The 26th Annual Top Gun Scale Invitational, is once again going to be a full 5-day extravaganza of the best RC scale competition. Starting on April 30 and continuing till May 4, Frank Tiano’s annual event will take place at the Paradise Field RC flying facility in Lakeland FL. And, for the first time, there will be a new paved runway as well as one of the best sod surfaces found at any flying event! As the Primary Media Sponsor, Model Airplane News is again helping kick off the excitement with our sneak peak of the planes and pilots planning to attend this year’s event. The battle for the “Mr. Top Gun ” crown, is always exciting and you never know who’s going to walk away with the coveted title.
We’ll be featuring many online photos and details shown no where else. Check out these amazing planes the contestants will be competing with. Stay tuned and be sure to leave your comments.
Vitaly Robertus, Yakovlev Yak-130
Originally debuted at the 9th Jet World Masters championship in 2011, Vitaly Robertus designed and produced the RusJet Yakovlev Yak-130. When he first unveiled this amazing jet, it was recognized as having a level of accuracy never before seen in competition and it set a new world standard in its class never before achieved.
The jet is ¼-scale and is powered by twin JetCat P-100RX turbine engines. Vitaly uses a Futaba T18 transmitter and JR servos with a PowerBox receiver. Features include flaps, slats, airbrake, speed brake, drop tanks, landing lights, navigation lights, rotating beacons, a working APU, retractable landing gears, opening canopy, an animated pilot, and working multi-functional displays.