Editors Blogs

Assembling a (real!) P-47

Mar 08, 2013 No Comments

In this 1944 training film, a ground support crew assembles a P-47 in a field using nothing more than muscle, hand tools and the shipping crate the pieces arrive in. One of my favorite parts is in the beginning: a warning to “read all instructions before unpacking!”  Enjoy! Many thanks to Zenoswarbirdvideos for posting this [...]

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Project Zero: World’s First Electric Tilt-Rotor

Mar 08, 2013 2 Comments

AgustaWestland just unveiled a top-secret project: a man-carrying, electric tilt-rotor aircraft! Dubbed “Project Zero,” the aircraft’s two tilt rotors can take off and land vertically, hover like a helicopter and fly forward as fast and efficiently as a fixed-wing plane. Each rotor has its own electric motor that uses rechargeable batteries. Even cooler is that [...]

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Road to Top Gun: Douglas SBD Dauntless

Mar 07, 2013 15 Comments

Paul “Limey” Rice is planning to compete in the Expert class at Top Gun with his beautifully detailed Douglas SBD Dauntless dive-bomber. Starting with Nick Ziroli 1/5-scale plans, Paul scratch built the model using basic balsa, lite-ply and A/C plywood construction. He plane has a 100 inch span, and weighs 39 pounds. It has a Zenaoh [...]

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Planes: preview a new Disney film

Mar 07, 2013 No Comments

Here’s another reason to be excited for summer! Mark your calendars, because “Planes” will be coming to a theater near you this August. Check out the trailer here:

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A Day with Dave Platt [VIDEO]

Mar 06, 2013 1 Comment

As Scott Copeland wrote in “Final Approach” in June MAN, “Anyone who has seen models built by Dave Platt can’t help but admire the craftsmanship and attention to detail. Calling them ‘models’  belies their true character, as they are literally miniaturized airplanes with every rivet, panel line, landing light and oil stain faithfully replicated in [...]

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Road to Top Gun: Rare Rallye Morane Aero Tow Plane

Mar 06, 2013 1 Comment

Steve Thomas – Takes a new direction for Top Gun 2013. Taking a new direction for Top Gun 2013, Steve Thomas is well known on the circuit for his warbirds, he has a long held affinity with WWI and WWII planes, in particular he has an interest in Russian Warbirds which are less commonly seen [...]

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MRC Super Brain Instinct 965

Mar 05, 2013 1 Comment

Do you need an AC/DC Charger with a very user-friendly Design. The new Super Brain Instinct 965 from MRC has an easy 3-Button Start and will charge 1 to 3 cell LiPo, Li-Ion, LiFe batteries, 1 to 8 cell Ni-Cd and NiMH packs and up to 12 volt Lead Acid and Gel Cell batteries. It has [...]

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Road to Top Gun: Behemoth Beaufighter

Mar 05, 2013 21 Comments

Three time Top Gun Champion, David Wigley recently completed his test flights of his amazing 1/5-scale Bristol Beaufighter and Also won Best in Show at the 2013 WRAM Show. MAN highlighted some “in primer” sneak peeks of David’s amazing in progress twin fighter project earlier last summer, and we have to say, it is one of the [...]

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