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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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The Road to Top Gun 2012 — Scale RC Aviation at its Best! — Updated

Feb 10, 2012 3 Comments

Each year, Model Airplane News gives its readers and web visitors a sneak peek at some of the amazing airplanes that will be competing at the annual Top Gun Scale Invitational. Hosted each year by it creator, Frank Tiano, the 2012 Top Gun event will again be held at the Paradise Field near Lakeland Linder [...]

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Fun Scale Profile Zero — Now available at the Air Age Store

Feb 08, 2012 3 Comments

Here’s a Sneak Peak of the next great construction article from the May 2012 issue of MAN. Designed by Dick Sarpolus, this Zero is easy to build and fun to fly.  To order these plans and build one yourself, got to: http://www.airagestore.com/fun-scale-profile-zero.html   This Fun Scale Mitsubishi A6M Profile Zero is the next step up [...]

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Giant E-Powered OV-10 Bronco — Up-close

Jan 09, 2012 1 Comment

We have received several comments asking for more information on Sean Curry’s OV-10 Bronco that we posted as a video interview on the MAN site so we’re founposting more photos and some detailed information on this amazing Electric powered warbird. Flown during the 2011 Monster Planes Fly In at the Paradise Field RC  flight facility in Lakeland, FL, the [...]

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