Here’s a plane you don’t see every day! Jim Suchy is flying his own-design 1/4.5-scale Gotha G-IV in Pro-Am Sport. The 192-inch-span bipe is powered by two Zenoah G-38 engines turning 20×8 props and weighs in at 52 pounds. Look for flight video of this awesome bomber soon! The Gotha won the Best Biplane award. […]
Brian O’Meara built this amazing P-47 from an RCSAC kit (RC Scale All Composite) and is flying it in Pro Am-Pro at Top Gun. A Frank Tiano original design, this 116-pound warbird is powered by a ZDZ 420 gas engine and has Sierra gear. The 143-in-span plane looks HUGE on the flightline and looks fantastic in the air; it’s hard […]
For someone who has never experienced Top Gun, they might not fully understand that this is so much more than just a RC flying field event. This is a not so miniature airport with a main runway and not so small RC aircraft that are impossible to tell from the full-size. When the airplanes are in […]
MAN columnist John Glezellis is here at Top Gun flying Mark Frankel’s 1/4-scale Beechcraft T-34B in team scale. On a flight yesterday the plane had an issue with its nose gear because the muffler had burned through the line. After a quick fix last night, John and Mark were ready for a practice flight this […]
Wow! The Model Airplane News team is here in Lakeland Florida for the 24th Top Gun Scale Invitational! The weather is great and the planes are amazing! Here’s a sneak peek teaser of some of the awesome scale aircraft we say today. Stay tuned. More posts coming!
A Flight Guide for RC Pilots Regularly $17.95, this week only $8.48! The flightbox reference for basic and sport helicopter aerobatics, this 30-page guide has a spiral binding so it will stay open on the flightline, and its heavy-coated paper won’t absorb grease or oil. Illustrated, step-by-step techniques cover everything from basic maneuvers like stall turns, loops […]
It was an amazing time this year at RCX and the crowds were unbelievable! Everyone had a great time and we’re looking forward to next year. Below is a video recap of this year’s event. See you all in 2013!
Two days of nonstop action … thousands of excited RC fans packed the sidelines of the tracks, flightlines and boat pond … the sounds of motors roaring and engines gunning filled the Long Beach Convention Center … this was RCX 2012! The dust is settling in Long Beach, but everyone is still talking about last […]
Hacker Brushless has some new motors that will be available very soon and they will be of interest to pilots who like to fly IMAC and giant scale. Mike Donavan takes us through their new line of motors in this video from the RCX show. There is bound to be at least one that you […]
This year the Hobby People Super Store had a sizeable inventory of RC related products and scores of people filed in all day long to view and purchase. Some of the workers stated that the booth/super store was extremely active all day and many people went home with some great deals.
Horizon Hobby had their entire lineup of micro aircraft on display, including many that are now equipped with the new AS3X flight stabilization system. In the middle of the table, note the newer Spitfire on display — great to see micro warbirds that are easier to fly! The Icon seaplane is at top.