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Top Gun Video Interview — Fernando Bellegrade — Stuka Dive Bomber

Top Gun Video Interview — Fernando Bellegrade — Stuka Dive Bomber

There’s just something about the Junkers Ju 87 Stuka Dive Bomber! This bent-wing Luftwaffe Warbird was one of the very first “Tank Busters” and it was a major part of Hitler’s Blitzkrieg war strategy. Competing in Expert, Fernando Bellegrade traveled all the way from Sao Paulo, Brazil with his impressive Stuka. Built from Nick Ziroli […]
Top Gun Video Interview — Pedro Sanchez — P-47 Thunderbolt

Top Gun Video Interview — Pedro Sanchez — P-47 Thunderbolt

One of our good friends Pedro Sanchez showed up at Top Gun this year with a beautifully detailed Warbird in the form of a CARF-Models P-47 Thunderbolt. Powered by a Moki 5-cylinder 250cc radial engine, the 1/4-scale “Jug” has a 110 inch span and weighs in at 54 pounds! Pedro only started with a CARF-Models […]
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Top Gun Video Interview — Dino DiGiorgio — F4U Corsair

Top Gun Video Interview — Dino DiGiorgio — F4U Corsair

After all the dust had settled at Top Gun this year, we had a chance to grab some of the contestants and get the back story about their aircraft. One of the more interesting tales was that of the F4U Corsair flown by Dino DiGiorgio. This beautifully executed aircraft carrier based WW2 fighter was all […]
Joe Nall 2014:  A Mid-Week Record!

Joe Nall 2014: A Mid-Week Record!

       With 1,414 registered pilots already in attendance, the Joe Nall Fly-in has broken its 2013 record by 168 pilots and it’s only Wednesday!  With even better facilities than last year (which hardly seems possible), the Triple Tree Aerodrome has ample room for all in attendance. In a crowd this large, it’s hard to stand […]
Video Workshop How To: Installing RC Fuel Tanks

Video Workshop How To: Installing RC Fuel Tanks

For an RC airplane to fly properly and safely, its engine needs a consistent supply of fuel. Whether you are flying a glow powered or gasoline burning airplane, the fuel tank needs to be assembled and installed correctly. Here’s MAN editor Gerry Yarrish with some shop tech tips for you that will help you with […]
Small-Block RC Gas Engine Guide — A New Generation of compact Power!

Small-Block RC Gas Engine Guide — A New Generation of compact Power!

Lately, there has been a noticeable shift toward smaller displacement single-cylinder, gasoline engines and there are now many of these little gas-burning powerhouses on the market. Years ago, when you talked about gas engines, the smaller end was owned by the 25cc engines and the average size was roughly between 40cc and 60cc with a few […]
Thunderbird 2 — Fantasy Slope Soarer

Thunderbird 2 — Fantasy Slope Soarer

When Stephen Ryan was a kid, he was hooked on the Thunderbirds kid show produced using marionettes! We all loved this show and especially all the cool flying craft that were for many of us, the try stars of the show. For Stephen, he was impressed with Thunderbird 2 the mother ship that could fly and […]
Throw Back Thursday — Jet Blast from the Past!

Throw Back Thursday — Jet Blast from the Past!

Throw Back Thursday is a lot of fun here at the MAN office! We get to poke around the archives and see what we can find. Here’s something that should grab the jet jock’s attention. Anyone want to venture a guess as to what year this was? The Jet man himself, Bob Violett with ducted […]
Top Gun — Final Standings.

Top Gun — Final Standings.

Wow! Top Gun 2014 was certainly one for the record books! Fighting the weather and a compressed flight order, the pilots of Top Gun were truly in a “Fly or Go Home” situation! Very exciting! Here are the final stats showing the winners and placers of each category down to 5th place. Did your favorite […]
Top Gun — And the Winners are… Special Awards

Top Gun — And the Winners are… Special Awards

We had an amazing time covering all the scale action at this year’s Top Gun Scale Invitational competition. Even though the weather did not cooperate, the competitors did their best and their drive to win was not dampened! STATIC AWARD                             Sponsor                                               Winner                    Aircraft                                                Masters High Static (98.25)              ZAP GLUE                                                David Ribbe             MiG-15 Expert […]
Mr. Top Gun: David Ribbe & his MiG-15bis

Mr. Top Gun: David Ribbe & his MiG-15bis

Congratulations to David Ribbe for winning the coveted “Mr. Top Gun” title at this year’s invitational competition! This was David’s first year flying this MiG at Top Gun, after flying it at the Jet World Masters in Switzerland earlier this year. David’s 88.9-inch-span jet is packed with scale details, like a sliding canopy, speed brakes, […]
Top Gun — A Pair of Zeros from Japan!

Top Gun — A Pair of Zeros from Japan!

So there are plenty of Zeros flying in scale competition, but few are 1/3-scale, and even fewer are competing at Top Gun and having traveled all the way from the country of Japan. And not only that, but there are two monstrous Rising Sun fighters in the Top Gun lineup. (Above) Built by Owia Masakazu […]
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