We have a quick post this week as I have two announcements! One of my go to events every year is the AMA West RC Expo at the Ontario Convention center. Well, the Academy of Model Aeronautics has graciously asked if I would be a presenter at the show this year. So I will be at the expo all weekend long sharing my story with you, my background and why I started this site. Plus we’ll have a nice display of jets including my Scale Masters winning Mirage IIIRS. So, I want to encourage you guys to come on out to the event and stop by and say hi! I love meeting you guys and it’s going to be an awesome weekend. The dates for the event are January 6-8.
For the second announcement, we are doing our first giveaway! A while back I reviewed the Eleven Hobby Bearcat and so we are giving that review airplane away. To enter, all you have to do is to watch the above video and follow the instructions below. There are multiple chances to win, so be sure to take advantage of each one! The winner will be chosen on January 9 and I will be announcing the winner Tuesday January 10 which is the Tuesday after the AMA expo so be sure to share this video and get the word out! It’s a free airplane and it’s completely free to enter.
I look forward to seeing you guys at the AMA Expo!
The Grumman Aircraft Corporation has produced some of the most iconic aircraft of our time (McDonnel-Douglas is another one that comes to mind). When you think of the numerous aircraft tied to the Grumman name, what really comes to mind are the family of incredible cats they produced starting from the Wildcat all the way through to the Tomcat! (seriously, these are the kind of cat videos you should be searching for on the internet! ;)) The F8F Bearcat is a proud member of the Grumman cat family and is no exception to greatness. Designed for pure performance (i.e. climb rate), the airplane is literally the smallest and lightest airframe you could wrap around the largest available engine. I bet the propulsion group within the company must have been ecstatic! Consider that it used the same engine as the Hellcat, but with an airframe that was 2000+ lb lighter.
As an aircraft, the Bearcat was a high performance machine having better performance even than some of the early jets. Though it didn’t quite make it to see combat in World War II, it still remained in service into the early 1960’s with over 1200 total aircraft built. Now, what you may not know is, that the Bearcat Continue reading →