From Gladwyne PA, Mark Frankel will be entering Top Gun with John Glezellis (Cambridge MA) in Team Scale with his “tried and true” Beechcraft T-34B Mentor. The plane took 1st at the NATS in 2009 and 2nd in 2011). John is a world class IMAAC pilot, but this is his first major scale competition. I [...]
Here’s another installment for our Road to Top Gun! Coming from Puerto Rico, Francisco (Frankie) Mirandes will be flying a Focke Wulf 190 in Pro-Am, a hotly contested class at the scale invitational. Dressed in the Eastern Front Luftwaffe winter white scheme, the FW-190 is built from a Meister Scale kit and is powered with [...]
Know for their awesome brushless motors and accessories, the HiMax Motors and Maxx Products booth had lots of great gear on display including Glider retracts available in small, medium and large sizes. These electric driven units are compact and very high quality. Also, they had a cool looking towhook release mechanism that fits easily in the [...]
Ok want something completely different? how about a paper airplane powered by a brushless motor? Sure, BP Hobbies could not keep up with the demand for these great little “Power Up” free flight flyers. And, there’s no battery onboard! It has a capacitor that you charge up with a hand-held battery holder. Sweet!
As always.. the Horizon Hobby Dist.’s booth was full of great new products and people to tell everyone about them. With JR and Spektrum radios, Evolution and Saito engines and lots of ARFs and micro indoor RC plans on display, there was something for everyone. Two great planes I saw were the E-flite Albatros and [...]
Plenty of smiling faces at the Hitec Booth as always! Here, The SkyScout is one of many great electric powered sport planes on display at the Hitec Booth. Plenty of servos and radio gear also out on the display to show the many modelers that stopped by to say hello The Multiplex Digfighter is another [...]