Walton County Aero Modelers

Altitude Improves Attitude

General Links

Academy of Model Aeronautics

The home of the AMA.  It's not just insurance. 

AMA District 5 

Horribly out of date, but it might have some info you can use. 

Craigslist Pensacola

This is essentially like your newspaper's classifieds, but online.  I have found good deals on R/C aircraft here.  Pensacola is just one location, once you've on the site, you'll be able to choose from cities all over the country.    

HobbyTownUSA 

"Local" locations in Pensacola and Tallahassee. 

RC Airplane World

A good site with lots of helpful information for people interested in the hobby.

RC Scratchbuilders 

Welcome to the go-to site for scratchbuilders! 

RealFlight R/C Flight Simulator

A cheaper alternative to the take off and crash method of learning to fly. 

SEFF 2009!

A HUGE electric fly in held in Americus GA.  If you fly electric aircraft and you haven't been, you need to go!

Vimeo 

Video hosting site, allows higher resolution playback than youtube. 

YouTube 

Video hosting site.

 

 

Area Clubs

 

Eglin Aero Modellers   Ft. Walton Beach, FL

Emerald Coast Model Aviators   Panama City, FL   (near Wewahitchka, Fl) 

Koast Air Modeling Society   Ocean Springs, MS 

The LARKS homepage   Biloxi, MS  

Miracle Strip R/C Modelers   Panama City, FL

Mississippi Coast Radio Control Club   Biloxi, MS 

Northwest Florida Modelers Inc.  Pensacola, FL

Seminole R-C Club   Tallahassee, FL

South Alabama R/C Modelers   Summerdale, Foley and Gulf Shores, AL

 

Forums

Websites where members can post comments, hold conversations, share information, waste hours and hours that could have been spent flying, building, or repairing... 

Use at your own risk.

 

The Aerodrome 

While not directly RC related, it is a great source for info about WWI aircraft 

Helifreak.com 

R/C Helicopters, of all shapes and sizes.

RC Airplanes 

This site appears to be sponsored by a couple of the larger hobby magazines.

RC Groups 

A site about all things R/C. 

RC Universe

Another RC forum. 

WattFlyer.com 

A site dedicated to just electric R/C flight 

Podcasts

*I am a big fan of podcasts.  They're essentially radio shows available on demand via the internet.  They come in a wide range of subjects, but I will try to keep them strictly aviation here.  Tips and info on how to capture and play these podcasts can be found at the bottom of this section.*

All Things That Fly

One of the (if not THE) original RC aircraft podcasts.  They've changed things around a little bit since the beginning, but all in all, it keeps getting better. 

RC Flight Cast

This father and son team do a great job of bringing in the average guy as a guest on the show. They also get interviews with the owners of many of the internet distributers you might buy your gear from.   Give it a listen.

The Right Stick

A newer duo on the R/C podcast scene.  They add a different element to the mix. 

 

*If you're like me, you enjoy R/C airplanes, because it involves airplanes!  I like them big too, even if I can't afford to fly the large ones.  That doesn't stop me from enjoying listening to guys who can afford it, and like to talk about them.   So, here are a few podcasts about the high dollar toys.*

Uncontrolled Airspace

A group of four guys, who sometimes add in one or two guest hosts, all talking about general aviation.  They cover current events, news, as well as adding some personal stories to the mix. It's an hour (or more) well spent. 

 

 

 

 

 

Tips and info on downloading and playing podcasts.  

You do not need an iPod (or any other "special" listening device) to listen to podcasts.  If you have a computer, you've got all you need.  You can often download the shows right from the show's website.  Many of them also use iTunes (a program you can download for free which stores, organizes, and allows you to automatically receive new shows.  It also allows you to buy and download music, tv shows and movies, but that's a whole other subject.)

To make your shows portable, you can save them to a CD, and it should play in your CD player.  (I say should, but some older CD players do not recognize the format that the podcasts are in.)  You can also use what's called an MP3 player to play back your shows.  These are devices like "WalkMans" that instead of playing a cassette tape or CD, it stores the information on an internal storage device, and allows you to play it through headphones, speakers, or even devices that transmit over a channel on an FM radio.

 

 

 

*Notes from the Admin 

"Local" Hobby Shops

 
 
Located in Fort Walton Beach, across from the mall. 
 

HobbyTownUSA 

Locations in Pensacola and Tallahassee. 
 
 
 
Located in Santa Rosa Beach, right on highway 98
 
 

Located in Panama City, on 98, across from the fair grounds 
 
 

Recent Videos

1100 views - 0 comments
1186 views - 0 comments
1192 views - 0 comments
1377 views - 1 comment