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Road to Top Gun — Gérson Nissola’s Turboprop Tucano

Road to Top Gun — Gérson Nissola’s Turboprop Tucano

Coming in again from Brazil, Gérson L. Nissola will be flying his impressive Turboprop Tucano for his second time in the Pro AM Sport category. Built from a CARF-Model kit Gérson is using a JR 12X radio system and made more than 80 modifications to the model to improve its scale looks and detailing. The […]
Here's the 450 size Cheyenne at the 2013 MidAm Electric Fly.  Photo by John Kauk.

Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne Project — Scratch building a scale hybrid Heli

A few years back I designed a scale model of the Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne, probably my favorite helicopter of all time.  The experimental Cheyenne featured a variable-pitch pusher prop and small wings, which allowed it to fly much like an airplane and gave it a top speed of nearly 250 MPH.  My Cheyenne was based […]
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Highlights from Warbirds over Delaware — with  Video

Highlights from Warbirds over Delaware — with Video

We sent our longtime MAN contributor and RC scale warbird expert, Sal Calvagna down to Bear, DE to cover the 25th annual Warbirds over Delaware giant scale fly in. And to say that this year’s extravaganza of military aviation was exciting, would definitely be an understatement. (Video by Scott McClurg). Sal team up with Scott […]
Road to Top Gun — Will Berninger’s T-34C Mentor

Road to Top Gun — Will Berninger’s T-34C Mentor

Competing for his second time at Top Gun, Will Berninger will be flying in the Pro Am Pro Prop class with his 117 inch Raytheon (Beechcraft) T-34C Mentor. Will purchased the T-34C in 2014 from champion scale builder and flier Mike Barbee of Columbus Ohio. Will competed with it at the 2014 Scale Nationals and […]
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B-17 with smoke on!

B-17 with smoke on!

There’s no doubt about it, adding smoke to any scale airplane jacks up the excitment factor. This team scale entry from Bret Bowling and Dan Givney put on quite a show with their Flying Fortress and four tails of smoke. Powered by four Saito .100 4-stroke glow engines, the bomber is built from a Wingspan […]
Road to Top Gun — Roger Niolet’s Nieuport 28 C.1

Road to Top Gun — Roger Niolet’s Nieuport 28 C.1

Involved with RC nearly all his life, Roger Niolet from Sarasota FL have been involved in competition flying RC airplanes for the last 10 years. This year Roger will again be flying his Nieuport 28 C.1 as a Team Scale entry. The builder of the Nieuport is David Barry worked very hard to build and […]
Radio Programming Made Easy

Radio Programming Made Easy

There are some basic radio programming features that all pilots should know to improve their airplane’s performance, and they can be used on any airplane to make flying more enjoyable. When these features are used and programmed correctly, you will experience a faster rate of learning and better results. These programming features are used by […]
Fuel Systems Made Easy

Fuel Systems Made Easy

Radio control model airplanes rely on two basic systems to fly, the radio system and the power system (excluding gliders). Whether you have a nitro-burning glow engine or a high-octane, gasoline-sipping powerplant, if your engine loses its fuel supply, you’ll find yourself in a dead-stick situation with a plane that wasn’t designed to be a […]
Road to Top Gun — Dean Copeland’s  L-39 Albatros

Road to Top Gun — Dean Copeland’s L-39 Albatros

Coming to Top Gun from Omaha, NE., Dean Copeland will be flying his impressive Aero L-39 Albatros. This will be Dean’s 10th year competing at Top Gun, and his first year flying a jet in the Pro Jet class. The plane is a BVM 1/5th scale L-39 Albatros, it has a wing span of 74 […]
Air Superiority in Action!

Air Superiority in Action!

Check out this 1/6-scale F-16 Fighting Falcon put on a show at the Long Marston Airfield in England during the Jet Modellers Association Meet. Flying in 20mph winds, pilot and builder Steve Haughty does a terrific job landing on the jet’s narrow gear. Built from a Jet Legend kit, the 98-inch-long jet is powered by a […]
Fly a Reverse Cuban-8 From the Top with Half Rolls

Fly a Reverse Cuban-8 From the Top with Half Rolls

When I first started aerobatic competition, symmetrical maneuvers that combined various elements were of the most complex to perform both precisely and consistently. Let’s take the loop, for example. While it may be fairly straightforward to perform a single loop, try flying a vertical 8, which is an inside loop followed by an outside loop. […]
Crash Repair: 5 Quick & Easy Fixes

Crash Repair: 5 Quick & Easy Fixes

One of the apprehensions all pilots experience is knowing our planes are at risk every time they take to the air. Then there is a real sense of accomplishment when the plane makes it safely back to terra firma. As our confidence builds, we start doing maneuvers closer to the ground and thereby increase the […]
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