Top Gun 2014 starts April 30th. Last year I attended taking many photos of the event, over the next 40 days I will post (& tweet @carllayden) a new photo from last years event.
What is a ‘kit-bash’? This is the question asked when my latest project was described to a modeler friend. The popularity of ARF and RTF aircraft necessitates the a little more explanation. It’s part way between building from scratch and building a traditional kit. Using an existing kit as the basis it is modified to [...]
Many consider Top Gun to be one of the best (if not THE BEST) R/C events on the planet, I have to agree. On May 1st of this year I travelled to Paradise field to take a few photos. I had the opportuinity to meet many of the pilots and organizers of the event. These are [...]
As part of the 25th Annual Scale Invitational, Frank Tiano has included a scale Rubber-Powered Free Flight “Mass Launch” to the activities for the Top Gun Silver Anniversary. And this is open to everyone to participate including Pilots, Crew Members, Judges, Staff and Press. Frank asked us to get the word out so here it [...]
Airplanes on the workshop floor always seem to catch “Hangar Rash.” Organizations is a great way to keep the our of harm’s way. Aviation modelers are an eclectic group coming from all walks of life. Once we conquer the basics of flight we tend to acquire a variety of aircraft varying in type or style as [...]
During the spring I designed & built an RC model stand for a friend. The idea was to build a stand that would make it easier to assemble and disassemble the aircraft. This stand should work for most 40-60 size airplanes, modelers may want to create/change to suit their own tastes too. The construction is [...]