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Very (very!) big Vulcan

Aug 14, 2013 4 Comments

Check out this gorgeous, 20-foot-span Avro Vulcan XH558! Built by Dave Johnson, the 1/7-scale model is powered by four (!) 160 turbines. The plane has sheeted wings with black Depron ribs, about which Dave notes, “The ribs essentially just keep the skins apart, and so [they] needed very little in the way of strength laterally. [...]

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Monster Scale SR-71 Blackbird Spyplane

Feb 21, 2013 12 Comments

One of the most advanced spy planes used by the CIA was the mysterious SR-71 Blackbird and RC pilots around the world get very excited when one shows you at the flying field. This impressive example was flown at the Oberhausen Jet-Meet in Germany. The pilot and owner of this scale model is Lothar Heinrich [...]

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F/A-22 Raptor you can build!

Aug 17, 2011 1 Comment

From our November 2011 issue of MAN, Steve Shumate’s great F/A-22 Raptor Pusher Jet is an awesome looking park flyer you can build from foam sheet. Plans are available at: http://www.airagestore.com/plans/f-a-22-raptor.html To download the 22-page PDF construction guide, Click Here. F/A-22 Raptor pusher jet–An easy-to-build pusher park jet with functional thrust vectoring Photos by Lawrence Dong [...]

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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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