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Stearmans Big n Little at Toledo

Stearmans Big n Little at Toledo

So, if you like giant scale or micro RC, there were some Stearman PT-17 biplanes for you to choose from. World Models ARF. Looks like 1/4 scale-ish to  me. E-flite’s micro flyer! Sweet!
Road to Top Gun — Pre-Event Stats

Road to Top Gun — Pre-Event Stats

Pulling together an event as big and as nuanced as Top Gun, a lot of planning comes into play. Also, there’s a lot of paperwork involved, and one of the important sheets of paper is the Pilot Registration/Bio form. Frank Tiano the mastermind of, and creator of the Top Gun Scale Invitational, just tabulated some interesting numbers […]
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Road to Top Gun: Shaun Roblee — Grumman Hellcat

Road to Top Gun: Shaun Roblee — Grumman Hellcat

Shaun Roblee of Huntington Beach California, will be traveling to Top Gun this year with his impressive Grumman Hellcat. Using a fiberglass fuselage and built up wing and tail featuers, Shaun says he chose the Ziroli Hellcat because he just loves the way they fly. As for a full scale project, I wanted to do the big […]
RC Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel — Part 23– Painting

RC Workshop Build-Along — Sopwith Camel — Part 23– Painting

We are nearing the end of this year long project and are now at the stage where we add the color paint coat. Following the Poly Brush Sealer coats, which are applied with brush, all the future paint coats are sprayed on. I use a HVLP (High volume, low pressure) paint gun as it produces […]
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Road to Top Gun — Tom Wood — Blue Angels F-18 Hornet

Road to Top Gun — Tom Wood — Blue Angels F-18 Hornet

For this year’s Top Gun Scale Invitational, Tom Wood, a corporate pilot from Lakeland, FL  (shown with Hornet), is the builder of this impressive F-18 Hornet. Sandro Novelli from Canada will be the pilot for this entry in Team Class. Tom started with a Yellow Aircraft kit, (no longer available), and chose the classic US Navy […]
Prepping Fabric Covering — RC Sopwith Camel Build-along — Part 22 — Updated

Prepping Fabric Covering — RC Sopwith Camel Build-along — Part 22 — Updated

It has been a little while since our last posting for the Sopwith Camel Build-Along, but we are making some progress. Last time we covered the basics of applying Stits Lite Poly Fiber covering material and now we continue with the basic steps required to make it ready for painting and finishing. As mentioned before, […]
Road to Top Gun — Mike Barbee — Grumman FM-2 Wildcat — Update

Road to Top Gun — Mike Barbee — Grumman FM-2 Wildcat — Update

No stranger to scale competition or the Top Gun Scale Invitational, Mike Barbee has been very busy in his workshop in progress putting together his newest Top Gun competition machine, the Grumman FM-2 Wildcat. The stubby warbird is 30% scale, has a wingspan is 142 inches and a length of 94 inches. The landing gear is scale in function, is electric and […]
The First Top Gun Scale Invitational

The First Top Gun Scale Invitational

It was in the August 1989 issue of MAN that our readers were introduced to what was to become one of the greatest RC scale airplane competitions in the world. The brainchild of Frank Tiano, Top Gun the event has redefined the hobby and sport of scale competition. it pushed the standards of excellence for […]
Road to Top Gun — Walt Carnes — Hawker Sea Fury

Road to Top Gun — Walt Carnes — Hawker Sea Fury

Walt Carnes builder of this impressive Hawker Sea Fury, will be attending Top Gun 2015 and will again compete in Team Scale with Greg Foushi as his pilot. Currently Walt is adding Navigation and Landing Lights to his Sea Fury. Sawbones is modeled after a full scale Sea Fury and it is 22.5% scale in size. Walt […]
40cc Twin Boxer from RCGF USA – In for Review

40cc Twin Boxer from RCGF USA – In for Review

Looking for a smooth running gas engine for your new sport or scale RC flyer? Something in the 40cc range? Well, we just received a new engine for review and so far it is looking like a keeper! The Zhejiang RCGF Model & Engine Co., Ltd. was established a decade ago delivering high quality, reliable, […]
Monster DC-10  — Robert Pannell’s Best Electric Jet Performance Winner

Monster DC-10 — Robert Pannell’s Best Electric Jet Performance Winner

Florida Jets is an annual event in Lakeland, FL that has grown dramatically over the past few years—mostly due to site improvements and the huge, growing interest in jet RC flying. Adding impetus is the availability and accessibility of a wide variety of jet models and accessories. In general, the models are large, highly pre-fabricated […]
Road to Top Gun — Marco Benincasa — North American F-100 Super Sabre

Road to Top Gun — Marco Benincasa — North American F-100 Super Sabre

We just heard from our Top Gun buddy Marco Benincasa who told us he will be flying in the  ProAm Pro Jet class at Top Gun 2015 with his beautiful North American F-100. Marco built the F-100 from a Feibao kit and is using the new Evojet 220 turbine engine for power. The Super Sabre […]
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