We arrived at Top Gun today and headed straight to the flightline. We bumped into Past Mr. Top Gun winner David Wigley who was getting ready for Static judging. This year he again is competing with his amazing Bristol Beaufighter. The 1/5-scale British warbird has a 138 inch wingspan and is powered by two BME 102cc […]
If you have been following along with this extended Workshop Build-Along series, you know that from the start, I designed the Sopwith Camel around the Zenoah G38 gasoline engine. One of the great advantages of scratch building, is that you can from the start workout everything so you can use the engines and equipment you […]
There is an old saying that states, the last 10% of a model project takes 90% of the effort. Meaning that building and covering a model goes relatively quickly when compared to the effort involved with painting and finishing. With that said, one excellent way to gain some time-savings is to use quality graphics and […]
For Throwback Thursday we selected the September 1956 cover of MAN showing Jo Katula’s beautiful artwork of a Sopwith Triplane. The aircraft was manufactured by the Sopwith Aviation Company during WW1 and pilots referred to it as the Tripehound or simply the Tripe. It was made operational with the Royal Naval Air Service in 1917 and proved to […]
We’ve just heard from our good friend and editor of the Italian RC Model magazine Modellistica and he let us know that for this year’s Top Gun, he will be flying a new model, the Hawk 100 from a Skymaster kit. He no longer has his impressive F100 (he sold it) so he sent us some pics of his […]
For years I have stressed the point that when you start flying giant scale models, you should do it in a scale-like manner. To rely on the wing’s lift as full-scale pilots do, rather than on the propeller’s thrust like many sport RC models are flown. The larger airplanes in many ways, fly better than their smaller counterparts but […]
The MAN team as always had a great time attending the annual Toledo show. We especially like to see all the amazing scale and sport models in the Static competition, which is always a big reason to attend. This year all the models were great and many were truly world class. Here are the official […]
In the Sig Manufacturing booth was a bunch of great looking ARFs from Seagull Models. All these great looking plans have amazing finishes which include a flat clear coat (for the warbirds,) and a beautiful U.S. aerobatic scheme for the classic biplane. Bucker Jungmeister Skyraider 63 inch span T-34 Mentor 74 inch span.
Well, we’ve been waiting for this one for a while, and it is now here–The razorback version of the Top Flight Gold Edition Giant scale P-47 Thunderbolt. 85 inch span, 50cc Gas engine and beautifully covered in MonoKote. Robart Retracts drop in ad bolt into place. Watch for a complete product review and flight test report […]
Now here’s something you don’t see everyday. Hobby People’s new P-82 Twin Mustang! Sweet times two. And this ARF comes in the colors of Col. Bob Thacker’s Betty Joe! Should make a great glow or electric project for anyone looking for an exciting warbird project.