Editors Blogs

Road to Top Gun — Tim Cardin — Sky King

Mar 10, 2015 6 Comments

For the 2015 Scale Invitational, Tim Cardin’s entry in the Expert class is his impressive twin engine Cessna T50 Bobcat. Tim chose the paint scheme flown in the old TV show ”Sky King” used on so many flights searching for bad guys and cattle rustlers. The model was built from Don Smith Plans and it has a wingspan of  100.6 inches [...]

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Andy Marone’s Award Winning 1/3-scale de Havilland D.H. 1a Video Interview

Mar 09, 2015 No Comments

When it comes to RC scale static competition, one thing is for sure: you’re going to see some amazing models. Most, if not all, of the aircraft that show up are the result of countless hours at the workbench put in by the talented modelers who produce these flight-ready works of art. And it is no different [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Boli Muentes — F-16 Falcon

Mar 09, 2015 No Comments

For Top Gun 2015 Boli Muentes will be flying his new 1/6-scale F-16, built from a BVM plug and play kit. Competing in the ProAm Sportsman category Painted in the USAF Thunderbirds Airshow demonstration team scheme, Boli’s Falcon uses a Jetcat 140 RXi turbine engine. Weighing in at 40 pounds, the jet has a fully scale  light system and has a [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Jack Diaz — Fouga Magister

Mar 04, 2015 1 Comment

Our good friend and veteran Top Gun competitor told us that his 2015 entry plane will be his impressive 1/4.5-scale  Fouga Magister built from the Philip Avonds kit from Belgium. Jack says it is a very complex kit and it produces an extremely accurate scale model. It took Jack a couple of years to build. The wings and stab [...]

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Question of the Week: What’s your Favorite MAN Construction Article / Plans Built Plane?

Mar 04, 2015 5 Comments

There are many out there that say “ARFs” have killed the hobby of building RC planes, but our sales of construction plans indicate that there are many of you out there that still know what balsa wood, MonoKote and glue smells like! Someone is definitely spending quality time in their workshops so let’s take a survey! [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Dino DiGiorgio’s Corsair

Mar 03, 2015 1 Comment

No stranger to Top Gun, Dino DiGiorgio is returning for his F4U Corsair that he flew so well with last year. Dino’s Corsair with its unusual WW2 British Navy paint scheme, was based on a complete rebuild or a crashed plane from the CARF-Models kit. Dino also plans on bringing back my father’s 1995 Top Gun P-47 [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Greg Wright — Bubbletop P-47 Thunderbolt

Mar 02, 2015 8 Comments

We just heard from our buddy Greg Wright and he says he will be competing at Top Gun for his second year. The plane he has decided to bring (for the Sportsman class), is his CARF-Models-P-47 Thunderbolt with Bubble canopy. He built the plane over the winter two years ago and also entered it in the 2014 Toledo show where his amazing “Jug” [...]

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J-3 Cub Floatplane — Picture Perfect Piper — with Video

Feb 25, 2015 24 Comments

When it comes to scale, it’s all in the details that counts. You don’t have to have a big complicated multi-engine warbird to do well in scale competition. But rather, a properly detailed version of a simple airplane will often do extremely well when it comes time to earn static scoring points. Such was the [...]

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