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Mr. Top Gun Gives us a Sneak Peek

Jul 30, 2012 1 Comment

Gerry Yarrish of Model Airplane News magazine caught up with David Wigley, aka “Mr. Top Gun,” at the recent Warbirds Over Delaware event.. David gives us a sneak peek on what he’s working on for the next Top Gun event. Check out the full video in the player below.

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Sneak Peek: Align TRex 450 Plus

Jul 30, 2012 1 Comment

The Align T-Rex 450 Sport Plus is one of the latest releases in the Align T-Rex family of great machines distributed through Assurance RC. Align has brought this hobby many different helicopters, ranging from their small 100-class, fixed-pitch RTF machine all the way up to their 700-size, full-collective, flybarless models. Align has become one of [...]

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Speed, Performance & C-Rating

Jul 27, 2012 14 Comments

In the November MAN Ultimate Electrics column, John Reid tests different C-rated battery packs to see how they affect the performance and speed of a pylon racer. In this video we will see the amp and volt draw for each pack along with the watts and rpm produced.  Then we head to the field for [...]

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Team USA for the F3A World Championships

Jul 27, 2012 No Comments

Three Team Futaba pilots scored the top spots in the U.S. 2013 F3A World Championships to be held in South Africa in 2013! Left to right: Brett Wickizer, Andrew Jesky and Jason Shulman finished 1 -2 -3 at the U.S. National Aeromodeling Championships and U.S. F3A Team Trials in Muncie, Indiana on Thursday, July 26th.  [...]

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The Radio Control Show 169

Jul 27, 2012 No Comments

It’s time for another episode of The Radio Control Show! This week, we take a look at some crazy footage of a bird attacking an RC plane in mid-air, talk with “Mr. Top Gun” about next year’s submission, and much more. See the full video in the player below:

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Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair Build-along Part 12

Jul 27, 2012 4 Comments

The most important part of any model build is making sure the CG balance point is correct. With a giant plane like the Top Flite Corsair, you need to take your time, or better yet, get the help of a friend to move the plane around. Start with the plane in the maintenance cradle upside [...]

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IQ AFM Multi-Station for Fuel and Air

Jul 26, 2012 No Comments

If you are looking for the ultimate solution to your aircraft servicing tasks, this Fuel and Air Multi-Station is for you. Manufactured in Germany, thie IQ AFM Multi-Station is available in two versions. The standard IQ AFM ($350) and tthe IQ AFM+ (With water seperator) $395. This 5-gallon fuel container includes: Fuel pump and attachment [...]

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Detailing the Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair ARF

Jul 25, 2012 6 Comments

As I mentioned previously, besides applying custom markings and decals, another great way to improve the looks of your ARF warbird is to add simple details and weathering. You can do this very easily with marking pens and various decals available commercially. Here’s how I applied my make-over to this impressive giant scale bent-wing warbird. [...]

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