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Road to Top Gun Update –Mike Gross Sr. Sopwith Camel

Feb 17, 2012 1 Comment

One of the nicest Warbird guys you’ll ever meet Mike Gross Sr., is going to be competing with his beautiful Sopwith Camel which he built from Mick Reeves plans. A member of the Long Island Skyhawks club he’ll be entered in the Expert class. Mike started building his project in October, 2010 and the WW1 [...]

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2012 Road to Top Gun Update — Graeme Mears, T-33 with workshop photo gallery!

Feb 15, 2012 3 Comments

 No stranger to the winners’ circle at the Top Gun Scale Invitational, Canadian Graeme Mears can always be counted on for something amazing and of the highest quality. And 2012 is no different.     Starting with a kit from Marijn Pennix of Scale-jet Graeme’s new T-33 is 1:4.5 scale, has a wing span 110 [...]

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On the Day in Aviation History — February 15

Feb 15, 2012 No Comments

2008 The USAF Air Combat Command (ACC) clears all its grounded F-15A/B/C/D fighters for flight pending inspections, engineering reviews and any needed repairs. ACC also recommended release of other U.S. F-15A/B/C/D aircraft. After a Missouri Air National Guard F-15C had come apart in flight and crashed on 2 November 2007, The USAF grounded all F-15 [...]

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Kit Plane Build-along — Florio Flyer 60 Continued

Feb 14, 2012 5 Comments

Well we now have a total of about 3 to 4 hours into the build and the wing and tail surfaces are all finished and ready for cover. As a roundup, I changed the wing to use 2 aileron servos, and replaced the solid wingtip blocks with built up ones. The wing came out really nice [...]

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Road to Top Gun Update: P.J. Ash’s Martin Baker MB.5

Feb 14, 2012 3 Comments

From Lexington, KY, P.J. Ash is entering a rather different plane this year.  It is called a Martin Baker MB.5 and it was the last aircraft the Martin Baker Company produced before building and introducing the ejection seat. P.J. built his impressive aircraft using from scale 3-views.  It spans 97 inches and the fuselage length is 102 [...]

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Sneak Peak from the Members Only Video Workshop Build-along

Feb 13, 2012 1 Comment

Hey gang, I have been busy doing a video build-along on the MAN Members Only site that goes with my From the Workshop Building Tips posts here at the Free MAN website. I am having a lot of fun building a Florio Flyer 60 Fun Fly sport flyer and it is coming along very nicely. [...]

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The Road to Top Gun 2012 — Scale RC Aviation at its Best! — Updated

Feb 10, 2012 3 Comments

Each year, Model Airplane News gives its readers and web visitors a sneak peek at some of the amazing airplanes that will be competing at the annual Top Gun Scale Invitational. Hosted each year by it creator, Frank Tiano, the 2012 Top Gun event will again be held at the Paradise Field near Lakeland Linder [...]

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Fun Scale Profile Zero — Now available at the Air Age Store

Feb 08, 2012 3 Comments

Here’s a Sneak Peak of the next great construction article from the May 2012 issue of MAN. Designed by Dick Sarpolus, this Zero is easy to build and fun to fly.  To order these plans and build one yourself, got to: http://www.airagestore.com/fun-scale-profile-zero.html   This Fun Scale Mitsubishi A6M Profile Zero is the next step up [...]

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