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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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Friends and buddies at Top Gun

Apr 29, 2011 No Comments

Much more than all the great looking scale planes, the fun and heart of this event is the people! Team MAN, Debra Cleghorn and me on the Top Gun Flightline! Debra and Scale Master Graeme Mears!

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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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Thursday at Top Gun

Apr 28, 2011 2 Comments

So after a long day flying to Miami and then to Orlando then a short drive to Lakeland we made it to Paradise Field the new home of Top Gun. Here are a few pix of the day.      

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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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On the move!

Apr 28, 2011 No Comments

Got up 3AM to catch the 6AM flight out of Hartford for Top Gun! Now waiting for my flight out of Miami! Looks like great weather! Watch for updates!

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