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The Aeroworks Challenge

The Aeroworks Challenge

This event had two classes (50-62 and 100-120cc) and planes had to be a replica of a full-scale aerobatic aircraft. With smoke on and against the clock, the planes had to fly through the course and around the pylons while executing aerobatic maneuvers. Miss a gate or maneuver and you lose points! What an adrenaline rush!
Carl Bachhuber’s Lockheed Electra II fly by

Carl Bachhuber’s Lockheed Electra II fly by

Carl’s amazing 4-engine Electra II is powered by 4 Evolution 26cc gas engines with tuned pipes and it has a 160 inch span. It weighs in at 100 pounds. It has Robart retracts and is made using traditional balsa and plywood built-up construction.
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Joe Nall-The giant fleet by Carl Bachhuber

Joe Nall-The giant fleet by Carl Bachhuber

An amazing example of the giant scale RC building art. this amazing air force of multi-engine giants all belong to Carl Bachhuber of Maryville, WI. Front Right is the new Lockheed Electra II, front left is the Lockheed Constellation and in the back his Douglas DC-6.
Joe Nall Shakers and Movers

Joe Nall Shakers and Movers

Here’s the people behind the continued success of the Joe Nall fly in. That’s event founder Pat Hartness (center right) with hat, and announcer Bobby “the mouth of the south” Sadler (center left.)
Dennis Crooks and his C-123 Provider Cargo Plane

Dennis Crooks and his C-123 Provider Cargo Plane

As usual, Dennis Crooks was on the Joe Nall flightline and he had his new twin cargo plane the C-123 provider. This all aluminum clad giant looked awesome on the ground as well as in the air.
Joe Nall Giant Scale Fly In–Online Coverage

Joe Nall Giant Scale Fly In–Online Coverage

Model Airplane News will be at the Joe Nall on Wednesday May 11 through Saturday the 14th. We’ll be on the flightline covering all the action with plenty of photos and video footage. Be sure to come back often to check out the “from the flightline” updates.   Check another one off the RC Bucket […]
Air Force Pilots Compete at Top Gun

Air Force Pilots Compete at Top Gun

Here’s a great story from Chip Koenig, an Air Force major and Top Gun competitor. I learned that that my commander, General Raymond John,s was competing in my class at Top Gun, I couldn’t resist introducing himself to the General.  I’m a reservist and  had just returned only ten days prior to the competition from a voluntary 30 day […]

Top Gun special awards

Masters High Static: Gwyn Avenel, SBD-5 Dauntless Expert High Static: Giancula Demarchi, Aeromacchi MB-339 Team High Static: Marvin Erbesfeld/Ransom Fairchild, Sopwith Camel Unlimited High Static: David Hayes, Rockwell Thrush Pilots’ Choice: Mitch Epstein, Waco Best Military: Kyle Goodwine, F4F Wildcat Best Military Pilots’ Choice:  Giancula Demarchi, Aeromacchi MB-339 Best Biplane: Mitch Epstein, Waco Best WW I: Richard Feroldi, […]
Warbirds Over the Rockies 2010

Warbirds Over the Rockies 2010

The 7th Annual Warbirds Over The Rockies held on Sept. 24-26, with the incredible Airshow pyrotechnics, and over $5,000 in pilot prizes, was a HUGE success! Contest Director: Mike Harrington and Event Coordinator: Brian O’Meara Special thanks go to all of the warbird pilots, crews, event sponsors, vendors, and volunteers. Over 150 pilots and more […]
British Scale National Championships 2010

British Scale National Championships 2010

By Simon Delaney The British Model Flying Association (BMFA) which is the equivalent to the AMA, hold several national championships over the course of a year. These are spit into indoor flying, silent flight and free flight and take place in a variety of locations around the UK. The ‘power nationals’ encompass radio control scale, […]
2010 E-Jets International

2010 E-Jets International

Join Us! Be our friend, follow us, talk to us, stay in touch with us, or just say Hi! The 2010 E-Jets International4 Days of Fun and flyingThis year’s event was again four days of exciting, fast and fun flying with E-Jet pilots from attending from Canada, Great Britain, Norway, Georgia (Russia), and from all […]
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