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Road to Top Gun — Pilot Roster and Award Sponsors

Road to Top Gun — Pilot Roster and Award Sponsors

All the paperwork is in and the event is well on its way for planning and organization. Here’s the most recent copy of the Pilot Roster and the list of Award sponsors. Click here for TOP GUN 17 ROSTER Frank Tiano and all the rest of his hard working staff wish to thanks the following […]
Learn the Slip to Landing

Learn the Slip to Landing

    Executing the side slip to landing requires a pilot to be comfortable with using rudder as well as cross-controlling rudder and aileron input. It is important to understand the balance of these two inputs, as all airplanes respond to control inputs in a different manner. If too much rudder and/or aileron are used […]
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Functional Scale — How to: Make a Sliding Canopy

Functional Scale — How to: Make a Sliding Canopy

Like many scale modelers, I simply can’t leave well enough alone and I often find myself  thinking of ways to improve a scale project. With the ESM / VQ Warbirds ARF Corsair as a base model, I thought I would give it a complete makeover and add lots of details and special features. The sliding […]
Road to Top Gun — Captain Ralph Esposito and his Brazilian Thunderbolt

Road to Top Gun — Captain Ralph Esposito and his Brazilian Thunderbolt

Coming from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Ralph Esposito will be competing in the Expert class this year with his impressive P-47D Thunderbolt. Ralph says: “Very few people know that the Brazilian Air Force fought against the Axis in Italy using P-47 Thunderbolts given to them by the United States. I always wanted to model one of […]
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Hot New Planes & Gear at Toledo!

Hot New Planes & Gear at Toledo!

At this year’s Weak Signals Toledo Exposition, there are new products in very aisle! Here are a few of our favorite finds (so far!). Stay tuned for more planes and gear! New from Phoenix Model and Tower Hobby, this giant-scale Westland Lysander has a 10.5-foot wingspan and is designed for .46 to .55 two-stroke, .52 […]
MAN at the Toledo show — Stop by the MAN booth and say hi!

MAN at the Toledo show — Stop by the MAN booth and say hi!

If you are at the Toledo Hobby Expo this weekend at the Seagate Convention Center in downtown Toledo, OH, be sure to check out all the great products, radios, engines and models on display and then stop by the Model Airplane News booth and say hi to the team! We’d love to meet you and […]
Make sure to use zip ties on all fuel lines for maximum safety

Let’s Talk Fuel Lines!

On all of my nitro and gasoline-powered airplanes, I use zip ties to secure my fuel lines going from the fuel tank to both the carburetor and the muffler. When routing lines within your airplane, make sure that they can move freely and are not bent in any odd fashion. After all, you need to […]
Bat-Safe — Double-wall LiPo Charging Container

Bat-Safe — Double-wall LiPo Charging Container

I know from personal experience how much smoke, fumes and fire can be produced when your charger malfunctions and over charges your LiPo battery pack. It is just too easy to become complacent and take LiPo packs for granted. I was lucky and nothing was damaged and no one was hurt by my little surprise, […]
Engine Break-in and Tuning — Picking the right propeller for Fun Fly!

Engine Break-in and Tuning — Picking the right propeller for Fun Fly!

So, with my wife Anita and daughter Rebecca on a road trip to the shore, I had a day all to myself to break in my O.S. 75AX and fine tune my propeller selection using a digital tachometer to get the engine numbers… And talking about numbers: Displacement: 0.75 cu in (12.3 cc) Bore: 1.02 in […]
The Tomahawk : long-range, all-weather, subsonic Cruise Missile

The Tomahawk : long-range, all-weather, subsonic Cruise Missile

Named after the Tomahawk, a one-handed axe used as a tool and a weapon by pre-contact Native Americans, the Tomahawk is a long-range, all-weather, subsonic cruise missile. Introduced by McDonnell Douglas in the 1970s, it was initially designed as a medium to long-range, low-altitude missile that could be launched from a surface platform. It has […]
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