Rick Shertle, a contributing writer for MAKE magazine, explains the steps required to build a folding-wing glider. This is an activity that could be fun for students in a classroom setting, or even at home!
Are you interested in knowing what the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) has to offer? This video, which was created by AMA's Mark Benson, showcases the various types of model airplanes that members of the AMA community fly and shows how fun flying is!
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!
The University of North Dakota offers a very unique four-year degree to students looking to major in aerospace, but not necessarily pilot a commercial or military airplane. The Unmanned Aircraft Systems degree program curriculum at UND prepares students with career objectives aimed at the civil unmanned aircraft systems industry. The Boeing/Insitu Scan Eagle is used by the program as the example platform for the students.
Share the hobby! Get someone involved. Here is a link to the R/C Plane Beginner series episodes. (always FREE)
How to Take Aerial Photographs Using Model Aircraft
Charles Eide explains how to capture great aerial shots while flying your model aircraft. He also explains the importance of investing in quality equipment, flying line of sight, timing your flights and monitoring voltage, finding a helper, choosing a platform to fly on, framing your shot and investing in a good camera.
Foam Plate and Plastic Straw Gliders
Creating gliders from only foam plates and plastic straws held together with masking tape.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 to Sunday, August 10, 2014
Are you into RC helicopters? Come be part of the largest single-venue RC gathering of pilots from all over the world! You don't want to miss this exciting, one-of-a-kind fun fly held at the International Aeromodeling Center in Muncie, IN!
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!