Road to Top Gun — Tim Cardin — Sky King

Mar 10, 2015 6 Comments

For the 2015 Scale Invitational, Tim Cardin’s entry in the Expert class is his impressive twin engine Cessna T50 Bobcat. Tim chose the paint scheme flown in the old TV show ”Sky King” used on so many flights searching for bad guys and cattle rustlers. The model was built from Don Smith Plans and it has a wingspan of  100.6 inches [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Boli Muentes — F-16 Falcon

Mar 09, 2015 No Comments

For Top Gun 2015 Boli Muentes will be flying his new 1/6-scale F-16, built from a BVM plug and play kit. Competing in the ProAm Sportsman category Painted in the USAF Thunderbirds Airshow demonstration team scheme, Boli’s Falcon uses a Jetcat 140 RXi turbine engine. Weighing in at 40 pounds, the jet has a fully scale  light system and has a [...]

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Keep it cool: 10 steps to control air flow

Mar 04, 2015 4 Comments

When working with an internal combustion engine, we always have to deal with the heat that is created by this process. In many cases, the opening in the cowl will allow enough air to flow over the engine to maintain a cool temperature. But when performing extended 3D maneuvers, we have only the air produced by [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Jack Diaz — Fouga Magister

Mar 04, 2015 1 Comment

Our good friend and veteran Top Gun competitor told us that his 2015 entry plane will be his impressive 1/4.5-scale  Fouga Magister built from the Philip Avonds kit from Belgium. Jack says it is a very complex kit and it produces an extremely accurate scale model. It took Jack a couple of years to build. The wings and stab [...]

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Question of the Week: What’s your Favorite MAN Construction Article / Plans Built Plane?

Mar 04, 2015 4 Comments

There are many out there that say “ARFs” have killed the hobby of building RC planes, but our sales of construction plans indicate that there are many of you out there that still know what balsa wood, MonoKote and glue smells like! Someone is definitely spending quality time in their workshops so let’s take a survey! [...]

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How to: WWI Warbird Lozenge Camouflage Covering

Mar 03, 2015 2 Comments

Tackling this particular aspect of WW I warbirds can be both challenging and rewarding. It’s really not di cult to do, once you understand the system and have relatively good organizational skills and a healthy dose of patience. Let’s start with some history. Before the advent of camouflage, all German aircraft were finished using clear [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Dino DiGiorgio’s Corsair

Mar 03, 2015 1 Comment

No stranger to Top Gun, Dino DiGiorgio is returning for his F4U Corsair that he flew so well with last year. Dino’s Corsair with its unusual WW2 British Navy paint scheme, was based on a complete rebuild or a crashed plane from the CARF-Models kit. Dino also plans on bringing back my father’s 1995 Top Gun P-47 [...]

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M.A.N. Plans Photo Contest Winners!

Mar 02, 2015 1 Comment

We have winners! Thanks to everyone who shared photos of their M.A.N. plans projects and to all the folks who voted for their favorite aircraft. When it came time to choose the winners from among the planes who received the most votes, we didn’t change a thing and kept the “reader’s choice” award order. Congratulations to Tony C. and [...]

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