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Thunderbird 2 — Fantasy Slope Soarer

May 13, 2014 1 Comment

When Stephen Ryan was a kid, he was hooked on the Thunderbirds kid show produced using marionettes! We all loved this show and especially all the cool flying craft that were for many of us, the try stars of the show. For Stephen, he was impressed with Thunderbird 2 the mother ship that could fly and [...]

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Throw Back Thursday — Jet Blast from the Past!

May 08, 2014 No Comments

Throw Back Thursday is a lot of fun here at the MAN office! We get to poke around the archives and see what we can find. Here’s something that should grab the jet jock’s attention. Anyone want to venture a guess as to what year this was? The Jet man himself, Bob Violett with ducted [...]

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Top Gun — Final Standings.

May 07, 2014 3 Comments

Wow! Top Gun 2014 was certainly one for the record books! Fighting the weather and a compressed flight order, the pilots of Top Gun were truly in a “Fly or Go Home” situation! Very exciting! Here are the final stats showing the winners and placers of each category down to 5th place. Did your favorite [...]

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Top Gun — And the Winners are… Special Awards

May 07, 2014 No Comments

We had an amazing time covering all the scale action at this year’s Top Gun Scale Invitational competition. Even though the weather did not cooperate, the competitors did their best and their drive to win was not dampened! STATIC AWARD                             Sponsor                                               Winner                    Aircraft                                                Masters High Static (98.25)              ZAP GLUE                                                David Ribbe             MiG-15 Expert [...]

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Mr. Top Gun: David Ribbe & his MiG-15bis

May 04, 2014 7 Comments

Congratulations to David Ribbe for winning the coveted “Mr. Top Gun” title at this year’s invitational competition! This was David’s first year flying this MiG at Top Gun, after flying it at the Jet World Masters in Switzerland earlier this year. David’s 88.9-inch-span jet is packed with scale details, like a sliding canopy, speed brakes, [...]

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Top Gun — A Pair of Zeros from Japan!

May 03, 2014 12 Comments

So there are plenty of Zeros flying in scale competition, but few are 1/3-scale, and even fewer are competing at Top Gun and having traveled all the way from the country of Japan. And not only that, but there are two monstrous Rising Sun fighters in the Top Gun lineup. (Above) Built by Owia Masakazu [...]

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Top Gun — Before the Rain

May 03, 2014 No Comments

Even though much of the competition flying has come to an end because of some simply crazy amounts of rain, there was/is still lots of great airplanes on the flightline! Here’s some of the impressive airplanes we saw just before the skies opened up. Sunday is all set for continuation of flying competition and the final [...]

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Joe Nall 2014 – Only 7 More Days!

May 01, 2014 No Comments

  A new flying season is upon us, spring is in the air, and the Granddaddy of RC flying events is only one week away!  That’s right; Joe Nall Week 2014 starts in just a few days.  Nestled in the Northwest corner of beautiful South Carolina at the world-famous Triple Tree Aerodrome, this year’s event will run [...]

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