Top Gun Wildcat

Apr 29, 2011 4 Comments by

Built by Frank Harris and flown by Kyle Goodwine, this 93 inch span Navy fighter is powered by a Moki 150cc radial engine turning a Solo 3-blade propeller.

Kyle placed 3rd in the Unlimited Class at Top Gun. It also has a scale pilot figure of Pappy Boyington in the cockpit. The pilot is from Best Pilots and is a custom made figure modeled by Lyle Vasser. The plane is 1/5-scale and is a Jerry Bates design and uses Robart retracts.

 

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Photos by Dan Gaye

 

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Senior Technical Editor About Me: I have a lifelong passion for all things scale, and I love to design, build and fly scale RC airplanes. With 20 plus years as part of the Air Age family of magazines, I love producing Model Airplane News and Electric Flight.

4 Responses to “Top Gun Wildcat”

  1. Perry van Wagenen says:

    Incredible, where is Butch O’Hare?

  2. Goodwine Aerosports says:

    This plane was built by Frank Harris. Kyle Goodwine was the pilot.

  3. Gerry Yarrish says:

    Thanks for the correction Kyle!

  4. alan potter says:

    I love those Grumman aircraft and this is a beautiful example of one. Hats off to you Mr. Harris!

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