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Road to Top Gun — Pre-Event Stats

Road to Top Gun — Pre-Event Stats

Pulling together an event as big and as nuanced as Top Gun, a lot of planning comes into play. Also, there’s a lot of paperwork involved, and one of the important sheets of paper is the Pilot Registration/Bio form.

Road to Top Gun -- Pre-Event Stats

Frank Tiano the mastermind of, and creator of the Top Gun Scale Invitational, just tabulated some interesting numbers as things start to come together. Still a few weeks away, here’s some stats you might find interesting.

Total Aircraft Entries:      119

AIRPLANES PER CLASS:

PRO-SPORT               44

PRO-PROP                  17

EXPERT                      16

PRO-JET                    12

TEAM                         11

UNLIMITED              10

MASTERS                  9

Most popular Prop:  P-47    16 Entries

Road to Top Gun -- Pre-Event Stats

2nd most popular Prop: Hellcat  4 Entries

Most popular Jet; Tied 4 ea.  BAE Hawk, Grumman Cougar, F-16C, MiG-15

Radio Brand Usage:

Spektrum                               57

Futaba                                    30

JR                                           18

Jeti                                         4

Airtronics & HiTec               3 Each

 

Aircraft

Weight:  Heaviest 123 Lbs. Lightest 17 Lbs.

Number of entries over 40 Lbs:  53

Wing span or Length:  Largest: 164” Shortest 58”

Number of entries over 100”     78

Pilots: Home State, or Country

U.S. Pilots

FL                    44

CA                   10

MA                  5

IL                    4

NC                   4

TX                   4

NY                   3

OH                  3

AL                   2

AZ                   2

KY                    2

ME                   2

PR                    2

TN                   2

UT                   2

IN                   2

MN                  1

NE                   1

CO                   1

GA                   1

International Pilots

BRAZIL          3

CANADA        2

ARGENTINA 1

AUSTRALIA  1

DOM. REP.     1

ENGLAND      1

JAPAN           1

VENEZUELA  1

Updated: July 16, 2015 — 3:38 PM

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  1. IT WOULD BE NICE TO SEE THE 2 CANADIANS MODELS AND THEIR NAMES AS WELL FROM A CANADIAN RC MODELER

    1. Agreed, but unfortunately the Canadian contestants didn’t send their information or photos to us. Our Road to Top Gun relies solely on contestants (or their friends) supplying the photos and model rundown. Maybe next year! 🙂

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