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Video Flight Test — Top Flite Gold Edition Giant Spitfire

Video Flight Test — Top Flite Gold Edition Giant Spitfire

One of our more popular Flight Tests from MAN has been for the impressive 55cc Gold Edition Giant scale Spitfire from Top Flite. Long time contributor and test pilot Rick Bell puts the “Spit” through its paces and offers his comments in this “from the flying field” video interview. Check it out! video platform video management video solutions video […]
Top Gun — And the Winners are… Special Awards

Top Gun — And the Winners are… Special Awards

We had an amazing time covering all the scale action at this year’s Top Gun Scale Invitational competition. Even though the weather did not cooperate, the competitors did their best and their drive to win was not dampened! STATIC AWARD                             Sponsor                                               Winner                    Aircraft                                                Masters High Static (98.25)              ZAP GLUE                                                David Ribbe             MiG-15 Expert […]
Sky Skooter — Model Airplane News Construction Article Details and Materials

Sky Skooter — Model Airplane News Construction Article Details and Materials

To be featured in the upcoming June 2014 issue, the Sky Skooter construction article by Clark Salisbury shows what you can do if you have a good imagination. Before we begin  building, I need to explain my motivation for designing an RC plane like Sky Skooter.  I have always been intrigued by the idea of taking my wife, […]
MAN at the WRAM Show

MAN at the WRAM Show

Today was the first day of the 2014 WRAM trade show and I can’t think of a better way to end a week than spending Friday getting to see all the new products and RC plane on display. Here are some shots I took today of some of the models on display, both in the […]
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Tora, Tora, Tora! A Japanese A6M3 Zero you can build

Tora, Tora, Tora! A Japanese A6M3 Zero you can build

Featured as a construction article in the March 2014 issue of MAN, this A6M3 Model 22 “Zero” is a great sport scale electric powered warbird that’s easy to build and fly. Designed and built by Mark Rittinger the Zero construction article hit the highlights of the project, but here are all of the details and photos not […]
Piper PA-18 Super Cub–MAN Construction Article

Piper PA-18 Super Cub–MAN Construction Article

Here’s the complete construction article from the upcoming January 2014 issue of MAN. Pat Tritle designed this amazing super scale Piper PA-18 Super Cub as a tribute to the ultimate Bush plane. This online article includes all the details of the build including construction photos, a complete Bill of Materials and Flight performance. The Ultimate […]
Giant Scale Supermarine Spitfire Mk.9 — Up Close and Personal

Giant Scale Supermarine Spitfire Mk.9 — Up Close and Personal

The newest addition to the Top Flite giant scale Warbird ARF collection is the Supermarine Spitfire and it is a great flying warbird. Model Airplane News test pilot and contributor Rick Bell took on the Spitfire and you can ready his Flight Report in the upcoming October issue of Model Airplane News. After some minor tweaks […]
Giant Spitfire ARF Sneak Peek!

Giant Spitfire ARF Sneak Peek!

We just got back from the flying field after test flying the new giant scale Spitfire ARF from Top Flite. This 50cc warbird flies great and it is equipped with Robart’s new electric retracts. The Spitfire took off easily at half power with the DLE 50 turning a Falcon 23×10 propeller! Wow! With a Best […]
Precision Scale Stinson SR-5E with free 3-view drawings

Precision Scale Stinson SR-5E with free 3-view drawings

When it comes to scale subjects, nothing is so appealing as a classic subject from the Golden Age of Aviation. Ron Peterka has an amazing Subject that will soon be featured as a Construction article in Model Airplane News, his amazing Stinson SR-5E. This 1:5 scale model of Stinson “Reliant N-14187 is, in a way, […]
Toledo Show Winners — Amazing Models from 2013

Toledo Show Winners — Amazing Models from 2013

  We got the final official standings and they are listed here along with some photos courtesy of the hosts of the Toledo show, the Weak Signals RC club. And the Winners are… Best of Show First Place TBM3E AVENGER PETER HOWE BURLINGTON,ONTARIO CANADA Best Finish Film First Place AKRO – JET KEITH SHAW ANN […]
Put on a show! Tapping an engine for smoke

Put on a show! Tapping an engine for smoke

Rick Michelena shared a technique he recently used to add a smoke tap to a HobbyKing 52cc Turnigy engine. As he notes, why not try something new this weekend? This project can be accomplished by anyone with reasonable mechanical skills. I crawled into the shop today after receiving a new engine from UPS. Below is a picture […]
.40-size P-51D Mustang  ARF from Hangar 9

.40-size P-51D Mustang ARF from Hangar 9

We just saw this impressive ARF at the Toledo show and it is all decked out in an Authentic 8th Air Force, 357th Fighter Squadron trim scheme. With a moderated wing span of 56 inches, this beauty comes with lots of details and is covered with UltraCote covering. Features include Balsa and      lightweight plywood […]
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