The most important part of any model build is making sure the CG balance point is correct. With a giant plane like the Top Flite Corsair, you need to take your time, or better yet, get the help of a friend to move the plane around. Start with the plane in the maintenance cradle upside […]
If you are looking for the ultimate solution to your aircraft servicing tasks, this Fuel and Air Multi-Station is for you. Manufactured in Germany, thie IQ AFM Multi-Station is available in two versions. The standard IQ AFM ($350) and tthe IQ AFM+ (With water seperator) $395. This 5-gallon fuel container includes: Fuel pump and attachment […]
As I mentioned previously, besides applying custom markings and decals, another great way to improve the looks of your ARF warbird is to add simple details and weathering. You can do this very easily with marking pens and various decals available commercially. Here’s how I applied my make-over to this impressive giant scale bent-wing warbird. […]
One thing you can do to any ARF model to make it your own is to add custom Markings and details. For the Corsair, I used Red5Designs.com Vinyl markings cut from my own CAD drawings. They fit the model perfectly. These markings have a clear carrier sheet and a paper backing. Tape the marking as […]
No doubt about it, running a regional giant scale event like the WOD takes a lot of work. Contest directors do a lot to make their events stand out and Dave and Pete Malcione have been doing just that for many years. At this years’ event, (the 21st!) credit was given to these two tireless […]
I took the little Spy Hawk out to the flying field and here’s some of the video i shot. The video quality is great considering it is all included with the plane. Flies great as it was a little windy during the flight! Enjoy!
Well it has been a while since I posted but, that’s because I have been having a race with the MAN deadline. I have just about everything ready to go for our test flight tomorrow, so we’ll get back to the various sections of this impressive warbird’s build. Even though it is an ARF, you […]
One of the fun parts of the WOD is the Low passes the warbird pilots make! For this year’s “How Low Can You Go” award went to WOD regular Adam Lilly with his P-40 Warhawk. Adam is known for getting his warbirds and their shadows very close together and on one 120mph + pass on Saturday, […]
You just never know what you will discover at the Warbirds over Delaware event and this year was no different. One of the most ambitious projects we discovered is the handiwork of three-time Top Gun Champion, David Wigley, a still-in-primer 1/5-scale Bristol Beaufighter. This amazing twin engine will be powered by a pair of 100cc gas […]
Holy cow! By far this year, the magical P-51 Mustang was the most popular WW2 heavy metal fighter at the event! Many Top Flite 86 inch span giant scale ARFs and several larger ones were on constant patrols around the Lums Pond Aerodrome! Here’s just a few!
Another amazing part of the whole WOD thing, is their extremely popular WW1 Gaggle Flight where as many WW1 airplanes takeoff in mass to get as many vintage warbirds into the air at the same time. Today in the Friday Gaggle, the number of dogfighting aviators was 33. An impressive number that would have been […]
Well, today was a sure winner and all the warbird pilots had a great time. The event started in ernest two days ago (Wednesday,) and the flightline was in constant action. Here are some of the shots I got today! More to come! Stay tuned