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Road to Top Gun — Greg Wright — Bubbletop P-47 Thunderbolt

Road to Top Gun — Greg Wright — Bubbletop P-47 Thunderbolt

We just heard from our buddy Greg Wright and he says he will be competing at Top Gun for his second year. The plane he has decided to bring (for the Sportsman class), is his CARF-Models-P-47 Thunderbolt with Bubble canopy. He built the plane over the winter two years ago and also entered it in the 2014 Toledo show where his amazing “Jug” […]
Road to Top Gun — Stephen Thomas — Ralle Morain

Road to Top Gun — Stephen Thomas — Ralle Morain

Our good friend Stephen Thomas checked in with us and we learn that he will be bringing his impressive 1/3 scale Ralle Morain again to compete at Top Gun. With an big 158-inch wing span and a weight of 55 lbs., the Morain is controlled by a  JETI 16 channel radio system.  The nicely detailed composite […]
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Road to Top Gun – Tommy Yates – A-4 Skyhawk

Road to Top Gun – Tommy Yates – A-4 Skyhawk

If you remember the great aviation movie Top Gun, then you’ll remember the scenes where Maverick and Goose, while flying their F-14 Tomcat, learn their lessons while facing off against the seasoned instructors. After leaving “Ice Man” (his wingman), Tom Cruise chases his target only to get “shot out of the sky” by Viper, who’s […]
Road to Top Gun — Eduardo Esteves — P-47 Thunderbolt Razorback

Road to Top Gun — Eduardo Esteves — P-47 Thunderbolt Razorback

Well scale lovers, it’s that time again!! Each year MAN highlights some the most amazing and powerful scale aircraft ever built and flown in our annual “Road to Top Gun” series. And as the cold winter settle in, so do a lot of RC Scale builders and flyers as they build, setup, tweak and test […]
2 Days before the WRAM Show — MAN at Work

2 Days before the WRAM Show — MAN at Work

Hey, the MAN crew is heading down the New Jersey Turnpike and we’ll be at the WRAM show this Friday through Sunday. What better way to get your modeling fix in the middle of winter? Be sure to stop by the booth and say hello! We love hearing from and chatting with MAN readers and […]
RCX Takes Flight in Orange County!

RCX Takes Flight in Orange County!

It was yet another blockbuster for RCX, the Ultimate Radio Control Expo, as thousands descended upon the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA, on May 17-18. It was two perfect days of nonstop action as RC fans packed the sidelines of the fly indoor and outdoor fly zones and tracks. The weekend […]
Mr. Top Gun 2013 Dave Wigely first in Masters immaculate 1/5 scale Bistol Beaufighter.

Top Gun — Last Day Video

Rounding out our post event coverage for Top Gun 2014, here’s a video with some flightline action and flight footage. Editor’s Debra Cleghorn and Gerry Yarrish kicked off their rain boots and grabbed some action video of this great albeit wet episode of the greatest Scale RC Competition in the country. Despite the weather, all […]
Losi 5IVE-Ts Airing It Out at RCX!

Losi 5IVE-Ts Airing It Out at RCX!

Nothing beats going big over jumps–especially when you’re going big with 1/5 scale trucks! The Losi guys are wowing the crowds at RCX with sub-orbital sky shots, proving just how tough the Losi 5IVE-T platform is. RCX is rolling strong here at the OC Fair & Event Center, get here if you can!
Editors’ Choice Awards Announced at RCX!

Editors’ Choice Awards Announced at RCX!

The awards banquet held on Saturday every year after the first day of RCX is something everyone looks forward to, not only because it’s a fun way to end a fun, busy day at the show but because we announce some very special awards. Our Editors’ Choice picks are a way for us to showcase […]
Kondor Hobbies at RCX

Kondor Hobbies at RCX

Andrew Kondor of Kondor Hobbies has something totally new: a 1/6-scale electric truggy that’s ready to run with batteries, charger, waterproof electronics, waterproof speed control and receiver and the nice-looking body in the photo. For $399.99, how about a fun ride for the flightline?
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