Road to Top Gun: Stunning Stuka

Mar 10, 2014 9 Comments by

Competing in Expert, this two-time Brazilian scale champion is coming to Top Gun this year! Built and piloted by Fernando Bellegarde, this Stuka is a modified Ziroli kit that’s powered by a DLE 55 engine with a shaft extender. The plane’s modifications include a three-piece wing and dive siren, and the plane’s winter camo scheme is based on those of a Stuka that fought in Finland and Russia in 1942 and 1943. The paint job alone took Fernando over 70 days to complete! We don’t even want to ask how long it will take to build a crate to safely ship this beauty from Brazil to Lakeland! Safe travels, Fernando … we look forward to seeing you and your magnificent plane soon!

Road to Top Gun: Stunning Stuka

Road to Top Gun: Stunning Stuka









Debra Cleghorn, Featured News, Road to Top Gun 2014

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9 Responses to “Road to Top Gun: Stunning Stuka”

  1. Mario Knoll says:

    I am pretty sure that Cavera (Fernado’s nickname) and this nice model will make a very nice impression at the Top Gun!!!!!

  2. Sohaib Jan says:

    Great Efforts Debra.

  3. Nick Ziroli Sr. says:

    Fernando, Outstanding Stuka. I look forward to seeing you at Top Gun. Nick Ziroli Sr.

  4. STEVEN MEYER says:


  5. James Drickey says:

    Adolf’s calling card to the neighbor hood , circa 1939 , she’s a beauty , nice job guy , gotta love
    German aircraft WW II .

  6. Flyoz says:

    Looks like it was at the field reading for another run. The weathering is so believable

  7. Lou Cole says:

    would like to see that shaft extender setup on the DLE 55 did he use the RA

  8. knightwolf1 says:

    The Stuka was a great choice and this one is very impressive!

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