Carl Layden’s Blog

Top Gun 2013 Photos

Aug 22, 2013 No Comments

Many consider Top Gun to be one of the best (if not THE BEST) R/C events on the planet, I have to agree.  On May 1st of this year I travelled to Paradise field to take a few photos.  I had the opportuinity to meet many of the pilots and organizers of the event.  These are [...]

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Free Flight Scale at 25th Annual Top Gun Event

Apr 07, 2013 1 Comment

As part of the 25th Annual Scale Invitational, Frank Tiano has included a scale Rubber-Powered Free Flight “Mass Launch” to the activities for the Top Gun Silver Anniversary. And this is open to everyone to participate including Pilots, Crew Members, Judges, Staff and Press. Frank asked us to get the word out so here it [...]

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Build an RC Model Storage System — Do it yourself organization!

Jan 08, 2013 16 Comments

Airplanes on the workshop floor always seem to catch “Hangar Rash.” Organizations is a great way to keep the our of harm’s way. Aviation modelers are an eclectic group coming from all walks of life.  Once we conquer the basics of flight we tend to acquire a variety of aircraft varying in type or style as [...]

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Build a Stand for your RC Model

Sep 18, 2012 5 Comments

During the spring I designed & built an RC model stand for a friend.  The idea was to build a stand that would make it easier to assemble and disassemble the aircraft.  This stand should work for most 40-60 size airplanes, modelers may want to create/change to suit their own tastes too.  The construction is [...]

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Spirit of Ob: The Rest of the Story

Aug 20, 2012 No Comments

Those over 40 probably know who Paul Harvey is and the significance of “The Rest of the Story”.  Bringing this project to conclusion and completing that first test flight reminded me of those wonderful stories on radio.  I did it, completed the build in time to have the first test flight on Father’s Day.  The [...]

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Spirit of “Ob”: Final Assembly

Jun 16, 2012 No Comments

It’s well into the second week of the build, time to get this project finished and ready for test flight on Father’s Day.  The fuse and wing are framed just a few things to do, mount wing, final sanding, covering, hinges, install hardware, engine, fuel tank, radio gear, balance and set-up. During the construction of [...]

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About the author

Carl provides coverage of Atlantic Canadian events and people. In more than 30 years of RC flight, his interest has ranged from micro to giant scale, including a few of his own designs. He has served on the MAAC board of directors and was president from 2004-2006.
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