Would you believe that Dean Copeland designed and built this beauty in just 4 months? A masters class entry this year’s Top Gun, the 50%-scale Cri-Cri Columban MC-15 is a work of art, with a fully detailed cockpit and moving controls. Dean powers it with twin Axi 4120-18 motors. It won Outstanding Craftsmanship and Best Civilian runner [...]
Recap video of Top Gun 2012 as well as an interview with the winner of the event. See the full video in the player below.
At the recent Top Gun event in Lakeland, Florida, many of the competing scratch-built aircraft pushed the level of excellence to new heights. Model Airplane News’ Gerry Yarrish was there on the flightline and caught up with Mike Selby after one of his flights in the Team scale class. The A-6E Intruder was a Top [...]
Teaming up a great scale builder with a great pilot is a sure recipe for success at an event like Top Gun. Get the inside scoop on how aerobatic champ John Glezellis turned “scale” to fly Mark Frankel’s T-34 Beechcraft to place in Team this year. We also have an interview with Mike Gross, who had the [...]
The Model Airplane News event coverage for the 2012 Top Gun Scale Invitational will be in the August 2012 issue. This year we have an expanded presentation with dozens of amazing photos taken by our ace photographer David Hart. But let’s face it! With so many amazing and beautifully executed scale aircraft flying over five [...]
Model Airplane News would like to give a big shout out to David Wigley for his 2012 Mr. Top Gun win at this year’s scale invitational. This is David’s third Top Gun win with his Westland Wyvern. Luckily for all the other competitors, this is Dave’s last year for competiting with the Wyvern. Watch [...]