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Links to R/C Related Sites
Another interesting site with
a local connection is www.tedwilliamsaviationart.com
This is the web site of local artist Ted Williams. His new book of aircraft art
is soon to be published. An article in the D&C on 5/1/02 featured this book.
A museum developed by Paul Allen of Microsoft
Engine Historical Society
A great site for information on all sorts of aircraft engines.
A Museum located in Geneseo New York
of Eagles Discovery Center
Located in Elmira New York
National Soaring Museum
Also located in Elmira New York
Sea Air and Space Museum
Located in New York City, the USS Intrepid is a floating museum.
Interested in Pre-world War II aircraft? This is the place you've got to
H. Curtiss Museum
Featuring many displays of early aircraft.
and Erie County Naval & Military Park
Primarily a Naval Museum
with a Guided Missile Cruiser, a Destroyer and a Submarine floating in the
river, this museum also has several aircraft on display.
Features the history of aviation in Kansas.
This web site has an amazing amount of
information on current and WW II era aircraft, ships and other military
hardware. Note that this web site originates in Czechoslovakia and parts of it
are written in Czech only, however much of it is also in English.
Dryden Flight Research Photo Gallery
Has a collection of photos of that aircraft that have flown at Dryden
from the 1940's to the present. Includes solar powered aircraft, human powered
aircraft, modern jets and many of the X-planes
on buying a drone
drone report video
Academy of Model Aeronautics
The site of the Academy of
Model Aeronautics, this is the national organization governing Radio Control Modeling.
District II (NY, NJ)
This site is set up by the NY/NJ district of the Academy of Model Aeronautics. Event calendar and links to other RC sites.
C.H.I.E.F.S. RC Model Flying Club
Club based in Canandaigua, NY
and hosts an excellent auction every spring and usually hosts at least one float
fly each year.
Rochester Aero Modeling Society is a local Rochester, NY area Radio Control
Airplane Modeling club. (Western New York, East of Buffalo)
This site belongs to the Radio Control Club of Rochester, one of the largest clubs in the Rochester, NY area.
Flying Knights The Flying Knights of Hamburg, New York (near Buffalo) They sponsor
a long running scale meet every year,
Thunderbirds Aero Radio Society
The Syracuse Thunderbirds are based in Phoenix, NY
The publisher of Model Airplane News , Flight Journal and other modeling related publications.
Internet based aviation news from around the world. A great source of
information on commercial, general and military aviation. Watch for the
"short finals" which are humorous anecdotes from aviation.
Full Scale Aircraft related sites
Check out this site, One
of my personal favorites. A ton of pictures, lists of museums, a database
where you can search N-number registration and a live link to JFK's ATC. You can
listen in as the controllers bring planes in and out of JFK. The Wright Brothers
Diary is cool as is the link to "Flight Tales".
Another site with a lot of
great research information. Pictures, Info on manufacturers, a database of
movies with airplanes in them, message board and museum list.
This site has an amazing collection of photos of commercial airliners. This
may not sound all that exciting but it's worth a visit. Check out the "Most
popular of all time". Amazing pictures of planes on approach into St.
Martins where the planes approach takes them about 100' above the beach. Photos
of some very hairy landings, the Hong Kong airport seems to have more than it's
share, remind me never to fly there. You can search for photos by airport.
Entering Rochester NY brings up a number of pictures. Many other features worth
Andersons Home Page
Web site of Bud Anderson, the pilot of the P51 "Old Crow". A
triple ace, squadron mate of Chuck Yeager and air show pilot. An interesting
side note for you NASCAR fans, is that the "Old Crow" he currently
flies, is owned by Jack Roush of Roush Racing.
Aircraft Carriers Work
of the Airplane: Wright Brothers Aeroplane Co.
As the name implies a source for information on warbirds. It has
separate areas for American, British, Russian German aircraft.
The site concentrates on WW II German aircraft.
R/C related sites
This site contains a large forum where
you can post questions and answer other modelers questions. It also has a swap
area where you can post and view items for sale.
of Indoor and Rubber powered aircraft supplies
National Free Flight Society site
Thayer Syme's free flight site:
Tim Goldstein's indoor modeling site
Sites with Plans
of R/C supplies
GVAM is providing these links as a service to our members, we are not endorsing
any particular manufacturer and strongly recommend checking local suppliers for
your hobby needs first. If local suppliers can not meet your needs one of these
suppliers may be able to help you out.
Supplier of helicopter related supplies
The makers of RED MAX fuel. This site offers advise and sales information on the most popular R/C fuel.
Lobby - The distributor sells a wide variety of R/C equipment but
specializes in electric, park flyers, gliders and boats with a smaller selection
of glow powered planes. Many of their products are imported from Europe so they
have some unique items that you will not find elsewhere.
For those of you that think
flying in a blizzard is great sport this is the place for you. They have a neat
insulated glove that encloses both you hands and your radio protecting them from
wind, rain and the cold. We certainly don't want the radios getting cold.
This is an international
supplier of R/C products, especially helicopter supplies.
This site belongs to one of our members and is a great source of information
on large sailplanes and towline gliders.
Sig is one of the major
manufacturers of R/C aircraft. In particular they are noted for their Senior and
Seniorta among others.
Supercircuits.comManufacturer of small cameras and
video equipment suitable for installation in R/C airplanes.
Trexler Balloon Wheel Company
Maker of inflatable balloon wheel tires for model airplanes.
Mail order supplies and links to many other RC related sites.
wren-turbinesAnyone interested in jet engines?
Another source for
related to space exploration and satellites
This great site gives detailed,
to-the-second, information on man-made earth satellites that are visible to
the naked eye. Choose your location from its huge database and find out
exactly when you can step outdoors and watch the International Space Station,
Space Shuttle and many other satellites as they pass overhead. You can
register (to save your favorite viewing locations) or use the site
This site opens with a graphic showing
current locations of the International Space Station, Shuttle (if aloft), and
other major satellites. Click on "J-Track 3D", wait briefly for an
applet to load, and you get a zoomable graphic of the whole earth showing the
real-time location of the Space Station and hundreds of other satellites.
Click on any of the little dots and you get the name of the satellite and see
its orbital path. For instance, you can check www.heavens-above.com
to find out when you can see the space station, then go to this site and
"watch" it approach in real time, then go outside and watch the real
Click "change location" to
select your viewing location. Then you get an interactive sky chart,
adjustable by date, hour and minute, showing the major objects visible in the
night sky (such as planets, stars, constellations, even comets).
This site has a great deal of information on star gazing, identifying constellations,
with graphics, video clips or building tips
Alexis Park Inn
Check out the videos on
this site, a variety of full scale aerobatics, accidents etc. The site is for a
hotel in Iowa with and aircraft theme located near the first airport west of the
An interesting site with animated gif
files for the web designers in the club also some other interesting links.
This site also has a bunch of animated
gifs, but down below the list of gifs are some video clips. Check out the one
called CH46 crashing, it's enough to convince me that helicopters weren't meant
to fly. Actually watch the left rear landing gear as he touches down on the
skytamer.comThis site is loaded with aircraft pictures.
This site is a complete tutorial on the
process of vacuum bagging which is a fairly new technique for creating thin,
strong, light wings and rotors.
Columbia Air MuseumWeb site of the British Columbia Air
Museum, I think Mark gave me this link because he likes the sound.
Site with a little info on the history and
potential of vertical takeoff and landing aircraft.
- Arch Forum
A Rochester Area forum for all
aspects of aircraft modeling, take a look.
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