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The people that make the sport

Frank Tiano

by | Sunday, January 10, 2021 |
The sport has lost a giant

Frank Tiano should have promoter on his gravestone. He was good at it. And not just for his business, but for the sport, too because three events he initially conceived to benefit his ZAP line of adhesives grew to become honest to God model aviation happenings, Top Gun, Florida Jets, and 12 O'clock High!

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Brett Becker

by | Saturday, May 16, 2020 |
A modeler's modeler

Grab a cold one, pull up a chair, this PROfiles features Bret Becker's detail oriented approach and exemplary craftsmanship. A virtual renaissance man amongst aircraft modelers, superlatives won't do for this guy.

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Clarence Lee

by | Tuesday, May 5, 2020 |
Thoughts on the famous engine man's engine

One of modelings premier engine men, and approaching 100 years on this Earth, Clarence Lee became an icon of the sport - and is revered - for freely sharing hard won wisdom regarding model engines, their care, and handling. This profile touches on one of his creations, the Lee Custom .61 as serially produced by K&B.

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