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Monday, October 29, 2007

JF-17 the newest Chinese jet Fighter

Looks line another rip-off of the American F-5.

Russian SU-27



Learn more about the SU-27 [here]

F-15 Eagle



Learn more about the F-15 [here]

Monday, October 22, 2007

Air News


Lifesize X Wing Fighter Launch



This is what really happened

Air News

IL-76 Front Landing Gear - Airliners.net

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

No way that could fly - Photoshop Job


It's Ok to dream - Looks like a Viking on steroids


B-29 loading the X-1 Supersonic Rocket Plane

Russian Air Force to Adopt Su-34 "Flying Tank".







Click image to enlarge.

See more images of the SU-34 [here]
Learn more about the SU-34 [here]

Britain developing flying saucers

Researchers in England have developed their own flying saucer — and it might be going to work for the U.S. and British militaries.

GFS Projects' unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) can soar high in the air, hover, bank and fly over any terrain, making it ideal for military surveillance.


Read more [here]

See video [here]

Monday, October 15, 2007

Airbus delivers first A380 to Singapore Airlines

The first Airbus A380 superjumbo jet to be delivered to Singapore Airlines is seen at Toulouse-Blagnac airport, 14 October 2007. Airbus has delivered the first of its A380s, the world's biggest passenger jet, to Singapore Airlines, 18 months behind schedule but with both sides hailing a major advance in air travel.(AFP/Singapore Airlines)

A380 Cutaway Drawing [here]

Photo Gallery #1

Photo Gallery #2

Aerodynamic Moth

This is a photo I took of a really sleek moth (I think it's a moth) that was stuck to my wall the other day. I found it very interesting that it had very swept back wings and a camouflage paint scheme. I posted it because it flies and therefore we like.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Now in the Store...

E-sky 4 Ch Flight Simulator Training Kit for Remote Control Airplanes and Helicopters w/ USB Port

Bagger Bill sez "Learn to fly it before you bag it"...






Product Features: Connect with USB port cable and no batteries is required. High-performance, High-realism 3D graphics and 3D sound effects. Full 3D collision detection with all objects on the landscape, Many new landscapes. Separate channel- and keyboard mapping for helicopters and airplanes
Designed for Windows 98, ME, 2000 , XP

Order Yours [Here]

Air News

AEW-3

Russian Seaplane BE-200

This looks like a photoshop jobbie

Awesome...

X PLANES

Planes landing at Princess Juliana Airport

Boeing 747 Crosswind Landing

Nice landing

RC F-14

RC Rafale

Beautiful P-51 Mustang

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Brian's Space Models

Brian and I built the Gus Grissom Combo of the Mercury capsule and the Gemini. We also built the Revell 1/72 X-15 and the Glencoe lunar lander prototype.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Air News


2007 Dawn Patrol Rendezvous World War I Fly-In at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

Air News




Saturday - October 20, 2007

2007 AMPS AEROFEST GIANT SCALE R/C MODEL FLY-IN

Dates: Saturday 10/20/2007 ONLY!

Times: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Venue: Aero Modelers of Perrine AMPS

Contest Areas: Outdoors

Description: South Florida's Premiere Giant Scale Fly-In.

Come and see the best South Florida RC flying field. 700' x 100' grass runway and covered pits.

Food and drinks available on premises.

Fun for the entire family. Spectator Raffles all day.

Just 2 miles west of Krome Avenue on SW 168th Street...

Sanctions: AMA is required for flying

Awards: Plaques awarded for many categories plus pilot raffles

Entry Fee: Spectators FREE ($2.00 parking donation accepted)

Miscellaneous:

Contact: Nick Capone 305-254-2127

www.amps-rc.com

NickRC3@aol.com

Aero-TV Special Report 07.28.07: Oshkosh P-51 Accident

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Very Fast R/C F-15 Eagle

Very solid and fast flying R/C F-15. I found the taxiway to be way too long. Pilot did an awesome job.

R/C A-10

Jet Powered R/C Helicopter

World Smallest Twin Engine Plane

See the video of it in action below. It's like an R/C plane that you can ride. Although I don't think I would get in that thing. Simply amazing.


Air News


(RUCP) Random -unrelated- cool photo

NTSB faults crew in Chicago jet crash

By Alan Levin, USA TODAY
WASHINGTON — Pilots of a Southwest Airlines jet took too long after touchdown to use their engines to slow down, causing the plane to slide off a snowy Chicago runway and kill a 6-year-old boy in a passing car, federal safety investigators ruled Tuesday. [READ MORE]

FAA rejects criticism of 787 fuselage testing

Monday, October 01, 2007

Russians Showing Off Tu-334 at MAKS

Photo: Richard Seaman

NASA Prepares to Host Constellation

The test flight calls for a surplus shuttle solid rocket booster to be topped with an inactive fifth segment, a non-working upper stage and a boilerplate capsule built to the dimensions of the Orion spacecraft that will carry humans to Earth orbit.

But for the 2009 test flight, the capsule will carry only instruments and will launch on a ballistic trajectory into the South Atlantic Ocean. This will allow engineers to study the conditions Ares I will experience at liftoff, while the solid rocket is thundering toward space and when the second-stage rocket and spacecraft separate.

A second unmanned test flight with higher fidelity upper stage and Orion spacecraft simulators is planned for 2012. The first crewed flight of Ares I and Orion is scheduled for no later than 2015.

Although the rocket is a new design, NASA is following a plan that allows the agency to use many facilities that already exist.

Read Full Article [HERE]