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Top Gun Video Interview — David James and his Spad VII

Top Gun Video Interview — David James and his Spad VII

known for the big heavy metal warbirds, Top Gun actually draws all types of amazing planes and such is the case with this immense 45% Scale Spad VII. Flown by David James, it was impossible not to notice the gigantic WW 1 biplane on the flightline. MAN editor Gerry Yarrish chatted with David about his […]
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Top Gun Video Interview — Randy Clark and his Yak 130

Top Gun Video Interview — Randy Clark and his Yak 130

Most of the jets at Top Gun this year were of the extra large turbine variety and they all grab your attention where flying by or just waiting for the round. An extremely impressive jet was Randy Clark’s Yak 130 and MAN editor Gerry Yarrish chatted with him to get the inside scoop on this […]
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Top Gun 2015 — Top Static Scores with Video Highlights

Top Gun 2015 — Top Static Scores with Video Highlights

When it comes to competition in any scale event, your earn your final score from two categories, your flight scores and your static scale score. It is here, on the judging table that modelers have the most control. Basically you put together your documentation package and then you build and paint your airplane to match […]
12-foot-span DeHavilland Vampire

12-foot-span DeHavilland Vampire

We love the Canadian trainer scheme on this 12-foot, 3-inch-span turbine-powered jet! Built by Andy Johnson from a Falcon Aviation kit, the 60-pound aircraft is powered by a Wren 160. Thanks to the father and son videographer team of Pete and Dean Coxon for filming this at a Large Model Association event in East Kirby, UK. Note: contributor […]
Top Gun Video Interview — Mike Grady — B-17 Flying Fortress

Top Gun Video Interview — Mike Grady — B-17 Flying Fortress

At this year’s scale invitational, Mike’s competition aircraft for Team Scale was this amazing WW2 4-engine, B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber. The B-17 was 1/9-scale and built from a Wingspan models kit and has a span is 138 inches with a fuselage length of 99 inches. Weight is 65 pounds. The model is electric powered and is equipped with four […]
O.S. Engines GGT10 10cc

O.S. Engines GGT10 10cc

For aeromodelers wanting the convenience of gasoline power for their .40-size airplane, O.S. offers the GGT10. Glow plug ignition makes this engine easier to start — along with reducing overall weight by eliminating the ignition module. It performs well using affordable unleaded gasoline, and the PD-08 pump regulates fuel flow for consistent delivery throughout the […]
HobbyKing Super-G Autogyro

HobbyKing Super-G Autogyro

Are you ready for a flying experience like no other? You better be, because the Super-G is here! Here’s the press release on this EPO foam aircraft from Hobby King: HobbyKing™ brings this bigger, badder brother of the Durafly Auto-G gyrocopter. This plug and fly autogyro in keeping with the Auto-G tradition, is a breeze […]
Throw Back Thursday — Nick Ziroli and his Spirit of St. Louis

Throw Back Thursday — Nick Ziroli and his Spirit of St. Louis

TBT: what better model to show off on this date, than the Spirit of Saint Louis?! This one of course, by the Master Nick Ziroli Sr. This photo was taken at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in NY where the museum staff is also building a full size replica of the Ryan NYP classic. Today, May […]
Prepare for landing!

Prepare for landing!

Someone told me once that landing is the only maneuver that we fly that is absolutely mandatory. If you think about it, this makes complete sense. We don’t have to take off, but once we do, the only thing that we must do is land! So, once you have takeoff down, it’s a good idea […]
Giant DC-3 Dakota – 18 years old and still flying!

Giant DC-3 Dakota – 18 years old and still flying!

Owner and pilot Dave Johnson notes that his 1/5-scale Dakota is 18 years old, with a white polystyrene foam fuselage and outer wing panels sheeted with balsa, then covered with Solartex and sprayed with automotive paint. The center wing section is all wood for strength. Powered by two Zenoah 62cc gas engines, the giant airliner has […]
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