Rich Uravitch’s Blog

Warbird Makeover: small details create big results

Dec 27, 2013 2 Comments

No doubt about it, among warbirds, the Vought F4U Corsair ranks way up near the top as a favorite with modelers. The bent-wing bird, as it’s often called, has a look like no other WW II fighter. From its big, round cowl through its aft cockpit to its unique inverted gull wing, there’s no mistaking [...]

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Have you “Built to Win”? Get your free plans!

Nov 20, 2013 4 Comments

Model Airplane News has a contest to build interest in RC model building while giving its readers an excuse to get back in the workshop. I has been busy and have come up with several models based on the contest basic structure. Check out the MAN contest and see if you can come up with something truly unique. Deadline to [...]

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Salute to Scale Free-Flight

Apr 30, 2013 7 Comments

Here’s a reminder of something extra special. As part of the 25th Annual Scale Invitational, Top Gun promotor/founder Frank Tiano has included a scale Rubber-Powered Free Flight “Mass Launch” to the activities for the Top Gun Silver Anniversary. And, to make it even better, this special event is goin go be open to everyone to [...]

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Florida Jets with SKS Video Highlights

Mar 29, 2013 No Comments

Our buddy  Scott Stauffer shares some of the action from the 2013 Florida Jets event held in Lakeland, Florida. Model Airplane News contributor Rich Uravitch was also on hand taking photos and shooting video interviews at this amazing all-jet aircraft extravaganza! We also have amazing action and close up photography from Ace Camera Guy David [...]

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Jolly Green Giant Hawk at Florida Jets

Mar 28, 2013 No Comments

More Florida Jets video insight! This time Rich Uravitch interviews Joey Tamez with his inpressive giant BAe Hawk. Custom built by Shulman Aviation for Joey, the Jolly Green Giant Jet is built from a Tomahawk kit and is powered by a JetCat P200 turbine! Joey was also the 2nd place winner at the 2012 Top [...]

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Andy Kane’s SIAI Marchetti SF-260

Mar 27, 2013 6 Comments

There are more than just pointy nose blow it out the back jets at the annual Florida Jets event. Rich Uravitch caught up with Andy Kane of CARF-Models who was flying his impressive Marchetti SF-260 turbo prop! With a wingspan of 112 inches and a length of 93 inches, the beautiful turbo prop powered aircraft [...]

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Turbine Powered Biplane at Florida Jets w/video

Mar 26, 2013 10 Comments

You just never know what you are going to find on the flightline at the annual Florida Jets event in Lakeland Florida. Hosted by Frank Tiano the father of the Top Gun Scale Invitational, Florida Jets brings together the cream of the crop from the Jet and turbine engine industries! Model Airplane News contributor Rich [...]

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Sam Snyder’s Spectacular Javelin

Oct 03, 2012 11 Comments

One neat nugget of interest I found at the 30th Annual Southwest Jet Rally was Sam Snyder. Sam  is certainly no newcomer to scale modeling. He’s not big on kit building, preferring to draw his own plans, engineer all the structure, layout all the systems and cut out all the parts himself. That’s about as [...]

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About the author

His modeling career encompasses a broad range of aviation subjects, from small electric models and electric ducted fans to the giant scale and warbirds. He has been the Top Gun craftsmanship judge for several years. He has designed, built and flown several sport-scale RC aircraft, several of which can be purchased at the AirAgeStore.com website.
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