Salute to Scale Free-Flight

Apr 30, 2013 7 Comments

Here’s a reminder of something extra special. As part of the 25th Annual Scale Invitational, Top Gun promotor/founder Frank Tiano has included a scale Rubber-Powered Free Flight “Mass Launch” to the activities for the Top Gun Silver Anniversary. And, to make it even better, this special event is goin go be open to everyone to [...]

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A birds-eye-view of Hungary!

Apr 29, 2013 No Comments

The season has eventually started. After a long cold winter it is always a great feeling to  spend afternoons again on the field. It’s time to rehash the planes, make the necessary maintenance, recharge the batteries and all get started. Once we are there we can exercise our favourite type. Doesn’t matter it is 3D, scale, [...]

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Road to Top Gun: G-Model Messerschmitt–Update!

Apr 29, 2013 11 Comments

Update: Well, the post flight report reads that P.J. Ash’s new scale plane was balanced perfectly and the Desert Aircraft DA 85 engine is more than enough power for Messerschmitt. P.J Reports: “I’m testing the new Bold 26×10 prop from FTE and its working very well.  The first flight had a few things come loose such as the engine!!  But [...]

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Workshop Build-Along: Alien Aircraft 72″ Taylorcraft–Part 4

Apr 29, 2013 1 Comment

Built as an online project plane by Mike Greenshields and the members of the Scale Squadron of Southern California, the Alien Aircraft Taylorcraft is advancing nicely. It’s starting to look like a plane! More Scale Mods: Internal elevator pushrod. The elevator and stab are now in place. We have an arrowshaft on the inside. It did [...]

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Electric Retracts Installation–Easier than you think!

Apr 29, 2013 4 Comments

When you start to assemble an EDF jet, one of the required tasks is to work out and install your retractable landing gear. Modifying and installing E-flite gear in a jet is relatively simple and MAN contributor Ken Park recently accomplished the task for his new Viper Jet. Check it out, it’s easier than you [...]

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The Radio Control Show [Episode 208]

Apr 26, 2013 No Comments

In this week’s Radio Control Show, you’ll find out exactly how using aileron differential will help smooth out your flying and help you to become a better pilot.

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Workshop Build-Along–Alien Aircraft Taylorcraft–Part 3

Apr 26, 2013 No Comments

Installment No. 3. The Taylorcraft build-along is making great progress and the construction of this laser cut kit from Alien Aircraft  continues to be straightforward and easy. Stabilizer is nearing completion. We’ve moved the stabilizer forward about 3/8 of an inch by notching it in the center front. This moved the hingeline forward making it easier to [...]

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25th Annual Top Gun Scale Invitational starts in one week!

Apr 24, 2013 No Comments

Be there or Be Square! Top Gun 2013 Invitational is exactly what the name says. It is the best of the best by invitation only competing for over $25,000 in cash and prizes, and to see who may acquire the title of “Mr. Top Gun”. There are also numerous awards of excellence given out each [...]

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