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Top Gun Video Interview — Mike Grady — B-17 Flying Fortress

Top Gun Video Interview — Mike Grady — B-17 Flying Fortress

At this year’s scale invitational, Mike’s competition aircraft for Team Scale was this amazing WW2 4-engine, B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber. The B-17 was 1/9-scale and built from a Wingspan models kit and has a span is 138 inches with a fuselage length of 99 inches. Weight is 65 pounds. The model is electric powered and is equipped with four […]
O.S. Engines GGT10 10cc

O.S. Engines GGT10 10cc

For aeromodelers wanting the convenience of gasoline power for their .40-size airplane, O.S. offers the GGT10. Glow plug ignition makes this engine easier to start — along with reducing overall weight by eliminating the ignition module. It performs well using affordable unleaded gasoline, and the PD-08 pump regulates fuel flow for consistent delivery throughout the […]
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HobbyKing Super-G Autogyro

HobbyKing Super-G Autogyro

Are you ready for a flying experience like no other? You better be, because the Super-G is here! Here’s the press release on this EPO foam aircraft from Hobby King: HobbyKing™ brings this bigger, badder brother of the Durafly Auto-G gyrocopter. This plug and fly autogyro in keeping with the Auto-G tradition, is a breeze […]
Throw Back Thursday — Nick Ziroli and his Spirit of St. Louis

Throw Back Thursday — Nick Ziroli and his Spirit of St. Louis

TBT: what better model to show off on this date, than the Spirit of Saint Louis?! This one of course, by the Master Nick Ziroli Sr. This photo was taken at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in NY where the museum staff is also building a full size replica of the Ryan NYP classic. Today, May […]
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Prepare for landing!

Prepare for landing!

Someone told me once that landing is the only maneuver that we fly that is absolutely mandatory. If you think about it, this makes complete sense. We don’t have to take off, but once we do, the only thing that we must do is land! So, once you have takeoff down, it’s a good idea […]
Giant DC-3 Dakota – 18 years old and still flying!

Giant DC-3 Dakota – 18 years old and still flying!

Owner and pilot Dave Johnson notes that his 1/5-scale Dakota is 18 years old, with a white polystyrene foam fuselage and outer wing panels sheeted with balsa, then covered with Solartex and sprayed with automotive paint. The center wing section is all wood for strength. Powered by two Zenoah 62cc gas engines, the giant airliner has […]
RCX 2015 — RC Fun and Excitement — See ya Next Year!

RCX 2015 — RC Fun and Excitement — See ya Next Year!

If you missed RCX last weekend, you missed out on some of the most exciting RC Fun that can be experienced! And, you missed the opportunity to say hi and chat with the MAN Team, Debra Cleghorn, Sr. West Coast editor John Reid (Left) and Sr. Tech. editor Gerry Yarrish. With two exciting flight zones […]
Joe Nall 2015 – A Monumental Year

Joe Nall 2015 – A Monumental Year

It’s hard to imagine another Joe Nall is in the books.  The event we think about all year, plan for months ahead of time, impossibly try to describe to others, has come and gone for 2015.  All we can say is WOW, what a show it was!  With 1,780 registered pilots present over the 8 […]
Thursday Events at Joe Nall

Thursday Events at Joe Nall

Now a Joe Nall tradition, Triple Tree hosted the annual AMA meeting and dinner today.  With several thousand modelers in attendance, Joe Nall is the perfect venue for the yearly state of the hobby address.  To kick the meeting off, AMA’s president Bob Brown auctioned a park flyer PT-17 Stearman signed by Triple Tree creator […]
RCX: This Weekend at the OC Fair & Event Center!

RCX: This Weekend at the OC Fair & Event Center!

Join us Saturday and Sunday at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California! You’ll see the hottest new planes and drones in action and it’s a perfect opportunity to stock up on new aircraft, radios, batteries and the other gear you need. The Academy of Model Aeronautics will be there flying Burt Rutan’s […]
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Joe Nall Wednesday – Aeromodelling Mayhem

Wednesday at Joe Nall met a steady stream of new arrivals with long lines developing along the flight lines.  It was common to see the main line with 6-8 aircraft waiting their turn at each pilot station.  Pilots didn’t mind waiting as they used the time to catch up with fellow modelers, rekindling friendships from previous […]
Fantastic 58% Zlín Z-526

Fantastic 58% Zlín Z-526

If bigger is better, this Zlín is the BEST! With a wingspan of 201 inches, this giant aerobat is powered by a 4-cylinder ZDZ 420cc inline engine — just listen to that powerhouse on takeoff! The 1/1.73-scale model is based on the Czechoslovakian  Zlín Z-526 AFS-V Akrobat Special (and a glider tug variant), nicknamed Kraťas (“shorty”) for […]
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