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Road to Top Gun — Rene Alvarez — F4U Corsair

Road to Top Gun — Rene Alvarez — F4U Corsair

This year, Rene Alvarez is bringing his F4U Corsair to Top Gun as his Expert Class entry. The model, which took two years to build, is a highly modify Meister-Scale Corsair with operating flaps, canopy, operational position lights, all panel lines and tons of simulated rivets and screws, also there is a simulated brake system on the […]
Road to Top Gun — James Prive — 1946 Stinson SR9-F Reliant

Road to Top Gun — James Prive — 1946 Stinson SR9-F Reliant

Being entered into expert class at Top Gun this year is the beautiful Stinson Reliant by James Prive. Based on the popular Top flight kit, the model has a 100.5 inch wingspan and is just under 1/4 scale.  James made several modifications and this is his second year at the Scale Invitational. Power is produced by a […]
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Road to Top Gun — Rod Snyder — North American F-100D Super Sabre

Road to Top Gun — Rod Snyder — North American F-100D Super Sabre

For the 2015 Top Gun Scale Invitational Rod Snyder from Johnson City, TN will again be flying his North American F-100D in the Unlimited Class. The model is a BVM design and is modeled after a paint scheme used by the SHAMA Service Engineering that was based at McCellan Air Force base located in Sacramento CA. in 1963. This unique paint […]
Road to Top Gun — Frank Migliaccio — P-47 Thunderbolt Razorback

Road to Top Gun — Frank Migliaccio — P-47 Thunderbolt Razorback

Frank Migliaccio from Ladera Ranch, CA, is a member of the Scale Squadron of Southern California and the PVMAC (Pomona Valley Model Airplane Club, and he’s all pumped up to compete at the 2015 Top Gun event.  His primary plane is the Top Flite giant scale  P-47 he converted to the Razorback version. He finished the […]
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Road to Top Gun — Tim Cardin — Sky King

Road to Top Gun — Tim Cardin — Sky King

For the 2015 Scale Invitational, Tim Cardin’s entry in the Expert class is his impressive twin engine Cessna T50 Bobcat. Tim chose the paint scheme flown in the old TV show “Sky King” used on so many flights searching for bad guys and cattle rustlers. The model was built from Don Smith Plans and it has a wingspan of  100.6 inches […]
Andy Marone’s Award Winning 1/3-scale de Havilland D.H. 1a Video Interview

Andy Marone’s Award Winning 1/3-scale de Havilland D.H. 1a Video Interview

When it comes to RC scale static competition, one thing is for sure: you’re going to see some amazing models. Most, if not all, of the aircraft that show up are the result of countless hours at the workbench put in by the talented modelers who produce these flight-ready works of art. And it is no different […]
Road to Top Gun — Boli Muentes — F-16 Falcon

Road to Top Gun — Boli Muentes — F-16 Falcon

For Top Gun 2015 Boli Muentes will be flying his new 1/6-scale F-16, built from a BVM plug and play kit. Competing in the ProAm Sportsman category Painted in the USAF Thunderbirds Airshow demonstration team scheme, Boli’s Falcon uses a Jetcat 140 RXi turbine engine. Weighing in at 40 pounds, the jet has a fully scale  light system and has a […]
Road to Top Gun — Jack Diaz — Fouga Magister

Road to Top Gun — Jack Diaz — Fouga Magister

Our good friend and veteran Top Gun competitor told us that his 2015 entry plane will be his impressive 1/4.5-scale  Fouga Magister built from the Philip Avonds kit from Belgium. Jack says it is a very complex kit and it produces an extremely accurate scale model. It took Jack a couple of years to build. The wings and stab […]
Road to Top Gun — Dino DiGiorgio’s Corsair

Road to Top Gun — Dino DiGiorgio’s Corsair

No stranger to Top Gun, Dino DiGiorgio is returning for his F4U Corsair that he flew so well with last year. Dino’s Corsair with its unusual WW2 British Navy paint scheme, was based on a complete rebuild or a crashed plane from the CARF-Models kit. Dino also plans on bringing back my father’s 1995 Top Gun P-47 […]
Road to Top Gun — Greg Wright — Bubbletop P-47 Thunderbolt

Road to Top Gun — Greg Wright — Bubbletop P-47 Thunderbolt

We just heard from our buddy Greg Wright and he says he will be competing at Top Gun for his second year. The plane he has decided to bring (for the Sportsman class), is his CARF-Models-P-47 Thunderbolt with Bubble canopy. He built the plane over the winter two years ago and also entered it in the 2014 Toledo show where his amazing “Jug” […]
Video Interview — Richard Feroldi at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

Video Interview — Richard Feroldi at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

One of the great things about covering RC events across the country, besides seeing a lot of amazing models, is making friends. Whether we travel to California, Texas, Florida or New York, the editors at Model Airplane News always bump into someone they know and have come to admire for their building and flying talents. […]
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