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Will this fearsome fighter win Top Gun again?

Will this fearsome fighter win Top Gun again?

Jeff Foley is no stranger to the winners’ circle, taking two Mr. Top Gun titles, winning the Masters class five times and the Top Gun Pro-am pro once.  His Messerschmitt Me-109E is still the only “single engined, WW 2 fighter” to win Mr. Top Gun!  It also a 5 time winner of the AMA Nats in the […]
Road to Top Gun Update: John Boyko, Cessna Skymaster

Road to Top Gun Update: John Boyko, Cessna Skymaster

John’s Cessna Skymaster is 26% scale and has a 120″ wingspan. The inline twin aircraft is built from his own plans and has all-wood construction and fiberglass engine cowls. John built and molded the fiberglass parts with his own plug and mold work. The Retracts are a custom made and are a one-off set.  The […]
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Video Update: Top Gun A-6E Intruder

Video Update: Top Gun A-6E Intruder

  The  Team of Mike  Selby  and General Raymond Johns of the USAF (Pilot) will be competing at the 2012 Top Gun event with Mike’s amazing Team Scale entry a completely original Grumman A-6E Intruder. The A-6E is made from a composite vacuum layup of aired carbon and fiberglass. Practice Flights A6-E model jet, 14 March […]
Alien Aircraft Extra 300 — Online Build-along

Alien Aircraft Extra 300 — Online Build-along

  Well, just as winter is drawing to a close and the flying season is starting to sprout some spring shoots, our Online Build-along of the Alien Aircraft Extra 300 (Started on December 17 2011,) draws to a conclusion as well. Built and covered by Model Airplane News contributor Robert Labriola, this laser-cut kit builds into […]
Road to Top Gun Update — Mark Frankel, Beechcraft T-34B

Road to Top Gun Update — Mark Frankel, Beechcraft T-34B

From Gladwyne PA, Mark Frankel will be entering Top Gun with John Glezellis (Cambridge MA) in Team Scale with his “tried and true” Beechcraft T-34B Mentor. The plane took 1st at the NATS in 2009 and 2nd in 2011). John is a world class IMAAC pilot, but this is his first major scale competition. I […]
Best in Show! 1/3-scale Sopwith Camel

Best in Show! 1/3-scale Sopwith Camel

  Perhaps one of the most highly sought after titles for serious RC Scale modelers is the “Best in Show” award from the annual WRAM Show. And this year’s winner of the title from the 2012 WRAM show was the talented Mike Gross Sr., with his amazing 1/3-scale Sopwith Camel. Held this year at the […]
Frankie Mirandes and his fantastic Focke Wulf

Frankie Mirandes and his fantastic Focke Wulf

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

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

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

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

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 built […]
Top Gun contender: awesome twin turbine A-10

Top Gun contender: awesome twin turbine A-10

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

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

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

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

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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