Mr. Top Gun: Peter Goldsmith & his F-104 Starfighter

May 02, 2016 5 Comments by

Congratulations to Peter Goldsmith for winning the prestigious Mr. Top Gun title at this year’s competition. Flying an impressive 1/4-scale F-104 Starfighter in the Expert class, Peter earned the high static score and flew his jet flawlessly throughout the weekend. Here are the details on this massive jet: Having spent the winter in the workshop, [...]

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Triplane Tricks at Top Gun

Apr 29, 2016 1 Comment by

Well, today on Friday, I posted my third flight round with my Fokker Triplane. Much better than yesterday when I suffered a deadstick in the middle of round 2. It turned out that the clunk and pickup line came undone in my gas tank! Small things matter. Anyway, after a repair and replumbing the gas [...]

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Top Gun Flightline Action

Apr 29, 2016 No Comments by

Well, the action here at Top Gun has been non-stop. The weather is very hot but with almost no wind at all, everyone is putting in great flights. From Civilian and WW1 to WW2 warbirds and Jets, the flightline is a constant bed or excitement! Here are just some of the great airplanes filling the [...]

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Warbirds from under the Warbirds Alley Tent

Apr 27, 2016 1 Comment by

Day one was all Pro AM Sportsman flights so there were plenty of Warbirds to check out while waiting for your time to come up!        

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Top Gun — First Flight Success

Apr 27, 2016 1 Comment by

After a long time on planning and repairing and adjusting, the Fokker Triplane performed perfectly at Top Gun. With 4-time Mr. Top Gun winner Dave Wigley as my caller, What did I have to worry about! Stay tuned for some flight shots coming soon. Engine running perfectly and the flight sequence all figured out, we [...]

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MAN @ Top Gun — Day one with Gerry

Apr 27, 2016 No Comments by

Amazing weather, beautiful planes and lots of scale action to view. Here are just some of the airplanes flying on day one at Top Gun.        

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Top Gun Live from the Flightline!

Apr 26, 2016 1 Comment

Model Airplane News followed the Road to Top Gun and we are excited to finally be here at Paradise Field! Now celebrating its 28th year, this scale invitational brings the best builders and pilots from around the world together for a weekend of friendly scale competition. Early War triplanes, modern jets, South Pacific fighters … [...]

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Indoor Antonov AN-225

Apr 26, 2016 2 Comments

Just last week we shared a video of a turbine-powered AN-225 model, and now here’s a much smaller, “micro” version that flies indoors! Made of Depron, the model is powered by six Hobbico micro ducted-fan units with two, 2S 1000mAh batteries. Built and piloted by Daniel Hör, it’s seen here flying at the Intermodellbau Fair in [...]

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