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The Road to Top Gun 2019

Making Functional Biplane Rigging Wires

Warbird Makeover. Small details, big results

Scale WW I Finishing Techniques — Applying Plywood Panels

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Scale Modeling: Weathering Tips & Tricks

Scale Modeling: Weathering Tips & Tricks

After you’ve painted your model, add some weathering to really bring a scale plane to life. Each technique by itself is very effective and, added together, really produce astonishing realism.  My friend Dave Reid commissioned me to paint his giant-scale SNJ Texan, and it has been the example for these ongoing how-to articles. I weathered and […]
Tips for a Great Fabric Finish  — Using Scale Stits to cover your Airplane

Tips for a Great Fabric Finish — Using Scale Stits to cover your Airplane

There’s an old saying in the hobby that goes: “Once you’re finished “building” your scale RC airplane, you’re only half done!” That’s because all our efforts of gluing and bolting parts together leads up to one final goal—producing a smooth and even surface to apply the covering to. With any fabric covering job, the end results are […]
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Top Guns Free-Flight Scale

Top Guns Free-Flight Scale

A First Class Stick & Tissue Competition During the past few years, event organizer, Leonard Bechtold, Bob Curry, and Len Henderson, have been striving to keep alive the old tradition of the free-flight, mass-launch event. The roots of the event were planted several years ago by Dave Platt who showed everyone how free flight models […]
DIY Vacuum-Forming Machine

DIY Vacuum-Forming Machine

You know all those models you wanted to build, but did not attempt because they required a vacuum formed canopy? You remember reading about all manner of complicated vacuum formers that took a month to build and cost as much as a seven channel transmitter? Got $20.00 for materials, a few hand  tools and an […]
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Mini Mustang: Is it scale?

Mini Mustang: Is it scale?

This 80% scale Mustang, built in the U.S., puts on a show at the Willis Warbirds Fighter Meet in Little Gransden, UK. Love that V8 engine and 4-blade prop! The pilot is eerily lifelike.    
Basic RC Plane Setup Video

Basic RC Plane Setup Video

When it comes to flying your new model airplane, get into the habit of checking everything out before cranking up your engine. Finding problems before you take off is a lot better than dealing with them in the air. This video highlights some of the basics.
RC Scale Flak Damage — Weathering Gone Wild?

RC Scale Flak Damage — Weathering Gone Wild?

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 […]
Troubleshooting Gas Engines

Troubleshooting Gas Engines

OK, so you’ve installed your gasoline engine properly, and made sure that the fuel tank is properly installed and the fuel lines and fuel filter are all hooked up correctly, but you still can’t get any fire in the hole—the engine just won’t start. As a safety note here, we always recommend using a properly sized heavy […]
Workshop Tips, Building Light

Workshop Tips, Building Light

When it comes to building RC aircraft, especially WWI biplanes, it pays big dividends to keep the tail surfaces as light as possible. As a general rule, for every ounce you save in the tail, that translates to eliminating three ounces of ballast weight in the nose. A win/win for sure. One way to do […]
And the Winners Are… Top Gun Special Awards!

And the Winners Are… Top Gun Special Awards!

Every year at the Top Gun Scale Invitational special achievement awards are presented to the standouts in the various classes. Here is are the 2019 winners starting with the High Static awards. (Photos by David Hart) (Below) “Mr. Top Gun” Peter Goldsmith Below: Award winners and their sponsors   Masters High Static    David Hayes                 […]
Flight Setup & Programming for 3D

Flight Setup & Programming for 3D

Our main focus this time is on radio programming and setup. A key element that enables pilots to fly outrageous 3D maneuvers is the computer radio system. Learn to take advantage of your computer radio, and you’ll be able to improve your flying in a variety of ways. Having a properly set up plane with […]
Tremendous Texan

Tremendous Texan

With a wingspan of over 100 inches, this 1/4-scale T-6 Texan is powered by a Moki 215cc radial gas engine. It looks and sounds great in the air, and  the onboard camera on the horizontal stabilizer provides an in-air view! We love the detail on its meticulous sliding greenhouse canopy.  Thanks to Dean and Peter Coxon who […]
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