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KMP P-51D Mustang: Super-scale foam fighter

May 18, 2012 13 Comments

We had a great time recently test flying several new airplanes for MAN and Electric Flight. One of the standouts was the new 62 inch span P-51D Mustang from Kondor Model Products. We had a blast flying the “Big Beautiful Doll” and we were very pleased with its performance. Construction: EPO FOAM Prop:16×6 4-blade Wingspan:62″ [...]

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Static 3-Blade Propeller — Part 5

May 14, 2012 No Comments

With a little bit of travel out of the way, (I just got back from Top Gun 2012!) I finally got back to my workshop to get back to my static scale Hamilton Standard 3-blade propeller. This is an accessory I am making for my upcoming Top Flite Giant Scale F4U Corsair review that will [...]

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Top Gun Editor’s Picks — Notable Aircraft

May 11, 2012 8 Comments

The Model Airplane News event coverage for the 2012 Top Gun Scale Invitational will be in the August 2012 issue. This year we have an expanded presentation with dozens of amazing photos taken by our ace photographer David Hart. But let’s face it! With so many amazing and beautifully executed scale aircraft flying over five [...]

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2012 Mr.Top Gun Winner Dave Wigley — Westland Wyvern

May 10, 2012 10 Comments

   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 [...]

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Top Gun Airborne Action

May 07, 2012 2 Comments

One thing is for sure. If you go to Top Gun, you had better be prepared to fly! This is not a beauty contest, these beauties must perform and at this level, the competition is amazing! Here’s just a few of some of the amazing flight shots taken by MAN photographer David Hart! Chip Koneig [...]

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Top Gun — High Static Winners

May 07, 2012 1 Comment

One of the most prized awards at Top Gun and part of the requirements for a “Mr. Top Gun” Title is the High Stgatic Award for the most accurate aircraft as represented by the builder’s documentation. A lot of work goes into to this effect even before the plane ever flies. Here’s this year’s top [...]

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Top Gun Flightline Airborne Action — Gallery

May 05, 2012 No Comments

Of course when it comes down to it, to be a true top gun, you can’t just build a museum scale airplane, it has to fly too! Today is the second day of Pro-Am flight rounds and several of the Expert and Master class pilots took the opportunity to put in some practice flights. The [...]

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Top Gun Gallery

May 04, 2012 No Comments

For someone who has never experienced Top Gun, they might not fully understand that this is so much more than just a RC flying field event. This is a not so miniature airport with a main runway and not so small RC aircraft that are impossible to tell from the full-size. When the airplanes are in [...]

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