In the December 2012 issue of MAN, (our Scale Special Issue,) we ran a Reader’s Report and interview with Patric Leis and his 42% scale prometheus Pitts. This amazing aerobatic RC biplane is so scale it looks exactly like the full-size plane and it is almost impossible to tell Patric’s plane from Skip Stewart’s Real [...]
While attending the recent all electric NEAT Fair in Downsville, NY, I met up with good RC buddy Dan Landis who was showing off his piloting skills with a new warbird! The new Top Flite FW-190 “Butcher Bird” is a Gold Edition giant scale ARF and it is designed for 50cc size gas engines. Dan [...]
While covering all the great action at this event, we ran into Mike McConville on the flightline. Mike was prepping his new turbine powered jet for another flight so we asked him to give a quick report about this Horizon Hobby centric event, the special demos and his impressive BAe Hawk.
Ali Machinchy is always one of those pilots you can count on for flying something intersting, exciting and entertaining! Ali is most often seen and better known in the hobby industry as an accomplished demo Pilot. A true showman through and through, Ali performed at flightline central at the US Air Meet with an impressive T-tailed all composite [...]
Well, it’s true. A picture is worth a thousand words and at the Horizon US Air Meet in Sanford, ME, many of the planes would leave you speechless. Here’s just a small sampling of the eye-candy that was on display! Enjoy! No lack of smiles on the flightline! Say Cheeze!!!
When you have a great pilot, you have a great flight, but when you have three awesome showmen then you have an airborne party!!! Part of the demo flights was a triple formation presentation by Horizon pilots, Quique Somenzini, John Glezellis and Seth Arnold. Quique, the lead pilot flew his impressive giant scale Beast biplane [...]
If you wanted 3D Helicopter action, then the US Air Meet was the place to see it. 23 year old James Haley was part of the flightline demo team and he really delivered. James is a well-respected and a member of the Blade helicopter team with Horizon Hobby where he has been the lead product developer on the [...]
One nice surprise we found in the flightline roundup was Horizon sponsored “Team Malchione” taking part in the noontime show with their impressive F4U Corsairs! Not just one, but a pair of CARF-Corsairs flown in formation to the delight of the crowd! These giant scale South Pacific bent-wing warbirds powered by 5-cylinder 250cc radial engines [...]