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Top Gun Free Flight Projects

Top Gun Free Flight Projects

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 […]
A Farewell to Mike Gretz

A Farewell to Mike Gretz

Good friend and long-time RC modeling inspiration, Mike Gretz passed away January 15, 2016 in St Paul, MN. All of us here at Model Airplane News are deeply saddened and we offer our heart-felt condolences to his family. Mike’s long and distinguished modeling competition career spanned over 30 years and includes many honors, including six more appearances on […]
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Top Gun Free Flight Scale — A new competition category!

Top Gun Free Flight Scale — A new competition category!

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 […]
The newest 360-Degree Video Camera from Nikon.

The newest 360-Degree Video Camera from Nikon.

Fresh from the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the new KeyMission 360 from Nikon is the first action camera that shoots 360 degree video in 4K. The 360 captures video from two lenses, (one on each side of the tiny camera case), with the image sensors facing both directions placed in between. The setup […]
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How to take great photos and video with your rotordrone

How to take great photos and video with your rotordrone

With the ever increasing popularity of drones and multi-rotors, aerial photography has gotten a big shot in the arm. Serious camera drones now outnumber your typical RC airplanes equipped with sport cameras to get that bird’s eye view. I have been flying several of the larger GPS equipped quadcopters and one of the newest is […]
Giant scale gasoline systems

Giant scale gasoline systems

On a recent rebuild project of a Ziroli 77 inch Stearman PT-17 biplane, I replaced the the fuel tank and plumbing. Here’s how to install a new gasoline fuel system in your plane. (Above.) For the Zenoah G-38 engine powering the Stearman, I chose to install a 20 oz. fuel tank. I also used Sullivan’s heavy […]
On this Day in Aviation History — December 14.

On this Day in Aviation History — December 14.

2006 – The classified U.S. spy satellite known only as USA-193 is launched atop a Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. It would fail after reaching orbit, and rather than risk allowing its sensitive data falling into the wrong hands and/or crashing into a populated area, in 2008 the Pentagon would […]
Working Locally with Drones — Developing good PR

Working Locally with Drones — Developing good PR

Recently, I was asked to use my camera equipped quad copter to help my town document construction being done at our local high school. I live in New Milford, CT and being a fairly small town (population wise) so, when someone saw a facebook page asking for camera drone help, a friend of my wife, who […]
Making Strong Wood Splices

Making Strong Wood Splices

I was sitting under a shade tent at a giant-scale fun fly recently when someone asked me where I got the longer-than-standard-size materials I use to build my big airplanes. I didn’t know what the fellow meant. He told me that his local hobby shop carried only 36-inch lengths of balsa and spruce, and that […]
“A date which will live in infamy”

“A date which will live in infamy”

Today, December 7, is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, which is observed in the United States to honor the victims who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on this day in 1941. This day or remembrance was designated by the United States Congress on August 23, 1994, and includes the tradition of flying the Flag of the […]
Spectacular Water Touch & Go goes Wrong!

Spectacular Water Touch & Go goes Wrong!

This video was filmed at the Scalaria Air Challenge, which was begun as a gathering of seaplane pilots on Lake Wolfgang in Austria. It has become a major airshow event with all sorts of aircraft on display, and its seaplane roots are clearly evident. Anyone who flies in on floats, (or in a flying boat), […]
Holiday Scale Cockpit Stuffers!

Holiday Scale Cockpit Stuffers!

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 Warbirdpilots.com And here’s the latest inside scoop! Owner and […]
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