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Huge Heavy-Metal Fighter

Huge Heavy-Metal Fighter

This 1/4-scale P-47 is ready for patrol! Built by Nigel I’Anson from enlarged Meister plans, this 83.7-pound model is powered by a Moki 250cc 5-cylinder radial. Owner John Mason is the man behind the controls in this video, shot by our friends Pete and Dean Coxon at the Wings & Wheels Model Spectacular at Northwheald […]
Road to Top Gun — Frank Migliaccio — P-47 Thunderbolt Razorback

Road to Top Gun — Frank Migliaccio — P-47 Thunderbolt Razorback

Frank Migliaccio from Ladera Ranch, CA, is a member of the Scale Squadron of Southern California and the PVMAC (Pomona Valley Model Airplane Club, and he’s all pumped up to compete at the 2015 Top Gun event.  His primary plane is the Top Flite giant scale  P-47 he converted to the Razorback version. He finished the […]
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Road to Top Gun — Tim Cardin — Sky King

Road to Top Gun — Tim Cardin — Sky King

For the 2015 Scale Invitational, Tim Cardin’s entry in the Expert class is his impressive twin engine Cessna T50 Bobcat. Tim chose the paint scheme flown in the old TV show “Sky King” used on so many flights searching for bad guys and cattle rustlers. The model was built from Don Smith Plans and it has a wingspan of  100.6 inches […]
Road to Top Gun — Boli Muentes — F-16 Falcon

Road to Top Gun — Boli Muentes — F-16 Falcon

For Top Gun 2015 Boli Muentes will be flying his new 1/6-scale F-16, built from a BVM plug and play kit. Competing in the ProAm Sportsman category Painted in the USAF Thunderbirds Airshow demonstration team scheme, Boli’s Falcon uses a Jetcat 140 RXi turbine engine. Weighing in at 40 pounds, the jet has a fully scale  light system and has a […]
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Road to Top Gun — Jack Diaz — Fouga Magister

Road to Top Gun — Jack Diaz — Fouga Magister

Our good friend and veteran Top Gun competitor told us that his 2015 entry plane will be his impressive 1/4.5-scale  Fouga Magister built from the Philip Avonds kit from Belgium. Jack says it is a very complex kit and it produces an extremely accurate scale model. It took Jack a couple of years to build. The wings and stab […]
Road to Top Gun — Dino DiGiorgio’s Corsair

Road to Top Gun — Dino DiGiorgio’s Corsair

No stranger to Top Gun, Dino DiGiorgio is returning for his F4U Corsair that he flew so well with last year. Dino’s Corsair with its unusual WW2 British Navy paint scheme, was based on a complete rebuild or a crashed plane from the CARF-Models kit. Dino also plans on bringing back my father’s 1995 Top Gun P-47 […]
M.A.N. Plans Photo Contest Winners!

M.A.N. Plans Photo Contest Winners!

We have winners! Thanks to everyone who shared photos of their M.A.N. plans projects and to all the folks who voted for their favorite aircraft. When it came time to choose the winners from among the planes who received the most votes, we didn’t change a thing and kept the “reader’s choice” award order. Congratulations to Tony C. and […]
Road to Top Gun — Greg Wright — Bubbletop P-47 Thunderbolt

Road to Top Gun — Greg Wright — Bubbletop P-47 Thunderbolt

We just heard from our buddy Greg Wright and he says he will be competing at Top Gun for his second year. The plane he has decided to bring (for the Sportsman class), is his CARF-Models-P-47 Thunderbolt with Bubble canopy. He built the plane over the winter two years ago and also entered it in the 2014 Toledo show where his amazing “Jug” […]
Video Interview — Richard Feroldi at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

Video Interview — Richard Feroldi at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

One of the great things about covering RC events across the country, besides seeing a lot of amazing models, is making friends. Whether we travel to California, Texas, Florida or New York, the editors at Model Airplane News always bump into someone they know and have come to admire for their building and flying talents. […]
J-3 Cub Floatplane — Picture Perfect Piper — with Video

J-3 Cub Floatplane — Picture Perfect Piper — with Video

When it comes to scale, it’s all in the details that counts. You don’t have to have a big complicated multi-engine warbird to do well in scale competition. But rather, a properly detailed version of a simple airplane will often do extremely well when it comes time to earn static scoring points. Such was the […]
Road to Top Gun — Stephen Thomas — Ralle Morain

Road to Top Gun — Stephen Thomas — Ralle Morain

Our good friend Stephen Thomas checked in with us and we learn that he will be bringing his impressive 1/3 scale Ralle Morain again to compete at Top Gun. With an big 158-inch wing span and a weight of 55 lbs., the Morain is controlled by a  JETI 16 channel radio system.  The nicely detailed composite […]
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