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The Road to Top Gun: Sneak Peek of the Competitors

Feb 13, 2014 18 Comments

The 26th Annual Top Gun Scale Invitational, is once again going to be a full 5-day extravaganza of the best RC scale competition. Starting on April 30 and continuing till May 4, Frank Tiano’s annual event will take place at the Paradise Field RC flying facility in Lakeland FL. And, for the first time, there [...]

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Hobby King at NEAT Fair

Sep 14, 2013 1 Comment

At the NEAT Fair, I had a great opportunity to meet Toby Osmond, Vice-President Sales and Marketing of Hobby King. Toby showed off some of the new products on their way from the company. I was impressed with what I think is a first for the hobby–a model that comes out of the box with [...]

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MAN at Kingston IMAA Rally in Canada

Aug 20, 2013 No Comments

The 26th annual IMAA giant Scale Rally sponsored by IMAA chapter 217 and hosted by the Kingston RC Modelers club in Kingston Ontario Canada was an amazing time. Weather was perfect and the wind was almost non existent. Well over 100 pilots and almost double that many IMAA legal giant scale planes showed up and [...]

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MAN at Work — Warbirds over Delaware Pilot Interview Videos

Jul 30, 2013 No Comments

Our good friend, scale expert and MAN contributor Sal Calvagna was on hand at the 22nd annual Warbirds over Delaware and he got the inside scoop for several warbird pilots. From classic early war designs, to modern Luftwaffe flying wings, Sal got the up close and personal thoughts and comments of the modelers who built [...]

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Mr. Top Gun: Dave Wigley & his Beaufighter!

May 05, 2013 3 Comments

Congratulations to four-time Top Gun champion Dave Wigley, who won again this year debuting his Bristol Beaufighter. Competing in the Master class, Dave designed the plans for his twin warbird using 3-views, illustrations and photos as well as measurements from a full-size plane in a museum. The landing gear  alone took over a year to [...]

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Top Gun Expert Class Winner: Mike Barbee & his T-34B Mentor

May 05, 2013 No Comments

Mike Barbee won the Expert class with his huge 36% scale T-34. Despite having just 3 flights on this big bird before the flight competition started, Mike  put in 3 beautiful flights to score the win.

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Thursday Jets at Top Gun

May 02, 2013 No Comments

Thursday is winding down and the rain held off so everyone did get some quality flights in today. Some of the nicest Pro-Am entries were of the Turbine type and here are just a couple we say on the flightline! Amazing quality and performance in one package.  

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Top Gun Aircraft Highlight–Can you name this plane?

May 02, 2013 13 Comments

Hint! It is not a North American P-51 Mustang. The full-size aircraft was powered by a Turbo-prop turbine engine and it was proposed as a ground attack aircraft for the USAF. Leave a comment if you know what it is.

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