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RC Warbird Formation Flying

Jan 28, 2021 No Comments

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 […]

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RC Scale Flak Damage — Weathering Gone Wild?

May 07, 2019 1 Comment

While searching for cool stuff at the recent Warbirds over the Rockies event, MAN contributor Rich Uravitch found something extraordinary. Here’s what his report revealed. Since the theme of the event was Warbirds, the models entered were scale replicas, some of them in the “sport” scale, fly-it-every-day category, while others were clearly competition-capable. They had […]

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RC Airplane Easy Scale Tips & Tricks

Oct 18, 2017 No Comments

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 […]

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Top Gun Video Interview — Gabriel Pellegrini and his F-100 Super Sabre

May 29, 2015 No Comments

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.

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12 O’Clock High preview –Photos from the Flightline

Nov 10, 2014 No Comments

Some really neat stuff showed up at this year’s event. Full coverage in an upcoming issue of MAN.                

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Ultimate Ugly Duckling??

Nov 04, 2014 7 Comments

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 […]

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Florida Jets — In the Winner’s Circle and a Sneak Peek from the Flightline

Mar 14, 2014 1 Comment

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 […]

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Florida Jets — High-Speed Action from Lakeland, FL

Mar 10, 2014 No Comments

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 […]

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Have you “Built to Win”? Get your free plans!

Nov 20, 2013 4 Comments

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 […]

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Salute to Scale Free-Flight

Apr 30, 2013 7 Comments

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 […]

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Florida Jets with SKS Video Highlights

Mar 29, 2013 No Comments

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 […]

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Jolly Green Giant Hawk at Florida Jets

Mar 28, 2013 No Comments

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 […]

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About the author

His modeling career encompasses a broad range of aviation subjects, from small electric models and electric ducted fans to the giant scale and warbirds. He has been the Top Gun craftsmanship judge for several years. He has designed, built and flown several sport-scale RC aircraft, several of which can be purchased at the AirAgeStore.com website.

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