelers the coolest people on earth or what?
I have always been very interested in the Ekranoplan platform. Although not much unique ever came from the slaves of communism, this remains one fascinating concept. Could it have been used to deliver thousands of troops to New York or Los Angeles, under radar and at high speed? An Ekranoplan is a fast ship with wings. It’s not a “flying boat“. They are ground effect machines, never taking to the skies. Ground Effect is generally described as limited to a zone no higher than the wingspan of the craft.
History Channel, “Soviets Top Secret Weapons” Starting with the Ekronoplan segment:
History Channels “Soviets Top Secret Weapons” entire episode below:
An amazingly SLOW Radio Control Ekronoplane from Japan:
Is that small electric or 2 stroke power plants? I’m not sure. It sure looks BIG for a model.
A modern Seagull IV WIG:
From Russia, Ride aboard Aquaglide-5:
Promotional Aquaglide-5 video. Great early video inside.
English with the thickest Russian accent you’ve ever tried to decode!
Information sites related to Ground Effect Vehicles: