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Welcome to the ultimate in scale competition!

Apr 28, 2011 No Comments

We’re here at Top Gun 2011, where the action is already heating up! The sport and pro classes in Pro Am started flying for the judges on Wednesday and have all finished their first two flight rounds. They’ll fly again tomorrow, and then the top pilots will fly on Saturday for the championship round. Here are [...]

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Top Gun 2011 Image Gallery

Apr 27, 2011 No Comments
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Top Gun Bound!

Apr 27, 2011 No Comments

When could I possibly be excited about a 6am flight? Only when it’s taking me to sunny Florida for Top Gun! The RC planes that compete there are, in a word, exquisite, but I really look forward to seeing the people. I don’t get to see some of these folks very often, but when I do it’s the best kind of family reunion. [...]

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Top Gun – LIVE COVERAGE!

Apr 27, 2011 No Comments

Stay tuned as we cover the Top Gun Scale Invitational in Lakeland, Florida, later this week. We’ll be on the flightline, so come back to see interviews with builders, up-close details and, of course, in-air videos. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-the-minute news! Click here: http://www.modelairplanenews.com/blog/category/topics/event-coverage/top-gun-2011/

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Helicopter Buyer’s Guide – available soon!

Apr 25, 2011 No Comments

We just sent this issue off to the printer, and it will soon be available at hobby stores, newsstands and bookstores everywhere! This magazine is the result of a lot of teamwork with our helicopter contributors and reviewers, and especially our “Rotor Speed” columnist Paul Tradelius, and I think it’s something our rotary readers will [...]

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Maxx Products High-Current, Coupled Connectors

Apr 25, 2011 2 Comments

Maxx Products Incorporated (MPI) continues to provide onboard support for every possible receiver, servo, ESC and battery configuration.  New to their diverse inventory are four Dean’s high current, coupled connectors capable of increasing ESC connectivity, power and voltage for both 2S and 3S applications.  The modules use lug connectors with each plug firmly coupled and [...]

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Bob Moore’s F-105 Thunderchief

Apr 21, 2011 1 Comment

A recent email from John Raclawski alerted me to this really cool project out of Wichita, Kansas. This 1/6-scale F-105 just had its first flight, and it’s a beauty. This fully detailed, custom-built jet has custom-built landing gear and is powered by a JetCat P-200. After flying it for the first time, Bob says, “It was pretty [...]

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G-Force 4-in-1 spindle tool: works on all 450- to 90-size machines!

Apr 20, 2011 No Comments

Now you only need to keep one spindle tool on your workbench, because the 4-in-1 has 4, 6, 8 and 10mm holes, with a full circumference clamping power for superior gripping. It’s CNC-machined from aircraft-grade aluminum, so you know this tool will never mark or scratch the spindle, even if you’ve attached the spindle with [...]

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