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A World Models 1/3 scale Cub skims the water at Joe Nall 2015.

Joe Nall Week: MAN is on the flightline!

It’s Joe Nall Week 2015, and we’re on site capturing the action at the Triple Tree Aerodrome in South Carolina.  This year is hot, literally!  Temps have consistently been in the 90’s, but that hasn’t slowed the action a bit.  The sunscreen is out, RV’s are dotting the landscape, and hundreds of modelers are already […]
RC Giant Scale – Nick Ziroli’s New Triplane — update with Video

RC Giant Scale – Nick Ziroli’s New Triplane — update with Video

Known for his many great flying, giant scale WW2 warbird designs, Nick Ziroli Sr., has been finishing up his newest set of plans, this one for the WW1 Sopwith Triplane. This sport scale design has a sport airfoil for improved flight performance and is not intended for scale competition. Using his signature traditional balsa and […]
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The 65" long fuselage was drawn in Rhino 3D to verify fit for the internal mechanics.

AH-56 Cheyenne Project – Part 5 – CNC Machined Plug

This installment continues construction of my 700-size AH-56 Cheyenne, which began here. After a break to pursue some other projects, I’m back to work on the 700 size Cheyenne.  The next step was making the plug which I’d use to lay up the female mold for the fiberglass fuselage.  As noted in the first installment of […]
Top Gun — Behind the Scenes — 100 plus photo gallery

Top Gun — Behind the Scenes — 100 plus photo gallery

As with any national level event, this week long competition produces far more special photos and snapshots of planes and pilots that could ever be included in a single article. So to help support our upcoming Top Gun event coverage in the August issue of MAN, here are some of the scenes, sights and situations we saw […]
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“Mr. Top Gun” Jack Diaz and his Fouga Magister

“Mr. Top Gun” Jack Diaz and his Fouga Magister

Placing first in the Expert class and also earning the High Static award this year with a near perfect score of 99.167, veteran Top Gun competitor Jack Diaz (left in main image), has won the 2015 Top Gun event and is the newest world class RC scale modeler and pilot to earn the title Mr. Top Gun. His […]
Top Gun 2015 Static & Performance Award Winners

Top Gun 2015 Static & Performance Award Winners

It’s a combination of flying and building skills that counts when you enter the Top Gun Scale Invitational competition and the highlight of the banquet dinner is the presentation of the special achievement awards. From High Static to the Best of Classes and the flight performance recognition, the hardware is eye-opening just s much as […]
Top Gun Update — Dino’s Second Generation Thunderbolt

Top Gun Update — Dino’s Second Generation Thunderbolt

This year Dino Digiorgio is competing in the Pro-Am Propeller class with a very special aircraft. Dino rebuilt his father’s Dino Sr.’s P-47 Thunderbolt. Dino Sr., Thunderbolt, built from a Meister Scale kit, has had a total makeover and upgrade and it is flying better than ever even though is some 20 years old.   […]
Top Gun — Friday Flightline Highlights

Top Gun — Friday Flightline Highlights

We had another wonderful day here at Top Gun and the airplanes are absolutely amazing! It will interesting to see who wins the title of Mr. Top Gun for 2015. Here are some sights from the Flightline. F-104 main office Dornier DO 23G F-100 A-10 MiG-15 Bis Radial engine/Stearman PT-17
MAN at Top Gun — Thursday Tent Tour — David Wigley

MAN at Top Gun — Thursday Tent Tour — David Wigley

We arrived at Top Gun today and headed straight to the flightline. We bumped into Past Mr. Top Gun winner David Wigley who was getting ready for Static judging. This year he again is competing with his amazing Bristol Beaufighter. The 1/5-scale British warbird has a 138 inch wingspan and is powered by two BME 102cc […]
Top Gun 2015: Model Airplane News Team is on location!

Top Gun 2015: Model Airplane News Team is on location!

Model Airplane News followed the Road to Top Gun and we are excited to finally be here at Paradise Field! One of the first planes to catch our eye was this impressive 45% Spad VII. Designed and built by David James of Fairfield, Texas, the 138-inch-span warbird weighs 60 pounds and is powered by a […]
400cc Chinese Air Force Yak

400cc Chinese Air Force Yak

This Yak 11 is powered by a Moki 400cc radial and 38 x 18 prop! The 50-pound aerobat is an Airworld model that’s designed for 250cc power, but strengthened to handle the 400cc Moki. Pilot and owner Ali Machinchy notes that the plane was built and painted by Phil Noel at Pinnacle Aviation and has a scale paint scheme from […]
Build-Along — Sopwith Camel — Update: Engine and Fuel System Check

Build-Along — Sopwith Camel — Update: Engine and Fuel System Check

If you have been following along with this extended Workshop Build-Along series, you know that from the start, I designed the Sopwith Camel around the Zenoah G38 gasoline engine. One of the great advantages of scratch building, is that you can from the start workout everything so you can use the engines and equipment you […]
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