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Top Gun Flightline Airborne Action — Gallery

Top Gun Flightline Airborne Action — Gallery

Of course when it comes down to it, to be a true top gun, you can’t just build a museum scale airplane, it has to fly too! Today is the second day of Pro-Am flight rounds and several of the Expert and Master class pilots took the opportunity to put in some practice flights. The […]
Top Gun! Gotha Bomber

Top Gun! Gotha Bomber

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.   […]
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Top Gun! Huge P-47 Thunderbolt

Top Gun! Huge P-47 Thunderbolt

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 […]
Top Gun Gallery

Top Gun Gallery

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 […]
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Top Gun! Beechcraft preflight

Top Gun! Beechcraft preflight

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 […]
Hot Planes on the Top Gun Flightline

Hot Planes on the Top Gun Flightline

Here are some of the great planes that we saw on our stroll down the flightline! Today was some Pro-Am flying as well as some open practice flights
MAN at Top Gun!

MAN at Top Gun!

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!    
Air Age Store Deal Of The Week: 50% off “Helicopter Aerobatic Basics”

Air Age Store Deal Of The Week: 50% off “Helicopter Aerobatic Basics”

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 […]
Recap Of RCX 2012 [Video]

Recap Of RCX 2012 [Video]

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!
RCX: Nonstop Action & the Hottest Attractions

RCX: Nonstop Action & the Hottest Attractions

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- new motors!

Hacker Brushless- new motors!

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 […]
Hobby People’s Super Store Draws in Large Crowds

Hobby People’s Super Store Draws in Large Crowds

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.  
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