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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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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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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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