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Top Gun — First Place Team — Beechcraft King Air C-90

Top Gun — First Place Team — Beechcraft King Air C-90

For the second year in a row, pilot Mike Barbee and pilot Frank Noll, competing with Mike’s Beechcraft King Air C-90 twin and win First Place in the Team Scale category. Who says you need a big gasoline engine to win? Powered by a pair of powerful Kontronik 22-16 Varipitch electric motors, the 1/4-scale King […]
Setting Up Multi-Motor Electrics

Setting Up Multi-Motor Electrics

It is no secret that the advantages of electric motors used with multi engine airplanes far outweigh the disadvantages when compared to glow power. First there is the clean factor; you never have to wipe oil off of your plane when using electric power, unless of course you flew too close to the overly rich […]
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RC Wing Walkers It’s Showtime!

RC Wing Walkers It’s Showtime!

This video of Richard Rawle’s twin 1/3-scale showplanes outfitted with RC wing walkers will make your day! The formation flight of the Breitling Boeing Stearmans features Richard and Steve Holland on the sticks, with Sharon Stiles operating the animated 30% wing walkers. Each wing walker is fully operational, with five servos that allow them to move […]
Custom Gas Engine Throttle Arm

Custom Gas Engine Throttle Arm

Many times the control arms as delivered on gas engines are not up to the job. That is, they are too small or wrong shape for the job at hand in getting a pushrod attached to open or close the butterfly valve. This is pretty easy to remedy without getting on the computer and searching […]
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Giant-Scale Hinging Video How To

Giant-Scale Hinging Video How To

Here’s some great techniques for properly installing giant scale hinges. Editor Gerry Yarrish shows the process from his workshop when he was building his 1/3-scale Balsa USA Fokker Triplane. Photos by Tim Haggerty
Jack Diaz wins Mr. Top Gun Title at the 30th Annual Top Gun Scale Invitational

Jack Diaz wins Mr. Top Gun Title at the 30th Annual Top Gun Scale Invitational

For the second time in a row, while piloting his impressive Fouga Magister Jack Diaz again has won the title of Mr. Top Gun at the 30th Annual Scale invitational. Competing in the Expert class, Jack’s impressive 1/4.5 scale jet was built from a Phillip Avonds kit from Belgium and has a 100-inch wing span. […]
Top Gun Thunderbolt — P-47 from Brazil

Top Gun Thunderbolt — P-47 from Brazil

All the way from Brazil, here’s our good friend and flying buddy Rogerio Araujo with his impressive P-47 Thunderbolt. Rogerio started with the giant scale Top Flite ARF and ended up with this well flown favorite that’s been to a lot of competitions. Photo by Sal Calvagna Flight shot by David Hart
RC F-14 Swing-Wing Tomcat

RC F-14 Swing-Wing Tomcat

This remarkable swing-wing F-14 is the handiwork of German modeler Rudolf Winter, who built it from the Fly Eagle Jet Model Factory kit. During the flight, the model’s wings sweep back for faster speeds and then move forward for slower flight and landing. The bright “flares” that are launched during flight are scale (the full-size used […]
Top Gun Flightline Photos — Young Gun Zavi Machinchy’s L-29

Top Gun Flightline Photos — Young Gun Zavi Machinchy’s L-29

MAN contributor and Top Gun contestant Sal Calvagna is both competing and helping capture some of the flightline action at this years Scale Invitational. During practice time in Wednesday, Sal snapped this shot of one of the Young Gun contestants that will be flying this year. That’s 12 year old Zavi Machinchy, son of Ali […]
Top Gun 360 video of Pit Area

Top Gun 360 video of Pit Area

Courtesy of Mike Barbee. Day 1 and everyone is getting ready while others have already flown their first rounds. More to come Mike Barbee getting ready to fly his World Models Stearman.
Top Gun Flightline Photos — Carlose Rangel’s Sonex

Top Gun Flightline Photos — Carlose Rangel’s Sonex

MAN contributor and ace photographer Carl Layden is at Top Gun and getting lots of great flight shots from the flightline. Here’s a fly by of Carlos Rangel’s 30% scale Sonex and will be flying in the Pro-AM Propeller class.
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