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Toledo Show Model Airplane Winners

Toledo Show Model Airplane Winners

This past weekend we had an amazing time at the Toledo show, and saw some top notch models in the static competition. Some of the models on display we had been keeping track of while others were a pleasant surprise to see. All the entries were of the highest caliber and in some classes, the competition […]
Airtronics: end of an era

Airtronics: end of an era

Unfortunate news from a longtime U.S. Radio brand. Here is the official release from Global Hobby: Sanwa is restructuring their business. It involves changes in product, sales, pricing, and other elements. Based on all of this, we have chosen to stop doing business with them as it doesn’t fit our business schedule. What this means […]
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Florida Jet Week — Special Award Winners

Florida Jet Week — Special Award Winners

Something new happened at Paradise Field in Lakeland, FL this year that captured the attention of a lot of the RC jet modelers. It was a nearly week long gathering, at an excellent facility, of guys who just loved to build, fly and talk about, model jets of all shapes and sizes. It also clearly […]
Exceptional Aeronca Chief

Exceptional Aeronca Chief

This beautifully detailed 1/4-scale Aeronca Chief is the handiwork of Icelandic modeler Sturla Snorrason. A completely scratch-built project, the model features traditional wood construction. Sturla notes, “A lot of time went into the drawings along with study of my full size airplane.” A lot of time also went into the detailing, including the true to scale cockpit! […]
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Road to Top Gun — B-17 Flying Fortress

Road to Top Gun — B-17 Flying Fortress

Dennis “Mike” Grady of Grand Rapids, MI is again competing this year with his amazing Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, with which he won third place in the 2015 Unlimited class. Mike also received the Best Multi Performance award, and for 2016, Mike says his World War II bomber has had a number of enhancements in […]
Road to Top Gun — Nieuport 28 C. 1

Road to Top Gun — Nieuport 28 C. 1

WW1 Biplanes will be well represented at this year’s Top Gun! Teaming up with Builder, David Barry of Sarasota, FL., Roger Niolet of Lakewood Ranch, FL, will be flying this beautiful quarter-scale Nieuport 28 C. 1. Built from the Balsa USA kit, This WW1 dogfighter has a span of 80 inches and is 61 inches […]
V-Hawk Quad Motor Tilt-Rotor Pilot Report

V-Hawk Quad Motor Tilt-Rotor Pilot Report

Soon to be published in the upcoming July 2016 issue of Electric Flight, this review of the new V-Hawk Tilt rotor, quad-motor model is definitely something else. Check it out! Every now and then, something comes along that makes you stop and take notice. The new V-Hawk X4 is just such a model. Truly a […]
Road to Top Gun — B-2 Condor Bomber

Road to Top Gun — B-2 Condor Bomber

Another great entry for the Road to Top Gun, this time, we heard from our good friend Curtis Switzer from Port St. John, FL., who will be flying his 168-inch span, 100-inch long B-2 Bomber in the Pro-Am Propeller class. Weighing 45lbs., the big Curtiss biplane is powered by two Saito 180 4-strokes turning 16×8 […]
Road to Top Gun — Douglas A-4 Skyhawk

Road to Top Gun — Douglas A-4 Skyhawk

Timothy Len from Orlando, FL, will be competing in the  Pro-AM Sportsman class with his great looking 1/5.5-scale  A-4 Skyhawk built from a Skymaster kit. Sporting TA-4J advanced jet trainer  white and orange markings, Tim’s 1960s era aircraft carrier based attack aircraft has a 61-inch wingspan, is 85.5 inches in length and it weighs in at […]
Homemade WW I Lozenge Fabric

Homemade WW I Lozenge Fabric

When it comes to covering scale airplanes, there is nothing so challenging than German WW I aeroplanes that were covered with that distinctive printed lozenge pattern. And to make matters even worse, there were two styles–4-color and 5-color. And on top of that, there was upper and lower surface colors. MODEL AIRPLANE NEWS PREMIUM members […]
Road to Top Gun — F4U-1A Corsair

Road to Top Gun — F4U-1A Corsair

Rene Alvarez, Wesley Chapel, FL, Competing in the Expert class, Rene Alvarez of Wesley Chapel, FL will be flying his F4U Corsair. Built from a very highly modified Meister Scale Corsair kit, it took two years to complete. The Model has a wingspan of 100-inches, a 75-inch length and a dry weight of 44 lbs. For […]
Road to Top Gun — An Editor’s Invitation to Top Gun

Road to Top Gun — An Editor’s Invitation to Top Gun

And now for something completely different! For the very first time ever, an editor for Model Airplane News will be competing at the annual Top Gun Scale Invitational. I received my invite to compete from Frank Tiano himself while I was covering the 2015 event. MAN has been a major sponsor of the event for many […]
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