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Exclusive Preview–Vogelsang-Aeroscale Fieseler Storch

Exclusive Preview–Vogelsang-Aeroscale Fieseler Storch

Workbench Preview—Full Review to be published in a future issue of Model Airplane News By Sal Iasilli The Fieseler Storch was designed in 1935 and was the most advanced short takeoff and landing aircraft of its time.  It served Germany in WW II from North Africa to the frozen Tundra of Russia.  It provided reconnaissance, […]
What our Readers are Building–F4U Corsair

What our Readers are Building–F4U Corsair

BH models F4U Corsair by Whitney Philbrick We are always chatting with our friends and contributors and like to talk RC and scale when ever we can. Recently our good buddy Whitney Philbrick of the Mid-Hudson RC Society completed a very nice project. It is a BH Models ARF F4U Corsair with a 90″ wingspan. […]
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RC Flying Boat–MONSTER SCALE

RC Flying Boat–MONSTER SCALE

It’s not everyday when you run across a truly amazing RC project, so when we learned about this amazing 18 foot span giant scale Savoia Marchetti S-66 flying boat, were were impressed to say the least. Certified for flight by the AMA this sea-going twin hulled Behemoth is the work of Paul Sage and Mike […]
IMAA “Build a Big Bird” Winners!

IMAA “Build a Big Bird” Winners!

The winners of the IMAA’s “Build a Big Bird” contest were announced at Joe Nall last week; congratulations not only to the winners but to everyone who participated. The IMAA (International Miniature Aircraft Association) is an AMA special interest group dedicated to flying and promoting gian-scale aircraft, and this contest was open to new and […]
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Top Gun 2011 Team Scale Winners

Top Gun 2011 Team Scale Winners

Top Gun this year was full of all sorts of surprizes and that holds true also for the First Place Winners in Team Scale. Glenn Torrance and Tom Kosewski took the top honors for their efforts with a beautifully detailed (and flown) Fokker D.VII. Tom flew the 1/3-scale WW1 German fighter extremely well and it […]
A View from the Table

A View from the Table

As many of you know, I help out the annual Top Gun Scale Invitational in my duties as the Craftsmanship Judge. I have a unique point of view and get to see “all” the Expert, Team and Masters planes up close and personal! I can tell you that this year’s crop of aircraft was the highest quality yet. […]
Top Gun Winner 2011 is Dave Wigley

Top Gun Winner 2011 is Dave Wigley

Congratulations to Dave Wigley for winning the title Mr. Top Gun! For the second year running, Dave has captured the Mr. Top Gun title! Flying his amazing Westland Wyvern S4, Dave’s flying skills are at the highest levels and his plane is simply amazing!
An interview with Jean “John” Chevalier–Scale Modeler Extraordinaire

An interview with Jean “John” Chevalier–Scale Modeler Extraordinaire

THROUGHOUT MY WORK at Model Airplane News, I have traveled to cover countless regional and national scale competitions and fly-in events and over the years I have constantly bumped into one particular competitor. Jean “John” Chevalier of LaColle, Quebec, Canada, has a rich and lengthy scale modeling history and I consider myself fortunate to have […]
Laser cut MAN Mini Fokker Build-along

Laser cut MAN Mini Fokker Build-along

  Elsewhere on the Model Airplane News website, is my online review of the amazing Zing 24 Laser cutter/engraver from Epilog Laser. In learning how to use this impressive 12×24 inch laser cutter, I decided to take on of the construction plans from the Airagestore.com website and cut the various parts out to produce a […]
2010 U.S. Scale Masters Championships

2010 U.S. Scale Masters Championships

  The 31st Annual U.S. Scale Masters Championships September 15th through September 19, 2010 Rosewood, Indiana By Earl Aune  The Masters! (Above) A tradition of the Masters is the noon walk around. The crowd is allowed to view the models up close and ask the contestants all about their aircraft. Here we see Bob Patton’s […]
Rob Caso’s electric DeHavilland DH2 WW II pusher

Rob Caso’s electric DeHavilland DH2 WW II pusher

  At the 2010 NEAT Fair in Downsville, NY we see a lot of great looking scale electric powered aircraft. This year there were an amazing amount of WW1 airplanes and in particular an unusual RC plane that caught our eye was a British de Havilland (Airco) DH-2 pusher brought to the event by RC […]
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