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Today in Aviation History: F-86 sets a world speed record!

Aug 17, 2011 1 Comment

Today in 1951, Colonel Fred J Ascani set a 635.686mph world speed record in an F-86F Sabre. He received the Mackay Trophy for flight, an award established in 1911 for the most meritorious flight of the year by an Air Force person, persons or organization. One of our favorite F-86s is this $149.99 electric ducted fan [...]

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Kentucky Jets 2011

Jul 15, 2011 No Comments

This year’s Kentucky Jets event, held at the Springfield-Lebanon airport, was a weekend full of the best jets from across the country and even around the world. John Raclawski was there to capture the action, and here are some of his favorite photos from the weekend and a summary of the event. Enjoy! Kentucky Jets [...]

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Awesome F-111 Aardvark

Apr 30, 2011 7 Comments

If you don’t know what an F-111 is, this is going to be a real treat! It is one of the first USAF aircraft with sweep wing geometry and the full size was also used in Desert Storm. A long history of amazing service. This impressive RC F-111 was flown by Ray Johns and by the talented [...]

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Brian O’Meara’s Amazing F-84F

Apr 29, 2011 No Comments

Placing 8th in Pro-Am/Pro Brian O’Meara flew this great looking F-model F-84. This is the first jet Brian have flown in competition and he  had well over 100 flights on the model before attending Top Gun. From the “Phantasy In Blue” the swept wing Thunderjet  is powered by a Jetcat 200 turbine and is painted in [...]

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Switchblade takes flight!

Apr 29, 2011 No Comments

Check out this FB-111A, a team scale entry built by Mike Selby and flown by Ray Johns. This gorgeous jet has functional swing wings and tailerons and will definitely be a Top Gun contender when it flies for the judges on Saturday.

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Bob Moore’s F-105 Thunderchief

Apr 21, 2011 1 Comment

A recent email from John Raclawski alerted me to this really cool project out of Wichita, Kansas. This 1/6-scale F-105 just had its first flight, and it’s a beauty. This fully detailed, custom-built jet has custom-built landing gear and is powered by a JetCat P-200. After flying it for the first time, Bob says, “It was pretty [...]

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Unlimited 3D Jet! SebArt MiG 29

Apr 20, 2011 No Comments

This electric ducted-fan jet has 3-axis thrust-vectoring, so it can easily hover as well as fly 3D aerobatics! It has contra-rotating fans for improved stability, and can be equipped with an optional gyro stabilizer on the thrust/rudder channel. It’s available ready-to-fly, with or without the recommended 3400mAh or 4000mAh 4S pack and features a foam fuselage. Folks at [...]

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MAN chats with Frank Tiano

Apr 15, 2011 No Comments

Recently at the 2011 Florida Jets event in Lakeland, FL, contributor Rich Uravitch covered all the action and posted several photos and video interviews from the flightline of this all jet event. Rich caught up with event originator and promoter, Frank Tiano, during the event. He is seen here with his “Peripheral Amenities Manager” and [...]

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