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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

From all of us at Model Airplane News, we wish our readers and fans a very Happy Thanksgiving and best wishes for a wonderful holiday season.
Free Flight Duration Winner

Free Flight Duration Winner

Top Gun has two classes for Free Flight models. The Duration Class is the most exciting and as is usual, the longest flight award was won by Dave Platt. Here Rich Uravitch who was covering this year’s Top Gun event poses with Dave during a break in the action.
Liftoff: Drone Racing

Liftoff: Drone Racing

Liftoff: Drone Racing will teach you what it is like to start your own drone racing career. This new fast-paced drone racing simulator for consoles offers different game modes for single-player and multiplayer for up to 6 players and is the perfect alternative to fly a drone on bad weather days. Challenge yourself in races […]
RC Smoke Systems Explained

RC Smoke Systems Explained

If you have ever been to an RC airshow, then you’ve seen aerobatic airplanes using smoke during their flight routines. When used properly, smoke systems can add a great deal to your flight presentation. The uniqueness it gives to specific segments of your flight routine will increase their appeal and pizzazz to both the spectators […]
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Legend Hobby Shock Cub Unboxed!

Legend Hobby Shock Cub Unboxed!

Model Airplane News contributor Fitz Walker gives us a pre-review sneak peek on the new giant scale STOL Savage Shock Cub from Legend Hobby/Seagull Models. Watch for the February issue of MAN for his detailed flight report! First Test Flight
Veteran’s Day–Their warrior spirit lives on

Veteran’s Day–Their warrior spirit lives on

The mechanical warriors of WW II will always be with us in one way or another, but the day is coming when those brave young men who sat at the controls and gambled their lives for freedom will be gone. They may be much older now and moving more slowly, but if you corner them […]
Grumman’s Amazing Avenger Torpedo Bomber

Grumman’s Amazing Avenger Torpedo Bomber

Entering service in 1942, the Grumman TBF Avenger first saw action during the Battle of Midway. Developed by Grumman for the US Navy and Marine Corp, the torpedo bomber, was also used by several allied air and naval services. The Avenger’s crew members included the pilot, a turret gunner and a radioman/bombardier/ventral gunner. For armament, […]
Congratulations Mr. Top Gun 2020

Congratulations Mr. Top Gun 2020

This year’s winner of the Mr. Top Gun title is Bret Becker who has been a regular competitor for several years with his amazing electric powered XB-70 Valkyrie supersonic bomber which he placed 5th with in Expert last year. This year, Bret competed again in the Expert class with his all scratch designed and built […]
RC Texan Resurrection

RC Texan Resurrection

A new project for the coming building season is a vintage Midwest Products AT-6 Texan kit. Though no longer available, kits are available online and at swap meets of your are lucky. I thought we’d document this kit build to show some of the basic techniques used. The Texan has an 83 inch span making […]
Exceptional Aeronca Chief

Exceptional Aeronca Chief

This beautifully detailed 1/4-scale Aeronca Chief is the handiwork of Icelandic modeler Sturla Snorrason. A completely scratch-built project, the model features traditional wood construction. Sturla notes, “A lot of time went into the drawings along with study of my full size airplane.” A lot of time also went into the detailing, including the true to scale cockpit! […]
Install a Scale WW1 Engine

Install a Scale WW1 Engine

When it comes to really looking scale, it’s in the details that we make the most progress in giving our model’s that “used” look. For my 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane, I wanted to bring a better scale look to the front end so I  installed a resin cast Oberusel rotary engine available from Nick Ziroli Plans. […]
Resin Casting Scale Parts

Resin Casting Scale Parts

Once you get to a certain level of scale modeling, you’ll start making parts that need to be produced in multiples and, most likely, are not commercially available. This is easily dealt with by making a master part and then reproducing it with a mold and resin casting liquid. Resin casting is considered an advanced technique, […]
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