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A Pilot’s View of D-Day

Jun 06, 2014 No Comments

No single military battle so changed the course of a war as did the Normandy invasion on D-Day. So many were lost this day and the price of freedom was paid for with their blood. We should never forget their sacrifice. Check out this story from our sister publication Flight Journal, “A Pilot’s View of [...]

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Our thanks to all who have served!

May 26, 2014 1 Comment

Memorial Day is a U.S. federal holiday observed on May 26 in 2014. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates all American men and women who died while in military service of our country. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War, it was expanded after World War I. All of us [...]

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Top Gun — Last Day Video

May 19, 2014 1 Comment

Rounding out our post event coverage for Top Gun 2014, here’s a video with some flightline action and flight footage. Editor’s Debra Cleghorn and Gerry Yarrish kicked off their rain boots and grabbed some action video of this great albeit wet episode of the greatest Scale RC Competition in the country. Despite the weather, all [...]

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Question of the Week — What do you think is/was the best recent RC breakthrough?

May 16, 2014 1 Comment

Let us Know! We’d like to hear from you our readers and online followers. Tell us what you think is/was the best ever recent RC breakthrough? What in our Hobby today gets you all fired up and excited??! RC helicopters and multi-rotors, 2.4GHz radio systems and micro receivers? How about Gyros and 3 Axis Stabilization [...]

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Fast-n-Quiet! E-Jets at Top Gun

May 16, 2014 3 Comments

Everyone knows that when you want to see the best scale aircraft flying and competing, then Top Gun is the place to go. All sorts of amazing aircraft were there this year and electric powered jets also made a pretty good showing for themselves. All serious level scale aircraft with all the bells and whistles, they [...]

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Top Gun Video Interview — Fernando Bellegrade — Stuka Dive Bomber

May 15, 2014 4 Comments

There’s just something about the Junkers Ju 87 Stuka Dive Bomber! This bent-wing Luftwaffe Warbird was one of the very first “Tank Busters” and it was a major part of Hitler’s Blitzkrieg war strategy. Competing in Expert, Fernando Bellegrade traveled all the way from Sao Paulo, Brazil with his impressive Stuka. Built from Nick Ziroli [...]

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Top Gun Video Interview — Pedro Sanchez — P-47 Thunderbolt

May 15, 2014 No Comments

One of our good friends Pedro Sanchez showed up at Top Gun this year with a beautifully detailed Warbird in the form of a CARF-Models P-47 Thunderbolt. Powered by a Moki 5-cylinder 250cc radial engine, the 1/4-scale “Jug” has a 110 inch span and weighs in at 54 pounds! Pedro only started with a CARF-Models [...]

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Top Gun Video Interview — Dino DiGiorgio — F4U Corsair

May 15, 2014 2 Comments

After all the dust had settled at Top Gun this year, we had a chance to grab some of the contestants and get the back story about their aircraft. One of the more interesting tales was that of the F4U Corsair flown by Dino DiGiorgio. This beautifully executed aircraft carrier based WW2 fighter was all [...]

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