Category Archives: Flying

DIY RC School Bus that can Fly!

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Here’s some fun stuff for today, RC school bus that can fly! (via rcpowers)

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Flying Car Terrafugia Takes Off The Ground!

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Well, this video doesn’t exactly guarantee that the Terrfugia flying car is “flying” but indeed it is and a great start for the flying car maker.

The vehicle left the ground for a good thirty-seven seconds, traveling some 3,000 feet. At a press conference today, the company’s CEO Carl Dietrich remarked that “with this achievement, Terrafugia has set th

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DIY Electric Airplane!

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There has been never a better time for people to create new eco-friendly planes that use pure electricity and here’s such DIY electric airplane that can go fly for about 1 hour on a single charge.  Way too cool, now please make me an electric helicopter.

We have converted my single place, all metal Moni motor glider into a small, efficient electric airplane.  We used our ElectraFlyer propulsion parts kit and our large battery pack, custom

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DIY Paintball Dropping RC Helicopter!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp4mxNE_k-Y

You thought you could build this to drop some bombs on your nasty neighbor, you are right, you can. :p

I used to have a TREX back when they first came out a few years ago. It was decent, I could do some tricks but nothing too special. The reason I stopped flying was I just could not afford the time and money it took to maintain the thing! The heli did not come put together so it took me about 2 weeks to get that done. Every week I was driving all around L.A. and O.C. trying to find a shop would take my $80 for my latest batch of part

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Arduino Hack – Arduino Unmanned Aerial Vehicle!

video://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXEjzmPnQp8

Stuff like this really interest me as I find it amazing how you can fit an Arduino in an UAV such as this one.

As you can see; when the Blade CX2 bounces on the ground, the power wire for the compass comes unplugged, then the rudder is out of control, which allows the Blade CX2 to spin, then the proximity cyclic no longer have a fix on the two walls. Once the Wash UAV’s cyclic

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DIY Replica Fighter Jet goes 5MPH!

Check out this cool DIY replica fighter jet that can actually run at 5MPH.  Of course, that’s on the ground only but I wouldn’t mind having one of these in my garage, great for weekend neighborhood showoffs.

Measuring seven metres in length and four metres in width the £4,000 F-35 Lightning II Fighter Jet has been built at a scale of 1:2.

Resembling Tom Cruise’s jet out of Top Gun, it took 3,500 hours to construct the model.

The plane is constructed from iron, wood, hard foam, fibreglass and lots of epoxy filler, c

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Airplane Hack – How to Land a 747!

Here’s a cool airplane hack on how to land a 747 just in case.

Main Checklist Get on the radio, and tell whoever’s listening that you are landing a 747. Engage a single channel of the autopilot — light one of the buttons labeled “CMD.” Point the heading indicator in the direction indicated to keep the plane straight and level. Find the checklists in the side pocket of the pilot’s and copilot’s seat. If the plane is a 747-400, engage the Automatic Landing System (ALS). If it is not a 747-400, see below under “Landing Without ALS.”

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DIY Life-size replica of Concorde Engine!

Concorde may be one of the fastest airplanes that most of us will ever ride in our lifetime and someone has made a 1:1 real life-size replica of the Concorde engine using what he learned from a $10 Concorde engine repair book he bought on eBay.

This engine might not run but I am sure the guy who made it knows almost every detail of what went into making the Concorde engine.

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Moller Flying Car – The Autovolantor!

Moller has been building flying cars for decades now based in Davis, California, the same town that I went to college.  I remember hearing about my friends who “saw” a flying car in the field at least couple times a month before I found out about it blogging.

Anyways, Moller has a new type of flying car called the Autovolantor which can “fly” over traffic occasionally but it’s not designed for full flights.

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SX02 Flight Simulators with Surround Sound and 3 LCDs!

SX02 Flight Simulators with Surround Sound and 3 LCDs!

For gamers and flying enthusiasts, having a SX02 Flight Simulator in the house might not be such a bad idea.  Afterall, the SX02 Flight Simulators come loaded with surround displays (3 LCDs) and every control, peripheral you need to enjoy a good virtual flight in your livingroom.

There’s no cost information on the product page but do expect to drop at least couple grand on a setup like this.  (Better yet, go build one yourself with a real ejaculated jet plane seat.  But don’t ejaculat

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