Video Workshop tip — Fuel Tank Maintenance

Mar 20, 2015 3 Comments

When you fly glow powered airplanes it is important to properly care for the fuel tank. The key to having reliable engine performance is having a ship shape fuel tank. This How To video shows how to swap out old hardware and install new. Of course using Du-Bro hardware and tools makes the job a [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Bob Violett, Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star

Mar 19, 2015 3 Comments

One of the originals from Top Gun history, Bob Violett, owner/founder of Bob Violett Models, will be returning to the Top Gun Scale Invitational with his amazingly scale F-80C Shooting Star. Bob designed the prototype which eventually became the BVM kit, and he will be competing with it in the Master’s Class.  The all electric [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Richard Feroldi — Ansaldo SVA-5

Mar 18, 2015 1 Comment

Our good friend and regular Top Gun and Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome attendee, Rich Feroldi is again heading to the Tog Gun event with his beautiful WW1 Italian 1/3-scale Ansaldo SVA-5. With a wingspan of 119 inches and a length of 106 inches, the 50 pound scratch built model is powered with a Quadra 100cc gas [...]

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Prepping Fabric Covering — RC Sopwith Camel Build-along — Part 22

Mar 17, 2015 10 Comments

It has been a little while since our last posting for the Sopwith Camel Build-Along, but we are making some progress. Last time we covered the basics of applying Stits Lite Poly Fiber covering material and now we continue with the basic steps required to make it ready for painting and finishing. As mentioned before, [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Rene Alvarez — F4U Corsair

Mar 17, 2015 No Comments

This year, Rene Alvarez is bringing his F4U Corsair to Top Gun as his Expert Class entry. The model, which took two years to build, is a highly modify Meister-Scale Corsair with operating flaps, canopy, operational position lights, all panel lines and tons of simulated rivets and screws, also there is a simulated brake system on the [...]

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Road to Top Gun — James Prive — 1946 Stinson SR9-F Reliant

Mar 16, 2015 4 Comments

Being entered into expert class at Top Gun this year is the beautiful Stinson Reliant by James Prive. Based on the popular Top flight kit, the model has a 100.5 inch wingspan and is just under 1/4 scale.  James made several modifications and this is his second year at the Scale Invitational. Power is produced by a [...]

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Star Wars Storm Trooper Rides Again!

Mar 13, 2015 17 Comments

When can we get one?? We love this “Speeder Bike” created by Adam Woodworth and will be waiting with bated breath for someone to make this available to us mere mortals. Adam notes, “I got into First Person Video multirotor racing a few months ago. The fast, low level flying instantly reminded me of the [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Rod Snyder — North American F-100D Super Sabre

Mar 13, 2015 1 Comment

For the 2015 Top Gun Scale Invitational Rod Snyder from Johnson City, TN will again be flying his North American F-100D in the Unlimited Class. The model is a BVM design and is modeled after a paint scheme used by the SHAMA Service Engineering that was based at McCellan Air Force base located in Sacramento CA. in 1963. This unique paint [...]

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