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BOLD PROPS for Bold Pilots

May 20, 2013 No Comments

Frank Tiano Enterprises, better known as FTE, has just released a new line of propellers they think may become the “Go To” prop for the majority of users. BOLD Props are made by a company that manufactures props for full scale, Ultra Light aircraft. They know props! FTE has taken their superior product, and by [...]

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Thursday Jets at Top Gun

May 02, 2013 No Comments

Thursday is winding down and the rain held off so everyone did get some quality flights in today. Some of the nicest Pro-Am entries were of the Turbine type and here are just a couple we say on the flightline! Amazing quality and performance in one package.  

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Top Gun Aircraft Highlight–Can you name this plane?

May 02, 2013 13 Comments

Hint! It is not a North American P-51 Mustang. The full-size aircraft was powered by a Turbo-prop turbine engine and it was proposed as a ground attack aircraft for the USAF. Leave a comment if you know what it is.

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Model Airplane News at Top Gun

May 02, 2013 No Comments

Thursday May 2, the Top Gun flightline is a buzz with activities and there’s airplanes and pilots everywhere getting in flights. This is no easy task during any Top Gun event with the pressure and the excitement of such an impressive event. But add the threatening weather yesterday and today and you see everyone is [...]

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Salute to Scale Free-Flight

Apr 30, 2013 7 Comments

Here’s a reminder of something extra special. As part of the 25th Annual Scale Invitational, Top Gun promotor/founder Frank Tiano has included a scale Rubber-Powered Free Flight “Mass Launch” to the activities for the Top Gun Silver Anniversary. And, to make it even better, this special event is goin go be open to everyone to [...]

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Road to Top Gun: G-Model Messerschmitt–Update!

Apr 29, 2013 11 Comments

Update: Well, the post flight report reads that P.J. Ash’s new scale plane was balanced perfectly and the Desert Aircraft DA 85 engine is more than enough power for Messerschmitt. P.J Reports: “I’m testing the new Bold 26×10 prop from FTE and its working very well.  The first flight had a few things come loose such as the engine!!  But [...]

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Workshop Build-Along: Alien Aircraft 72″ Taylorcraft–Part 4

Apr 29, 2013 1 Comment

Built as an online project plane by Mike Greenshields and the members of the Scale Squadron of Southern California, the Alien Aircraft Taylorcraft is advancing nicely. It’s starting to look like a plane! More Scale Mods: Internal elevator pushrod. The elevator and stab are now in place. We have an arrowshaft on the inside. It did [...]

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Workshop Build-Along–Alien Aircraft Taylorcraft–Part 3

Apr 26, 2013 No Comments

Installment No. 3. The Taylorcraft build-along is making great progress and the construction of this laser cut kit from Alien Aircraft  continues to be straightforward and easy. Stabilizer is nearing completion. We’ve moved the stabilizer forward about 3/8 of an inch by notching it in the center front. This moved the hingeline forward making it easier to [...]

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