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Frankie Mirandes and his fantastic Focke Wulf

Feb 27, 2012 4 Comments

Here’s another installment for our Road to Top Gun! Coming from Puerto Rico, Francisco (Frankie) Mirandes will be flying a Focke Wulf 190 in Pro-Am, a hotly contested class at the scale invitational. Dressed in the Eastern Front Luftwaffe winter white scheme, the FW-190 is built from a Meister Scale kit and is powered with [...]

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Road to Top Gun Update — Lonnie Johnson, WACO YMF-5

Feb 24, 2012 No Comments

Lonnie Johnson of Hendersonville, TN will be competing this year with this colorful WACO YMF-5 biplane in Team Scale with Mitch Epstein as the pilot. It is a 1/3-scale project and it is based on an AMR kit. Nicely detailed and painted it is covered with Nelson’s LiteFab that’s been finished with custom mixed DuPont [...]

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Road to Top Gun Update — Gary Price P-47 Thunderbolt

Feb 22, 2012 No Comments

  Gary and Brian Prince, from North Canton, Ohio, will be bringing a Meister P-47 called “Zombie” and a CARF Corsair for this year’s Top Gun event. Gary will be flying the P-47 at Top Gun this year, and Dino Di Giorgio will be flying our new Corsair in the Unrestricted Class. The P-47 was [...]

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Top Gun contender: awesome twin turbine A-10

Feb 20, 2012 17 Comments

From Orlando, FL., Greg Foushi is the current 2011 Top Gun “Sportsman” Champion and for 2012 Top Gun he will be competing in the Pro-Am Pro division. His new Skymaster A-10 Warthog / Thunderbolt II  weighs 55 pounds and has a 110-inch wing span. It is powered by twin JetCat P-80 turbines (with kersosene starts), putting out 22 [...]

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Road to Top Gun Update –Wayne Fussell, P-47 Thunderbolt

Feb 20, 2012 No Comments

Built by Wayne Fussell from a Meister Scale kit in a little over a year. This impressive P-47 made its debut at Top Gun in 2011 when it placed 5th in Pro-Am Pro, piloted by P.J. Ash. For 2012, upgrades have been made and Wayne’s Thunderbolt will be flown by Dino DiGiorgio owner/operator of Meister Scale. The Jug has a [...]

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Road to Top Gun Update –Mike Gross Sr. Sopwith Camel

Feb 17, 2012 1 Comment

One of the nicest Warbird guys you’ll ever meet Mike Gross Sr., is going to be competing with his beautiful Sopwith Camel which he built from Mick Reeves plans. A member of the Long Island Skyhawks club he’ll be entered in the Expert class. Mike started building his project in October, 2010 and the WW1 [...]

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2012 Road to Top Gun Update — Graeme Mears, T-33 with workshop photo gallery!

Feb 15, 2012 3 Comments

 No stranger to the winners’ circle at the Top Gun Scale Invitational, Canadian Graeme Mears can always be counted on for something amazing and of the highest quality. And 2012 is no different.     Starting with a kit from Marijn Pennix of Scale-jet Graeme’s new T-33 is 1:4.5 scale, has a wing span 110 [...]

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Road to Top Gun Update: P.J. Ash’s Martin Baker MB.5

Feb 14, 2012 3 Comments

From Lexington, KY, P.J. Ash is entering a rather different plane this year.  It is called a Martin Baker MB.5 and it was the last aircraft the Martin Baker Company produced before building and introducing the ejection seat. P.J. built his impressive aircraft using from scale 3-views.  It spans 97 inches and the fuselage length is 102 [...]

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