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Road to Top Gun — B-2 Condor Bomber

Road to Top Gun — B-2 Condor Bomber

Another great entry for the Road to Top Gun, this time, we heard from our good friend Curtis Switzer from Port St. John, FL., who will be flying his 168-inch span, 100-inch long B-2 Bomber in the Pro-Am Propeller class. Weighing 45lbs., the big Curtiss biplane is powered by two Saito 180 4-strokes turning 16×8 […]
Road to Top Gun — Douglas A-4 Skyhawk

Road to Top Gun — Douglas A-4 Skyhawk

Timothy Len from Orlando, FL, will be competing in the  Pro-AM Sportsman class with his great looking 1/5.5-scale  A-4 Skyhawk built from a Skymaster kit. Sporting TA-4J advanced jet trainer  white and orange markings, Tim’s 1960s era aircraft carrier based attack aircraft has a 61-inch wingspan, is 85.5 inches in length and it weighs in at […]
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Homemade WW I Lozenge Fabric

Homemade WW I Lozenge Fabric

When it comes to covering scale airplanes, there is nothing so challenging than German WW I aeroplanes that were covered with that distinctive printed lozenge pattern. And to make matters even worse, there were two styles–4-color and 5-color. And on top of that, there was upper and lower surface colors. MODEL AIRPLANE NEWS PREMIUM members […]
Road to Top Gun — F4U-1A Corsair

Road to Top Gun — F4U-1A Corsair

Rene Alvarez, Wesley Chapel, FL, Competing in the Expert class, Rene Alvarez of Wesley Chapel, FL will be flying his F4U Corsair. Built from a very highly modified Meister Scale Corsair kit, it took two years to complete. The Model has a wingspan of 100-inches, a 75-inch length and a dry weight of 44 lbs. For […]
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Road to Top Gun — An Editor’s Invitation to Top Gun

Road to Top Gun — An Editor’s Invitation to Top Gun

And now for something completely different! For the very first time ever, an editor for Model Airplane News will be competing at the annual Top Gun Scale Invitational. I received my invite to compete from Frank Tiano himself while I was covering the 2015 event. MAN has been a major sponsor of the event for many […]
Taming a Camel – Bavarian Demon Flight Stabilization System

Taming a Camel – Bavarian Demon Flight Stabilization System

I had an interesting time at last year’s Warbirds over Delaware giant scale event. I was flying my newly completed 1/4-scale Sopwith Camel and was having some difficulty landing the short nosed WW1 biplane. I made three flights each ending by flipping over on its nose and I broke three propellers. Not my best showing. It just so […]
Award-Winning ARF Makeover

Award-Winning ARF Makeover

Jim Slaughter of Land O’ Lakes, FL., recently won the Outstanding Craftsmanship award in the ARF category at The Blue Max WW I meet at Sanford, FL.  MODEL AIRPLANE NEWS PREMIUM members can get a sneak peek of the article with all the details before it appears in the July issue of Electric Flight. When you […]
Red Flag: Jet Flight Competition

Red Flag: Jet Flight Competition

Here’s a quick preview of what our MAN-on-the scene, Rich Uravitch, saw at the Red Flag portion of the Florida Jets Week. Emphasis was on precision, freestyle and formation jet aerobatics in four different categories of competition. These pictures show Quique Somenzini and Silvestri Sebastiano in their solo routines with Team Viper (Mike Adams and […]
Road to Top Gun —  USAF Thunderbird #5 — F-16 Falcon

Road to Top Gun — USAF Thunderbird #5 — F-16 Falcon

This year Boli Muentes of Lakeworth, FL., will be flying in the Pro-AM Jet category with his 1/6-scale BVM F-16 PNP painted in the USAF #5 Thunderbirds Demonstration Team jet. It is powered by the new Jetcat P-140RXi turbine. It is controlled by the new JR28X transmitter, dual JR Infinity receivers hooked to a JR […]
Road to Top Gun — Heavy-Metal Razorback!

Road to Top Gun — Heavy-Metal Razorback!

We just heard from Greg “Growler” Thomas of Las Vegas, NV who has teamed up as pilot with builder, Phil Smith of Montgomery, TX to compete this at Top Gun in the Team Scale category. The team earned their Top Gun spot by placing second the class at the U.S. Scale Masters in 2015. Phil Smith who is the builder and […]
RCX 2016: Another Great Success!

RCX 2016: Another Great Success!

This past weekend, RCX 2016 took over the OC Fair & Convention Center in Costa Mesa, CA. Packed with thousands of excited RC enthusiasts, this year’s show had more to see and do than ever before, including the first-ever FPV Drone Racing Championship, hosted by SpaceShipOneFPV. From indoor and outdoor fly-zones and try-me tracks, to […]
Horizon Hobby UMX P-47 at RCX

Horizon Hobby UMX P-47 at RCX

Everyone loves a warbird! We think this young flier is right on target, checking out the UMX P-47 at the Horizon booth at RCX.
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