Editors Blogs

Back from Top Gun

May 02, 2011 No Comments

It was a spectacular show of scale building and piloting and a wonderful time to see friends and make new ones. A new friend Gerry and I have talked to over email and finally met this weekend is Alex Samour, who took this photo of me, Nick Ziroli and Yvonne DeFrancesco, our publisher. Do I [...]

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New 70C LiPo batteries…for RC cars

May 02, 2011 1 Comment

Venom has just announced their newest highest performance LiPO series to date. They are offering three new 70C continuously rated battery packs.  Now these are hard case car packs that are designed for both 1/10th  scale and 1/8th scale vehicles.  One of the advantages of RC cars now using Lipo is that any advances on [...]

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Top Gun special awards

May 01, 2011 No Comments

Masters High Static: Gwyn Avenel, SBD-5 Dauntless Expert High Static: Giancula Demarchi, Aeromacchi MB-339 Team High Static: Marvin Erbesfeld/Ransom Fairchild, Sopwith Camel Unlimited High Static: David Hayes, Rockwell Thrush Pilots’ Choice: Mitch Epstein, Waco Best Military: Kyle Goodwine, F4F Wildcat Best Military Pilots’ Choice:  Giancula Demarchi, Aeromacchi MB-339 Best Biplane: Mitch Epstein, Waco Best WW I: Richard Feroldi, [...]

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Top Gun goes micro?

Apr 30, 2011 1 Comment

The static judges check out Dave Johnson’s ultra micro SE5a. Could micro models be a new Top Gun trend?!

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Turtle rescue!

Apr 30, 2011 No Comments

Someone obviously did not inform this turtle that his field had turned into an active runway! A Top Gun flightline crew member moved him out of harm’s way so he could continue his journey.

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Team Zap

Apr 30, 2011 No Comments

Herschel Worthy (far left) and Team Zap pose for the camera. Zap is a Primary sponsor of Top Gun, and their team was in full force.

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My nemesis … the lovebug

Apr 29, 2011 No Comments

Outnumbering the planes and people here at Top Gun are these March flies, aka “lovebugs.” According to an internet source, lovebugs are actually beneficial to the Gulf Coast, where theymostly  live, because as larvae they eat other detrimental insects and as adults eat only nectar. And although they don’t sting or bite, they are hugely annoying because [...]

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F9F Cougar

Apr 29, 2011 No Comments

Check out this Grumman Cougar on a flyby! This team scale entry is here with Mitch Buckley and Bob Rullie, and it’s powered by a JetCat P120 turbine. Team Horizon should be proud of this great-looking jet!

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