Road to Top Gun Update — Lonnie Johnson, WACO YMF-5

Feb 24, 2012 No Comments

Lonnie Johnson of Hendersonville, TN will be competing this year with this colorful WACO YMF-5 biplane in Team Scale with Mitch Epstein as the pilot. It is a 1/3-scale project and it is based on an AMR kit. Nicely detailed and painted it is covered with Nelson’s LiteFab that’s been finished with custom mixed DuPont [...]

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Scenic flight or dangerous stunt?

Feb 23, 2012 88 Comments

One pilot’s creativity and innovation is another’s idea of a accident waiting to happen. Do you think this video is entertaining and fun, or a terrible idea that will eventually get RC airplanes banned? Watch it and then join the discussion!  

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Eagle Tree 2D/3D Guardian Stabilizer

Feb 23, 2012 4 Comments

Eagle Tree’s newest addition to their lineup of great Guardian electronics is the 2D/3D Stabilizer.  Engineered  as a small onboard addition, the stabilizer links your control inputs through the receiver and can provide flight coordination assistance for beginners through advance flyers.  Using a proven inertial technology, in 2D mode wings are leveled, but in 3D [...]

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WRAM Show! — See our Build-Along at the MAN booth

Feb 23, 2012 No Comments

  Be sure to stop by the MAN booth Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the WRAM Show! Say hello to the gang and stop by the booth on Friday and Sunday at 12 noon to see the MAN oline Build-along Florio Flyer 60 Fun Fly Airplane and talk to sr. tech editor Gerry Yarrish about [...]

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Workshop Tips — Florio Flyer 60 Build-along — Engine Mount

Feb 23, 2012 No Comments

The Florio Flyer 60 build is quickly approaching the covering and finishing phase and one of the last things to do to wrap up the fuselage construction is to install the engine and add the engine compartment fairing blocks. Let’s get to it.   Start by placing your engine on the already installed hardwood mount [...]

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Workshop Tips — Florio Flyer 60 Build-along — Tail-Mounted Servos

Feb 22, 2012 4 Comments

So, our last workshop secession finished up all the basic fuselage, wing and tail construction completed and we have the landing gear and the engine and radio equipment installed. Here’s the latest details to finish up the Florio Flyer 60. We still have to finish out the nose of the plane by adding the engine [...]

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Road to Top Gun Update — Gary Price P-47 Thunderbolt

Feb 22, 2012 No Comments

  Gary and Brian Prince, from North Canton, Ohio, will be bringing a Meister P-47 called “Zombie” and a CARF Corsair for this year’s Top Gun event. Gary will be flying the P-47 at Top Gun this year, and Dino Di Giorgio will be flying our new Corsair in the Unrestricted Class. The P-47 was [...]

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Great Planes Shoestring, the classic pylon racer

Feb 21, 2012 No Comments

Race planes have to be some of the coolest looking aircraft around.  Very few have as much history as the Shoestring racer.  If you ever want to try out a pylon racer, Great planes offer a nice looking Shoestring that is sure to please.   Check out what John Reid and Michael York have to [...]

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