Road to Top Gun Update: John Boyko, Cessna Skymaster

Mar 23, 2012 4 Comments by

John’s Cessna Skymaster is 26% scale and has a 120″ wingspan. The inline twin aircraft is built from his own plans and has all-wood construction and fiberglass engine cowls. John built and molded the fiberglass parts with his own plug and mold work. The Retracts are a custom made and are a one-off set.  The engines are Moki 50cc 4-stroke gas.

This is John’s 6th year competing at Top Gun and his 7th year competing strictly in scale. Prior to entering into scale, he flew in IMAC in the North Central region for 7 years.

The first six years at Top Gun John flew in the Pro Am classes, winning the Am class his second year, and  in the Pro class the following year with his big impressive Pitts S1. This season John is campaigning  his Skymaster in the Masters/Designers class. Nothing like diving into the deep end!

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4 Responses to “Road to Top Gun Update: John Boyko, Cessna Skymaster”

  1. Sameer Haqqi says:

    Beautiful build, I like to see more build pictures of your Skymaster and all the areas that need more concentration.
    I will be building Hostetler C337 next winter, so your suggestions and advice will be appreciated…

  2. Alex says:

    I am impressed about the stand ! Such an impressive model has to come from an impressive workshop.

    Good luck, see you at Top Gun!


  3. gerven conlu says:

    sir jerry can you help me fing a cessna skymaster electric power size 25 55″ easy to assemble……

    thank you

  4. Mike Miranda 808-938-0202 233 Fallis Ln. Oldtown, Idaho 83822 says:

    Nice aircraft & Beautiful Job would like to talk to U as I Plan to build one 120″ Hostetler plan Thank U

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