The passenger model trains , English miniature railway ridable in American riding railroad or large scale railroad are miniature train can accommodate passengers using locomotives copies of existing machines scaled driven by diesel, electricity or steam lively . Continue Reading “List of passenger miniature trains”
The Birmingham Dribbling or ” mat train ” ( “carpet railways” in English) are the first models rail to emerge. 1 However, the steam locomotive does not move on rails , simply rolling on the floor, hence its name. Continue Reading “Carriage trains”
The term ” electric train ” refers to a train powered by electricity , whether “real” or a model.
From 1882, the term electric train is used while it is envisaged to use electricity to move trains using accumulators 1 . In October 1903 , several German experimental railcars exceeded 200 km / h 2 . In 1924, the term “electric train” is used to talk about real trains electrically driven 3 . Continue Reading “Electric train”
Voie Libre (abbreviated as VL ) is a French journal founded inbelonging to the group LR Press , dealing with themes around secondary railways, real or miniature . Continue Reading “Free Way”
A toy train is a miniature reproduction of a train or element of a train ( locomotive , towed equipment …) as a toy . This toy train is intended to circulate on a miniature railway and to reproduce the principle of operation of real trains during a game session: trips from one station to another, maneuvers, exchanges of cars. Its propulsion is generally ensured by a unique system: electricity , steam (” carpet railways ” of the Victorian era ), mechanical system, by hand … Continue Reading “Toy train”
Rosny-Rail is a railway museum located in the station of Rosny-sous-Bois ( Seine-Saint-Denis ).
The museum is organized around different themes: the history of the railway, the way, the signaling, the rolling stock, etc. A dozen have been built according to a thematic and chronological breakdown of major rail functions of the late xix th century to the present day 1 . Continue Reading “Rosny-Rail”
The small railway Ribières is a circuit of garden train located in Limousin, in the mountains of Châlus , country of feuillardiers , in the town of Bussière-Galant . Continue Reading “Small Ribières Railway”
Rail Miniature Flash is a French magazine founded in 1962 1 belonging to the group Rigel Editions which deals with themes around model making . Formerly known as RMA (Rail Miniature News), it is renamed RMF from No. 5 May 1962 to avoid confusion with a store. It usually consists of 80 and 116 pages, A4 size; its publication is monthly. Continue Reading “Flash Miniature Rail”
The Proto current is a model railroad current founded in 1966 aimed at exact compliance with the scale chosen for tracks , switches and rolling stock (wheels, hitches …). This philosophy is close to the finescale practiced in England and the United States . Continue Reading “Proto (model railroad)”
The European model standards (NEM), which are in German Normen Europäischer Modellbahnen – European standards for railway models, were established in 1954 to ensure the consistency of manufacturing related to rail model making . Continue Reading “European standards of model making”
Templates Ferroviaires is a French magazine founded in 2008 by Christian Fournereau and Denis Fournier Le Ray belonging to the group LR Press which deals with themes around model railroading . It is aimed at model builders. Regular contributors to the journal include Ivan Bory (scale 0), Jean Cantaloube (scale N), Patrick Fastelli (scale H0), Aurélien Prévot (scale H0). Continue Reading “Railway Models”
Model Railroader (abbreviated MR ) is an American magazinedealing with model railroading . Founded in 1934 by Al C. Kalmbach and published monthly by Kalmbach Publishing, this magazine is the oldest devoted to model trains. Its headquarters are in Milwaukee , Wisconsin , United States . Continue Reading “Model Railroader”
A garden train is a model train that moves in a garden . The width of the most common track is 45 mm but there are tracks ranging from 32 mm to 185 mm (the latter size being provided for trains on which one can sit). Continue Reading “Garden train”
The term ferrovipathe (in British English, ” trainspotter ” in American English , ” railfan “), refers to a passionate train and the railway world. The ferrovipathe is devoted to one or more fields: observation, recordings of compositions and photography of trains; railway heritage management : historical work and archiving, restoration of old trains (including steam locomotives), collection of trains or railway parts; model railroad … Continue Reading “railfan”
Faller (full name Gebrüder Faller Gmbh ) is a German company for the creation and manufacture of models at different scales ( HO , N, Z) and decorative elements for model railroad network , military model making and fairground model making. The company Faller has also developed for the rail networks the Car-System allowing to evolve on the miniature networks, in addition to trains, road vehicles. Continue Reading “Faller (model making)”
The digital command control (DCC), in French “digital control system” is a standard used in the model railway to individually control of locomotives or track accessories by modulating the supply voltage of the way. Continue Reading “Digital Command Control”
Keys for the miniature train is a French magazine founded in 2012 1 , 2 by Christian Fournereau and François Fontana belonging to the group LR Press which deals with themes around model rail . Aimed at beginners in model railroading, it is a partner of the FFMF on the occasion of numerous exhibitions 3 , 4 . It is distributed by subscription and is available in over 7,000 points of sale 5 . The first issues were launched at a price of 2.90 euros 6 . Since the n ° 17 (January-February 2015), the selling price is 3.60 euros7 . The current editor is Denis Fournier Le Ray. Among the journal’s regular contributors are Daniel Aurillo, Philippe Cousyn, François Fontana, François Fouger, Christophe Franchini, Pierre Julien, Aurélien Prévot … Continue Reading “Keys for the miniature train”
A low-gauge railway uses a spacing of 381 mm (15 ‘), 400 mm (15 3/4’), 406 mm (16 ‘), 457 mm (18’), 500 mm (19 3/4) ‘) or 508 mm (20’). The concept of low gauge railways was originally developed by Estate Railways 1 and the French company Decauville for industrial railways. Continue Reading “Low gauge railway”
Railway puzzles are games of logic and deduction from the world of railways , using miniature trains . It is then a question of solving a given problem in a minimum of time or maneuvers. There are a number of more or less famous railway puzzles. Continue Reading “Railway puzzles”
Window of the World (in Chinese : 世界之窗, Window of the World ) is a theme park located in the Overseas Chinese Town area west of Shenzhen City in the People’s Republic of China . Like its neighbor Happy Valley , it is owned by Overseas Chinese Town Holding Company . The park, with a surface of 480,000 m 2 , includes about 130 reproductions of famous tourist attractions most of the world. The 108 meters of the reproduction of the Eiffel Tower dominate the horizon, while the pyramids of Giza and the Taj Mahal are close to each other. Continue Reading “Window of the World”
The Babbacombe Model Village is a miniature village and model railway located in Babbacombe , Torquay in Devon .
The model village was opened in 1963 by Tom Dobbins. 1 , 2 Mr. Dobbins had already opened another model village in Southport in 1957. Continue Reading “Model building village Babbacombe”
Tobu World Square (Tob 武 ワ ワ ク ク ェ ェ ア ア ア ア) is a Japanese theme park located in Tochigi Prefecture , an 8-minute walk from Kinugawa Hot Spring . It is proud to present 42 of the world’s most famous UNESCO World Heritage sites at a scale of 1/25 th . Continue Reading “Tobu World Square”
SwissMiniatur is a miniature park in Switzerland .
Inaugurated in 1959 in Melide not far from Lugano in the canton of Ticino , it presents, on 14 000 m 2 1 , the reproduction of 120 buildings, monuments and sites of Switzerland in miniature scale 1:25. Continue Reading “Swissminiatur”
The Swiss Steam Park is a rail park miniatures of 18,000 meters square, situated on the banks of Lake Geneva in Switzerland . The Park exhibits 1: 3 scale models of locomotivesequipped with real steam engines and replicas of buildings in the region. Continue Reading “Swiss Steam Park”
Splendid China Folk Village ( Simplified Chinese : 锦绣 中华 民俗 村, pinyin : Zhǐnghuá Mínsú Cūn ) is a theme park located in Shenzhen , China . It offers two sections: Splendid China Miniature Park and China Folk Culture Village . They were independent until 2003 when they were united to form Splendid China Folk Village . The theme of the park reflects the history, culture, art, ancient architecture, customs and traditions of different ethnic Chinese. Developed and managed by the China Travel Services tourism companyit is one of the largest landscaped parks in the world. The park covers 30 hectares. It also hosts several shows illustrating various events in the history of China . Continue Reading “Splendid China Folk Village”
Portugal dos Pequenitos (translation: “Portugal of Tiny”) is a thematic park in Portugal , designed and built as a playful, educational and touristic space to show Portuguese cultural and heritage aspects. It was built in the city of Coimbra and was opened on. Since 1959, the park has been part of the Bissaya Barreto Foundation, which has been sponsoring it . Continue Reading “Portugal dos Pequenitos”
The Petit-Paris is a reconstitution representing the city of Paris in miniature in Vaïssac in Tarn-et-Garonne , 20 km from Montauban . Over forty monuments and areas of Paris are recreated in scale 1: 130 th in a garden. Its slogan is “Le Petit-Paris, the capital in miniature”. Continue Reading “Le Petit-Paris (leisure park)”
The Park Plombières-les-Bains Miniature is a miniature park located in the spa town of Plombières-les-Bains in the Vosges in Lorraine . Continue Reading “Miniature Park Alsace Lorraine”
Italia in miniatura is a miniature park located in Viserba, in Rimini , in the region of Emilia – Romagna in Italy 1 . Continue Reading “Italia in miniatura”
Lilleputthammer is a miniature park and amusement park located in the commune of Øyer , 20 km north of Lillehammer , close to the European Route 6 . The miniature park built in 1982 consists of a copy of the main street of Lillehammer in the 1900s. It was built on a scale of 1: 4. Over the years, the park has had a number of mechanical attractions such as a carousel , a ferris wheel and a junior roller coaster . Continue Reading “Lilleputthammer”
Minitalia Leolandia Park (best known until 2007 under the name FantasyWorld Minitalia and Minitalia ) is an amusement park located in Capriate San Gervasio , in the province of Bergamo , in Lombardy . Continue Reading “Minitalia Leolandia Park”
Minimundus is a park located near the Wörthersee in Klagenfurt , Carinthia , Austria .
This park offers about 150 miniature reproductions of the most beautiful monuments and sites around the world in scale 1/25 th . Continue Reading “Minimundus”
Miniatürk is a miniature park located on the north-eastern shore of the Golden Horn in Istanbul , Turkey .
The park opened on May 2, 2003 . Miniatürk covers a total area of 60,000 m². With its 15,000 m² exhibition, it is one of the largest miniature parks in the world. Continue Reading “Miniatürk”
Mini-Europe is a miniature park located in Bruparck at the foot of the Atomium in Brussels . Continue Reading “Mini-Europe”
Mini-Châteaux is a miniature park located in Amboise , in Indre-et-Loire .
This park proposes more than 44 miniature reproductions of the high places of its region and in particular the prestigious castles of the Loire . The whole on a ground of more than 2 hectares, arranged with some 2,000 bonzaïs , for a course of 1,5 kilometer. Continue Reading “Mini-Castles Park”
Mini World Lyon is an animated miniature park of 4500m² in the leisure center of Carré de Soie in Vaulx-en-Velin , in the Metropolis of Lyon ( France ). This park is open since June 30, 2016 1 . Continue Reading “Mini World Lyon”
Mini Israel (in Hebrew: מיני ישראל) is a miniature park located near Latroun , Israel in the Ayalon Valley . Opened in November 2002, the site contains miniature replicas of hundreds of buildings and sites in Israel. The tourist attraction consists of about 350 miniature models , most of which are on a scale of 1:25. Continue Reading “Israel Mini”
Madurodam is a miniature park , located in The Hague , The Netherlands , home to perfect 1:25 scale replicas of famous historic monuments and public buildings, infrastructure, industrial activities and typical neighborhoods. it is found in various places in the country. Continue Reading “Madurodam”
France miniature is a ” miniature park ” located near Paris , in Elancourt , in Yvelines , opened since 1991 .
117 monuments and French sites are reproduced in miniature in scale 1/30 th of an area of five hectares landscaped shaped map of France with pools to the locations of seas and oceans border the Hexagon and a island of Corsica (whose distance to the “coasts” of miniature France does not respect the scale). Continue Reading “France Miniature”
The Drosera Village or Drosera Park was a leisure complex located at 1,200 meters altitude in the heart of a natural area of 16 hectares in the Forez Mountains . The site was located near the ski resorts of Chalmazel and Col de la Loge , in the municipality of Jeansagnière in the Loire , in the Rhône-Alpes region . Continue Reading “Village of Drosera”
Catalunya en Miniatura ( Catalonia in Miniature ) is a miniature park opened in 1983 in Torrelles de Llobregat , 17 km from Barcelona . With an area of 60,000 square metersincluding 35,000 square meters dedicated to models, this is one of the largest miniature parks. It presents scale models of 147 works of Calatan and Majorcan architecture , including works by Antoni Gaudí . Continue Reading “Catalunya in Miniatura”
A miniature park is a type of specialized leisure park where miniature reproductions (mainly architectural) are presented . These parks may contain, according to their themes, models representing entire cities, neighborhoods or specific monuments. Continue Reading “Miniature park”
Bekonscot in Beaconsfield , Buckinghamshire , is the oldest miniature park in the world 1 , 2 , 3 . Continue Reading “Bekonscot”
The Garden of the Ardéchois Trains, SARL Ardèche Miniatures, is a miniature park located on the commune of Soyons , in Ardèche .
This park, created by a retired SNCF agent and model train enthusiast, presents miniatures of the region’s trains and trams ( Vivarais Railway ), all in a decor and decorated with models of buildings and caravans. natural elements (vegetation, rocks, streams, …) of the Ardèche . Continue Reading “Miniature Ardeche”
The Draguar is an imaginary miniature car model, created by the British toy house Matchbox , owned by the Lesney group .
The vehicle is a hybrid of the very real Jaguar Type D and Type E cars , and a fictional dragster , sporting an imposing front engine. It is surmounted by a plastic bubble revealing the interior of the cabin (bubble sometimes colorless, sometimes yellow). It is reproduced approximately to scale 1/ 64 th . Continue Reading “Draguar”
The tether car are driven by a combustion engine (2 times) by displacement of 1.5 cm 3 , 2.5 cm 3 , 3.5 cm 3 , 5 cm 3 to 10 cm 3 , bursting of methyl alcohol and ‘ castor oil . They go on a circular track of 19.90 m in diameter, the small vehicles being connected by a cable to a rotating central pylon. Actual speeds reached exceed 330 km / h. Continue Reading “Circular cars”
Tonka is a company American of toys especially known for its miniature reproductions of trucks and construction machinery . Continue Reading “Tonka (company)”
Tomica is a collection of miniature vehicles produced by Takara Tomy ( Japan ).
The scale is the 3 inches, traditional scale in this type of product. Continue Reading “Tomica”
Micro Machines is a brand of vehicles reproduced on a smaller scale than those of competing brands like Majorette or Hot Wheels .
Originally created by Galoob (a company incorporated in Hasbro in 1999), from a license from the inventor of toys Clem Heeden, in the mid-1980s, these toys were popular in the 1990s. Continue Reading “Micro Machines”
Hot Wheels is an American toy brand founded in 1968 belonging to the Mattel Group and producing miniature cars. Continue Reading “Hot Wheels”
Car-Horse (often typographed in capitals) is a French brand of miniature vehicles .
It was in 1919 that Albert Hubert created Modern Joinery, which became a wooden toy company. He has the idea in 1930 to use wood to make 1/43 scale cars, with lead wheels. He thinks it is a guarantee of robustness and gives the name of Car-Horse (small Anglo-Saxon wink) and which can also be understood in “Coach”. The first Car-Horse miniature vehicles were released in 1931 ; these are truck toys ( Berliet , Bernard Group , Renault , Citroën ). Continue Reading “Car-Horse”
The Bugatti Type 52 or Bugatti Baby / Baby Bugatti is an electric car of sports for children of the automaker Bugatti , built between 1926 and 1936 to around 500 1 , 2 . Continue Reading “Bugatti Type 52”
Schuco is a German toy company, founded in Nuremberg in 1912 by Heinrich Müller and Heinrich Schreyer under the name Spielzeugfirma Schreyer & Co 1 . Continue Reading “Schuco”
Salza is a French manufacturer of figurines related to cycling sport . The company was founded by Victor Salza in 1947 . He also manufactured soldiers but this production was less than that of cyclists . Continue Reading “Salza (figurines)”
RAMI is a brand of miniature cars that was operated by the company JMK from 1958 to 1969. The models produced, scale 1/43, are reproductions of automobiles before the war. Continue Reading “RAMI (miniature brand)”
Quiralu is a former French toy company mainly known for its military figures . It was founded in 1932 by Emile Quirin who ran a family art foundry in Luxeuil in the Haute-Saône 1 . In 1941, his son-in-law Hubert Desgranges assumed the management, then in 1948, Bernard Desgranges son of Hubert 2 . Continue Reading “Quiralu”
Minialuxe is a brand of miniature cars, originally located in Oyonnax , in the department of Ain and today based in Canéjan in the Gironde department . Continue Reading “Minialuxe”
Matchbox is a brand of toys – and formerly board games – belonging to the Mattel Group . Continue Reading “Matchbox (company)”
The world of garden gear and model railroading comes from the toy industry .
For historical reasons, the scales are varied and often presented in an ambiguous way by the suppliers who want to benefit from the notoriety of the ‘G’ track ( 45 mm ). Continue Reading “List of Garden Train Manufacturers”
Joyax is a French company specialized in the manufacture of toys . Founded in Marseille in 1946 by Francis Lan, the company is active until the early 1980s. Continue Reading “Joyax”
Majorette is a French brand of miniature cars .
Characterized by their small size and weight rather high, scale ranges from 1/55 th to 1/100 th , and in fact most of the toys scale models.
Made in zamak and plastic, these miniature cars arrived on the market at prices that competed with the productions of Norev and Dinky Toys , to a lesser fidelity, but they had an enormous success, so much so that Majorette was quickly the first producer of French miniatures. Continue Reading “Majorette (company)”
Italeri is an Italian company of plastic model . Formerly named Italaerei, the company was created in the 60s and initially produced airplane kits and military models. Italeri has expanded its collection, and every year new models come out. Also, the company molds kits in 1/72 and 1/35 Continue Reading “Italeri”
Gilac is a plastics company founded in 1941 by Olivier Lacroix Note 1 . The company was first established in Péruwelz in Belgium before moving to Oyonnax . The company gained notoriety through its advertising during the 1950s and 1960s . Continue Reading “Gilac”
Dinky Toys is a toy brand created in 1934 in the United Kingdom . The toys are then made in the UK and France by Meccano Ltd. , which produced miniature cars first of lead then zamac , but also some trains, planes, boats and various figurines and road accessories. The brand was very successful during the years 1950 to 1970 . It has since been bought by other toy brands. Continue Reading “Dinky Toys”
Corgi Toys is a company established in 1956 in the United Kingdom , specializing in the manufacture and marketing of scale models. The current name is Corgi International Limited . It has also been known by its previous name: Zindart International Limited . Corgi International Limited is listed on ( NASDAQ : CRGI [ archive ] ). Continue Reading “Corgi toys”
The establishment Key is a company Plastic founded in 1952 by Clement Gaget to Oyonnax 1 . The latter gave him the first three letters of his first name as the name of his business 2 . Clément Gaget establishments ceased their activities in 1986 3 . Continue Reading “Key (company)”
Bburago is an important Italian model brand.
Its production focuses on European models reproduced at the scale 1/18, 1/24, 1/43 and more recently 1 / 32e. The material used is mainly zamak . Some models are either fully assembled, or kit version with only few parts to mount (body and frame screw, decals). Continue Reading “Bburago”
Arnold is a German toy company founded in Nuremberg on October 4, 1906 . It passed under the control of Rivarossi after Cessation of payments , before joining the band Hornby in 2004 . Continue Reading “Arnold (model making)”
Airfix is a British brand of plastic models .
It is currently Hornby Railways that owns the Airfix brand. Continue Reading “Airfix”
The Orion is a model of boat serving as ex-votos in the church Saint-Sauveur neighborhood of St Goustan in Auray ( Morbihan ). Continue Reading “Orion (ex-voto)”
The Arsenal model is a leisure activity 1 , which is to build a model scaled-old wooden ships, mainly from the time of the xvii th and xviii th century, from monographs . Continue Reading “Modellism of arsenal”
La Flore is a ship model exhibited at the Musée National de la Marine in Paris. It is about a frigate of 18 guns realized in 1806 and which reproduces on a reduced scale the frigate of the same name built between 1804 and 1807 in Rochefort according to the plans of Pierre Rolland. The Flora bears witness to the type of frigate built at that time, with more than 146 models of this class built between 1781 and 1813 1 .
The Bayadère is a ship model exhibited at the National Maritime Museum in Rochefort . It is a big corvette to fellows (the battery deck is covered at the front and back by fellows) of 22 guns. It was manufactured between 1814and 1817 at the workshop of models of Paris and the workshop of the arsenal of Rochefort according to the plans of François Poncet and Jacques Noël Sané Continue Reading “Ship model La Bayadère”
Gérard Delacroix (born on) Is an archaeological researcher, author and publisher French specializing in naval architecture of the XVII th and XVIII th centuries. Author of several monographs and articles, he is also a lecturer and consultant. Continue Reading “Gérard Delacroix”
A cardboard boat race , also known as a cardboard boat regatta , is a competition that has appeared in US universities. The first mention of a race appears in a design exercise proposed by Davis Pratt at Southern Illinoy University in 1962 1 . Continue Reading “Cardboard boat race”
Jean Pierre Paul Boudriot , born March 20, 1921 in Dijon and died February 22, 2015 in Paris, is a French architect also known for his publications on ancient weapons and naval architecture. Continue Reading “Jean Boudriot”
A pop-pop boat is a small toy boat propelled by a rudimentary steam engine , typically heated by a candle. This toy was invented in the 1890s by the French engineer Désiré Thomas Piot and it was later perfected. Very fashionable in Europe and the United States at the beginning of xx th century, this toy inexpensive and easy to build is still common in our time in some countries (Asia, South America). Continue Reading “Pop-pop boat”
The naval model , or nautical, has for object the realization, and sometimes the use, of models of boats . He proposes models under glass (bottles or dioramas), models of old rigorously reproduced boats ( model of arsenal ), a simpler static modelism and dynamic model-making, generally radio-controlled. Continue Reading “Model ship”
A radio controlled helicopter (RC) is a model aircraft whose characteristics are different from a radio controlled aircraft due to differences in construction, aerodynamics and flight experience. Continue Reading “RC Helicopter”
The Picoo Z (also known as Havoc Heli or Honey Bee in some countries) is an indoor model of miniature remote controlled helicopter in polystyrene and plastic marketed by the Chinese firm Silverlit Toys. Continue Reading “Picoo Z”
The Micro 47G is a helicopter radio controlled birotor Indoor and also Outdoor in good weather produced by the mark Graupner . It can remain hovering stable. Continue Reading “Micro 47G”
Hélico RC is aFrench magazine dedicated to the world of the radio controlled helicopter . Continue Reading “RC Helicopter”
The Dragonfly 53 (also called Swiss Heli ) is a helicopter radio-controlled helicopter designed by Walkera brand . It is mainly used for learning model aircraft , both indoor ( indoor ) and outdoor ( outdoor ), without wind. Continue Reading “Dragonfly 53”
Dragonfly ( “Dragonfly” in English ) is a series of radio controlled helicopters electric manufactured in China by Walkera . It is a small model and low price. There are Dragonfly 22 , 35 , 36 , 40 , 60 , 37 , 5 # 4 , 39 , 45 , 53 and 4 . The radio control controls the power of the engine, the inclination of the helicopter to the right, left, forward, backward, and rotation on itself. Continue Reading “Dragonfly (radio controlled helicopter)”
Walkera is a Chinese brand of radio controlled aircraft. She notably invented the Dragonfly series . Continue Reading “Walkera”
The flight slope , also called Soaring , or surf tunes , is a technique gliding without towing or winching or engine. When a valley breeze encounters a relief, it rises generating a dynamic updraft , which accumulates most of the time in the mountains with thermal updrafts . By staying in this very holding region, the gliding, a RC glider , glider , glider or gliding may remain in the air all the time will this dynamic. Continue Reading “Flight of slope”
The dynamic soaring (or Dynamic soaring) is a flight technique used to make the energy passing through repeatedly the boundary between two air masses having different speeds. Such areas of significant wind speed gradient are either near the ground or in an area protected by an obstacle such as at the back of a hill. Therefore this technique is used mainly by birds or radio-controlled gliders. However, glider pilots like Ingo Renner have been able to use it. The maximum speed reported by radio-controlled glider pilots is 500 miles per hour or about 800 km / h . Continue Reading “Gradient flight”
The circular flight is a discipline of model aircraft , for which motorized aircraft are connected to cables. These cables, with a length of 15 to 20 meters are connected to a control handle that can control the aircraft. Continue Reading “Circular flight”
The Vigilant F-2000 is a small reconnaissance and surveillance helicopter drone manufactured by the French Thales . He is currently [When?] , With the DT-18 Delair-Tech the only French UAV to have permission to fly out of sight on civilian land [ref. necessary] . Continue Reading “Vigilant (drone)”
Fabien Turpaud is a model aircraft pilot born in 1986. He specializes in indoor aerobatics (indoor) or outdoors with airplanes up to 3 meters wide (gasoline engines 160 cm 3 and up to 20 kg) . He is champion of France 2008, 2009 and 2010 1 , 2 . In 2009, he won an international gold medal at the World Air Games in Turin 3 . Continue Reading “Fabien Turpaud”
A model radio control is an instrument for remote control of a model . It is usually equipped with two levers to control the power of the engine and steering. There are also models with a wheel and a trigger for model cars. They can be very simple (depth and direction lever and throttle for aircraft) or very complex (changing channels and modes). Continue Reading “Model radio control”
T-Rex is the name of a series of model RC Helicopters produced by the Taiwanese company Align. Since the creation of the first T-Rex 450 in 2002, the range has expanded with the T-Rex 100, 150, 250, 500, 550, 600, 800 and guimbal (version of the 800 provided for photography). Continue Reading “T-Rex (radio controlled helicopter)”
The counter-rotating rotor is a type of main rotor of helicopter .
It involves using two main rotors of equal characteristics but rotating in opposite directions to cancel the effects of torque and thus, save the anti-torque rotor and increase the payload . Continue Reading “Counter rotating rotor”
The Rocketry Challenge is an Anglo-Saxon competition that was held for the first time in France in 2010. It involves making a mini-rocket that must reach a fixed height, and carry an intact egg. Continue Reading “Rocketry Challenge”
The Polyclub is a radio-controlled aircraft that weighs an average of 250 grams.
Created in 2006 within the indoor club of Saint Vrain in Essonne, the original drawing is William Rohmer (willmodelism) member of the club at that time. Continue Reading “Polyclub”
The swashplate is the essential element for flying a helicopter . It allows to transmit to the blades of the main rotor the pilot commands (requests) given by the pilot by means of the control levers (collective and cyclic) or by the autopilot which acts directly at the wheelhouse and the jacks or servocontrols . Continue Reading “Cyclical plateau (helicopter)”
A radio-controlled glider is a scale model of glider , remote controlled from the ground.
A glider is an aerodyne devoid of engine . Glider practice is gliding . It is an aircraft equipped with lift planes with significant elongation conferring a very low glide angle. It is controlled by mastering the three axes of roll , pitch and yaw . Gliders can be put in the air in four different ways. The most common is towing by an aircraft called tug, throwing it by hand (for hand-launched gliders)), the third less common is the winch and finally more rarely, by its own means thanks to a motor is fixed or (most often) retractable. These are motorgliders . An action on the remote control makes it possible to turn off the engine once at altitude, or even to restart it. Continue Reading “Radio controlled glider”
Pixhawk is an independent project that aims to provide high-end, low-cost or reasonable pilot control equipment (autopilot) to university, recreation and industrial user communities. This is an Opensource computer hardware development project (made available or sold under open license ” Creative commons cc-by-sa 3.0″). Continue Reading “Pixhawk”
A propeller is said to have a fixed pitch when its blades are fixed (this is the most common case); in other words, they can not change inclination. Continue Reading “Not fixed”
A collective step makes it possible to change the inclination of the blades of the main rotor of a helicopter . It is found on real helicopters, but it is optional on RC helicopters (also called RC). Continue Reading “Not collective”