Event Coverage

Road to Top Gun: Grumman F7F Tigercat

Apr 12, 2013 10 Comments

If you are a fan of serious scale and love seeing giant scale beauties on the flightline, then the name Dennis Crooks won’t be new to you. Dennis is a VP at Robart Manufacturing and his newest project is rapidly coming to a finish for competition at the 25th annual Top Gun Scale Invitational. Here’s [...]

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Free Flight Scale at 25th Annual Top Gun Event

Apr 07, 2013 1 Comment

As part of the 25th Annual Scale Invitational, Frank Tiano has included a scale Rubber-Powered Free Flight “Mass Launch” to the activities for the Top Gun Silver Anniversary. And this is open to everyone to participate including Pilots, Crew Members, Judges, Staff and Press. Frank asked us to get the word out so here it [...]

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Road to Top Gun: F-100 Super Sabre

Apr 03, 2013 3 Comments

The newest “Road” entry to the upcoming 25th Annual Top Gun Scale Invitational is Marco Benincasa from Via Reggio, Italy, who will be competing in the Pro Am Pro with this impressive F-100 Super Sabre Jet.  The Aircraft is 1/4,5-scale and has a wingspan of 85 inches. Weight is 60 Lbs and the jet is powered by [...]

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Road to Top Gun: 36% T-34B Mentor

Mar 18, 2013 18 Comments

Mike Barbee is no stranger to scale competition. He has flown at Top Gun for the past 24 years, and along the way there were eight different airplanes. He is the president of NASA, (National Association of Scale Modelers) and the East Coast Chairman for the U.S. Scale Masters Association. Mike says: “I have always [...]

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Road to Top Gun: Zenith 801– Modeling in Metal

Mar 11, 2013 17 Comments

Carlos Rangel is a regular at the annual Top Gun Scale Invitational and he is also known as “the guy who builds all-aluminum airplanes”. We got an email from Carlos recently along with some photos of his 2013 competition plane. Here’s what he said. “Well, I was supposed to compete this year in the Masters [...]

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Road to Top Gun: Douglas SBD Dauntless

Mar 07, 2013 15 Comments

Paul “Limey” Rice is planning to compete in the Expert class at Top Gun with his beautifully detailed Douglas SBD Dauntless dive-bomber. Starting with Nick Ziroli 1/5-scale plans, Paul scratch built the model using basic balsa, lite-ply and A/C plywood construction. He plane has a 100 inch span, and weighs 39 pounds. It has a Zenaoh [...]

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Road to Top Gun: Behemoth Beaufighter

Mar 05, 2013 21 Comments

Three time Top Gun Champion, David Wigley recently completed his test flights of his amazing 1/5-scale Bristol Beaufighter and Also won Best in Show at the 2013 WRAM Show. MAN highlighted some “in primer” sneak peeks of David’s amazing in progress twin fighter project earlier last summer, and we have to say, it is one of the [...]

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Road to Top Gun: Classic Stinson SR9-F

Mar 01, 2013 No Comments

Competing in the Pro Am class, James Prive is busy finishing up his beautiful 1946 Stinson SR9-F. Based on the popular Top flight kit, the model has a 100.5 inch wingspan and is just under 1/4 scale.  James has made several modifications and the build has taken just over two years. Details include a fully detailed cockpit [...]

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