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Dawn Patrol over the Glen WW1 Meet

Dawn Patrol over the Glen WW1 Meet

The Shade Tree Miniature Aircraft Association’s  (SMAA)  flying field is located in  Glen St. Mary Florida, about 35 miles due west of Jacksonville. This club hosts several events during the year, the most popular being their “Dawn Patrol over the Glen” open to of any size WW1 models. They also have a “Warbirds over the Glen” meet for […]
Top Gun Scale Invitational Video Highlights

Top Gun Scale Invitational Video Highlights

The MAN Team had an amazing time at Top Gun this year, but it wasn’t all fun and games, besides covering the event and making sure we got the airplane’s and pilot’s names correct, we also did some video work. So here, all in one place, are the highlights from this year’s event right from […]
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Top Gun Video Interview — David James and his Spad VII

Top Gun Video Interview — David James and his Spad VII

known for the big heavy metal warbirds, Top Gun actually draws all types of amazing planes and such is the case with this immense 45% Scale Spad VII. Flown by David James, it was impossible not to notice the gigantic WW 1 biplane on the flightline. MAN editor Gerry Yarrish chatted with David about his […]
Top Gun Video Interview — Randy Clark and his Yak 130

Top Gun Video Interview — Randy Clark and his Yak 130

Most of the jets at Top Gun this year were of the extra large turbine variety and they all grab your attention where flying by or just waiting for the round. An extremely impressive jet was Randy Clark’s Yak 130 and MAN editor Gerry Yarrish chatted with him to get the inside scoop on this […]
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Top Gun 2015 — Top Static Scores with Video Highlights

Top Gun 2015 — Top Static Scores with Video Highlights

When it comes to competition in any scale event, your earn your final score from two categories, your flight scores and your static scale score. It is here, on the judging table that modelers have the most control. Basically you put together your documentation package and then you build and paint your airplane to match […]
Top Gun Video Interview from Warbird Alley

Top Gun Video Interview from Warbird Alley

Without a doubt, the most popular tent this year at Top Gun belonged to P.J. Ash. P.J. is the motivator behind the Warbird Alley gang, and Warbird Alley is the watering hole at the Top Gun flightline! It’s also where the MAN crew set up our home base! This year, P.J. had three huge tents to house all the models […]
Top Gun Video Interview — Mike Grady — B-17 Flying Fortress

Top Gun Video Interview — Mike Grady — B-17 Flying Fortress

At this year’s scale invitational, Mike’s competition aircraft for Team Scale was this amazing WW2 4-engine, B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber. The B-17 was 1/9-scale and built from a Wingspan models kit and has a span is 138 inches with a fuselage length of 99 inches. Weight is 65 pounds. The model is electric powered and is equipped with four […]
Electric Jets at Top Gun

Electric Jets at Top Gun

Electric power is in a constant state of improvement and it’s no surprise that there were some EDF (Electric Powered Fan) jets in the winner circles at the end of the 2015 Top Gun Scale Invitational. In Team Scale, builder Mike Grady and pilot Dustin Buescher placed 3rd in the class with their BVM MiG-15. The 1/6-scale jet […]
RCX 2015 — RC Fun and Excitement — See ya Next Year!

RCX 2015 — RC Fun and Excitement — See ya Next Year!

If you missed RCX last weekend, you missed out on some of the most exciting RC Fun that can be experienced! And, you missed the opportunity to say hi and chat with the MAN Team, Debra Cleghorn, Sr. West Coast editor John Reid (Left) and Sr. Tech. editor Gerry Yarrish. With two exciting flight zones […]
RCX: This Weekend at the OC Fair & Event Center!

RCX: This Weekend at the OC Fair & Event Center!

Join us Saturday and Sunday at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California! You’ll see the hottest new planes and drones in action and it’s a perfect opportunity to stock up on new aircraft, radios, batteries and the other gear you need. The Academy of Model Aeronautics will be there flying Burt Rutan’s […]
Top Gun — Behind the Scenes — 100 plus photo gallery

Top Gun — Behind the Scenes — 100 plus photo gallery

As with any national level event, this week long competition produces far more special photos and snapshots of planes and pilots that could ever be included in a single article. So to help support our upcoming Top Gun event coverage in the August issue of MAN, here are some of the scenes, sights and situations we saw […]
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