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Installing Hinges Made Easy

Mar 31, 2014 3 Comments

The subject of one of my buildalongs, the Florio Flyer 60 has remained very popular on the MAN website. I started by opening the box and building the plane, eventually covering it and flying it to show all the techniques required to build a model airplane from a kit. When it comes to hinges, I used DuBro [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Free Flight Avro Lancaster Bomber

Mar 25, 2014 2 Comments

Many of you may not know this, but each year at the Top Gun Scale Invitational at Paradise Field in Lakeland, FL, several of the contestants as well as the staff and press, get together and have a mass-launch for scale rubber powered model airplanes. Most are built using stick and tissue construction and many [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Spectactular Spitfire

Mar 22, 2014 18 Comments

Part of the talent pool that is the Long Island Sky Hawks RC club, Lou Cetrangelo will again be competing at Top Gun with his very impressive Spitfire Mk. IX. Powered by an 110cc 3W inline twin cylinder engine, Lou’s airplane started out as a CARF-Models ARF Spitfire kit. Lou engineered it so the engine [...]

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Indoor RC in Ohio

Mar 21, 2014 No Comments

MAN contributor Xavier Mouraux is in Akron, OH  for the F3P contest that is also the US team trial for the next WC. The place is huge and there are 150 pilots total with the fun fly and contest. Check out some of the pix Xavier sent us!

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Road to Top Gun — Peanut and a Shooting Star

Mar 20, 2014 No Comments

Scale Jet legend Bob Violett with the support of “Peanut” his jet puppy will again be competing at Top Gun this year. Bob won 3rd place in the Masters Class in 2013 and will be flying his Shooting Star F-80C again at this year’s Scale Invitational. Bob’s jet is powered with the EVF -3- 12S power system, it performs flawlessly. Bob [...]

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RCX Battle of the Builders is Back — Register Now!

Mar 18, 2014 No Comments

The ultimate RC expo is just around the corner, and this year it’s headed to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA! Held the weekend of May 17 and 18, 2014 RCX features the latest our hobby has to offer. From RC planes and Helicopters, the latest Multi-Rotors and RotorDrones, plus RC cars, [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Reconstructed Corsair

Mar 18, 2014 8 Comments

It is always good to hear when an RC airplane is resurrected from a crash. And this year, Dino Di Giorgio will be flying a rebuilt F4U Corsair in Pro Am Propeller class. Dino comments, “Our model started out as a rebuild from a major crash by Heinz Ayvaz. The previous owner had trashed the model [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Gigantic WW2 Razorback

Mar 17, 2014 No Comments

Eduardo Esteves along with Ana, his charming wife and caller, will again be competing in the Pro-AM Propeller class with their impressive “Miss Plainfield” P-47 Thunderbolt. The classic ground pounding razorback has a 109-inch wingspan and is built from a CARF Model kit. It is powered with a Moki 250cc radial engine and Eduardo uses [...]

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