Stearmans Big n Little at Toledo

Apr 11, 2015 No Comments

So, if you like giant scale or micro RC, there were some Stearman PT-17 biplanes for you to choose from. World Models ARF. Looks like 1/4 scale-ish to  me. E-flite’s micro flyer! Sweet!

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Road to Top Gun — Pre-Event Stats

Apr 08, 2015 No Comments

Pulling together an event as big and as nuanced as Top Gun, a lot of planning comes into play. Also, there’s a lot of paperwork involved, and one of the important sheets of paper is the Pilot Registration/Bio form. Frank Tiano the mastermind of, and creator of the Top Gun Scale Invitational, just tabulated some interesting numbers [...]

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DJI Live Event: Model Airplane News is on the Scene

Apr 08, 2015 No Comments

DJI is announcing its latest product in a live event in New York City today, and the Model Airplane News team scored an invite to get the scoop! We understood what all the fuss was about when we saw the latest DJI product: the Phantom 3. From live YouTube streaming to 4K resolution with live link [...]

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Mixing Custom Colors for Scale RC Airplanes

Apr 08, 2015 1 Comment

Mixing custom colors for scale airplanes can be a tricky job, and the difference between accurate and “pretty close” can be the difference between winning and not even placing at a scale contest. For those who are considering going the next step in scale accuracy, this article digs a little deeper into this “colorful” and [...]

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Futuristic RC Jet Takes Flight

Apr 08, 2015 15 Comments

Bet you can’t name this plane! That’s because it’s a sport design by Eric Rantet, a “combination of Star Wars, Flash Gordon, the 1950s first jets and Gee Bee racers.” This 8-foot-span beauty built and flown by Phil Noel is powered by a Kingtech K210 turbine and, as you can see from the footage captured [...]

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RC Giant Scale – Nick Ziroli’s New Triplane

Apr 07, 2015 2 Comments

Known for his many great flying, giant scale WW2 warbird designs, Nick Ziroli Sr., has been finishing up his newest set of plans, this one for the WW1 Sopwith Triplane. This sport scale design has a sport airfoil for improved flight performance and is not intended for scale competition. Using his signature traditional balsa and [...]

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Tipsy S2 — An electric sport scale vintage airplane you can build

Apr 07, 2015 No Comments

Designer Dennis Sumner has build several excellent flying model and his newest is the Tipsy S2, plans now available at the AirAgeStore website. Featured in the July 2015 issue of Electric Flight, the construction plans are at: http://www.airagestore.com/tipsy-s2.html Here’s Dennis’ take on this attractive vintage flyer. Scale and unique airplanes always appeal to me and [...]

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Road to Top Gun: Shaun Roblee — Grumman Hellcat

Apr 06, 2015 1 Comment

Shaun Roblee of Huntington Beach California, will be traveling to Top Gun this year with his impressive Grumman Hellcat. Using a fiberglass fuselage and built up wing and tail featuers, Shaun says he chose the Ziroli Hellcat because he just loves the way they fly. As for a full scale project, I wanted to do the big [...]

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