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Model Airplane News at Top Gun

May 02, 2013 No Comments

Thursday May 2, the Top Gun flightline is a buzz with activities and there’s airplanes and pilots everywhere getting in flights. This is no easy task during any Top Gun event with the pressure and the excitement of such an impressive event. But add the threatening weather yesterday and today and you see everyone is [...]

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Salute to Scale Free-Flight

Apr 30, 2013 7 Comments

Here’s a reminder of something extra special. As part of the 25th Annual Scale Invitational, Top Gun promotor/founder Frank Tiano has included a scale Rubber-Powered Free Flight “Mass Launch” to the activities for the Top Gun Silver Anniversary. And, to make it even better, this special event is goin go be open to everyone to [...]

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Road to Top Gun: G-Model Messerschmitt–Update!

Apr 29, 2013 11 Comments

Update: Well, the post flight report reads that P.J. Ash’s new scale plane was balanced perfectly and the Desert Aircraft DA 85 engine is more than enough power for Messerschmitt. P.J Reports: “I’m testing the new Bold 26×10 prop from FTE and its working very well.  The first flight had a few things come loose such as the engine!!  But [...]

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Workshop Build-Along: Alien Aircraft 72″ Taylorcraft–Part 4

Apr 29, 2013 1 Comment

Built as an online project plane by Mike Greenshields and the members of the Scale Squadron of Southern California, the Alien Aircraft Taylorcraft is advancing nicely. It’s starting to look like a plane! More Scale Mods: Internal elevator pushrod. The elevator and stab are now in place. We have an arrowshaft on the inside. It did [...]

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Workshop Build-Along–Alien Aircraft Taylorcraft–Part 3

Apr 26, 2013 No Comments

Installment No. 3. The Taylorcraft build-along is making great progress and the construction of this laser cut kit from Alien Aircraft  continues to be straightforward and easy. Stabilizer is nearing completion. We’ve moved the stabilizer forward about 3/8 of an inch by notching it in the center front. This moved the hingeline forward making it easier to [...]

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25th Annual Top Gun Scale Invitational starts in one week!

Apr 24, 2013 No Comments

Be there or Be Square! Top Gun 2013 Invitational is exactly what the name says. It is the best of the best by invitation only competing for over $25,000 in cash and prizes, and to see who may acquire the title of “Mr. Top Gun”. There are also numerous awards of excellence given out each [...]

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Toledo Show Winners — Amazing Models from 2013

Apr 24, 2013 No Comments

  We got the final official standings and they are listed here along with some photos courtesy of the hosts of the Toledo show, the Weak Signals RC club. And the Winners are… Best of Show First Place TBM3E AVENGER PETER HOWE BURLINGTON,ONTARIO CANADA Best Finish Film First Place AKRO – JET KEITH SHAW ANN [...]

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Road to Top Gun: Last Mission for this Messerschmitt

Apr 23, 2013 1 Comment

A regular at the Top Gun Scale Invitational is Jeff Foley with his well proven weapon of choice his own-designed Messerschmitt Bf-109E-7. Jeff placed third in the Masters class last year. An earlier version of Jeff’s Luftwaffe iconic fighter won Two Mr. Top Gun titles in 2000 & 2003, as well as five wins in the [...]

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