Debra Cleghorn

All-metal Sonex on takeoff

Apr 29, 2011 No Comments

Carlos Rangel designed and built this 1/3-scale Sonex, which is contructed of all aluminum riveted construction. This 94-inch-span model is powered by a ZDZ 50cc engine.

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Switchblade takes flight!

Apr 29, 2011 No Comments

Check out this FB-111A, a team scale entry built by Mike Selby and flown by Ray Johns. This gorgeous jet has functional swing wings and tailerons and will definitely be a Top Gun contender when it flies for the judges on Saturday.

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B-17 with smoke on!

Apr 29, 2011 No Comments

This team scale entry from Bret Bowling and Dan Givney put on a show during a practice round Friday. It’s powered by 4 Saito 100s and was built by a Wingspan Models kit and uses Robart retracts. It is a BEAUTY! I will get a sharper photo of this one tomorrow, but I couldn’t resist [...]

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Team DiGiorgio

Apr 29, 2011 No Comments

Dean’s supportive signifigant other holds his Me-109 while he sets it up. There are more “flight” couples at Top Gun than you might think!

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Super detailed Mustang

Apr 29, 2011 No Comments

A spectator checks out a P-51 Mustang that’s even detailed “under the hood.” The builder created an entire dummy V-12 engine under the cowl.

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Scoring points at Top Gun

Apr 29, 2011 No Comments

Craftsmanship judge Rich Uravitch gets up close and personal with an L-19 Bird Dog. This model arrived in a special crate all the way from Italy, and we’re told that shipping alone (custom crate and travel) cost $10,000 U.S.! I can’t wait to see this plane in the air and have a chance to get [...]

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Welcome to the ultimate in scale competition!

Apr 28, 2011 No Comments

We’re here at Top Gun 2011, where the action is already heating up! The sport and pro classes in Pro Am started flying for the judges on Wednesday and have all finished their first two flight rounds. They’ll fly again tomorrow, and then the top pilots will fly on Saturday for the championship round. Here are [...]

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Top Gun 2011 Image Gallery

Apr 27, 2011 No Comments
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