Welcome to Greg Covey's R/C Web Hangar
For over 20 years now I have been addicted to flying electric powered R/C airplanes. It's great fun and I get a lot of satisfaction from the hobby. The attraction of flying electric-only ships (as opposed to glow, gas, or turbine engines) probably comes from my Electrical Engineering background. I fly only clean and quiet electric-powered aircraft. Most of them are quiet but a few of them make more noise than you would expect.
My current passion is with a new type of VTOL vehical by the ArduPilot developers that can hover like a quadcopter and then fly like a conventional plane. The so-called "QuadPlane" has the advantages of flying more efficiently for longer distances than a multi-rotor copter and without the need for a runway like a plane. In this manner, it makes a great survey vehicle without complicated tilt-rotor or tilt-wing mechanisms like a more conventional VTOL. I post mostly now on the ArduPilot Forums. My previous passion was with Multi-Rotor Copters (or MRC) and I posted on RC Groups mostly in the Multirotor forums. The evolution of MRC technology was changing so fast that it reminded me of when I first started flying with electric planes some 20 years ago. Feel free to check out my newer projects on the UAVs page or my VTOL page or my Multi-Rotor page or my Vimeo page where I host some videos showing new technology.
In the past, I have written many reviews for most of the hobby publications and had several long-term columns. My first published column was back in 2002 for Sailplane and Electric Modeler magazine which turned into Quiet Flyer magazine. I then started an e-column on RC Universe called, AMP'D which also lasted for several years. Today, by choice, I write for Model Retailer and drone360 magazines. Model Retailer goes to all the local hobby shops. It's a fun gig and allows me to spend most of my free time playing with UAV VTOLs or MRC and all the new technology they have to offer.
|drone360 magazine is part of the Discover magazine group and is published by Kalmbach. It covers a wide range of drone topics from the gear used to the technology behind it to the ethical issues that arise from military to law enforcement to commercial or even hobby use.|
Although these are a bit dated, you can check my published reviews below and AMP'D columns on the RCU magazine.
click above for a list of issues
To reduce downloading time, I have split my R/C "Web Hangar" into categories that can be viewed in detail by selecting them individually. Here is a list of my planes divided into appropriate categories.
Mapping UAVs: ← click category for more photos
VTOLs and QuadPlanes: ← click category for more photos
Multi-Rotor Copters: ← click category for more photos
First Person Visual (FPV): ← click category for more photos
Glow-to Electric Conversions:Glow-to Electric Conversions:← click category for more photos
EDF:← click category for more photosclick category for more photos
Flying Boats:← click category for more photos
Trainers:← click category for more photos
Wings:← click category for more photos
Sailplanes:← click category for more photos
Aerobatic & 3D:← click category for more photos
Slow Flyers & Park Flyers:← click category for more photos
Micro-Flight / Indoor Flight:← click category for more photos