The First Top Gun Scale Invitational

Mar 26, 2015 1 Comment by

It was in the August 1989 issue of MAN that our readers were introduced to what was to become one of the greatest RC scale airplane competitions in the world. The brainchild of Frank Tiano, Top Gun the event has redefined the hobby and sport of scale competition. it pushed the standards of excellence for [...]

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Scale Cockpit Coaming — Recycling old Leather Hand Bags

Mar 24, 2015 No Comments by

I am always looking for things I can use in my scale modeling projects. So when I was finishing up my latest project I needed something to duplicate the leather coaming that protects the pilot from the cockpit opening edges. I found that an easy way to make good looking coaming right at a local [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Walt Carnes — Hawker Sea Fury

Mar 24, 2015 1 Comment by

Walt Carnes builder of this impressive Hawker Sea Fury, will be attending Top Gun 2015 and will again compete in Team Scale with Greg Foushi as his pilot. Currently Walt is adding Navigation and Landing Lights to his Sea Fury. Sawbones is modeled after a full scale Sea Fury and it is 22.5% scale in size. Walt [...]

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In for Review — 40cc Twin Boxer from RCGF USA

Mar 23, 2015 No Comments by

Looking for a smooth running gas engine for your new sport or scale RC flyer? Something in the 40cc range? Well, we just received a new engine for review and so far it is looking like a keeper! The Zhejiang RCGF Model & Engine Co., Ltd. was established a decade ago delivering high quality, reliable, [...]

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Monster DC-10 — Robert Pannell’s Best Electric Performance Winner

Mar 23, 2015 7 Comments by

Florida Jets is an annual event in Lakeland, FL that has grown dramatically over the past few years—mostly due to site improvements and the huge, growing interest in jet RC flying. Adding impetus is the availability and accessibility of a wide variety of jet models and accessories. In general, the models are large, highly pre-fabricated [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Marco Benincasa — North American F-100 Super Sabre

Mar 23, 2015 1 Comment by

We just heard from our Top Gun buddy Marco Benincasa who told us he will be flying in the  ProAm Pro Jet class at Top Gun 2015 with his beautiful North American F-100. Marco built the F-100 from a Feibao kit and is using the new Evojet 220 turbine engine for power. The Super Sabre [...]

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Road to Top Gun: Rei Gonzalez’s Republic F84F Thunderstreak

Mar 20, 2015 3 Comments

For 2015, Rei Gonzalez is returning to Top Gun with this amazing F-84F and will be entering in Team Scale.  The builder is Phillip Noel (from Walton-On-The-Naze, UK) and Rei will be the fearless pilot! The aircraft is 1/5-scale and is not an ARF!  Built from a Michel Knol kit and the model is a fiberglass fuselage and [...]

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In the office! JR Americas 28X Radio System

Mar 20, 2015 No Comments

Coming in a great looking carry case, the new 28X radio system from JR Americas arrived at the MAN Offices this week. We will be lighting the fires and kicking the tires for this one and it looks like it’s an amazing unit. Watch for our upcoming radio review in a future issue of MAN. [...]

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