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Kirt Blattenberger

Carpe Diem!

(Seize the Day!)

Even during the busiest times of my life I have endeavored to maintain some form of model building activity. This site has been created to help me chronicle my journey through a lifelong involvement in model aviation, which all began in Mayo, MD ...

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Model Aviation & Aerospace Headline News - Archive #2

Model Airplane News / Model Helicopter News / Model Rocket News

Hobby & Technology Headline News Archives - Airplanes and Rockets

If you came to Airplanes and Rockets™ looking for a certain news item you remember seeing or found on a search engine, there is a good chance it is no longer on the homepage. Headlines change daily (except Saturdays). Here are links to all the headline archives.

All the News Fit to Link™

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E-FEST 2011E-FEST 2011 will be held on February 12 & 13

Yves Rossy Complete World's First Loop in Jet-Propelled Jet Wing"Jet Man" Yves Rossy Performs First Loop Using Jet-Cat P-200 Propelled Wing Suit!

The Unexpected Rebirth of the Flying Car The Unexpected Rebirth of the Flying Car

Martian AirplaneScientists Develop a Martian Airplane

Ig Nogle prize for whale breathalyzer R/C helicopterLondon-based scientist's use of a R/C helicopter to get breath samples from whales has led to her being awarded an "Ig Nobel" Prize

Doubling Lithium-Ion Battery Storage

Errant Navy Drone Near D.C. Almost Met by Fighter Jets

World's Fastest HelicopterThe Fastest Helicopter on Earth

New Capabilities Propel Unmanned Aircraft SystemsNew Capabilities Propel Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Thermal-G R/C Club Summer 2010 Fly-In, Erie, PA

Terry S.'s Proctor Antic ParasolWebsite visitor Terry S. sent a photo of his beautiful Proctor Antic Parasol!

Graham Mobley Showing Off His SparkyGraham Mobley sent photos of his 150% scale, electrified Sparky!

If You Fly Free Flight, You Have to Visit the Volar Libremente (Fly Freely) Website!

"Making Sonotube Beautiful" - Amateur Astronomers Using Monokote on Telescope Tubes

Graphene Batteries Said to Recharge in 10 Minutes

Doubling Lithium-Ion Battery Storage

South Mountain Plantation - Choose-and-Cut Christmas Tree Farm, Hagerstown / Boonsboro

Electric-Powered Solar Impulse sets out on historic flightSolar Plane Sets Out on Historic Flight

EADS 4-engine electric-powered aerobatic airplaneEADS Unveils Four-Engine Electric Aerobatic Plane

Raven Attacks an R/C Model in FlightWatch this amazing video of a raven attacking an R/C model in flight!

Futaba XFC, June 11-13, 2010Don't miss the Futaba Extreme Flight Championships, June 11-13, 2010

Liquid Metal Batteries Could Lead to Power Storage Breakthrough

American Modeler & American Aircraft Modeler Archive Recently Updated with New Editions

Littler Traveler II being prepared for record-breaking flight for St. Jude Children's HospitalUpdate: Little Traveler II Record-Breaking Fundraiser Flight for St. Jude Children's Hospital - 2010

Copenhagen Suborbitals manned space capsuleCopenhagen Suborbitals' is working towards launching a human being into space based entirely on sponsors and volunteers - videos

UAVs Conquer The SkiesUAVs Conquer The Skies - feature story in Electronic Design magazine

Significant Step Toward Lightweight Batteries w/Li-Air - 3x Energy Density

Please visit the GRAMS website!The Greensboro Radio Aeromodelers (GRAMS) Invite You to Check Out Their Fine Website

New Charging Method Could Slash Battery Recharge Times (apply AC - very interesting)

From NACA To NASA: 95 Years of Innovation in Flight

The Present and Future of Unmanned Drone Aircraft: An Illustrated Field Guide

Check Out an Crayola 8-Pack of Crayon Look-Alike Colored Rockets!

How About a 2-Stage Rocket with 4 2nd Stages...and a Microcontroller. Think MIRV.

Electric Planes Could Transform How We Fly

Listen to RC Radio Network (rcradionetwork.com)

Flying Outhouse from April 1974 American Aircraft Modeler

Designing a Ducted Fan - February 1971 American Aircraft Modeler

See the Vintage MRC Radio AdSam's Stuff & Hobbies

If you are a C/L aficionado, you will appreciate Sam's Stuff & Hobbies.

Lots of hard-to-find kits

See Where the Lithium for Your LiPo Batteries Comes FromAeroVironment Wins $23.9M Order for Army and Marine Corps Digital Raven Systems

AeroVironment Wins $23.9M Order for Army and Marine Corps

Digital Raven Systems

Did you know that Barry Goldwater was an avid aircraft modeler?CW Action Hobbies in Jamestown, NY

What a Great Hobby Shop! Action Hobbies, in Jamestown, NY

Maxwell's Hobby Shop (Erie, PA) YouTube Video1971 American Aircraft Modeler1971

American Aircraft Modeler Added to Scanable

ListClustrMaps archive for Dec 2008 - Dec 2009"Flying Models" Magazine's "We Will Remember..." Emblem

Thanks to Flying Models for Still Including the "We Will Remember..." Emblem on the Cover Each Month!

Charles Schulz's comics in The Saturday Evening PostIf You Are a Peanuts Fan, You Might Enjoy This Collection of Comics from The Saturday Evening Post

Take a Whirlybird Out for a Holiday Whirl - Airplanes and Rockets

Flight of Fancy: MIT Autonomous Mini-Helicopter Solves One Tough Challenge

WWII dive bomber pulled from Lake MichiganWWII SBD Dauntless Pulled from Lake Michigan

Hydrogen-Powered Fuel Cell Unmanned Air Vehicle Sets 26-Hour Flight Endurance RecordHydrogen-Powered Fuel Cell Unmanned Air Vehicle Sets 26-Hour Flight Endurance RecordLarry Kruse gives an honorable mention to Airplanes and Rockets in the December 2009 edition of Flying Models

Thanks to Larry Kruse for honorable mention of Airplanes and Rockets in the December 2009 edition of Flying Models!

Test Begins Soon for Solar Impulse Round-the-World FlightJim Wander's Guillows PBY-5a Catalina

See Jim Wander's Beautiful Open-Frame Guillows PBY-5a Catalina Model

Check Out the Model Flying New Zealand (MFNZ) Website!

Vintage "Grid Leaks" Early R/C Experimenters' Magazine Archive (PDF - thanks Barry L.)

New Unmanned Chopper Sniffs Out IEDs

Remember the Hobie Hawk Sailplane?

High-Energy Batteries Coming to Market - Rechargeable Zinc-Air Batteries Store 3x Energy of Li-PoWorld's smallest model train layout

World's Smallest Model Train Layout - Z ScaleReusable rocket plane soars in test flight

Reusable Rocket Plane Soars in Test Flight

Beautiful Concept Airship Looks 85 Years into the FutureBeautiful Concept Airship Looks 85 Years into the Future

Model Aircraft Covering Weight Comparison

NIB DynaJet Sold on eBay for $406.11

Hydrogen-Powered Military Aircraft Achieves Record

Model rocket fueled by toffeeRockets Can Run on Toffee, Engineer Demonstrates ElectraFlyer-X

Who's Killing the Electric Plane?

FAA Hampering Progress

Model Aircraft Hobby Shops & Flying Sites in Erie, PennsylvaniaLittle Traveler St. Jude Fundraiser

Little Traveler Fundraiser Flight for St. Jude Children's Hospital

Sunward Aerospace Group - Model Rocket Manufacturer - Listing AddedWinged Shadow Systems' How High Altimeter Teardown Report

Winged Shadow Systems' How High™ Electronic Altimeter Teardown Report

Hero Pilot, 70, Averted Air Show Disaster after Co-Pilot Hit Throttle of Giant Bomber by Mistake - Watch VideoChez Areoplane

For the Obsessive Compulsive Nature in You - Live in a Commercial Jet

Micro Flying Robots Can Fly More Effectively Than FliesMicro Flying Robots Can Fly More Effectively Than Flies

Fuel Cell Powered Unmanned Aerial System Achieves Flight Endurance MilestoneFuel Cell Powered Unmanned Aerial System Achieves Flight Endurance Milestone

The Jetex Engine Webpage is Finally ReadyCardboard Condor

Watch these videos of the amazing Cardboard condor!

Remember Jetex Motors? Check Out Jetex.orgEye-Bot spy vehicle attaches itself to ceiling

Eye-Bot Lands on the Ceiling, Surveils Area Remotely

Poems of Flight

Sony Develops New High Power Li-Ion Battery, 4x Energy Density & Rapid Charge

Man Crippled by Model Helicopter Plans Civil Suit

iPhone Used to Control RC HelicopterWatch an iPhone Control a Micro Aero Vehicle

The Gravity Plane Uses a Combination of Helium and Compressed Air to Fly Long DistancesGreen Flight Challenge

Green Flight Challenge Goes Live! Pilot View FPV 2400 Video Transmitter

FCC Issues Part 15 Citation to Hobby Lobby for the Pilot View FPV 2400 Video Transmitter

Transfer Printwood Templates to Your Balsa Using Avery Label SheetsAirBorne Models' Bard w/80" wingspan

AirBorne Models has a few really nice-looking slope ARF soaring gliders (could be thermalled) at reasonable prices. They also have powered models.Electric-Powered C/L Aerobatics

New Page on Electric Control Line Flight

Tiny DARPA Aircraft Can Fly by Flapping Its WingsTiny DARPA Aircraft Can Fly by Flapping Its Wings Horten 229

Nazi Stealth Jet Could Have Won War for Hitler - the Horten 229

Modeling Tips & Tricks - A new feature of Airplanes and Rockets

Operations / Service Manual for DP-03 CO2 motor now available.Giant Solar Plane Will Stay Aloft for Five Years Straight

Giant Solar Plane Will Stay Aloft for Five Years Straight - Popular Science Clive Gamble's Free Flight Sopwith Camel with 4.5" Hook-to-Peg Distance

See a video of Clive Gamble's Sopwith Camel in flight. Its unique feature is a 4.5" hook-to-peg distance for the rubber motor.Rrecord-Setting Fuel-Cell-Powered R/C Airplane

Students, Engineers Set Record Fuel-Cell-Powered, R/C Airplane Flight

Research Could Cut Aircraft Development Costs, Improve SafetyR/C Models Used for Full-Scale Aircraft Development

Here are a couple great videos of DynaJet engines - one a tutorial, the other on an R/C Long EZ

Paul D.'s Electric Sparky Flight Photos

Winder Update - Paint's On

Aerosente Glider Workshop  - Nice!

Cox Engine Parts - $750M Inventory Discovered

Bob's Aircraft Documentation - over 8,200 different color Foto Paaks

National Association of Scale Aeromodelers' (NASA) website - the official AMA SIG pertaining to scale aeromodeling

Wings That Waggle Could Cut Aircraft Emissions by 20%

AMA Response to ARC Recommendations Enstrom fuselage painted & installed on Tri-Star frame

Enstrom Fuselage Painted & Installed on DuBro Tri-Star Frame

Brazil, Croatia, Japan Win Paper-Airplane Championships

ModelExpo Hobby Products - Some Unique Products

Airplanes and Rockets: World's Largets Model Rocket - Saturn VWorld's Largest Model Rocket to Lift Off Saturday

Coating Plane Wings in Feathers Could Reduce Drag

Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) Plans Service - Airplanes and Rockets
Rocket Kits + Accessories - Airplanes and Rockets
Modeling Resources

Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) - Airplanes and Rockets

Academy of Model

Aeronautics

Tower Hobbies logo - Airplanes and Rockets

Tower Hobbies

Horizon Hobby logo - Airplanes and Rockets

Horizon Hobby

Sig Manufacturing - Airplanes and Rockets

Sig Mfg

Brodak Manufacturing - Airplanes and Rockets

Brodak Mfg