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Best Sounding plane at Top Gun!

Apr 30, 2011 1 Comment

Dave Wigley’s Wyvern has a 100cc gas engine and it turns a 3-blade prop. There is a dummy scale (non-powered) second counter-rotating set of props mounted in front of the powered set and it sounds like an amazing warbird when it flies by! Awesome Dave!!! The torpedo drop is cool too!

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B-17 with smoke on!

Apr 29, 2011 No Comments

This team scale entry from Bret Bowling and Dan Givney put on a show during a practice round Friday. It’s powered by 4 Saito 100s and was built by a Wingspan Models kit and uses Robart retracts. It is a BEAUTY! I will get a sharper photo of this one tomorrow, but I couldn’t resist [...]

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Hawker Sea Hurricane at Top Gun

Apr 29, 2011 No Comments

A great looking warbird on the Flightline was this amazing looking well detailed and weathered Hawker Hurricane    Details are amazing! Scale functional exhaust stacks, functional foot step panel and stirrup, rib stitching and panel lines with rivets and screwheads. Who built and flew it? Come back and see when we add more to this [...]

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P-51D Mustang Detailed inside and out!

Apr 29, 2011 No Comments

Starting out as a Composite-ARF Mustang kit, Jean-Francois Bobo went the extra mile and made a detailed V-12 Rolls Royce Merlin engine to help boost his craftsmanship score at Top Gun. Not only does it cover up the DLE 55 engine, it also adds weight to the nose (needed for balance,) it increases outline scale fidelity [...]

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Super detailed Mustang

Apr 29, 2011 No Comments

A spectator checks out a P-51 Mustang that’s even detailed “under the hood.” The builder created an entire dummy V-12 engine under the cowl.

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Thursday at Top Gun

Apr 28, 2011 2 Comments

So after a long day flying to Miami and then to Orlando then a short drive to Lakeland we made it to Paradise Field the new home of Top Gun. Here are a few pix of the day.      

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Top Gun – LIVE COVERAGE!

Apr 27, 2011 No Comments

Stay tuned as we cover the Top Gun Scale Invitational in Lakeland, Florida, later this week. We’ll be on the flightline, so come back to see interviews with builders, up-close details and, of course, in-air videos. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-the-minute news! Click here: http://www.modelairplanenews.com/blog/category/topics/event-coverage/top-gun-2011/

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Neiuport 28 from Maxford

Apr 26, 2011 No Comments

Maxford USA Neiuport 28 This model of the Nieuport 28 is a semi-scale ARF that combines scale appeal with the ease of transport and flying characteristics which make 40-inch wingspan EP models very popular among many sport/scale RC airplane enthusiasts. It is constructed mainly of laser-cut balsa and light ply, and it is finished with [...]

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