Our good friend and veteran Top Gun competitor told us that his 2015 entry plane will be his impressive 1/4.5-scale Fouga Magister built from the Philip Avonds kit from Belgium. Jack says it is a very complex kit and it produces an extremely accurate scale model. It took Jack a couple of years to build. The wings and stab […]
There are many out there that say “ARFs” have killed the hobby of building RC planes, but our sales of construction plans indicate that there are many of you out there that still know what balsa wood, MonoKote and glue smells like! Someone is definitely spending quality time in their workshops so let’s take a survey! […]
No stranger to Top Gun, Dino DiGiorgio is returning for his F4U Corsair that he flew so well with last year. Dino’s Corsair with its unusual WW2 British Navy paint scheme, was based on a complete rebuild or a crashed plane from the CARF-Models kit. Dino also plans on bringing back my father’s 1995 Top Gun P-47 […]
We just heard from our buddy Greg Wright and he says he will be competing at Top Gun for his second year. The plane he has decided to bring (for the Sportsman class), is his CARF-Models-P-47 Thunderbolt with Bubble canopy. He built the plane over the winter two years ago and also entered it in the 2014 Toledo show where his amazing “Jug” […]
One of the great things about covering RC events across the country, besides seeing a lot of amazing models, is making friends. Whether we travel to California, Texas, Florida or New York, the editors at Model Airplane News always bump into someone they know and have come to admire for their building and flying talents. […]
When it comes to scale, it’s all in the details that counts. You don’t have to have a big complicated multi-engine warbird to do well in scale competition. But rather, a properly detailed version of a simple airplane will often do extremely well when it comes time to earn static scoring points. Such was the […]
Our good friend Stephen Thomas checked in with us and we learn that he will be bringing his impressive 1/3 scale Ralle Morain again to compete at Top Gun. With an big 158-inch wing span and a weight of 55 lbs., the Morain is controlled by a JETI 16 channel radio system. The nicely detailed composite […]
If you remember the great aviation movie Top Gun, then you’ll remember the scenes where Maverick and Goose, while flying their F-14 Tomcat, learn their lessons while facing off against the seasoned instructors. After leaving “Ice Man” (his wingman), Tom Cruise chases his target only to get “shot out of the sky” by Viper, who’s […]
Each Year the best Scale and Sport RC Airplanes are brought by their builders to compete in the WRAM show Static Competition. With all the classes shown off center stage on the main floor of the trade show, the contest draws competitors from all over the Northeast and East Coast. With cash prizes and awards at stake, these airplanes represent […]
This year, there were some amazing entries in the static Sport Scale competition. From Designer Scale and Sport Scale To WW1 and Vintage categories. Each one a piece of art work, check these out. Which one will win it category? We’ll let you know soon!
Well, the WRAM show at the Meadolands Expo Center is in full swing and the MAN team is here checking out all the great airplanes that showed up. Check out some of these beauties! Scratch built 1/4-scale Piper J3 Seaplane 1/3-scale de Havilland DH1a. Designer scale
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