RCX May 16 & 17: Save the Date!

Mar 30, 2015 No Comments

Scale planes, exotic multirotors, fast drift cars, detailed military tanks … you name it, if it’s RC, it’s at RCX ! Join us May 16th and 17th at the OC Fair Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA for a weekend of nonstop fun and excitement. You’ll get to see the latest planes demo’d by top [...]

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The First Top Gun Scale Invitational

Mar 26, 2015 1 Comment

It was in the August 1989 issue of MAN that our readers were introduced to what was to become one of the greatest RC scale airplane competitions in the world. The brainchild of Frank Tiano, Top Gun the event has redefined the hobby and sport of scale competition. it pushed the standards of excellence for [...]

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Scale Cockpit Coaming — Recycling old Leather Hand Bags

Mar 24, 2015 No Comments

I am always looking for things I can use in my scale modeling projects. So when I was finishing up my latest project I needed something to duplicate the leather coaming that protects the pilot from the cockpit opening edges. I found that an easy way to make good looking coaming right at a local [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Walt Carnes — Hawker Sea Fury

Mar 24, 2015 5 Comments

Walt Carnes builder of this impressive Hawker Sea Fury, will be attending Top Gun 2015 and will again compete in Team Scale with Greg Foushi as his pilot. Currently Walt is adding Navigation and Landing Lights to his Sea Fury. Sawbones is modeled after a full scale Sea Fury and it is 22.5% scale in size. Walt [...]

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RC Airplane Maintencance – Carburetor Basics

Mar 24, 2015 9 Comments

The old saying, “Takeoffs are optional, but landings are mandatory,” certainly applies to RC pilots. But if your engine is not properly adjusted, the landing pattern and touchdown can be a very iffy proposition. Two-stroke glow engines must have a solid and reliable idle; it’s even more important than all-out top-end rpm. Let’s examine the [...]

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40cc Twin Boxer from RCGF USA – In for Review

Mar 23, 2015 No Comments

Looking for a smooth running gas engine for your new sport or scale RC flyer? Something in the 40cc range? Well, we just received a new engine for review and so far it is looking like a keeper! The Zhejiang RCGF Model & Engine Co., Ltd. was established a decade ago delivering high quality, reliable, [...]

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Monster DC-10 — Robert Pannell’s Best Electric Jet Performance Winner

Mar 23, 2015 14 Comments

Florida Jets is an annual event in Lakeland, FL that has grown dramatically over the past few years—mostly due to site improvements and the huge, growing interest in jet RC flying. Adding impetus is the availability and accessibility of a wide variety of jet models and accessories. In general, the models are large, highly pre-fabricated [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Marco Benincasa — North American F-100 Super Sabre

Mar 23, 2015 2 Comments

We just heard from our Top Gun buddy Marco Benincasa who told us he will be flying in the  ProAm Pro Jet class at Top Gun 2015 with his beautiful North American F-100. Marco built the F-100 from a Feibao kit and is using the new Evojet 220 turbine engine for power. The Super Sabre [...]

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