Model Airplane News would like to give a big shout out to David Wigley for his 2012 Mr. Top Gun win at this year’s scale invitational. This is David’s third Top Gun win with his Westland Wyvern. Luckily for all the other competitors, this is Dave’s last year for competiting with the Wyvern.
Watch for the whole Top Gun event coverage in the August issue of MAN.
Here’s the information from David’s “Road to Top Gun” Post.
From Smithtown, NY, Dave is a past “Mr. Top Gun Winner,” and he will again be flying his very successful Westland Wyvern for its 5th and final year at the 2012 Top Gun Scale Invitatiaonal. Built to 1/5-scale from his own drawings. The Wyvern has a wingspan of 100 inches, its weight is 51lbs, and the Engine is a BME 100 modified with prop shaft extension. Overall Length is 96 inches. The flying Prop is Mejzik 24 x 12 3-blade and builder designed and produced wind-milling fake front propeller to counter rotate with the power prop. For the Retracts, Main gear units are by Ultra Precision and the main gear struts were designed and machined by the builder from 6061 and 2024 aluminum bar stock, the tailwheel unit and strut were also designed and machined by the builder.
Photos Courtesy FTE/David Hart.