Road to Top Gun — Jeff Foley’s Bf-109E

Apr 19, 2014 No Comments by

The Luftwaffe will be well represented with Jeff Foley flying his very impressive and well tried Bf-109E German WW2 fighter. Jeff’s “Emil” has an 86 inch span, and is completely scratch built. The classic warbird  is 1/4.5 in scale and weighs 27 pounds. It uses a modified Dave Platt landing gear, and is finished with West [...]

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Road to Top Gun — P.J. Ash and his Rising Sun Japanese Zero

Apr 18, 2014 No Comments by

PJ has just finished his Top Gun competition plane which is a Meister Scale long wing Zero. The wingspan is 118 inches and the model is powered with a Quadra 100 swinginga Xoar 26×10 prop. It has Sierra retracts, and is guided by JR 12x.  For the impressive slightly weathered South Pacific finish, PJ used Tamiya [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Mike Barbee’s T-34-B Mentor

Apr 17, 2014 No Comments by

Mike Barbee will again be competing with his absolutely immense T-34B Mentor in the Expert class. The plane is 36% scale and has a wingspan of 138 inches and is 110 inches long. Mike built it from a Bob Patton design and the fuselage is fiberglass made from Bob’s molds. The wings are foam sheeted and finished with 1.5 oz. [...]

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Throw Back Thursday! — Old MAN Photo Files

Apr 17, 2014 No Comments by

We dusted off some great old snap shots by our dear friend George Leu. George traveled all over the country and contributed to several articles in MAN along with his time as a Scale columnist. All these photos are from a folder marked 1987 – 88 From the Scale Masters held in California. Two years [...]

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You could be a Winner!!!

Apr 16, 2014 No Comments by

Hey! You could be a winner! MAN is giving away four laser-cut kits in every issue, from Alien Aircraft! Tips & Tricks is our most popular column and it’s a way for readers to share what they know. Send a photo or a rough sketch of your idea… via email to: MAN@AirAge.com or stick it [...]

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Can You Name That Plane?

Apr 16, 2014 16 Comments by

Powered by a Moki 250cc 5-cylinder radial gas engine with a 32×12 Biela 3-blade prop, this 1/4-scale model weighs in at 74 pounds and has a 115-inch wingspan. Can you identify this plane before you watch the video? Thanks to our friend across the pond, Tbobborap1 for taking and this video of this gorgeous warbird [...]

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California Vacation from an Aerial View

Apr 15, 2014 1 Comment

More and more, RC enthusiasts are posting great aerial videos taken with helicopters and quadcopters. Here’s an awesome video posted by “Carlocivicsi” who shot it with his DJI phantom 1 which uses a dual battery setup for 12 to 13 min flight times. For fpv he uses an Immersion RC Uno Reeiver with the 13dbi [...]

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Multi-Servo Control Surface Setup Made Easy

Apr 15, 2014 No Comments

With many of today’s giant scale aerobatic aircraft multiple servos are often used to move each flight control surface. Modern computer radios actually have specialized menus to help setup and adjust multi-servo installations, but you can do it the old fashion way as well by using programmable mixes. Basically you setup a two servo setup (for ailerons [...]

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