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Road to Top Gun 2014

Mr. Top Gun 2013 Dave Wigely first in Masters immaculate 1/5 scale Bistol Beaufighter.

Top Gun — Last Day Video

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 […]
Fast-n-Quiet! E-Jets at Top Gun

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

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

Top Gun Video Interview — Fernando Bellegrade — Stuka Dive Bomber

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 […]
Top Gun Video Interview — Pedro Sanchez — P-47 Thunderbolt

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

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 […]
Top Gun Video Interview — Dino DiGiorgio — F4U Corsair

Top Gun Video Interview — Dino DiGiorgio — F4U Corsair

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 […]
Top Gun — Final Standings.

Top Gun — Final Standings.

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 […]
Top Gun — And the Winners are… Special Awards

Top Gun — And the Winners are… Special Awards

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

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

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, […]
Top Gun — A Pair of Zeros from Japan!

Top Gun — A Pair of Zeros from Japan!

So there are plenty of Zeros flying in scale competition, but few are 1/3-scale, and even fewer are competing at Top Gun and having traveled all the way from the country of Japan. And not only that, but there are two monstrous Rising Sun fighters in the Top Gun lineup. (Above) Built by Owia Masakazu […]
Top Gun — Before the Rain

Top Gun — Before the Rain

Even though much of the competition flying has come to an end because of some simply crazy amounts of rain, there was/is still lots of great airplanes on the flightline! Here’s some of the impressive airplanes we saw just before the skies opened up. Sunday is all set for continuation of flying competition and the final […]
MAN at Top Gun — Day 2 — Checking in with Friends

MAN at Top Gun — Day 2 — Checking in with Friends

It’s always great to see the awesome planes in the flightline at Top Gun and this year, there’s lots to see! when it comes to great looking planes and talented pilots and scale model builders, this is the place to be. Top Gun Judges take a break to smile for my camera. Awesome F-84G. This […]
Top Gun Scale Invitational — First Day Excitement!

Top Gun Scale Invitational — First Day Excitement!

We have several friends and contributors already on sight checking out the action and airplanes on the flightline at Paradise Field. Top Gun has just begun and already, contestants are test flying and tweaking their amazing equipment in hopes of putting in perfect flight performances! Stay tuned as we continue to bring you the latest […]
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