Road to Top Gun — Vince Veltri’s Wonderful Wildcat

Apr 11, 2014 No Comments

The Grumman Wildcat is a very popular early WW2 fighter design and Vince Veltri’s version is one of the best you’ll see. Vince’s Grumman Wildcat with be entered in the Team Scale class, Vince Veltri has been busy in the workshop putting the finishing touches on his South Pacific Zero chaser. The “Team” referred to [...]

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10 Hot Fun Fly Ideas

Apr 11, 2014 3 Comments

With the cold weather now behind us, many are thinking about getting back to the flying fields and cranking up those engines. A great way to limber up your transmitter thumbs is to practice fun fly maneuvers. Fun fly events and the required maneuvers and tasks are fun and exciting and help improve you piloting skills! What [...]

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U.S. Navy fuels RC plane with SEAWATER!

Apr 10, 2014 3 Comments

The P-51 in the photo above looks like a typical RC model, with a huge exception: it is powered by seawater! The U.S. Naval Research Lab has been working on ways to turn seawater into fuel, using a Carbon Capture Skid to remove carbon dioxide from the water while producing hydrogen. A metal catalyst in [...]

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Amazing first flight: 20-foot-span B-25!

Apr 07, 2014 38 Comments

Just when you think you’ve seen a really giant, giant-scale plane, here comes a 1/3.3-scale B-25 Mitchell! Weighing in at 326 pounds, with a wingspan of 20 feet, this behemoth is powered by two 400cc Moki 5-cylinder radials and 35×13 carbon-fiber propellers. The big bomber has wood construction with fiberglass reinforcements and uses handmade retracts and 30 servos. Three Emcotec [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Frank Tiano’s Macchi 200

Apr 07, 2014 3 Comments

As if, Top Gun creator and promoter, Frank Tiano, isn’t busy enough during his annual Scale Invitational competition, Frank often registers as a pilot to compete along with the rest of the scale pilots at the event. This year, Frank will be flying in the  Pro-Am class (Pro-Prop) with his impressive Macchi 200. A radial engine [...]

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Big Futaba Radio News!

Apr 07, 2014 No Comments

Gerry Yarrish was very excited to find the new Giant Scale Futaba radio in the Hobbico booth! Imagine how big Gerry’s new airplane is going to be! Both Executive Editor Debra Cleghorn and Gerry toured the Hobbico booth so stay tuned for more sneak peeks of products on the way.  

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Award Winning Propellers

Apr 06, 2014 No Comments

We had a chance to chat with our friend and MAN contributor, Stephen Thomas of Falcon Propellers at the Toledo show. Stephen has props for all sizes and types of RC planes from electric power all the way up to monster scale gas burners. Hardwood and Composite, the Falcon Propeller line has something for everyone. [...]

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Awesome Ground-Pounding Thunderbolt

Apr 06, 2014 No Comments

At the Toledo show, there are always a lot of heavy metal warbirds. One that had lots of presence there was this impressive P-47 Thunderbolt. The work of expert scale competitor Greg Wright, this Ground pounder was loaded with amazing detail and weathering. Powered by a big 5-cylinder Moki radial engine and a scale 4-blade [...]

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