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Top Gun People of Interest!

Top Gun People of Interest!

Without the people, there is no Top Gun!!! Ana and Eduardo Estevez at the flightline Friday Static detail and Outline Judges Lee Henderson and Bob Curry. Craftsmanship judge Rich Uravitch far right. Dave Johnson (AKA Albatros Pilot) and Hobbico design and development manager. TEAM Glenn Torrance Models Dave Wigley with his amazing Westland Wyvern S4 […]
F9F Cougar

F9F Cougar

Check out this Grumman Cougar on a flyby! This team scale entry is here with Mitch Buckley and Bob Rullie, and it’s powered by a JetCat P120 turbine. Team Horizon should be proud of this great-looking jet!
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All-metal Sonex on takeoff

All-metal Sonex on takeoff

Carlos Rangel designed and built this 1/3-scale Sonex, which is contructed of all aluminum riveted construction. This 94-inch-span model is powered by a ZDZ 50cc engine.
Switchblade takes flight!

Switchblade takes flight!

Check out this FB-111A, a team scale entry built by Mike Selby and flown by Ray Johns. This gorgeous jet has functional swing wings and tailerons and will definitely be a Top Gun contender when it flies for the judges on Saturday.
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B-17 with smoke on!

B-17 with smoke on!

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 […]
Top Gun Wildcat

Top Gun Wildcat

Built by Frank Harris and flown by Kyle Goodwine, this 93 inch span Navy fighter is powered by a Moki 150cc radial engine turning a Solo 3-blade propeller. Kyle placed 3rd in the Unlimited Class at Top Gun. It also has a scale pilot figure of Pappy Boyington in the cockpit. The pilot is from […]
Friends and buddies at Top Gun

Friends and buddies at Top Gun

Much more than all the great looking scale planes, the fun and heart of this event is the people! Team MAN, Debra Cleghorn and me on the Top Gun Flightline! Debra and Scale Master Graeme Mears!
Hawker Sea Hurricane at Top Gun

Hawker Sea Hurricane at Top Gun

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 […]
P-51D Mustang Detailed inside and out!

P-51D Mustang Detailed inside and out!

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 […]
Team DiGiorgio

Team DiGiorgio

Dean’s supportive signifigant other holds his Me-109 while he sets it up. There are more “flight” couples at Top Gun than you might think!
P-51 Mustang- Super Detailed

P-51 Mustang- Super Detailed

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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