Scratch-built by Joachim Damrath, this 160-inch-span Trimotor weighs in at just 53 p0unds. The beautifully detailed radial engines are hiding Zenoah powerplants (two 20cc and one 26cc in the center). Thanks to ScaleJetFred for sharing his terrific video from the Airlinertreffen meet in Oppingen, Germany.
Competing for the first time at Top Gun, Gérson Luís Nissola from São Paulo, Brazil, will be flying in the Pro-Am Sportsman class with his beautiful Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6. The model was started in 2010 by Thiago Pivoto, and Gérson completed the detailing and painting last year. The all-wood built-up Luftwaffe fighter was built from a [...]
The ultimate must-have for scale warbirds is a beautiful static scale propeller. The biggest thing that ruins the scale looks of the model plane is that “smaller than scale” wood flying propeller. Many warbird pilots will paint their props the correct color and add the yellow safety propeller tips, but if you really want to get [...]
Making the trip down to Top Gun again from Long Island, Lou Cetrangelo of Saint James, NY, has decided to bring a new aircraft this year in the form of a Ziroli-designed FG-1D Corsair, which he will be flying in the Pro-Am Sportsman category. Lou loves cool engines, so a new DLA 4-cylinder engine is bolted [...]
You should practice straight and level as much as you do any other maneuver. It is also where new precision aerobatics pilots should begin. It may seem like the most boring thing to do, but in reality, straight and level flight is one of the most difficult maneuvers to master. Sure, rolling circles, tail slides [...]
Built from Vailly Aviation plans, this 1/5-scale Hawker Tempest V has a 98-inch wingspan and weighs in at 43 pounds. Power is provided by a Desert Aircraft 85cc engine spinning a Menz 26×10 prop. Builder and pilot Andy Wynn notes that the warbird also sports homemade retracts and exhaust stacks from Fighter Aces. Thanks to Dean and Pete Coxon [...]