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Workshop Tips — Florio Flyer 60 Build-along — Engine Mount

Feb 23, 2012 No Comments

The Florio Flyer 60 build is quickly approaching the covering and finishing phase and one of the last things to do to wrap up the fuselage construction is to install the engine and add the engine compartment fairing blocks. Let’s get to it.   Start by placing your engine on the already installed hardwood mount [...]

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Workshop Tips — Florio Flyer 60 Build-along — Tail-Mounted Servos

Feb 22, 2012 4 Comments

So, our last workshop secession finished up all the basic fuselage, wing and tail construction completed and we have the landing gear and the engine and radio equipment installed. Here’s the latest details to finish up the Florio Flyer 60. We still have to finish out the nose of the plane by adding the engine [...]

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Road to Top Gun Update — Gary Price P-47 Thunderbolt

Feb 22, 2012 No Comments

Gary and Brian Prince, from North Canton, Ohio, will be bringing a Meister P-47 called “Zombie” and a CARF Corsair for this year’s Top Gun event. Gary will be flying the P-47 at Top Gun this year, and Dino Di Giorgio will be flying our new Corsair in the Unrestricted Class. The P-47 was built [...]

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Kit Build-along Continued — Florio Flyer 60 Fuselage with Video

Feb 20, 2012 No Comments

So, after wrapping up the wing and ailerons, lets move on to the fuselage. Really this is little more than a long tapering box structure and again, like the wing, not all that complicated or hard to do. You first should have your radio gear and engine and fuel system as you’ll be building the fuselage [...]

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Top Gun contender: awesome twin turbine A-10

Feb 20, 2012 17 Comments

From Orlando, FL., Greg Foushi is the current 2011 Top Gun “Sportsman” Champion and for 2012 Top Gun he will be competing in the Pro-Am Pro division. His new Skymaster A-10 Warthog / Thunderbolt II  weighs 55 pounds and has a 110-inch wing span. It is powered by twin JetCat P-80 turbines (with kersosene starts), putting out 22 [...]

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Road to Top Gun Update –Wayne Fussell, P-47 Thunderbolt

Feb 20, 2012 No Comments

Built by Wayne Fussell from a Meister Scale kit in a little over a year. This impressive P-47 made its debut at Top Gun in 2011 when it placed 5th in Pro-Am Pro, piloted by P.J. Ash. For 2012, upgrades have been made and Wayne’s Thunderbolt will be flown by Dino DiGiorgio owner/operator of Meister Scale. The Jug has a [...]

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Best in Show! 1/3-scale Sopwith Camel

Feb 18, 2012 19 Comments

  Perhaps one of the most highly sought after titles for serious RC Scale modelers is the “Best in Show” award from the annual WRAM Show. And this year’s winner of the title from the 2012 WRAM show was the talented Mike Gross Sr., with his amazing 1/3-scale Sopwith Camel. Held this year at the [...]

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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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