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Road to Top Gun: Stunning Stuka

Mar 10, 2014 9 Comments

Competing in Expert, this two-time Brazilian scale champion is coming to Top Gun this year! Built and piloted by Fernando Bellegarde, this Stuka is a modified Ziroli kit that’s powered by a DLE 55 engine with a shaft extender. The plane’s modifications include a three-piece wing and dive siren, and the plane’s winter camo scheme [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Wonderful WACO SRE takes shape

Mar 07, 2014 No Comments

R.B. Kincaid is in the process of building a 33% percent scale WACO SRE biplane with a wing span of 138-inches. Power will come from a Desert Aircraft 150cc engine turning a   35×10 propeller. The SRE is totally designed and built by Mr. Kincaid, who is in the process of making glass layups for the [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Stylish F-100D Super Sabre

Mar 03, 2014 2 Comments

From Johnson City, TN, Rod Snyder will be competing in both Team Class and Expert Class this year at Top Gun. His Team Class entry is a BVM F-100D Super Sabre modeled after a paint scheme used by the SMAMA Service Engineering that was based at McCellan Air Force base located in Sacramento CA. in [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Bristol Beaufighter Returns!

Feb 21, 2014 No Comments

Last year’s Mr. Top Gun winner David Wigley will again be defending his title well deserved for the fourth time this year with his amazing 1/5-scale Bristol Beaufighter. With its 138-inch wingspan and powered by twin BME 102cc has engines, David’s amazing RAF warbird has set a very high standard to compete against. Competing in [...]

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Road to Top Gun: SBD Dauntless Dive Bomber

Feb 18, 2014 14 Comments

This week’s ”Road to Top Gun” highlight focuses on Bill Steffes who is again competing at the 2014 Scale Invitational with his impressive Douglas SBD Dauntless dive-bomber. Bill has entered in the Team Scale category and will be competing with the SBD’s designer Nick Ziroli Sr., as his Team pilot. These two well-known Top Gun veterans are sure to give the [...]

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The Road to Top Gun: Sneak Peek of the Competitors

Feb 13, 2014 18 Comments

The 26th Annual Top Gun Scale Invitational, is once again going to be a full 5-day extravaganza of the best RC scale competition. Starting on April 30 and continuing till May 4, Frank Tiano’s annual event will take place at the Paradise Field RC flying facility in Lakeland FL. And, for the first time, there [...]

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Hobby King at NEAT Fair

Sep 14, 2013 1 Comment

At the NEAT Fair, I had a great opportunity to meet Toby Osmond, Vice-President Sales and Marketing of Hobby King. Toby showed off some of the new products on their way from the company. I was impressed with what I think is a first for the hobby–a model that comes out of the box with [...]

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MAN at Kingston IMAA Rally in Canada

Aug 20, 2013 No Comments

The 26th annual IMAA giant Scale Rally sponsored by IMAA chapter 217 and hosted by the Kingston RC Modelers club in Kingston Ontario Canada was an amazing time. Weather was perfect and the wind was almost non existent. Well over 100 pilots and almost double that many IMAA legal giant scale planes showed up and [...]

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