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New 1/4-Scale WWI Pilot Figure

Apr 02, 2012 1 Comment

Another masterpiece from BEST PILOTS! LOTHAR VON RICTHOFEN the younger brother of the infamous “The Red baron” (Manfred  Von Ricthofen) is an ideal subject for the cockpit of your next 1/4-scale WW1 German Aeroplane.  This full-figure, lightweight pilot not only raises the bar in authentic scale realism – it blows it away! Lothar,  is chocked full [...]

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Will this fearsome fighter win Top Gun again?

Mar 28, 2012 4 Comments

Jeff Foley is no stranger to the winners’ circle, taking two Mr. Top Gun titles, winning the Masters class five times and the Top Gun Pro-am pro once.  His Messerschmitt Me-109E is still the only “single engined, WW 2 fighter” to win Mr. Top Gun!  It also a 5 time winner of the AMA Nats in the [...]

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Road to Top Gun Update: John Boyko, Cessna Skymaster

Mar 23, 2012 4 Comments

John’s Cessna Skymaster is 26% scale and has a 120″ wingspan. The inline twin aircraft is built from his own plans and has all-wood construction and fiberglass engine cowls. John built and molded the fiberglass parts with his own plug and mold work. The Retracts are a custom made and are a one-off set.  The [...]

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Video Update: Top Gun A-6E Intruder

Mar 15, 2012 32 Comments

  The  Team of Mike  Selby  and General Raymond Johns of the USAF (Pilot) will be competing at the 2012 Top Gun event with Mike’s amazing Team Scale entry a completely original Grumman A-6E Intruder. The A-6E is made from a composite vacuum layup of aired carbon and fiberglass. Practice Flights A6-E model jet, 14 March [...]

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Alien Aircraft Extra 300 — Online Build-along

Mar 02, 2012 5 Comments

  Well, just as winter is drawing to a close and the flying season is starting to sprout some spring shoots, our Online Build-along of the Alien Aircraft Extra 300 (Started on December 17 2011,) draws to a conclusion as well. Built and covered by Model Airplane News contributor Robert Labriola, this laser-cut kit builds into [...]

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Road to Top Gun Update — Mark Frankel, Beechcraft T-34B

Mar 01, 2012 1 Comment

From Gladwyne PA, Mark Frankel will be entering Top Gun with John Glezellis (Cambridge MA) in Team Scale with his “tried and true” Beechcraft T-34B Mentor. The plane took 1st at the NATS in 2009 and 2nd in 2011). John is a world class IMAAC pilot, but this is his first major scale competition. I [...]

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Best in Show! 1/3-scale Sopwith Camel

Feb 27, 2012 No Comments

  Perhaps one of the most highly sought after titles for serious RC Scale modelers is the “Best in Show” award from the annual WRAM Show. And this year’s winner of the title from the 2012 WRAM show was the talented Mike Gross Sr., with his amazing 1/3-scale Sopwith Camel. Held this year at the [...]

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Frankie Mirandes and his fantastic Focke Wulf

Feb 27, 2012 4 Comments

Here’s another installment for our Road to Top Gun! Coming from Puerto Rico, Francisco (Frankie) Mirandes will be flying a Focke Wulf 190 in Pro-Am, a hotly contested class at the scale invitational. Dressed in the Eastern Front Luftwaffe winter white scheme, the FW-190 is built from a Meister Scale kit and is powered with [...]

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