Editors Blogs

Road to Top Gun: Stunning Stuka

Mar 10, 2014 9 Comments

Competing in Expert, this two-time Brazilian scale champion is coming to Top Gun this year! Built and piloted by Fernando Bellegarde, this Stuka is a modified Ziroli kit that’s powered by a DLE 55 engine with a shaft extender. The plane’s modifications include a three-piece wing and dive siren, and the plane’s winter camo scheme [...]

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Florida Jets — High-Speed Action from Lakeland, FL

Mar 10, 2014 No Comments

Long time Model Airplane News contributor Rich Uravitch spent the weekend on the flightline for the 2014 Florida Jets event getting the inside story on many of these impressive turbine powered jets and the pilots that fly them. Watch out for the June issue of MAN where we will have the full story. Here are [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Wonderful WACO SRE takes shape

Mar 07, 2014 No Comments

R.B. Kincaid is in the process of building a 33% percent scale WACO SRE biplane with a wing span of 138-inches. Power will come from a Desert Aircraft 150cc engine turning a   35×10 propeller. The SRE is totally designed and built by Mr. Kincaid, who is in the process of making glass layups for the [...]

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Giant F-14 Swing-Wing’s First Flight

Mar 04, 2014 9 Comments

From our friend across the pond Tbobborap1, this video of the maiden flight of Mick Burrell’s 1/7.5-scale Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a must-see. Tbob notes that there are only two of these models in the UK and that this one is the first to fly, adding, “It was a beautiful sunny day with a reasonable [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Stylish F-100D Super Sabre

Mar 03, 2014 2 Comments

From Johnson City, TN, Rod Snyder will be competing in both Team Class and Expert Class this year at Top Gun. His Team Class entry is a BVM F-100D Super Sabre modeled after a paint scheme used by the SMAMA Service Engineering that was based at McCellan Air Force base located in Sacramento CA. in [...]

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Weathering Scale Airplanes — The Final Touch!

Mar 01, 2014 11 Comments

So you’ve finished painting your new scale airplane and it looks nice and shiny and brand new. You check your model one more time against your photo documents of the full-size plane and there’s something just not quite right… What is it? Well, it would be a safe guess that your full size subject airplane, [...]

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Precision Aerobatics Addiction XL

Feb 28, 2014 No Comments

If you are into aerobatics you’re going to want to see this video below. This is the addiction XL from precision aerobatics. Cutting-edge technology makes this one of the lightest planes out there and this is evident in it’s flying abilities. We put our best man on the job, Mike Gantt, to throw this thing [...]

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Hobby People P-47

Feb 28, 2014 No Comments

We always enjoy reviewing new aircraft especially one like Hobby People’s  P-47. This plane has a ton of scale detail at a reasonable cost and with very little build time. Check out what our reviewer, Mike Gantt, has to say about this great little flying aircraft.

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