Road to Top Gun: Zenith 801– Modeling in Metal

Mar 11, 2013 17 Comments

Carlos Rangel is a regular at the annual Top Gun Scale Invitational and he is also known as “the guy who builds all-aluminum airplanes”. We got an email from Carlos recently along with some photos of his 2013 competition plane. Here’s what he said. “Well, I was supposed to compete this year in the Masters [...]

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The Celebration Continues with Episode 204 of the Radio Control Show

Mar 08, 2013 No Comments

Sponsored by HobbyKing.com, March madness continues this week with our Top 5 RC Trends! Watch the episode and look for the code for a chance to win a HobbyKing 450 size helicopter and upgrade package. To enter, go to Facebook.com/TheRadioControlShow, click the “Watch & Win” tab, and enter the secret code found in the show! [...]

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Project Zero: World’s First Electric Tilt-Rotor

Mar 08, 2013 2 Comments

AgustaWestland just unveiled a top-secret project: a man-carrying, electric tilt-rotor aircraft! Dubbed “Project Zero,” the aircraft’s two tilt rotors can take off and land vertically, hover like a helicopter and fly forward as fast and efficiently as a fixed-wing plane. Each rotor has its own electric motor that uses rechargeable batteries. Even cooler is that [...]

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Road to Top Gun: Douglas SBD Dauntless

Mar 07, 2013 15 Comments

Paul “Limey” Rice is planning to compete in the Expert class at Top Gun with his beautifully detailed Douglas SBD Dauntless dive-bomber. Starting with Nick Ziroli 1/5-scale plans, Paul scratch built the model using basic balsa, lite-ply and A/C plywood construction. He plane has a 100 inch span, and weighs 39 pounds. It has a Zenaoh [...]

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Planes: preview a new Disney film

Mar 07, 2013 No Comments

Here’s another reason to be excited for summer! Mark your calendars, because “Planes” will be coming to a theater near you this August. Check out the trailer here:

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Road to Top Gun: Rare Rallye Morane Aero Tow Plane

Mar 06, 2013 1 Comment

Steve Thomas – Takes a new direction for Top Gun 2013. Taking a new direction for Top Gun 2013, Steve Thomas is well known on the circuit for his warbirds, he has a long held affinity with WWI and WWII planes, in particular he has an interest in Russian Warbirds which are less commonly seen [...]

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MRC Super Brain Instinct 965

Mar 05, 2013 1 Comment

Do you need an AC/DC Charger with a very user-friendly Design. The new Super Brain Instinct 965 from MRC has an easy 3-Button Start and will charge 1 to 3 cell LiPo, Li-Ion, LiFe batteries, 1 to 8 cell Ni-Cd and NiMH packs and up to 12 volt Lead Acid and Gel Cell batteries. It has [...]

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Road to Top Gun: Behemoth Beaufighter

Mar 05, 2013 21 Comments

Three time Top Gun Champion, David Wigley recently completed his test flights of his amazing 1/5-scale Bristol Beaufighter and Also won Best in Show at the 2013 WRAM Show. MAN highlighted some “in primer” sneak peeks of David’s amazing in progress twin fighter project earlier last summer, and we have to say, it is one of the [...]

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