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Video Update: Top Gun A-6E Intruder

Mar 15, 2012 32 Comments

  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 [...]

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Alien Aircraft Extra 300 — Online Build-along

Mar 02, 2012 5 Comments

  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 [...]

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

Mar 01, 2012 1 Comment

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 [...]

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Best in Show! 1/3-scale Sopwith Camel

Feb 27, 2012 No Comments

  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 [...]

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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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