M.A.N. Plans Photo Contest Winners!

Mar 02, 2015 No Comments by

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 No Comments by

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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Road to Top Gun — Dennis “Mike” Grady — B-17 Flying Fortress

Feb 26, 2015 No Comments by

Having competed at the National Association of Scale Modelers contest in Muncie last year, Dennis “Mike” Grady is more than qualified to compete at the Top Gun Scale Invitational in Lakeland, FL. His competition aircraft will be a WW2 4-engine, B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber. The B-17 is 1/9-scale and built from a Wing Span kit. [...]

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Video Interview — Rich Fieroldi at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

Feb 25, 2015 2 Comments by

One of the great things about covering RC events across the country, besides seeing a lot of amazing models, is making friends. Whether we travel to California, Texas, Florida or New York, the editors at Model Airplane News always bump into someone they know and have come to admire for their building and flying talents. [...]

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Picture Perfect Piper — J-3 Cub Floatplane

Feb 25, 2015 No Comments by

When it comes to scale, it’s all in the details that counts. You don’t have to have a big complicated multi-engine warbird to do well in scale competition. But rather, a properly detailed version of a simple airplane will often do extremely well when it comes time to earn static scoring points. Such was the [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Stephen Thomas — Ralle Morain

Feb 25, 2015 No Comments by

Our good friend Stephen Thomas checked in with us and we learn that he will be bringing his impressive 1/3 scale Ralle Morain again to compete at Top Gun. With an big 158-inch wing span and a weight of 55 lbs., the Morain is controlled by a  JETI 16 channel radio system.  The nicely detailed composite [...]

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Road to Top Gun – Tommy Yates A-4 Skyhawk

Feb 24, 2015 11 Comments

If you remember the great aviation movie Top Gun, then you’ll remember the scenes where Maverick and Goose, while flying their F-14 Tomcat, learn their lessons while facing off against the seasoned instructors. After leaving “Ice Man” (his wingman), Tom Cruise chases his target only to get “shot out of the sky” by Viper, who’s [...]

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And the Winners are… 2015 WRAM Show — Airplane Competition

Feb 23, 2015 4 Comments

Each Year the best Scale and Sport RC Airplanes are brought by their builders to compete in the WRAM show Static Competition. With all the classes shown off center stage on the main floor of the trade show, the contest draws competitors from all over the Northeast and East Coast. With cash prizes and awards at stake, these airplanes represent [...]

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