Top Gun Free Flight Projects

Jan 22, 2016 12 Comments

As we mentioned a little while ago, the 2016 Top Gun event in Lakeland, FL will be including a serious free flight rubber power airplane class. Of course these lightweight stick and tissue airplanes will have to be scale and the competition is open to all event participants. There are some basic rules but Frank [...]

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Super-size Skyraider

Jan 21, 2016 33 Comments

Custom-built by Phil Clarke of Fighter Aces for world-class pilot Ali Machinchy, this¬†30% scale Skyraider is based on an 80% enlargement of the 100-inch span Nick Ziroli plan. Phil notes, “The structure has been heavily modified to cater for the weight and size increase to allow the model to be successfully passed through the Large [...]

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Jeffery Fiscus’s Museum-Scale Butcher Bird

Jan 21, 2016 11 Comments

It’s not every day an RC model builder designs and builds a classic WW II fighter from scratch and then brings it to a contest and wins the big Best in Show award. But that’s exactly what Jeffery Fiscus of Bridgeport, WV did with his amazing Focke Wulf Fw 190A3 when he walked away with [...]

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Supersonic Scale Starfighter

Jan 14, 2016 12 Comments

Flown at the Jet World Masters competition, this 1/5-scale F-104N was built and piloted by Christophe Regnier. The 52.6-inch-span jet is built from a Skymaster kit, is powered by a Merlin 200 turbine and uses a Futaba radio for control. We especially like the touch-and-go and the drag chute that deployed on landing! Thanks to [...]

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Top Gun Free Flight Scale — A new competition category!

Jan 11, 2016 1 Comment

Well, we all have come to expect surprises from Frank Tiano, AKA the Father of the Top Gun Scale Invitational held each year at Lakeland, FL, and this year is no exception. For the 2016 event, Frank has added a serious Free Flight competition for anyone attending the event. These aren’t your every day Free [...]

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Master Modeler Workshop: Masking & Spraying

Jan 06, 2016 9 Comments

Join one of the UK’s master modelers, Phil Noel of Pinnacle Aviation, as he preps, masks, and spray-paints a 1/4-scale MiG-15. Thanks to Pete and Dean Coxon for filming Phil as he explains his techniques so we can all pick up a few tips! Stay tuned for a video of Phil adding the silver coat [...]

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How to: Get the Stars-and-Bars right

Dec 23, 2015 4 Comments

If you are one of many modelers who acquired an ARF-type model of an American airplane, the chance that its star-and-bar markings is correct is about one in 10. It’s sad but true. Among models built by usually careful modelers and displayed at meets, like the Toledo Show and Joe Nall, the situation is somewhat [...]

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Holiday Scale Cockpit Stuffers!

Dec 01, 2015 No Comments

If you are looking for something extra special for that scale RC modeler in you life, or you simply want to fill out the front office of your newest RC scale project, than you have to check out the great looking highly detail pilot figures from And here’s the latest inside scoop! Owner and [...]

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