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Biplanes at Top Gun

Apr 30, 2011 1 Comment

What more need be said?! Each of these multi-wing beauties looked and flew great! Above is the cockpit detail of the Glenn Torrance Models 1/3-scale Fokker D-VII that won 1st place in Team Scale. Flown by the team of Tom Kosewski (pilot) and Glenn Torrance (builder), this amazing WW1 German fighter was detailed inside and [...]

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Father of Giant Scale at Top Gun

Apr 30, 2011 2 Comments

The father of Giant scale Nick Ziroli Sr. was on hand with his beautiful Beechcraft Staggerwing done up in Navy colors. Nick is in the Masters class at Top Gun

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Smilin’ Dave Johnson on the flightline at Top Gun

Apr 30, 2011 No Comments

The ever present Dave Johnson is caught wrenching on his very successful Albatros D.V. Except for a less than perfect landing, Dave doing pretty good here at the Paradise Field version of Top Gun. Will be interesting to see where he places this year!

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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 1 Comment

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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