When it comes to RC scale static competition, one thing is for sure: you’re going to see some amazing models. Most, if not all, of the aircraft that show up are the result of countless hours at the workbench put in by the talented modelers who produce these flight-ready works of art. And it is no different for the annual WRAM show competition. When I first arrived at the venue this year at the Meadowland Expo Center in NJ, several airplanes had already been setup in the competition areas, and this de Havilland D.H.1a—first in line as you entered the display area—was hard to miss. Here’s what I learned from its builder, Andy Marone who won First Place in the Designer Scale category.
Taking two years and three months to complete his RC project, Andy is understandably very proud of his scratch-built entry in the Designer Scale category. And the judges agreed he did an amazing job; they awarded Andy first place in the category. We hope to see Andy’s amazing WW I pusher biplane in the air later this year at the annual Long Island Skyhawk’s giant-scale Dawn Patrol event.