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2020 TOP GUN SCALE INVITATIONAL

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February 2021

TOP GUN SCALE INVITATIONAL

THE 32ND YEAR OF EXCELLENCE!

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February 2021

THE COMPETITION CONTINUES

Every spring, Frank Tiano’s Top Gun Scale Invitational has heralded the beginning of the flying season, offering builders an opportunity to show off their projects in Lakeland, Florida after a winter spent finishing them in their workshops.

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Model Airplane News
February 2021

BUILDING BENCH & WORKSHOP TIPS

I have built countless RC models, from kits, plans and even my own scratch designs.

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February 2021

TOP GUN FAVORITE MARK CHAPMAN'S 1/3-SCALE ALBATROS D.VA

When I told Model Airplane News executive editor Debra Cleghorn that I was attending the Top Gun Scale Invitational for the first time, she asked me if I would interview the pilot of one of my favorite planes at the event. As a WW I fan (and a Balsa USA builder), I chose Mark Chapman’s beautifully detailed 1/3-scale Balsa USA Albatros D.Va, flown by Marvin Alvarez in Team Scale.

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Model Airplane News
February 2021

HEAVY-DUTY SCALE FLAPS

FUNCTIONAL CONTROL SURFACES WITH ADDED DETAIL

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February 2021

SEAGULL MODELS/LEGEND HOBBY SAVAGE SHOCK CUB

A short takeoff and landing wonder!

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Model Airplane News
February 2021

GETTING STARTED IN FPV

BetaFPV makes getting a bird’s-eye-view easier than ever!

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Model Airplane News
February 2021

AILERON/RUDDER MIXING EXPLAINED

Build good habits now and fly better tomorrow

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Model Airplane News
February 2021

BRITTEN-NORMAN - DEFENDER 2000

An electric-powered Islander on steroids

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Model Airplane News
January 2021

THE NEXT GENERATION OF RC'ERS

Why our hobby isn’t dying out

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Model Airplane News
January 2021

MORGANS CUSTOM 3D PRINTING

Industrious builders and craftsmen have been carving, machining, or casting small parts for as long as the hobby has been around, but 3D printers have taken custom parts to a new level.

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Model Airplane News
January 2021

SPICE UP A LOOP WITH A SNAP ROLL!

Mastering the Avalanche

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Model Airplane News
January 2021

SEA OTTER

SHOWCASING WHAT YOU BUILD & FLY | EMAIL ENTRIES TO: MAN@AIRAGE.COM

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January 2021

FLIGHT PLAN

Designer Rich Uravitch says his electric-powered Britten-Norman Defender 2000 “couldn’t be easier to build or fly.”

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Model Airplane News
January 2021

BUILDING A COMPETITION WORTHY SCALE COCKPIT

Scale competition is a segment in this hobby that I really enjoy.

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Model Airplane News
January 2021

GETTING INTO GAS ENGINES

Expert installation & setup tips

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Model Airplane News
January 2021

Jim McQueen and his P-51B Mustang

One of the most active warbird centric clubs in the Northeast region of the country is the Long Island Skyhawks.

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Model Airplane News
January 2021

SCALE MAKEOVER

A new scheme for a P-39

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Model Airplane News
December 2020

LEGEND HOBBY - SPITFIRE 50 GP/EP ARF

This winning warbird is a fast build and flies like a dream

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Model Airplane News
December 2020

HATCH IT!

Don’tcha almost hate it when you come across a good looking scale model in the pit area with a bunch of exposed switches, fuel fillers and charging jacks bolted, glued or otherwise taped or fastened to the exterior of its beautiful finish? I know, right? Well after very careful investigation I have come to the conclusion that the “reason” may be the result of a simple explanation.

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Model Airplane News
December 2020

SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE MK II

PLANES WORTH MODELING

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December 2020

PILOT PROJECTS

SHOWCASING WHAT YOU BUILD & FLY

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Model Airplane News
December 2020

Never Stop Flying!

A longtime Model Airplane News contributor, Nick Ziroli Sr. has influenced our hobby for decades.

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December 2020

SAL'S POLIKARPOV I-16

Valery Chkalov Red Five

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Model Airplane News
December 2020

HIDING YOUR RC GEAR

After spending hundreds of hours building a giant-scale airplane, modelers can easily invest in many more hours adding scale details.

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Model Airplane News
December 2020

Bavarian Demon - Cortex 3-Axis Flight Stabilization System with USB

A not-so-well-kept secret of many competitive scale and jet RC pilots, the Bavarian Demon Cortex is like an electronic way to turn off the wind! Distributed by Chief Aircraft, the Demon Cortex 3-axis Stabilization System with USB costs $289.

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Model Airplane News
December 2020

P-47 - This WW II warbird will make you an ace!

The P-47 Thunderbolt is one of the most iconic pursuit planes of WW II. Nicknamed “the Jug,” the Thunderbolt broke the mold when it first saw service. Crew members were astonished at the sheer size of the aircraft as it was much larger than other aircraft at the time. The P-47 swiftly became revered by both its pilots and the crew members that maintained it. It was an absolute hunting machine with eight .50 caliber machine guns and a maximum range of about 1,000 miles. It has been said that the P-47 is one of the best “heavy metal” warbirds to fly! Legend Hobby with Seagull Models offers the P-47 in several sizes, but this new 81-inch-span giant-scale version comes with a ton of scale features. I have always loved the P-47 and have wanted one in my RC hangar.

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Model Airplane News
November 2020

PAINT OVER FILM COVERING

The easy technique for spray-on weathering and detailing

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Model Airplane News
November 2020

MONSTER-SCALE B-25 MITCHELL Paul LeTourneau's Amazing Panchito

When it comes to amazing, monster-scale warbirds, one of our all-time favorites is this awesome B-25 Mitchell built and flown by Paul LeTourneau of Oconto, Wisconsin. For several years, Paul has been wowing the crowds with his bomber at several warbird events including the annual “Warbirds & Classics over the Midwest” in Fond du lac, WI., and the “Warbirds over Delaware” event in Bear, DE. Paul’s B-25 draws a crowd whenever it shows up on the flightline, and he does an amazing job of piloting his classic twin-engine WW II bomber.

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Model Airplane News
November 2020

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