Road to Top Gun — Stephen Thomas — Ralle Morain

Feb 25, 2015 No Comments

Our good friend Stephen Thomas checked in with us and we learn that he will be bringing his impressive 1/3 scale Ralle Morain again to compete at Top Gun. With an big 158-inch wing span and a weight of 55 lbs., the Morain is controlled by a  JETI 16 channel radio system.  The nicely detailed composite [...]

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Road to Top Gun – Tommy Yates – A-4 Skyhawk

Feb 24, 2015 12 Comments

If you remember the great aviation movie Top Gun, then you’ll remember the scenes where Maverick and Goose, while flying their F-14 Tomcat, learn their lessons while facing off against the seasoned instructors. After leaving “Ice Man” (his wingman), Tom Cruise chases his target only to get “shot out of the sky” by Viper, who’s [...]

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And the Winners are… 2015 WRAM Show — Airplane Competition

Feb 23, 2015 4 Comments

Each Year the best Scale and Sport RC Airplanes are brought by their builders to compete in the WRAM show Static Competition. With all the classes shown off center stage on the main floor of the trade show, the contest draws competitors from all over the Northeast and East Coast. With cash prizes and awards at stake, these airplanes represent [...]

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MAN @ Work — Sport Scale Static Competition at the WRAM show

Feb 21, 2015 No Comments

This year, there were some amazing entries in the static Sport Scale competition. From Designer Scale and Sport Scale To WW1 and Vintage categories. Each one a piece of art work, check these out. Which one will win it category? We’ll let you know soon!

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MAN @ WRAM Show — Scale Airplane Highlights

Feb 21, 2015 No Comments

Well, the WRAM show at the Meadolands Expo Center is in full swing and the MAN team is here checking out all the great airplanes that showed up. Check out some of these beauties! Scratch built 1/4-scale Piper J3 Seaplane 1/3-scale de Havilland DH1a. Designer scale    

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Road to Top Gun — Eduardo Esteves — P-47 Thunderbolt Razorback

Feb 19, 2015 1 Comment

Well scale lovers, it’s that time again!! Each year MAN highlights some the most amazing and powerful scale aircraft ever built and flown in our annual “Road to Top Gun” series. And as the cold winter settle in, so do a lot of RC Scale builders and flyers as they build, setup, tweak and test [...]

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Russian Front-Line Fighter

Feb 19, 2015 8 Comments

It’s hard to beat the throaty growl of a Moki 250cc engine in a classic warbird! This great-looking Lavochkin LA-7 is piloted by Mick Burrell and was videotaped by our friends Dean and Pete Coxon at the Rougham Model Aircraft Show in the United Kingdom. We think the model looks to be 1/3.5 scale, and [...]

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10 Tips to Extend Battery Life

Feb 18, 2015 24 Comments

We are always getting questions about charging LiPo batteries so we decided to list our top 10 dos and don’ts for charging your battery packs. Now because almost all e-power flyers are using LiPo, LiFe or Li-Ion battery packs, we are only dealing with those battery packs in this article. The first thing is to [...]

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