The home of the AMA. It's not just insurance.
Horribly out of date, but it might have some info you can use.
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.
"Local" locations in Pensacola and Tallahassee.
A good site with lots of helpful information for people interested in the hobby.
Welcome to the go-to site for scratchbuilders!
A cheaper alternative to the take off and crash method of learning to fly.
A HUGE electric fly in held in Americus GA. If you fly electric aircraft and you haven't been, you need to go!
Video hosting site, allows higher resolution playback than youtube.
Video hosting site.
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
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.
While not directly RC related, it is a great source for info about WWI aircraft
R/C Helicopters, of all shapes and sizes.
This site appears to be sponsored by a couple of the larger hobby magazines.
A site about all things R/C.
Another RC forum.
A site dedicated to just electric R/C flight
*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.*
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.
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.
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.*
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