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Road to Top Gun: Rei Gonzalez’s Republic F84F Thunderstreak

Road to Top Gun: Rei Gonzalez’s Republic F84F Thunderstreak

For 2015, Rei Gonzalez is returning to Top Gun with this amazing F-84F and will be entering in Team Scale.  The builder is Phillip Noel (from Walton-On-The-Naze, UK) and Rei will be the fearless pilot! The aircraft is 1/5-scale and is not an ARF!  Built from a Michel Knol kit and the model is a fiberglass fuselage and […]
JR Americas 28X Radio System – In the office!

JR Americas 28X Radio System – In the office!

Coming in a great looking carry case, the new 28X radio system from JR Americas arrived at the MAN Offices this week. We will be lighting the fires and kicking the tires for this one and it looks like it’s an amazing unit. Watch for our upcoming radio review in a future issue of MAN. […]
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RC Airplane Fuel Tank Maintenance – Video Workshop tip

RC Airplane Fuel Tank Maintenance – Video Workshop tip

When you fly glow powered airplanes it is important to properly care for the fuel tank. The key to having reliable engine performance is having a ship shape fuel tank. This How To video shows how to swap out old hardware and install new. Of course using Du-Bro hardware and tools makes the job a […]
Road to Top Gun — Bob Violett, Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star

Road to Top Gun — Bob Violett, Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star

One of the originals from Top Gun history, Bob Violett, owner/founder of Bob Violett Models, will be returning to the Top Gun Scale Invitational with his amazingly scale F-80C Shooting Star. Bob designed the prototype which eventually became the BVM kit, and he will be competing with it in the Master’s Class.  The all electric […]
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Road to Top Gun — Richard Feroldi — Ansaldo SVA-5

Road to Top Gun — Richard Feroldi — Ansaldo SVA-5

Our good friend and regular Top Gun and Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome attendee, Rich Feroldi is again heading to the Tog Gun event with his beautiful WW1 Italian 1/3-scale Ansaldo SVA-5. With a wingspan of 119 inches and a length of 106 inches, the 50 pound scratch built model is powered with a Quadra 100cc gas […]
Road to Top Gun — Rene Alvarez — F4U Corsair

Road to Top Gun — Rene Alvarez — F4U Corsair

This year, Rene Alvarez is bringing his F4U Corsair to Top Gun as his Expert Class entry. The model, which took two years to build, is a highly modify Meister-Scale Corsair with operating flaps, canopy, operational position lights, all panel lines and tons of simulated rivets and screws, also there is a simulated brake system on the […]
Road to Top Gun — James Prive — 1946 Stinson SR9-F Reliant

Road to Top Gun — James Prive — 1946 Stinson SR9-F Reliant

Being entered into expert class at Top Gun this year is the beautiful Stinson Reliant by James Prive. Based on the popular Top flight kit, the model has a 100.5 inch wingspan and is just under 1/4 scale.  James made several modifications and this is his second year at the Scale Invitational. Power is produced by a […]
Road to Top Gun — Rod Snyder — North American F-100D Super Sabre

Road to Top Gun — Rod Snyder — North American F-100D Super Sabre

For the 2015 Top Gun Scale Invitational Rod Snyder from Johnson City, TN will again be flying his North American F-100D in the Unlimited Class. The model is a BVM design and is modeled after a paint scheme used by the SHAMA Service Engineering that was based at McCellan Air Force base located in Sacramento CA. in 1963. This unique paint […]
Road to Top Gun — Frank Migliaccio — P-47 Thunderbolt Razorback

Road to Top Gun — Frank Migliaccio — P-47 Thunderbolt Razorback

Frank Migliaccio from Ladera Ranch, CA, is a member of the Scale Squadron of Southern California and the PVMAC (Pomona Valley Model Airplane Club, and he’s all pumped up to compete at the 2015 Top Gun event.  His primary plane is the Top Flite giant scale  P-47 he converted to the Razorback version. He finished the […]
Road to Top Gun — Tim Cardin — Sky King

Road to Top Gun — Tim Cardin — Sky King

For the 2015 Scale Invitational, Tim Cardin’s entry in the Expert class is his impressive twin engine Cessna T50 Bobcat. Tim chose the paint scheme flown in the old TV show “Sky King” used on so many flights searching for bad guys and cattle rustlers. The model was built from Don Smith Plans and it has a wingspan of  100.6 inches […]
Andy Marone’s Award Winning 1/3-scale de Havilland D.H. 1a Video Interview

Andy Marone’s Award Winning 1/3-scale de Havilland D.H. 1a Video Interview

When it comes to RC scale static competition, one thing is for sure: you’re going to see some amazing models. Most, if not all, of the aircraft that show up are the result of countless hours at the workbench put in by the talented modelers who produce these flight-ready works of art. And it is no different […]
Road to Top Gun — Boli Muentes — F-16 Falcon

Road to Top Gun — Boli Muentes — F-16 Falcon

For Top Gun 2015 Boli Muentes will be flying his new 1/6-scale F-16, built from a BVM plug and play kit. Competing in the ProAm Sportsman category Painted in the USAF Thunderbirds Airshow demonstration team scheme, Boli’s Falcon uses a Jetcat 140 RXi turbine engine. Weighing in at 40 pounds, the jet has a fully scale  light system and has a […]
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