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Reached the Half-Way Point!

Apr 01, 2013 No Comments

There’s an old saying about Building scale model airplanes. When you are finished building, you are halve way done with the project. Well last week I ran out of things to glue together with the Balsa USA 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane, so it is official, I have reached the half-way point in the project! Here’s my [...]

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Florida Jets with SKS Video Highlights

Mar 29, 2013 No Comments

Our buddy  Scott Stauffer shares some of the action from the 2013 Florida Jets event held in Lakeland, Florida. Model Airplane News contributor Rich Uravitch was also on hand taking photos and shooting video interviews at this amazing all-jet aircraft extravaganza! We also have amazing action and close up photography from Ace Camera Guy David [...]

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Jolly Green Giant Hawk at Florida Jets

Mar 28, 2013 No Comments

More Florida Jets video insight! This time Rich Uravitch interviews Joey Tamez with his inpressive giant BAe Hawk. Custom built by Shulman Aviation for Joey, the Jolly Green Giant Jet is built from a Tomahawk kit and is powered by a JetCat P200 turbine! Joey was also the 2nd place winner at the 2012 Top [...]

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Andy Kane’s SIAI Marchetti SF-260

Mar 27, 2013 6 Comments

There are more than just pointy nose blow it out the back jets at the annual Florida Jets event. Rich Uravitch caught up with Andy Kane of CARF-Models who was flying his impressive Marchetti SF-260 turbo prop! With a wingspan of 112 inches and a length of 93 inches, the beautiful turbo prop powered aircraft [...]

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Turbine Powered Biplane at Florida Jets w/video

Mar 26, 2013 10 Comments

You just never know what you are going to find on the flightline at the annual Florida Jets event in Lakeland Florida. Hosted by Frank Tiano the father of the Top Gun Scale Invitational, Florida Jets brings together the cream of the crop from the Jet and turbine engine industries! Model Airplane News contributor Rich [...]

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Workshop Build-Along: 6-foot-span Taylorcraft

Mar 21, 2013 No Comments

Designed by Tom Herr, the new laser-cut 72-inch-span Taylorcraft is the first glow powered airplane kit from Alien Aircraft. Following the same precise and well engineered design process, the Taylorcraft features easy to assembly parts and produces a strong yet lightweight structure. The model is being build by Mike Greenshields and the Scale Squadron of Southern [...]

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EcoPower “Electron 65 AC Charger from A-Main Hobbies

Mar 21, 2013 No Comments

Available from A-Main Hobbies, the EcoPower “Electron 65 AC” LiPo/LiFe/NiMH AC/DC Battery Charger is a computer controlled, single port balance charger that features a built-in power supply, combined with a high performance microprocessor and specialized operating software that allows you to reliably charge batteries of varying chemistry’s and cell counts. Multiple charge modes, a 6S [...]

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Road to Top Gun: 36% T-34B Mentor

Mar 18, 2013 18 Comments

Mike Barbee is no stranger to scale competition. He has flown at Top Gun for the past 24 years, and along the way there were eight different airplanes. He is the president of NASA, (National Association of Scale Modelers) and the East Coast Chairman for the U.S. Scale Masters Association. Mike says: “I have always [...]

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