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Road to Top Gun — Phillip Koury and his Wake Island Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat

Road to Top Gun — Phillip Koury and his Wake Island Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat

Traveling from Picayune, Mississippi, Phillip Koury will be competing in the Expert class with his impressive Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat. Built with laser cut parts for the Jerry Bates plans, Phil’s 1/5-scale Wildcat was not build it initially for scale competition. Phil enjoys reading Military History and one day he checked out the book “Wake Island […]
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Radial Engine Upgrade — Adding a Multi-Cylinder Power System

Radial Engine Upgrade — Adding a Multi-Cylinder Power System

When you fly giant scale aircraft you have a choice of engines and power systems. When it comes to aircraft with round engine cowlings however, nothing beats the sound and performance of a radial engine. Most giant-scale airplanes feature an engine box built into the fuselage and secured at multiple points for strength. The Hangar […]
Monster Super Constellation Takes Flight

Monster Super Constellation Takes Flight

When Lockheed’s Super Constellations ruled the commercial skies in the late ’50s and early ’60s, traveling by air was still a treat! This 12.5-fot-span L-1049G Super Constellation in Lufthansa livery takes to the skies under the expert guidance of pilot Reiner Strobel at the Airliner Meeting in Oppingen, Germany. Thanks to RC Media World for taking this great video.
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Get Ready — The 2017 Warbirds over Delaware is Just Around the Corner

Get Ready — The 2017 Warbirds over Delaware is Just Around the Corner

Model Airplane News is pleased to again be a major sponsor of this amazing Warbird gathering. Including WW1, WW2 and post war aircraft and jets, this extravaganza is poised to again be the greatest warbird event on the East Coast. Here are just a few of the warbirds from last year’s event Hundreds of sorties […]
Shop Tip: Balancing your Propeller

Shop Tip: Balancing your Propeller

When operating RC airplanes, properly balanced propellers are very important. Having a balanced prop helps prevent excessive vibration which can cause electrical connections to loosen, fuel in your gas tank to foam up, and can even cause structural damage.  Balancing your propeller helps avoid all these problems and it is very easy to do by following this two-step […]
Road to Top Gun — Pilot Roster and Award Sponsors

Road to Top Gun — Pilot Roster and Award Sponsors

All the paperwork is in and the event is well on its way for planning and organization. Here’s the most recent copy of the Pilot Roster and the list of Award sponsors. Click here for TOP GUN 17 ROSTER Frank Tiano and all the rest of his hard working staff wish to thanks the following […]
Learn the Slip to Landing

Learn the Slip to Landing

    Executing the side slip to landing requires a pilot to be comfortable with using rudder as well as cross-controlling rudder and aileron input. It is important to understand the balance of these two inputs, as all airplanes respond to control inputs in a different manner. If too much rudder and/or aileron are used […]
Functional Scale — How to: Make a Sliding Canopy

Functional Scale — How to: Make a Sliding Canopy

Like many scale modelers, I simply can’t leave well enough alone and I often find myself  thinking of ways to improve a scale project. With the ESM / VQ Warbirds ARF Corsair as a base model, I thought I would give it a complete makeover and add lots of details and special features. The sliding […]
Road to Top Gun — Captain Ralph Esposito and his Brazilian Thunderbolt

Road to Top Gun — Captain Ralph Esposito and his Brazilian Thunderbolt

Coming from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Ralph Esposito will be competing in the Expert class this year with his impressive P-47D Thunderbolt. Ralph says: “Very few people know that the Brazilian Air Force fought against the Axis in Italy using P-47 Thunderbolts given to them by the United States. I always wanted to model one of […]
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