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Flying Boat with 12 Four-Stroke Engines

Flying Boat with 12 Four-Stroke Engines

Built and piloted by Michael Bräuer, this impressive scratch-built plane has a 16-foot wingspan and weighs in at 132 pounds, and it’s powered by twelve (12!) O.S. .62 4-strokes. This 1/10-scale Dornier DO-X is done up in 1929 Lufthansa livery was designed. The model has Futaba servos, fiberglass engine cowls and retracts and that its top speed […]
Knife-Edge Circle with a Positive  1 1/2 Snap Roll

Knife-Edge Circle with a Positive 1 1/2 Snap Roll

The first time I saw a knife-edge circle was at the Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas, NV. Seeing an airplane rolled 90 degrees to knife-edge flight and having the pilot push on the elevator stick to initiate the circle while maintaining altitude with rudder was a sight to behold, and it still is! With […]
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Shop Tips (including a new use for straws!)

Shop Tips (including a new use for straws!)

Who doesn’t like turning an ordinary household item into a useful tool? These tips all use items around the house or shop, so they won’t cost you a dime. Have another use for a common product? Send your tip to MAN@airage.com and you could be featured in the magazine!   HANDY CARVER Do you have to carve some […]
From the Mailbag | Power Loading

From the Mailbag | Power Loading

I read with great interest what Greg Hahn wrote in the April issue. I must agree with most of what he said in his “Speed, Props, and Power!” article. It is ironic that he chose a Ziroli Texan as an example. In 1982, Nick Jr. and I each built my 101-inch AT-6 and powered them […]
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Desktop Laser Cutter — 40Watt hobby grade laser review — with Video

Desktop Laser Cutter — 40Watt hobby grade laser review — with Video

After several years of RC modeling use, the compact laser cutter from Full Spectrum Laser, is still going strong and has been almost completely maintenance free. If you’ve ever wanted to get a laser cutter for your workshop, check out this product review.  This impressive, easy to used unit is designed especially for the hobbyists […]
Road to Top Gun — Rogerio Araujo’s Brazilian P-47 Thunderbolt

Road to Top Gun — Rogerio Araujo’s Brazilian P-47 Thunderbolt

Team Brazil will be in full force at Paradise Field this year. Our good friend and Brazilian flying buddy Rogerio Araujo is coming to Top Gun with a new entry this year in the form of his P-47 dressed in Brazilian Air Force. Used in the European Theater of Operations, Italy during 1944 – 1945. […]
Bill Holland and his Amazing Half-Scale Fokker Triplane

Bill Holland and his Amazing Half-Scale Fokker Triplane

Many scale competitors who’ve flown at Top Gun, know Bill Holland as the Chief Judge for the scale invitation, but he is also a very accomplished and experienced scale model builder and flyer. His newest project is this amazing 50% scale Fokker Dr.1 Triplane and it is a work of RC art! Bill enlarged Glenn […]
WRAM /AMA East Expo — Amazing Aviation History Lessons

WRAM /AMA East Expo — Amazing Aviation History Lessons

As many already know, 2017 was the first year that the annual model trade show, formally known as the WRAM show, switched hands and became the new AMA East Expo. Held at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, NJ, this year’s event had a double helping of Aviation History. Special guest speakers retired NASA astronaut […]
DIY Shop Table (you’ll wonder how you lived without it!)

DIY Shop Table (you’ll wonder how you lived without it!)

As a long-time-fan of the PBS show “New Yankee Workshop” I’ve seen quite a few good woodworking projects, but none more handy than the large roll around shop table. I knew I’d have to build it one day when I had the room for it in a workshop I hadn’t even yet built. Sorry to […]
Ki-15 Karigane (Wild Goose)

Ki-15 Karigane (Wild Goose)

Briefly in 1937, the Mitsubishi Ki-15 (Allied code-name “Babs”) was the fastest production aircraft in the world! The Ki-15 Karigane (Wild Goose) was a two-seat reconnaissance aircraft with a top speed of 300mph. It was about the same size as a P-47 Thunderbolt but only one-third as heavy and had a range that was four […]
Hyperion EOS 0720i Super Duo 3 7S

Hyperion EOS 0720i Super Duo 3 7S

Multi-function chargers are an essential part of any modeler’s collection and an excellent investment that pays great dividends when it comes to managing the health of your battery packs. This duo-output charger is loaded with easy to use features. Not to be confused with past single-port 0720 models, the new Super Duo 3 7S is […]
SMOKE ON! — Make a Cheap & Easy Smoke Muffler

SMOKE ON! — Make a Cheap & Easy Smoke Muffler

A great way to add excitement to your RC flights is to add a smoke system. Do a loop or a roll and then add a dense, long-hanging smoke trail and you have an airshow! You can save some bucks by modiflying your stock muffler instead of buying a commercial one. Then you can take […]
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