Event Coverage

Road to Top Gun — Marco Benincasa — North American F-100 Super Sabre

Mar 23, 2015 2 Comments

We just heard from our Top Gun buddy Marco Benincasa who told us he will be flying in the  ProAm Pro Jet class at Top Gun 2015 with his beautiful North American F-100. Marco built the F-100 from a Feibao kit and is using the new Evojet 220 turbine engine for power. The Super Sabre [...]

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Road to Top Gun: Rei Gonzalez’s Republic F84F Thunderstreak

Mar 20, 2015 4 Comments

For 2015, Rei Gonzalez is returning to Top Gun with this amazing F-84F and will be entering in Team Scale.  The builder is Phillip Noel (from Walton-On-The-Naze, UK) and Rei will be the fearless pilot! The aircraft is 1/5-scale and is not an ARF!  Built from a Michel Knol kit and the model is a fiberglass fuselage and [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Bob Violett, Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star

Mar 19, 2015 3 Comments

One of the originals from Top Gun history, Bob Violett, owner/founder of Bob Violett Models, will be returning to the Top Gun Scale Invitational with his amazingly scale F-80C Shooting Star. Bob designed the prototype which eventually became the BVM kit, and he will be competing with it in the Master’s Class.  The all electric [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Richard Feroldi — Ansaldo SVA-5

Mar 18, 2015 4 Comments

Our good friend and regular Top Gun and Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome attendee, Rich Feroldi is again heading to the Tog Gun event with his beautiful WW1 Italian 1/3-scale Ansaldo SVA-5. With a wingspan of 119 inches and a length of 106 inches, the 50 pound scratch built model is powered with a Quadra 100cc gas [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Rene Alvarez — F4U Corsair

Mar 17, 2015 No Comments

This year, Rene Alvarez is bringing his F4U Corsair to Top Gun as his Expert Class entry. The model, which took two years to build, is a highly modify Meister-Scale Corsair with operating flaps, canopy, operational position lights, all panel lines and tons of simulated rivets and screws, also there is a simulated brake system on the [...]

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Road to Top Gun — James Prive — 1946 Stinson SR9-F Reliant

Mar 16, 2015 4 Comments

Being entered into expert class at Top Gun this year is the beautiful Stinson Reliant by James Prive. Based on the popular Top flight kit, the model has a 100.5 inch wingspan and is just under 1/4 scale.  James made several modifications and this is his second year at the Scale Invitational. Power is produced by a [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Rod Snyder — North American F-100D Super Sabre

Mar 13, 2015 1 Comment

For the 2015 Top Gun Scale Invitational Rod Snyder from Johnson City, TN will again be flying his North American F-100D in the Unlimited Class. The model is a BVM design and is modeled after a paint scheme used by the SHAMA Service Engineering that was based at McCellan Air Force base located in Sacramento CA. in 1963. This unique paint [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Frank Migliaccio — P-47 Thunderbolt Razorback

Mar 12, 2015 1 Comment

Frank Migliaccio from Ladera Ranch, CA, is a member of the Scale Squadron of Southern California and the PVMAC (Pomona Valley Model Airplane Club, and he’s all pumped up to compete at the 2015 Top Gun event.  His primary plane is the Top Flite giant scale  P-47 he converted to the Razorback version. He finished the [...]

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