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Top Gun — Last Day Video

May 19, 2014 1 Comment by

Rounding out our post event coverage for Top Gun 2014, here’s a video with some flightline action and flight footage. Editor’s Debra Cleghorn and Gerry Yarrish kicked off their rain boots and grabbed some action video of this great albeit wet episode of the greatest Scale RC Competition in the country. Despite the weather, all [...]

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Fast-n-Quiet! E-Jets at Top Gun

May 16, 2014 3 Comments by

Everyone knows that when you want to see the best scale aircraft flying and competing, then Top Gun is the place to go. All sorts of amazing aircraft were there this year and electric powered jets also made a pretty good showing for themselves. All serious level scale aircraft with all the bells and whistles, they [...]

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Top Gun Video Interview — Fernando Bellegrade — Stuka Dive Bomber

May 15, 2014 4 Comments by

There’s just something about the Junkers Ju 87 Stuka Dive Bomber! This bent-wing Luftwaffe Warbird was one of the very first “Tank Busters” and it was a major part of Hitler’s Blitzkrieg war strategy. Competing in Expert, Fernando Bellegrade traveled all the way from Sao Paulo, Brazil with his impressive Stuka. Built from Nick Ziroli [...]

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Top Gun Video Interview — Pedro Sanchez — P-47 Thunderbolt

May 15, 2014 No Comments by

One of our good friends Pedro Sanchez showed up at Top Gun this year with a beautifully detailed Warbird in the form of a CARF-Models P-47 Thunderbolt. Powered by a Moki 5-cylinder 250cc radial engine, the 1/4-scale “Jug” has a 110 inch span and weighs in at 54 pounds! Pedro only started with a CARF-Models [...]

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Top Gun Video Interview — Dino DiGiorgio — F4U Corsair

May 15, 2014 2 Comments by

After all the dust had settled at Top Gun this year, we had a chance to grab some of the contestants and get the back story about their aircraft. One of the more interesting tales was that of the F4U Corsair flown by Dino DiGiorgio. This beautifully executed aircraft carrier based WW2 fighter was all [...]

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Top Gun — Final Standings.

May 07, 2014 3 Comments by

Wow! Top Gun 2014 was certainly one for the record books! Fighting the weather and a compressed flight order, the pilots of Top Gun were truly in a “Fly or Go Home” situation! Very exciting! Here are the final stats showing the winners and placers of each category down to 5th place. Did your favorite [...]

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Top Gun — And the Winners are… Special Awards

May 07, 2014 No Comments

We had an amazing time covering all the scale action at this year’s Top Gun Scale Invitational competition. Even though the weather did not cooperate, the competitors did their best and their drive to win was not dampened! STATIC AWARD                             Sponsor                                               Winner                    Aircraft                                                Masters High Static (98.25)              ZAP GLUE                                                David Ribbe             MiG-15 Expert [...]

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Mr. Top Gun: David Ribbe & his MiG-15bis

May 04, 2014 7 Comments

Congratulations to David Ribbe for winning the coveted “Mr. Top Gun” title at this year’s invitational competition! This was David’s first year flying this MiG at Top Gun, after flying it at the Jet World Masters in Switzerland earlier this year. David’s 88.9-inch-span jet is packed with scale details, like a sliding canopy, speed brakes, [...]

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