Want to spice up this weekend’s flying? The slow roll is a challenging classic maneuver that’s actually much harder to perform than it looks. With a little practice, though, you’ll be ready to put on a show! Enter straight and level, full-power roll left Slowly add right rudder Maximum right rudder Smoothly release right rudder […]
Brett Becker was again on the flightline competing with his much improved E-powered EDF XB-70 Valkyrie. Bret spent most of time between now and last Top Gun improving his super-sonic bomber’s detail including lots of extras to improve his static score. Sal Calvagna photos.
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 […]
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.
Soooo, the trash talk starts early at Top Gun! Our good friend and first time Top Gun competitor Sal Calvagna, (flying his Jerry Bates Ki-43 Oscar), (center) had taken liberties with the scale markings on his fighter. On the tail are nomenclature markings that were part of the full-size aircraft’s paint scheme. Well, Sal switched […]
A regular at the annual Top Gun Scale Invitational, Carlos Rangel is also known as “the guy who builds all-aluminum airplanes”. This year Carlos is again competing with his impressive 30% scale Sonex and will be flying in the Pro-AM Propeller class. The Sonex Carlos is modeling is a single place home-built, experimental E.A.A. aircraft […]
This past weekend Bret Becker won the First Place Jet Award at the Toledo RC Model Expo at the Seagate Convention Center! Congratulations Bret for your amazing XB-70! From Dayton, OH, Bret Becker will again be back to compete at Top Gun in 2018. Bret will be competing in the Pro-Am Sport Class with the […]
As the date for the 30th Annual Top Gun Scale Invitational draws nearer, the entries we receive for the Road to Top Gun keep coming in. Our must recent is from Gwyn and Christina Avenell of Auckland, New Zealand, who have just finished the test flying and are now in the process of shipping their […]
One of the most exciting R/C Aviation events on the planet, Florida Jets features the epitome of technology in airframe construction and power plant performance, and has the highest level of pilot proficiency of any RC aviation discipline. The performance and speed of these RC Jets is exceptional. Many today are almost ten feet in […]
Over the course of several months, I have detailed the building process of my Balsa USA 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane. A great detail point for the Cole Palen Triplane is that the lower wingtip skids are made from ordinary axe handles. Even thought I have flown the Balsa USA triplane most of its first flying season, I […]