Editors Blogs

Road to Top Gun — Free Flight Avro Lancaster Bomber

Mar 25, 2014 4 Comments

Many of you may not know this, but each year at the Top Gun Scale Invitational at Paradise Field in Lakeland, FL, several of the contestants as well as the staff and press, get together and have a mass-launch for scale rubber powered model airplanes. Most are built using stick and tissue construction and many [...]

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Durafly Hyper Bipe — Video First Look

Jan 20, 2014 No Comments

One of Model Airplane News’ Featured Bloggers, Carl Layden, just acquired a new biplane and has produced a video first look. The Hyper Bipe from Durafly, is a modern looking unusual multi-wing sport flyer. A very talented modeler and a regular contributor to MAN’s Canadian section, Carl has a lot of experience and offers his [...]

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Grab your jetpack and go!

Oct 08, 2013 12 Comments

This video clip highlights what might be the personal transportation vehicle of the future! Here’s the scoop from the Smithsonian: Martin Jetpack has unveiled their latest jetpack prototype, a model that could be available next year. Called “P12,” the machine will cost something between $150,000 to $250,000 when it  becomes available, and pilots will have to [...]

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Disney Inspired Build-Along Balsa Dusty

Oct 04, 2013 9 Comments

What is a ‘kit-bash’? This is the question asked when my latest project was described to a modeler friend. The popularity of ARF and RTF aircraft necessitates the a little more explanation. It’s part way between building from scratch and building a traditional kit. Using an existing kit as the basis it is modified to [...]

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Extreme Recycling

Oct 01, 2013 3 Comments

When Tuomas Kalliomaki crashed and damaged his foam jet, he took a unique approach to recycling his model: he took the power and control system from the damaged fuselage and added the wing halves and tail to a cardboard box. Did it fly? Check out the video and find out!

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Top Gun Photos Part2

Aug 24, 2013 No Comments

Top Gun May 2, 2013

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Top Gun Photos Part1

Aug 23, 2013 No Comments

Top Gun May 2, 2013    

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Top Gun 2013 Photos

Aug 22, 2013 No Comments

Many consider Top Gun to be one of the best (if not THE BEST) R/C events on the planet, I have to agree.  On May 1st of this year I travelled to Paradise field to take a few photos.  I had the opportuinity to meet many of the pilots and organizers of the event.  These are [...]

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