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Fly the Waterfall

May 01, 2013 1 Comment

When you’re flying a stable elevator, you can perform an inside “waterfall” (micro loop) by maintaining full up-elevator, and applying full power and a little right rudder to correct for increased propwash and P-factor. On the back side of the loop, quickly cut the power and neutralize the rudder. Then, at the instant the fuselage [...]

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Top Gun: live from the flightline!

May 01, 2013 2 Comments

The 25th annual Top Gun Scale Invitational is underway, and Model Airplane News will posting live from the flight line all weekend! Gerry and I couldn’t be more excited to be here, together with more than a hundred of the best builders and pilots in the world. We talked with Stephen Thomas who is breaking [...]

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Road to Top Gun: Brazilian Thunderbolt

Apr 30, 2013 No Comments

Yes, that’s right … this P-47D is outfitted in true Brazilian livery! Our friend Rogerio Ribeiro de Arjaujo  (left) sent these photos of the P-47D Thunderbolt that Dino DiGiorgio will be flying in the Pro Am Pro (prop) class this year. He writes, “This very unique model is a Meister Scale Platinum Series P-47D bubble canopy [...]

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Salute to Scale Free-Flight

Apr 30, 2013 7 Comments

Here’s a reminder of something extra special. As part of the 25th Annual Scale Invitational, Top Gun promotor/founder Frank Tiano has included a scale Rubber-Powered Free Flight “Mass Launch” to the activities for the Top Gun Silver Anniversary. And, to make it even better, this special event is goin go be open to everyone to [...]

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A birds-eye-view of Hungary!

Apr 29, 2013 No Comments

The season has eventually started. After a long cold winter it is always a great feeling to  spend afternoons again on the field. It’s time to rehash the planes, make the necessary maintenance, recharge the batteries and all get started. Once we are there we can exercise our favourite type. Doesn’t matter it is 3D, scale, [...]

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Road to Top Gun: G-Model Messerschmitt–Update!

Apr 29, 2013 11 Comments

Update: Well, the post flight report reads that P.J. Ash’s new scale plane was balanced perfectly and the Desert Aircraft DA 85 engine is more than enough power for Messerschmitt. P.J Reports: “I’m testing the new Bold 26×10 prop from FTE and its working very well.  The first flight had a few things come loose such as the engine!!  But [...]

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Workshop Build-Along: Alien Aircraft 72″ Taylorcraft–Part 4

Apr 29, 2013 1 Comment

Built as an online project plane by Mike Greenshields and the members of the Scale Squadron of Southern California, the Alien Aircraft Taylorcraft is advancing nicely. It’s starting to look like a plane! More Scale Mods: Internal elevator pushrod. The elevator and stab are now in place. We have an arrowshaft on the inside. It did [...]

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Electric Retracts Installation–Easier than you think!

Apr 29, 2013 4 Comments

When you start to assemble an EDF jet, one of the required tasks is to work out and install your retractable landing gear. Modifying and installing E-flite gear in a jet is relatively simple and MAN contributor Ken Park recently accomplished the task for his new Viper Jet. Check it out, it’s easier than you [...]

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