Keep it cool: 10 steps to control air flow

Mar 04, 2015 No Comments by

When working with an internal combustion engine, we always have to deal with the heat that is created by this process. In many cases, the opening in the cowl will allow enough air to flow over the engine to maintain a cool temperature. But when performing extended 3D maneuvers, we have only the air produced by [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Jack Diaz — Fouga Magister

Mar 04, 2015 1 Comment by

Our good friend and veteran Top Gun competitor told us that his 2015 entry plane will be his impressive 1/4.5-scale  Fouga Magister built from the Philip Avonds kit from Belgium. Jack says it is a very complex kit and it produces an extremely accurate scale model. It took Jack a couple of years to build. The wings and stab [...]

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Question of the Week: What’s your Favorite MAN Construction Article / Plans Built Plane?

Mar 04, 2015 No Comments by

There are many out there that say “ARFs” have killed the hobby of building RC planes, but our sales of construction plans indicate that there are many of you out there that still know what balsa wood, MonoKote and glue smells like! Someone is definitely spending quality time in their workshops so let’s take a survey! [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Mike Barbee — Grumman FM-2 Wildcat

Mar 03, 2015 No Comments by

No stranger to scale competition or the Top Gun Scale Invitational, Mike Barbee has been very busy in his workshop in progress putting together his newest Top Gun competition machine, the Grumman FM-2 Wildcat. The stubby warbird is 30% scale, has a wingspan is 142 inches and a length of 94 inches. The landing gear is scale in function, is electric and [...]

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How to: WWI Warbird Lozenge Camouflage Covering

Mar 03, 2015 No Comments by

Tackling this particular aspect of WW I warbirds can be both challenging and rewarding. It’s really not di cult to do, once you understand the system and have relatively good organizational skills and a healthy dose of patience. Let’s start with some history. Before the advent of camouflage, all German aircraft were finished using clear [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Dino DiGiorgio’s Corsair

Mar 03, 2015 No Comments by

No stranger to Top Gun, Dino DiGiorgio is returning for his F4U Corsair that he flew so well with last year. Dino’s Corsair with its unusual WW2 British Navy paint scheme, was based on a complete rebuild or a crashed plane from the CARF-Models kit. Dino also plans on bringing back my father’s 1995 Top Gun P-47 [...]

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M.A.N. Plans Photo Contest Winners!

Mar 02, 2015 No Comments

We have winners! Thanks to everyone who shared photos of their M.A.N. plans projects and to all the folks who voted for their favorite aircraft. When it came time to choose the winners from among the planes who received the most votes, we didn’t change a thing and kept the “reader’s choice” award order. Congratulations to Tony C. and [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Greg Wright — Bubbletop P-47 Thunderbolt

Mar 02, 2015 1 Comment

We just heard from our buddy Greg Wright and he says he will be competing at Top Gun for his second year. The plane he has decided to bring (for the Sportsman class), is his CARF-Models-P-47 Thunderbolt with Bubble canopy. He built the plane over the winter two years ago and also entered it in the 2014 Toledo show where his amazing “Jug” [...]

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