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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 […]
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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 […]
Triple Tree has become so large, it now has its own street signs!

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 […]
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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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Tuesday at Triple Tree

Only half way through the event, Tuesday at Joe Nall ramped up with the number of registered pilots already closing in on last year’s weekly record.  Nearly 1400 pilots along with their guests are calling Triple Tree their temporary home.  Even with nearly two miles of runway and 7 flight lines, its wall-to-wall action in […]
Premier Aircraft BVM QQF16

Premier Aircraft BVM QQF16

What happens when Quique Somenzini re-engineers a perfectly good BVM F-16? An incredibly agile turbine jet! The QQF16 from the Flex Innovations team is lighter than the original, with incredible control and vector thrust capability. It’s flying with the Aura 8 flight controller. Where do we sign up to get one of these bad boys?    
A World Models 1/3 scale Cub skims the water at Joe Nall 2015.

Joe Nall Week: MAN is on the flightline!

It’s Joe Nall Week 2015, and we’re on site capturing the action at the Triple Tree Aerodrome in South Carolina.  This year is hot, literally!  Temps have consistently been in the 90’s, but that hasn’t slowed the action a bit.  The sunscreen is out, RV’s are dotting the landscape, and hundreds of modelers are already […]
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AH-56 Cheyenne Project – Part 5 – CNC Machined Plug

This installment continues construction of my 700-size AH-56 Cheyenne, which began here. After a break to pursue some other projects, I’m back to work on the 700 size Cheyenne.  The next step was making the plug which I’d use to lay up the female mold for the fiberglass fuselage.  As noted in the first installment of […]
Electric Power questions: Soldering secrets

Electric Power questions: Soldering secrets

I was told that soldering a plug onto a LiPo battery could result in puffing the pack or even a fire. Is this true? Brent Paul [email]You can puff the battery by getting the wire too hot from soldering, but if you set it on fire, you might be better off never touching a soldering […]
Top Gun — Behind the Scenes — 100 plus photo gallery

Top Gun — Behind the Scenes — 100 plus photo gallery

As with any national level event, this week long competition produces far more special photos and snapshots of planes and pilots that could ever be included in a single article. So to help support our upcoming Top Gun event coverage in the August issue of MAN, here are some of the scenes, sights and situations we saw […]
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