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Road to Top Gun — Smoking WACO YMF-5

Apr 02, 2014 No Comments

Mitch Epstein a regular competitor at Top Gun, will again be flying his very impressive WACO YMF-5 civilian biplane in the Expert class. Mitch’s WACO is a modified AMR kit powered by a powerful Moki 215 radial engine, turning a 32×18 propeller. Mitch covered the biplane with Nelson fabric, finished with automotive Dupont basecoat/clearcoat paint, and used homemade graphics. For [...]

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Sneak Peak Video — The New E-flite Carbon-Z Yak

Apr 01, 2014 1 Comment

Here’s a Sneak Peak of the new E-flite Carbon Z Yak 54 3X that’s featured in the upcoming July 2014 issue of MAN. Reviewed and test flown by Mike Gantt, this gorgeous 3D flying machine has it all! Here’s what Mike has to say: “Having flown the Yak from a paved surface, it is obvious [...]

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Can you name this plane?

Apr 01, 2014 68 Comments

This incredible video comes to us from our friend Tbobborap1, who filmed the giant-scale model at an RC event at the Royal Air Force Barkston Heath base in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England. Our mystery plane is of late WW II vintage, was carrier-based and flew for the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. It was especially prized as a [...]

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Inverted Harrier Into a Torque Roll

Mar 31, 2014 2 Comments

Here’s a really fun maneuver that’s generally performed low to the ground.  After all, aerobatic pilots enjoy the adrenaline rush of performing close to the ground and in this maneuver you get the added rush of performing it inverted.  Jason Benson will give you the walkthrough on performing the inverted harrier into a torque roll. With these [...]

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Installing Hinges Made Easy

Mar 31, 2014 8 Comments

When it comes to hinges, I use DuBro Products and the tools required to do the job. Here’s the basic technique that every RC builder should know. The Florio Flyer .60 is a retro aerobatic sport flyer kit available from Great Flyer R/C  www.greatflyerrc.com To successfully fly any airplane, you have to install the control surfaces [...]

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The Stall Turn

Mar 26, 2014 5 Comments

The stall turn is one of those maneuvers that can be flown with just about any airplane. When performed correctly and with control, the stall turn will get attention every time it is performed.  But how do you master it? The short answer is lots of practice. But learning the correct stick movements during the [...]

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Spray Painting Made Easy

Mar 25, 2014 6 Comments

Here’s a great workshop technique from editor Gerry Yarrish’s workshop. The products may have changed but today, painting your model airplane with “rattle can” spray paint is a less expensive alternative than using an air compressor and an automotive touch-up gun or a HVLP (High Volume, Low Pressure) rig. When you start building models that have formed [...]

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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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