Radio controlled aircraft, which in many cases are scaled down replicas of real aircraft, have become more and more sophisticated over the past couple years. For example, radio control transmitters (they send a signal to the aircraft) and receivers (they receive the transmitted signals) have made giant leaps forward by leaving the FM frequencies once used and invoking the use of rotating digital signals of 2.4 GHz, similar to that used in cordless phone. Todd Carrison, host of the aviation podcast "Beyond the Flightline explains how two aircraft industries, real and radio controlled, although different, are beginning to share similar technologies.
"The explosion of social media and podcasting are also helping to accelerate aerospace collaboration as well" says Todd. The more people who become interested in aviation and aerospace, the greater the chances of expanding the universe of possibilities. The unmanned aircraft sent to Mars and other planets all use sophisticated aviation type instruments as well as technology that was first created for the radio control aircraft industry.
In Todd's podcast interview with Dave Tripp, Sales and Marketing Manager at the World Headquarters of Aero Instruments & Avionics, they discuss the bright future of aviation electronics. Todd says œwith the upcoming expansion of the $11 billion drone industry, more complicated electronics will be required to help these aircraft achieve the goals they were designed accomplish safely and accurately. He continues to say œone way to get more acquainted with similar electronics being used in drones and other aircraft is to get involved in radio controlled aircraft. The hobby and sport of radio control is also a great way to experience reality when confronted with unpredictable flight challenges, plus it can be very competitive and fun too.
Learning where to begin in radio controlled aircraft, which include almost anything that flies, is what the family oriented podcast œBeyond the Flightline is all about. Every episode includes interviews with aerospace leaders and ties together both radio control and the real aircraft industry in ways most listeners are not aware. Podcasters are able to access new episodes of "Beyond The Flightline" either via streaming, RSS, or downloadable audio. On the go listeners can also use RCFlightline's Android or Apple applications including iTunes. Additionally, conversations can continue off-air after each podcast through the dedicated podcast forum available at RCFlightline.com.
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