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The First Top Gun Scale Invitational

The First Top Gun Scale Invitational

It was in the August 1989 issue of MAN that our readers were introduced to what was to become one of the greatest RC scale airplane competitions in the world. The brainchild of Frank Tiano, Top Gun the event has redefined the hobby and sport of scale competition. it pushed the standards of excellence for […]
HobbyKing J-10 Vigorous Dragon

HobbyKing J-10 Vigorous Dragon

It doesn’t get much better than bringing a totally unique plane to your next club fly-in, unless you can bring a totally unique plug-and-play model that has working nav lights, Oleo struts retracts and more! This new Chinese jet has officially knocked our socks off!   Here’s the full press release from Hobby King: The J-10 […]
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Joe Nall 2014 – Friday Full Of Action

Joe Nall 2014 – Friday Full Of Action

       The skies over Triple Tree were beautiful and blue all day and the crowds came out in force to enjoy the best of the best at the noon time airshow.  Although Joe Nall Week features a special noon line-up Wednesday thru Saturday, the Friday show is known as the one to attend. Today’s demo began […]
Remembering Pearl Harbor

Remembering Pearl Harbor

War was coming to the ocean called “Pacific.” Imperial Japan, in need of oil to feed its growing ambition, squirmed under the stricture of an American embargo (implemented because of Japan’s aggression toward China). Japan would not be denied its self-proclaimed destiny, so Tokyo’s warlords cast covetous eyes southward to the petroleum-rich Dutch East Indies, […]
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Fantastic Flying Fortress: the Nine-O-Nine! With Flightline Video

Fantastic Flying Fortress: the Nine-O-Nine! With Flightline Video

At the recent Monster Planes Fly In in Lakeland FL, several amazing scale warbirds and classics showed up to enjoy a weekend of RC fun. MAN’s Rich Uravitch and Ace Photo Guy David Hart were on hand to capture all the excitement and you will be able to read all about it in the upcoming February […]
Lady Justice “catches” a quad

Lady Justice “catches” a quad

Officials in Marion, Ohio, aren’t quite sure how to get a drone that got stuck in a 100-foot high statue … Here’s the latest from the Marion Star: Lady Justice, which overlooks downtown atop the county courthouse, received an accidental upgrade to her equipment over the weekend. In addition to the scales of justice and […]
The “Pancake” Lives On

The “Pancake” Lives On

During WW II, every manufacturer was aggressively seeking ways of squeezing more performance out of aircraft. Unfortunately, virtually all of those sometimes unorthodox experimental aircraft have disappeared. This is what makes the displaying of the most unorthodox of them all, the Vought V-173 “Flying Flap Jack,” at the Frontiers of Flight Museum at Love Field […]
B-17 makes it home – some great photos

B-17 makes it home – some great photos

a very cool story even though it may not be completely true.   The story that comes with this is inaccurate since the Tunis docks were in North Africa and were not bombed by B-17s that returned to England.  The pictures on the ground definitely were not taken in England, and there were no P-51s […]
The future of flight?

The future of flight?

On August 8, 2012, this aircraft flew for the first time at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in California.  Called the “X-48C,” this is a scale model of of a heavy-lift, subsonic aircraft that has a blended-wing body. During its first flight, the remotely piloted plane flew for nine minutes […]
A great article on the Flying Tigers

A great article on the Flying Tigers

AMERICAN VOLUNTEER GROUP PILOT TAKES HIS P-40 TOMAHAWK OFF THE FIELD NORTH OF RANGOON.   NOTICE TWO GUNS ON EDGE OF EACH WING, ONE EACH SIDE OF COWLING. FLYING TIGERS IN BURMA HANDFUL OF AMERICAN PILOTS SHOOT DOWN 300 JAP WARPLANES IN 90 DAYS Photographs for LIFE by George Rodger   One shining hope has emerged from three […]
RC drones in the news

RC drones in the news

We’ve been talking about drones, first-person-view (FPV) aircraft and other UAVs a lot recently. These discussions aren’t just limited to the hobby arena; this AP story by Marcus Wohlsen has been getting a lot of attention this week. It’s interesting to look at drones from the perspective of non-modelers. What do you think? Does it help or […]
On This Day In Aviation History — December 7.

On This Day In Aviation History — December 7.

Of course, December 7, 1941 is “a date which will live in infamy…” But there are several other important things that happened on this day in aviation history worth noting. Here are just a few.   1995:     A small probe released by the Galileo spacecraft began a descent into the atmosphere of the planet Jupiter. The probe […]
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