Top Gun Video Interview from Warbird Alley

May 28, 2015 No Comments by

Without a doubt, the most popular tent this year at Top Gun belonged to P.J. Ash. P.J. is the motivator behind the Warbird Alley gang, and Warbird Alley is the watering hole at the Top Gun flightline! It’s also where the MAN crew set up our home base! This year, P.J. had three huge tents to house all the models [...]

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12-foot-span DeHavilland Vampire

May 28, 2015 No Comments by

We love the Canadian trainer scheme on this 12-foot, 3-inch-span turbine-powered jet! Built by Andy Johnson from a Falcon Aviation kit, the 60-pound aircraft is powered by a Wren 160. Thanks to the father and son videographer team of Pete and Dean Coxon for filming this at a Large Model Association event in East Kirby, UK.

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Top Gun Video Interview — Mike Grady — B-17 Flying Fortress

May 28, 2015 2 Comments by

At this year’s scale invitational, Mike’s competition aircraft for Team Scale was this amazing WW2 4-engine, B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber. The B-17 was 1/9-scale and built from a Wingspan models kit and has a span is 138 inches with a fuselage length of 99 inches. Weight is 65 pounds. The model is electric powered and is equipped with four [...]

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O.S. Engines GGT10 10cc

May 27, 2015 No Comments by

For aeromodelers wanting the convenience of gasoline power for their .40-size airplane, O.S. offers the GGT10. Glow plug ignition makes this engine easier to start — along with reducing overall weight by eliminating the ignition module. It performs well using affordable unleaded gasoline, and the PD-08 pump regulates fuel flow for consistent delivery throughout the [...]

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HobbyKing Super-G Autogyro

May 26, 2015 No Comments by

Are you ready for a flying experience like no other? You better be, because the Super-G is here! Here’s the press release on this EPO foam aircraft from Hobby King: HobbyKing™ brings this bigger, badder brother of the Durafly Auto-G gyrocopter. This plug and fly autogyro in keeping with the Auto-G tradition, is a breeze [...]

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A Day to Remember and to Honor

May 22, 2015 No Comments by

This Memorial Day essay comes to us from Flight Journal editor-in-chief Budd Davisson. This is going to sound trite, because it IS trite. It is me, representing the old fashioned, hardcore America, once again reminding the Nation that Memorial Day is not about hot dogs, baseball games, or making cannonball splashes in the pool. Memorial [...]

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Throw Back Thursday — Nick Ziroli and his Spirit of St. Louis

May 21, 2015 6 Comments

TBT: what better model to show off on this date, than the Spirit of Saint Louis?! This one of course, by the Master Nick Ziroli Sr. This photo was taken at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in NY where the museum staff is also building a full size replica of the Ryan NYP classic. Today, May [...]

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Workshop Tips for Better Building

May 21, 2015 2 Comments

Helpful suggestions for maximizing your workshop time For several years now I have been highlighting my projects and workshop builds online to share some of my building tips and Techniques I use. In the long view, I have always thought that learning how to fly RC planes was a lot harder that the actual building of the [...]

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