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Biplanes at Top Gun

Apr 30, 2011 1 Comment

What more need be said?! Each of these multi-wing beauties looked and flew great! Above is the cockpit detail of the Glenn Torrance Models 1/3-scale Fokker D-VII that won 1st place in Team Scale. Flown by the team of Tom Kosewski (pilot) and Glenn Torrance (builder), this amazing WW1 German fighter was detailed inside and [...]

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Father of Giant Scale at Top Gun

Apr 30, 2011 2 Comments

The father of Giant scale Nick Ziroli Sr. was on hand with his beautiful Beechcraft Staggerwing done up in Navy colors. Nick is in the Masters class at Top Gun

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Smilin’ Dave Johnson on the flightline at Top Gun

Apr 30, 2011 No Comments

The ever present Dave Johnson is caught wrenching on his very successful Albatros D.V. Except for a less than perfect landing, Dave doing pretty good here at the Paradise Field version of Top Gun. Will be interesting to see where he places this year!

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Best Sounding plane at Top Gun!

Apr 30, 2011 1 Comment

Dave Wigley’s Wyvern has a 100cc gas engine and it turns a 3-blade prop. There is a dummy scale (non-powered) second counter-rotating set of props mounted in front of the powered set and it sounds like an amazing warbird when it flies by! Awesome Dave!!! The torpedo drop is cool too!

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Awesome F-111 Aardvark

Apr 30, 2011 7 Comments

If you don’t know what an F-111 is, this is going to be a real treat! It is one of the first USAF aircraft with sweep wing geometry and the full size was also used in Desert Storm. A long history of amazing service. This impressive RC F-111 was flown by Ray Johns and by the talented [...]

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Brian O’Meara’s Amazing F-84F

Apr 29, 2011 No Comments

Placing 8th in Pro-Am/Pro Brian O’Meara flew this great looking F-model F-84. This is the first jet Brian have flown in competition and he  had well over 100 flights on the model before attending Top Gun. From the “Phantasy In Blue” the swept wing Thunderjet  is powered by a Jetcat 200 turbine and is painted in [...]

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People of Note at Top Gun!

Apr 29, 2011 No Comments

Without the people, there is no Top Gun!!! Ana and Eduardo Estevez at the flightline Friday Static detail and Outline Judges Lee Henderson and Bob Curry. Craftsmanship judge Rich Uravitch far right. Dave Johnson (AKA Albatros Pilot) and Hobbico design and development manager. TEAM Glenn Torrance Models Dave Wigley with his amazing Westland Wyvern S4 [...]

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Flightline Sights at Top Gun

Apr 29, 2011 No Comments

Here are a few highlights of planes and people on the flightline today at the Paradise Field.

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