Workshop Tips

May 05, 2016 2 Comments

You asked for ‘em, we’ve got ‘em! Here are four terrific shop tips you can use this weekend to make your time in the workshop easier and more enjoyable. Don’t forget to send us your favorite tip!   SMOOTH OPERATOR Razor saws are handy for cutting various materials, but their teeth sometimes “snag” the material, [...]

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Back to Basics: Tips for a Great-Running Gas Engine

May 05, 2016 No Comments

Many RC modelers today start out with small, electric-powered ARFs, and work up from there. As they get more involved in the hobby, the next logical step up the power scale is operating nitro-burning glow engines (2-stroke or 4-stroke), and learning how to keep internal combustion engines happy. When RC’ers make the major step into [...]

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Rudder: Use it to Fly Better!

May 05, 2016 7 Comments

Actually, pilots should begin their flying careers by using rudder from the very beginning. One of the ways we used to help beginner pilots is by programming in an aileron/rudder mix from the very start. This improves the plane’s performance by eliminating adverse yaw, which is the opposite yaw or skid inherent with aileron deflections [...]

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5 Ways to Dress Up Your Cockpit

May 03, 2016 3 Comments

With so many great-looking scale model ARFs to choose from today, one of the neatest ways you can make your particular Pitts Special or P-51 Mustang stand apart from the rest is to install a great-looking instrument panel for your pilot figure to look at. (You did install a scale pilot figure, didn’t you?) There’s [...]

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Mr. Top Gun: Peter Goldsmith & his F-104 Starfighter

May 02, 2016 12 Comments

After earning the highest static score in his class (98.5 points!) with his Airworld F-104, Peter Goldsmith went on to earn 196.417 points overall. His giant, 11-foot-long F-104 dominated the flightline, and Peter noted that he watched many videos of the full-size aircraft so that he could better simulate its flying style, speed, takeoff angles [...]

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Triplane Tricks at Top Gun

Apr 29, 2016 1 Comment

Well, today on Friday, I posted my third flight round with my Fokker Triplane. Much better than yesterday when I suffered a deadstick in the middle of round 2. It turned out that the clunk and pickup line came undone in my gas tank! Small things matter. Anyway, after a repair and replumbing the gas [...]

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Top Gun Flightline Action

Apr 29, 2016 No Comments

Well, the action here at Top Gun has been non-stop. The weather is very hot but with almost no wind at all, everyone is putting in great flights. From Civilian and WW1 to WW2 warbirds and Jets, the flightline is a constant bed or excitement! Here are just some of the great airplanes filling the [...]

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Warbirds from under the Warbirds Alley Tent

Apr 27, 2016 1 Comment

Day one was all Pro AM Sportsman flights so there were plenty of Warbirds to check out while waiting for your time to come up!        

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