Road to Top Gun — Reconstructed Corsair

Mar 18, 2014 8 Comments

It is always good to hear when an RC airplane is resurrected from a crash. And this year, Dino Di Giorgio will be flying a rebuilt F4U Corsair in Pro Am Propeller class. Dino comments, “Our model started out as a rebuild from a major crash by Heinz Ayvaz. The previous owner had trashed the model [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Gigantic WW2 Razorback

Mar 17, 2014 No Comments

Eduardo Esteves along with Ana, his charming wife and caller, will again be competing in the Pro-AM Propeller class with their impressive “Miss Plainfield” P-47 Thunderbolt. The classic ground pounding razorback has a 109-inch wingspan and is built from a CARF Model kit. It is powered with a Moki 250cc radial engine and Eduardo uses [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Amazing Flying Razor

Mar 14, 2014 2 Comments

This impressive electric powered, giant scale Fokker D.VIII is the work of Dave Perrone. This year will be Dave’s first time at Top Gun and he will be competing with his flying razor in the Expert class.  The Fokker D.VIII is Dave’s most favorite airplane all due to him seeing and watching Brian Coughlin fly his full size [...]

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Florida Jets — In the Winner’s Circle and a Sneak Peek from the Flightline

Mar 14, 2014 1 Comment

MAN Team Rich Uravitch and David Hart have been covering some of the most popularRC events there are and recently, they were on the flightline of Florida Jets. Held on Paradise Field in Lakeland Florida, this all Jet event is full of Turbine powered action and excitement. Here’s some of their photos of these amazingly [...]

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Behind the Scenes — RotorDrone Photo Shoot

Mar 13, 2014 5 Comments

I spent part of the day with staff photographer Peter Hall shooting setup shots for an upcoming article for our new Special Issue “RotorDrone.” We chatted with Marc D’Antonio, owner/operator of FX Models in Terryville, CT and boy, we really got a new point of view of the quickly growing Quadcopter and Drone industry/market. Enjoy [...]

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Monster P-40 Warhawk: First Flight!

Mar 12, 2014 23 Comments

Watching the first flight of this giant 7.6-foot-span warbird is a real treat! Piloted by Josef Spielhofer of the Austrian Falcon Wings, the plane weighs in at 61 pounds and is powered by a 3W 150 R2 inline engine and uses Weatronics radio gear. Watch to the very end for a landing that will get [...]

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Workbench Secrets — Custom Servo Installation

Mar 12, 2014 4 Comments

This neat workbench trick is the work of Ken Park who worked out his servo installation issues while working on an EDF jet with relatively thin wing panels. Here’s what Ken has to say. Well, it’s been a lot of fun getting into RC Jetsbut what I have noticed is that the really impressive ones come mainly as [...]

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Hovering: Master this 3D Move

Mar 12, 2014 No Comments

Of all 3D maneuvers, it’s possible that none represent 3D flying more than hovering. While learning to hover can be extremely challenging, you can make it easier for yourself by knowing the primary forces involved. Control while hovering is maintained solely by the propeller thrust or “prop-wash” over the tail surfaces and the inboard portions [...]

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