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Road to Top Gun — Vince Veltri’s Wonderful Wildcat

Road to Top Gun — Vince Veltri’s Wonderful Wildcat

The Grumman Wildcat is a very popular early WW2 fighter design and Vince Veltri’s version is one of the best you’ll see. Vince’s Grumman Wildcat with be entered in the Team Scale class, Vince Veltri has been busy in the workshop putting the finishing touches on his South Pacific Zero chaser. The “Team” referred to […]
10 Hot Fun Fly Ideas

10 Hot Fun Fly Ideas

With the cold weather now behind us, many are thinking about getting back to the flying fields and cranking up those engines. A great way to limber up your transmitter thumbs is to practice fun fly maneuvers. Fun fly events and the required maneuvers and tasks are fun and exciting and help improve you piloting skills! What […]
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U.S. Navy fuels RC plane with SEAWATER!

U.S. Navy fuels RC plane with SEAWATER!

The P-51 in the photo above looks like a typical RC model, with a huge exception: it is powered by seawater! The U.S. Naval Research Lab has been working on ways to turn seawater into fuel, using a Carbon Capture Skid to remove carbon dioxide from the water while producing hydrogen. A metal catalyst in […]
Amazing first flight: 20-foot-span B-25!

Amazing first flight: 20-foot-span B-25!

Just when you think you’ve seen a really giant, giant-scale plane, here comes a 1/3.3-scale B-25 Mitchell! Weighing in at 326 pounds, with a wingspan of 20 feet, this behemoth is powered by two 400cc Moki 5-cylinder radials and 35×13 carbon-fiber propellers. The big bomber has wood construction with fiberglass reinforcements and uses handmade retracts and 30 servos. Three Emcotec […]
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Road to Top Gun — Frank Tiano’s Macchi 200

Road to Top Gun — Frank Tiano’s Macchi 200

As if, Top Gun creator and promoter, Frank Tiano, isn’t busy enough during his annual Scale Invitational competition, Frank often registers as a pilot to compete along with the rest of the scale pilots at the event. This year, Frank will be flying in the  Pro-Am class (Pro-Prop) with his impressive Macchi 200. A radial engine […]
Big Futaba Radio News!

Big Futaba Radio News!

Gerry Yarrish was very excited to find the new Giant Scale Futaba radio in the Hobbico booth! Imagine how big Gerry’s new airplane is going to be! Both Executive Editor Debra Cleghorn and Gerry toured the Hobbico booth so stay tuned for more sneak peeks of products on the way.  
Award Winning Propellers

Award Winning Propellers

We had a chance to chat with our friend and MAN contributor, Stephen Thomas of Falcon Propellers at the Toledo show. Stephen has props for all sizes and types of RC planes from electric power all the way up to monster scale gas burners. Hardwood and Composite, the Falcon Propeller line has something for everyone. […]
Awesome Ground-Pounding Thunderbolt

Awesome Ground-Pounding Thunderbolt

At the Toledo show, there are always a lot of heavy metal warbirds. One that had lots of presence there was this impressive P-47 Thunderbolt. The work of expert scale competitor Greg Wright, this Ground pounder was loaded with amazing detail and weathering. Powered by a big 5-cylinder Moki radial engine and a scale 4-blade […]
MAN at the Toledo Show

MAN at the Toledo Show

The MAN Crew was at the recent Toledo show in full force, checking out what was new and exciting for the upcoming flying season. From the new products and planes on display to the static scale competition, this year’s show was a big success. When you want to see what’s Hot, this is the early […]
Road to Top Gun — Smoking WACO YMF-5

Road to Top Gun — Smoking WACO YMF-5

Mitch Epstein a regular competitor at Top Gun, will again be flying his very impressive WACO YMF-5 civilian biplane in the Expert class. Mitch’s WACO is a modified AMR kit powered by a powerful Moki 215 radial engine, turning a 32×18 propeller. Mitch covered the biplane with Nelson fabric, finished with automotive Dupont basecoat/clearcoat paint, and used homemade graphics. For […]
Sneak Peak Video — The New E-flite Carbon-Z Yak

Sneak Peak Video — The New E-flite Carbon-Z Yak

Here’s a Sneak Peak of the new E-flite Carbon Z Yak 54 3X that’s featured in the upcoming July 2014 issue of MAN. Reviewed and test flown by Mike Gantt, this gorgeous 3D flying machine has it all! Here’s what Mike has to say: “Having flown the Yak from a paved surface, it is obvious […]
Can you name this plane?

Can you name this plane?

This incredible video comes to us from our friend Tbobborap1, who filmed the giant-scale model at an RC event at the Royal Air Force Barkston Heath base in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England. Our mystery plane is of late WW II vintage, was carrier-based and flew for the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. It was especially prized as a […]
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