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2012 Road to Top Gun Update — Graeme Mears, T-33 with workshop photo gallery!

2012 Road to Top Gun Update — Graeme Mears, T-33 with workshop photo gallery!

 No stranger to the winners’ circle at the Top Gun Scale Invitational, Canadian Graeme Mears can always be counted on for something amazing and of the highest quality. And 2012 is no different.     Starting with a kit from Marijn Pennix of Scale-jet Graeme’s new T-33 is 1:4.5 scale, has a wing span 110 […]
Road to Top Gun Update: P.J. Ash’s Martin Baker MB.5

Road to Top Gun Update: P.J. Ash’s Martin Baker MB.5

From Lexington, KY, P.J. Ash is entering a rather different plane this year.  It is called a Martin Baker MB.5 and it was the last aircraft the Martin Baker Company produced before building and introducing the ejection seat. P.J. built his impressive aircraft using from scale 3-views.  It spans 97 inches and the fuselage length is 102 […]
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The Road to Top Gun 2012 — Scale RC Aviation at its Best! — Updated

The Road to Top Gun 2012 — Scale RC Aviation at its Best! — Updated

Each year, Model Airplane News gives its readers and web visitors a sneak peek at some of the amazing airplanes that will be competing at the annual Top Gun Scale Invitational. Hosted each year by it creator, Frank Tiano, the 2012 Top Gun event will again be held at the Paradise Field near Lakeland Linder […]
Fun Scale Profile Zero — Now available at the Air Age Store

Fun Scale Profile Zero — Now available at the Air Age Store

Here’s a Sneak Peak of the next great construction article from the May 2012 issue of MAN. Designed by Dick Sarpolus, this Zero is easy to build and fun to fly. To order these plans and build one yourself, got to: http://www.airagestore.com/fun-scale-profile-zero.html This Fun Scale Mitsubishi A6M Profile Zero is the next step up from […]
OV-10 Bronco

Giant E-Powered OV-10 Bronco — Up-close

We have received several comments asking for more information on Sean Curry’s OV-10 Bronco that we posted as a video interview on the MAN site so we’re founposting more photos and some detailed information on this amazing Electric powered warbird. Flown during the 2011 Monster Planes Fly In at the Paradise Field RC  flight facility in Lakeland, FL, the […]
Alien Aircraft Gee Bee Sport Kit Build-Along — Video update

Alien Aircraft Gee Bee Sport Kit Build-Along — Video update

First Flight Test flown at the Central CT RC Club. Some video shot at MAN’s Southbury club field, courtesy of Fairfield League of Yankee Radio Controllers club.   video platform video management video solutions video player Contributor Robert Labriola from the Central CT RC Club, is building a new Gee Bee kit from Alien Aircraft. This laser-cut […]
Giant Scale Electric-Powered OV-10 Bronco with Video

Giant Scale Electric-Powered OV-10 Bronco with Video

  Sean Curry has been flying a beautiful giant scale OV-10 Bronco at several RC Warbird events and fly ins and he always draws attention. Besides being an impressive twin, this monster is also electric powered and it has amazing sound and performance. Recently, MAN contributor Rich Uravitch caught up with Sean at the 2011 […]
40% Scale WACO YMF-5 Biplane — A Video Interview

40% Scale WACO YMF-5 Biplane — A Video Interview

  Among the prettiest of classic biplanes, this AMR 40% Scale Waco YMF-5 was built by Dave Collis who came all the way down from Canada to take both the “Best Civilian Aircraft” and runner up “Critic’s Choice” awards at the Monster Planes 2011 event in Lakeland, FL. A big Moki radial engine swings an […]
Monster Planes 2011 Photos and Winners

Monster Planes 2011 Photos and Winners

MAN Contributor Rich Uravitch covered this amazing event held in Lakeland, FL and run by Scale Event Guru Frank Tiano, this event is also featured in the March 2011 issue of Model Airplane News. Here’s a sneak Peek of some of the amazing aircraft flying at this amazing RC event! Monster Planes redefines Giant Scale! […]
Half-Scale Bucker Jungmeister — Video Interview

Half-Scale Bucker Jungmeister — Video Interview

Rich Uravitch interviews Rick Cawley and gets the inside scoop on this amazing 50% scale aerobatic biplane.   video platform video management video solutions video player Rick’s amazing monster is the very spirit of the Monster Planes event. It’s a serious scale model and Rick missed a lot of TV to get it ready for […]
Giant Scale Nieuport 28 Building and Detailing Tips with video interview

Giant Scale Nieuport 28 Building and Detailing Tips with video interview

The Nieuport 28C1 was America’s first fighter. Relegated to a backup role by the French in the later days of WW1, American pilots learned to love the speedy and maneuverable N28. It gave America its first official air to air victories in WW1. Later the Nieuport 28A served as a fighter trainer for U.S. pilots […]
Giant 1/3-Scale Electric Culver Dart — Video Interview

Giant 1/3-Scale Electric Culver Dart — Video Interview

You just don’t know what you will run into at the annual NEAT Fair in Downsville, NY. This year I ran into Paul Weigand who was flying his bright orange Culver Dart. This 1/3- scale model was originally designed and flown powered with a Quadra 50cc gas engine.     Paul built the giant Dart from 1983 […]
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