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RC Aerial Photography: Stephen Born Combines two of His Passions

Mar 11, 2013 5 Comments

In recent years with the continued development of high performance electric motors and batteries, using RC aircraft for professional aerial photography has become extremely popular. From the drones used by the US Government to local RC hobbyist, the applications seem to be unlimited. Stephen Born is the owner, operator and pilot of AerialSkyCam, ( a [...]

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Road to Top Gun: Douglas SBD Dauntless

Mar 07, 2013 15 Comments

Paul “Limey” Rice is planning to compete in the Expert class at Top Gun with his beautifully detailed Douglas SBD Dauntless dive-bomber. Starting with Nick Ziroli 1/5-scale plans, Paul scratch built the model using basic balsa, lite-ply and A/C plywood construction. He plane has a 100 inch span, and weighs 39 pounds. It has a Zenaoh [...]

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Road to Top Gun: Rare Rallye Morane Aero Tow Plane

Mar 06, 2013 1 Comment

Steve Thomas – Takes a new direction for Top Gun 2013. Taking a new direction for Top Gun 2013, Steve Thomas is well known on the circuit for his warbirds, he has a long held affinity with WWI and WWII planes, in particular he has an interest in Russian Warbirds which are less commonly seen [...]

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MRC Super Brain Instinct 965

Mar 05, 2013 1 Comment

Do you need an AC/DC Charger with a very user-friendly Design. The new Super Brain Instinct 965 from MRC has an easy 3-Button Start and will charge 1 to 3 cell LiPo, Li-Ion, LiFe batteries, 1 to 8 cell Ni-Cd and NiMH packs and up to 12 volt Lead Acid and Gel Cell batteries. It has [...]

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Road to Top Gun: Behemoth Beaufighter

Mar 05, 2013 21 Comments

Three time Top Gun Champion, David Wigley recently completed his test flights of his amazing 1/5-scale Bristol Beaufighter and Also won Best in Show at the 2013 WRAM Show. MAN highlighted some “in primer” sneak peeks of David’s amazing in progress twin fighter project earlier last summer, and we have to say, it is one of the [...]

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Giant Scale Triplane Build-Along — Cabanes Struts

Mar 04, 2013 No Comments

We are drawing close to the end of this extensive giant-scale build-along. This past weekend the cabane struts and the top wing were built and attached to the Balsa USA 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane. Check out the sequence below. To build the cabane struts and attach the top wing, you first have to install the kit’s [...]

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On Sale Now! Alien Aircraft Taylorcraft 72

Mar 01, 2013 1 Comment

Our good friend Tom Herr at Alien Aircraft has just announced to availablilty of his new 6-foot span, glow powered sport scale Taylorcraft, and the kits are available now! Known for their great flying and easy to build laser cut electric powered kits, Alien Aircraft has taken the extremely popular laser cut kits to a new [...]

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Road to Top Gun: Classic Stinson SR9-F

Mar 01, 2013 No Comments

Competing in the Pro Am class, James Prive is busy finishing up his beautiful 1946 Stinson SR9-F. Based on the popular Top flight kit, the model has a 100.5 inch wingspan and is just under 1/4 scale.  James has made several modifications and the build has taken just over two years. Details include a fully detailed cockpit [...]

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Senior Technical Editor About Me: I have a lifelong passion for all things scale, and I love to design, build and fly scale RC airplanes. With 20 plus years as part of the Air Age family of magazines, I love producing Model Airplane News and Electric Flight.
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