Cocktail Party Science: R/C Jets

Chuck Cage explores the high-stakes hobby of miniature planes on this week's edition

A Mini Cocktail for a Mini Plane

Luc-Rock Paquin

Kids' stuff? Hardly. RC jets are the topic of this week's podcast, but if you think you know model planes, think again. Host Chuck Cage sits down with writer Tom Clynes and staff photographer John B. Carnett to discuss the Air Force pilots, sophisticated machinery and big money behind this high-stakes hobby.

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