I asked one of the mechanics in the hangar where he was, but he’d already headed to his hotel. I never did get a chance to meet him, but I’ll always cherish the moment I spent with the airplane that now hangs at the National Air and Space Museum.
Last month, we asked a few questions regarding the use of radio-controlled (R/C) airplanes and their relevance to full-scale flying. When asked if you’ve ever flown aerobatics with an R/C airplane, 181 out of a total of 233 responses were a yes. The same number of you think R/C airplanes benefit your full-scale flying activities.
The reason I asked the questions is because after my interview with Unlimited National Champion Jeff Boerboon (December 2010 Sport Aerobatics) it became readily apparent that R/C airplanes can help pilots gain the outside perspective needed in order to please the judges. I’ll be touching more on this subject in the future.