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Mini Fokker Build Update

May 09, 2011 No Comments

Finally got back to the workbench after the Top Gun Trip and I installed the throttle linkage and started covering the Mini Fokker D-VII. I used a Sullivan flex cable and two DuBro Kwik Links for the throttle linkage which makes it very easy to adjust and fine tune. For the covering I am using [...]

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Getting ready for Joe Nall Giant Scale Fly In

May 07, 2011 No Comments

Officially this week long event starts today May 7th and I will be there on Wednesday! Can’t wait to get to this “Oshkosh of RC” event! It has been years since I have attended this amazing event. This will be my first trip to the Triple Tree Aerodrome! But before I go, I have to [...]

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Meeting MAN Bloggers

May 04, 2011 No Comments

At the recent Top Gun Scale Invitational Debra Cleghorn and I had the pleasent surprise of meeting up with MAN website blogger Alex Samour! It’s always fun to put a face with a voice (or in this case key strokes.)

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Top Gun Winner 2011

May 01, 2011 2 Comments

Congratulations to Dave Wigley for winning the title Mr. Top Gun! For the second year running, Dave has captured the Mr. Top Gun title! Flying his amazing Westland Wyvern S4, Dave’s flying skills are at the highest levels and his plane is simply amazing!

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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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