Are you interested in flying remote control (RC) airplanes, but you do not know how to get started? You are not alone and the AMA is here to help. This article gives some beginner tips on how you can join this exciting hobby!
On February 23, 2015, the FAA published its proposed regulations for small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) as a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). This began a 60-day period during which the public can comment on the proposed regulations. When finalized, the proposed rules would become the safety regulations for operating small, non-recreational, unmanned aircraft.
This video uncovers the workings, tools, and rationale of the scaled aircraft lab at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base. Watch commercial-off-the-shelf aircraft, one-of-a-kind designs, powered aircraft, and gliders take-off, fly, and land. The chief pilot and designer of the lab explains how and why they do what they do.
How to Build the Curtiss CW-24B
Originally featured in the March 2015 issue of Model Aviation magazine, Laddie Mikulasko details how to build the Curtiss CW-24B. This is a scale of one of the U.S. Army's one-of-a-kind fighter aircraft.
Do you need some tips on making your Wright Stuff Free-Flight Model soar in the 2015 Science Olympiad High School Challenge? We're here to show you how with our assembly, weighing and motor tips and tricks.
Build Your Own Star Wars Drones!
Olivier C. provides step-by-step instructions on how he built his internet famous, Star Wars inspired quadcopters on his blog. And you can build one, too!
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 to Sunday, December 6, 2015
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How would you like to spend your days getting top-notch RC instruction from world-class pilots, and your evenings free to enjoy all Las Vegas has to offer? If you will be 19 years or older and this sounds like a dream vacation, then you will want to get the details about Camp AMA West!
Control Line (CL) model aviation can trace its roots back to the early tethered experiments of Victor Tatin, whose compressed-air powered model was flown round-the-pole in 1879. In the 1920s and 1930s aeromodelers began to take this a step further and actually try and control their whip and powered aircraft in flight. Learn more here!