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Road to Top Gun — Frank Tiano’s Macchi 200

Road to Top Gun — Frank Tiano’s Macchi 200

As if, Top Gun creator and promoter, Frank Tiano, isn’t busy enough during his annual Scale Invitational competition, Frank often registers as a pilot to compete along with the rest of the scale pilots at the event. This year, Frank will be flying in the  Pro-Am class (Pro-Prop) with his impressive Macchi 200. A radial engine […]
Awesome Ground-Pounding Thunderbolt

Awesome Ground-Pounding Thunderbolt

At the Toledo show, there are always a lot of heavy metal warbirds. One that had lots of presence there was this impressive P-47 Thunderbolt. The work of expert scale competitor Greg Wright, this Ground pounder was loaded with amazing detail and weathering. Powered by a big 5-cylinder Moki radial engine and a scale 4-blade […]
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Road to Top Gun — Smoking WACO YMF-5

Road to Top Gun — Smoking WACO YMF-5

Mitch Epstein a regular competitor at Top Gun, will again be flying his very impressive WACO YMF-5 civilian biplane in the Expert class. Mitch’s WACO is a modified AMR kit powered by a powerful Moki 215 radial engine, turning a 32×18 propeller. Mitch covered the biplane with Nelson fabric, finished with automotive Dupont basecoat/clearcoat paint, and used homemade graphics. For […]
Florida Jets: from the outside looking in

Florida Jets: from the outside looking in

I made it to Florida Jets 2014, and let me tell you it has changed from the last time I attended! I drove in to the parking area and was greeted by a wonderful woman that put a smile on my face. I paid my fee that covered the parking, entry fee and a ticket […]
Road to Top Gun — Reconstructed Corsair

Road to Top Gun — Reconstructed Corsair

It is always good to hear when an RC airplane is resurrected from a crash. And this year, Dino DiGiorgio will be flying a rebuilt F4U Corsair in Pro Am Propeller class. Dino comments, “Our model started out as a rebuild from a major crash by Heinz Ayvaz. The previous owner had trashed the model and […]
Road to Top Gun — Gigantic WW2 Razorback

Road to Top Gun — Gigantic WW2 Razorback

Eduardo Esteves along with Ana, his charming wife and caller, will again be competing in the Pro-AM Propeller class with their impressive “Miss Plainfield” P-47 Thunderbolt. The classic ground pounding razorback has a 109-inch wingspan and is built from a CARF Model kit. It is powered with a Moki 250cc radial engine and Eduardo uses […]
Road to Top Gun —  Amazing Flying Razor

Road to Top Gun — Amazing Flying Razor

This impressive electric powered, giant scale Fokker D.VIII is the work of Dave Perrone. This year will be Dave’s first time at Top Gun and he will be competing with his flying razor in the Expert class.  The Fokker D.VIII is Dave’s most favorite airplane all due to him seeing and watching Brian Coughlin fly his full size […]
Road to Top Gun — Wonderful WACO SRE takes shape

Road to Top Gun — Wonderful WACO SRE takes shape

R.B. Kincaid is in the process of building a 33% percent scale WACO SRE biplane with a wing span of 138-inches. Power will come from a Desert Aircraft 150cc engine turning a   35×10 propeller. The SRE is totally designed and built by Mr. Kincaid, who is in the process of making glass layups for the […]
Sky Skooter — Model Airplane News Construction Article Details and Materials

Sky Skooter — Model Airplane News Construction Article Details and Materials

To be featured in the upcoming June 2014 issue, the Sky Skooter construction article by Clark Salisbury shows what you can do if you have a good imagination. Before we begin  building, I need to explain my motivation for designing an RC plane like Sky Skooter.  I have always been intrigued by the idea of taking my wife, […]
Throwback Thursday — 30% Staudacher

Throwback Thursday — 30% Staudacher

Not terribly old, but back in 1999, my favorite plane was this 30% scale GS300 Staudacher from the GSP (Giant Scale Planes) ARC. It was powered by a 3W 60cc rear induction single cylinder gas engine, was outfitted with JR 8103 radio gear and it was covered and finished with Hangar 9 Ultracoat and Cajun RC […]
First Place Win at WRAM Show — Gerry’s Fokker Triplane

First Place Win at WRAM Show — Gerry’s Fokker Triplane

The Staff here at Model Airplane News is very proud of editor Gerry Yarrish for his well-deserved First Place win in the World War 1 Category at the 2014 WRAM Show! Most MAN readers will recognize this impressive red and black Fokker Triplane, Gerry started this impressive 1/3-scale project in 2012 and featured it in dozens of Online Workshop Build-Along posts. […]
Best in Show: Museum-Scale Fokker Triplane

Best in Show: Museum-Scale Fokker Triplane

When it comes to top level scale modeling, the WRAM show is the place to go to see what the Northeast section of the country has to offer. One of the best scale modelers we know of is Mike Gross Sr., from the Long Island Sky Hawks club. From Mastic Beach, NY, Mike won the […]
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