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Workshop Build-Along — Triplane Painting and Masking

Jul 25, 2013 3 Comments

The Exclusive MAN Workshop Build-Along series is just about complete with just a few detail left to finish up. I have been working on my giant Fokker Dr.1 Triplane since last October and we’ve posted lots of helpful building and covering tips along the way. Several of you have asked if I could show some details [...]

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Blast from Top Gun’s Past

Jul 23, 2013 1 Comment

The very first Top Gun, hosted by the Condors R/C Club, was held in Coral Springs, FL. It attracted 30 of the country’s best scale contestants and was sponsored by Model Airplane News and Pacer Technology/ZAP Glue. MAN covered the inaugural event in the August 1989 issue. Moved to Mesa, Arizona the following year, the [...]

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Build to Win Contest!

Jul 22, 2013 61 Comments

In this Almost-Ready-to-Fly, no-assembly required, day and age the RC airplane hobby has evolved. The main outcome of this new fast-assembly airplane era is that we now enjoy an amazing amount of skilled and talented RC pilots. With amazing aerobatic skills and speedy reaction times, flying model airplanes is enjoyed by countless modelers who have [...]

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MAN at Work — Warbirds over Delaware

Jul 19, 2013 2 Comments

This year, Model Airplane News was pleased to have RC Scale and Warbird expert and MAN contributor Sal Calvagna on hand at the Warbirds over Delaware event. Covering all the excitement, Sal was wearing the MAN colors and he did a great job of interviewing some of the pilots and took lots of great photos [...]

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Flightline Action from Warbirds over Delaware

Jul 18, 2013 2 Comments

When it comes to fun and excitement, you can’t beat a good warbird event. And when you want to see the best, there’s nothing like the annual Warbirds over Delaware extravaganza! RC warbird pilots and builders gather every year and present the very best the hobby has to offer. The Members of the Delaware RC [...]

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Giant Scale Supermarine Spitfire Mk.9 — Up Close and Personal

Jul 17, 2013 5 Comments

The newest addition to the Top Flite giant scale Warbird ARF collection is the Supermarine Spitfire and it is a great flying warbird. Model Airplane News test pilot and contributor Rick Bell took on the Spitfire and you can ready his Flight Report in the upcoming October issue of Model Airplane News. After some minor tweaks [...]

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Heavy Bomber Action at Warbirds over Delaware

Jul 17, 2013 11 Comments

This past weekend, MAN was at the annual giant scale warbird meet in Newark, DE. Though the weather was challenging, there were lots of amazing warbirds and military airplanes on hand. As usual, Mac Hodges was there with his amazing giant scale B-29 Superfortress Bomber. Check out this wild video of his flight! Special thanks [...]

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Valach 4-stroke 120cc gas engine

Jul 12, 2013 No Comments

An extremely popular giant scale engine line in Europe, Valach is now available from Vogelsang-Aeroscale the official U.S Dealer. Available now at http://vogelsang-aeroscale.com/valach.html the new 120cc twin-cylinder horizontally apposed gas engine is the perfect power plant for countless scale projects. Able to turn deep pitch 30- to 32-inch propellers, Valach engines are designed from the [...]

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