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P-51D Mustang Detailed inside and out!

Apr 29, 2011 1 Comment

Starting out as a Composite-ARF Mustang kit, Jean-Francois Bobo went the extra mile and made a detailed V-12 Rolls Royce Merlin engine to help boost his craftsmanship score at Top Gun. Not only does it cover up the DLE 55 engine, it also adds weight to the nose (needed for balance,) it increases outline scale fidelity [...]

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Super detailed Mustang

Apr 29, 2011 No Comments

A spectator checks out a P-51 Mustang that’s even detailed “under the hood.” The builder created an entire dummy V-12 engine under the cowl.

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Thursday at Top Gun

Apr 28, 2011 2 Comments

So after a long day flying to Miami and then to Orlando then a short drive to Lakeland we made it to Paradise Field the new home of Top Gun. Here are a few pix of the day.      

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Apr 27, 2011 No Comments

Stay tuned as we cover the Top Gun Scale Invitational in Lakeland, Florida, later this week. We’ll be on the flightline, so come back to see interviews with builders, up-close details and, of course, in-air videos. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-the-minute news! Click here:

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Neiuport 28 from Maxford

Apr 26, 2011 No Comments

Maxford USA Neiuport 28 This model of the Nieuport 28 is a semi-scale ARF that combines scale appeal with the ease of transport and flying characteristics which make 40-inch wingspan EP models very popular among many sport/scale RC airplane enthusiasts. It is constructed mainly of laser-cut balsa and light ply, and it is finished with [...]

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Seabee build-along

Apr 25, 2011 No Comments

G&P Sales Republic Seabee Build-along by Klaus Ronge The somewhat odd looking Republic Seabee has always been one of my favorite aircraft. The four-passenger Seabee, built by the Republic Aircraft Corp, was introduced after WWII and became known as a 90 knot plane. It took off, cruised and landed at 90 knots and was considered [...]

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Outstanding Staggerwing

Apr 20, 2011 No Comments

A look at a plane that took years to complete and three different builders, but in the end it was well worth the wait.  This outstanding scale Staggerwing started as a cut balsa kit from the Aeroplane Factory which was made from Ziroli plans.  The plane is large with a wingspan of 86-inches and an [...]

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See it here first! Great Planes Waco YMF-5D

Apr 20, 2011 3 Comments

Flight Test by Michael York I have long been a huge fan of the Waco YMF and was honored to review this absolutely gorgeous version by Great Planes. Starting from a clean sheet of paper, they wanted to ensure that their 1⁄5-scale version not only looked stunning, but would have outstanding flight characteristics and not [...]

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