As with all outdoor hobbies flying RC aircraft is dependent on favourable weather conditions, the solution of course is to move the runway indoors. Attendees of the recent Stuttgart model convention (Modell Süd Stuttgart 2016) were witness to this new indoor trend with one hell of an RC aircraft, the world’s largest RC A-320 Airbus.
Constructed and flown by Airstage.de the 1/22 scale A-320 has a 4.8-meter wing span and is 5 meters long yet it weighs only 350grams, when fully gassed with helium. The two wing jets house small electric fans that allow the aircraft to fly silently above the crowd.
Presented for your viewing is the flight of the world’s largest RC aircraft wowing crowds with its low and slow fly-by’s. Also included for completeness is a video of two helium filled A-10 Warthogs dueling while indoors. Will large open indoor spaces soon be taken over by RC enthusiasts and quad copter racers? Will zeppelins make a comeback if they are airplane shaped? For the answer to these questions and more hit the play button.
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Remote control cars and aircraft are the mainstay of many childhoods, a hobby that’s as popular now as it has ever been. Those of us who were lucky enough to enjoy those hobbies in adulthood get the chance to do incredible things, record setting things.
Pushing his piloting skills to the limits RC pilot Niels Herbrich has made a hobby of setting records. His last record (439MPH / 706KPH) set in 2013 still stands. Unofficially Niels has returned to the green fields of Saxony-Anhalt each year to push his hyper jet to ever higher speeds. The pink wedge was sent skyward again this year and achieved the mind boggling speed of 462MPH / 744KPH. Keep in mind he is flying completely via line of sight, no head gear.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the 2016 744KPH run, a little jet that really does look like its flying at hyper speed. Also included for completeness is the ultra-fast pulse RC jet that features first person view footage, pilots eye. And rounding out the trifecta is the remote controlled SR-71, just because it’s too cool. So sit back relax and remember, these are professionals, you cannot achieve the same feat using fireworks, duct tape and some old balsa wood.
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The new king of aerial photography the Quadcopter is nearing the point of ubiquity, the point where it will be standard equipment for every professional video production house. To take an affordable step into this flying world there are two high quality and affordable options, Parrot or DJI. This is where the Phantom 2 comes in, priced at $649 USD for the basics it offers exception shooting quality at a consumer friendly price.
Presented for your viewing pleasure are two examples of the Phantoms work, fitted with the Vision+ camera or a GoPro the Phantom 2 produces the goods. In the shots where the blades are visible you can see the quadcopter moving about but the horizon stays rock solid steady. Sit back, relax and let the Phantom 2 chase down summer for you.
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The ability to take a camera places that we can’t is invaluable for photographers and cinematographers alike. This is exactly why camera drones have become so successful, now Parrot have a new generation ready for release, the Bebop drone wants to be you’re fish-eye in the sky.
The Bebop has been designed from the ground up to be the perfect shutter bugs flying platform. HD fish-eye video camera, GPS auto pilot and a slew of stabilization technologies make the Bebop a smooth shooter.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the Bebop preview video, the drone video that is too smooth to be true, but is. Sit back, relax and let the drone do all the leg work.
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