RC Scale Flak Damage — Weathering Gone Wild?
With the level of detail always increasing, one wonders what can be the next “eye candy” to be added? Well, Dave Morales and Jimmy Cowman may have just moved the bar up a little. Dave’s P-40B model from Jerry Bates plans featured “battle damage” detail which included an aileron with the underlying structure (like ribs […]
RC Warbird Formation Flying
As if flying giant scale warbirds like the Top Flight giant scale P-51D Mustang isn’t exciting enough all but itself, some guys who attend large national and regional warbird meets are always looking for a little something extra. Recently, at the Warbirds over the Rockies event, Rich Uravitch caught a sight that surely got everyone’s […]
RC Airplane Easy Scale Tips & Tricks
I started this exercise with an idea, an ARF model and a small investment in time and materials. Since scale is really the focus of most of my RC activity, I thought it would be great to take an off-the-shelf ARF, gather some basic documentation (which becomes the bible in Scale competition), and choose some […]
Top Gun Video Interview — Gabriel Pellegrini and his F-100 Super Sabre
MAN contributor and Top Gun Craftsmanship Judge Rich Uravitch caught up with the builder of this amazing turbine powered F-100 to get his inside story. A true international adventure.
12 O’Clock High preview –Photos from the Flightline
Some really neat stuff showed up at this year’s event. Full coverage in an upcoming issue of MAN.
Ultimate Ugly Duckling??
The Shorts SC-7 Skyvan has become a favorite ride for skydiving enthusiasts throughout the world. It’s box-like structure is utilitarian, forming a efficient container for all forms of cargo from boxes to beings with everything in between. When I first ran across a picture of the full scale Skyvan I concluded that it would make […]
Florida Jets — In the Winner’s Circle and a Sneak Peek from the Flightline
MAN Team Rich Uravitch and David Hart have been covering some of the most popularRC events there are and recently, they were on the flightline of Florida Jets. Held on Paradise Field in Lakeland Florida, this all Jet event is full of Turbine powered action and excitement. Here’s some of their photos of these amazingly […]
Florida Jets — High-Speed Action from Lakeland, FL
Long time Model Airplane News contributor Rich Uravitch spent the weekend on the flightline for the 2014 Florida Jets event getting the inside story on many of these impressive turbine powered jets and the pilots that fly them. Watch out for the June issue of MAN where we will have the full story. Here are […]
Have you “Built to Win”? Get your free plans!
Model Airplane News has a contest to build interest in RC model building while giving its readers an excuse to get back in the workshop. I has been busy and have come up with several models based on the contest basic structure. Check out the MAN contest and see if you can come up with something truly unique. Deadline to […]
Salute to Scale Free-Flight
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 […]
Florida Jets with SKS Video Highlights
Our buddy Scott Stauffer shares some of the action from the 2013 Florida Jets event held in Lakeland, Florida. Model Airplane News contributor Rich Uravitch was also on hand taking photos and shooting video interviews at this amazing all-jet aircraft extravaganza! We also have amazing action and close up photography from Ace Camera Guy David […]
Jolly Green Giant Hawk at Florida Jets
More Florida Jets video insight! This time Rich Uravitch interviews Joey Tamez with his inpressive giant BAe Hawk. Custom built by Shulman Aviation for Joey, the Jolly Green Giant Jet is built from a Tomahawk kit and is powered by a JetCat P200 turbine! Joey was also the 2nd place winner at the 2012 Top […]