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!