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Top Gun — And the Winners are… Special Awards

Top Gun — And the Winners are… Special Awards

We had an amazing time covering all the scale action at this year’s Top Gun Scale Invitational competition. Even though the weather did not cooperate, the competitors did their best and their drive to win was not dampened! STATIC AWARD                             Sponsor                                               Winner                    Aircraft                                                Masters High Static (98.25)              ZAP GLUE                                                David Ribbe             MiG-15 Expert […]
Mr. Top Gun: David Ribbe & his MiG-15bis

Mr. Top Gun: David Ribbe & his MiG-15bis

Congratulations to David Ribbe for winning the coveted “Mr. Top Gun” title at this year’s invitational competition! This was David’s first year flying this MiG at Top Gun, after flying it at the Jet World Masters in Switzerland earlier this year. David’s 88.9-inch-span jet is packed with scale details, like a sliding canopy, speed brakes, […]
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Top Gun — A Pair of Zeros from Japan!

Top Gun — A Pair of Zeros from Japan!

So there are plenty of Zeros flying in scale competition, but few are 1/3-scale, and even fewer are competing at Top Gun and having traveled all the way from the country of Japan. And not only that, but there are two monstrous Rising Sun fighters in the Top Gun lineup. (Above) Built by Owia Masakazu […]
Top Gun — Before the Rain

Top Gun — Before the Rain

Even though much of the competition flying has come to an end because of some simply crazy amounts of rain, there was/is still lots of great airplanes on the flightline! Here’s some of the impressive airplanes we saw just before the skies opened up. Sunday is all set for continuation of flying competition and the final […]
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MAN at Top Gun — Day 2 — Checking in with Friends

MAN at Top Gun — Day 2 — Checking in with Friends

It’s always great to see the awesome planes in the flightline at Top Gun and this year, there’s lots to see! when it comes to great looking planes and talented pilots and scale model builders, this is the place to be. Top Gun Judges take a break to smile for my camera. Awesome F-84G. This […]
Top Gun Scale Invitational — First Day Excitement!

Top Gun Scale Invitational — First Day Excitement!

We have several friends and contributors already on sight checking out the action and airplanes on the flightline at Paradise Field. Top Gun has just begun and already, contestants are test flying and tweaking their amazing equipment in hopes of putting in perfect flight performances! Stay tuned as we continue to bring you the latest […]
1 Day until Top Gun! — New Runway awaits Scale Competitors

1 Day until Top Gun! — New Runway awaits Scale Competitors

Well not only is Paradise Field one of the greatest flying fields in the country, but for the first time Top Gun competitors will have the addition of a paved runway. This plus a great field layout with plenty of shade tents, vendors, food concession and plenty of parking! The MAN team can’t wait to […]
Hot product releases at RCX!

Hot product releases at RCX!

At last year’s RCX, we were blown away by the debut of Horizon Hobby’s SAFE Technology for new RC pilots. What releases will you see at the Costa Mesa show? Get your tickets today at www.RCX.com! Check out our post from last summer’s show: Learning to fly just got easier! I was able to test-fly […]
3 Days until Top Gun — The excitement grows in the scale community!

3 Days until Top Gun — The excitement grows in the scale community!

The MAN team is getting set to travel down to Lakeland Florida, to cover the biggest scale event of the year! Held at Paradise Field, Top Gun is more than just a popular event, and destination. Though each year the editors get a front row seat as we cover all the scale action and details […]
7 Days until Top Gun — The MAN crew is getting ready!

7 Days until Top Gun — The MAN crew is getting ready!

The MAN crew is getting excited about traveling to Top Gun for the annual Scale Invitational. This year the facility at Paradise Field will be sporting a brand new paved runway for the Top Gun pilots to operate from. Joining editors Debra Cleghorn and Gerry Yarrish, will be contributors Rich Uravitch, Carl Layden and ace […]
Who will you see at RCX?

Who will you see at RCX?

At last year’s show, a gang of R2 units made laps through the aisles at RCX, turning heads and taking photo ops everywhere they went. The radio controlled bots are the creations of the talented guys and gals at Astromech.net. You never know who you’ll see at this year’s show … get your tickets today at www.RCX.com! […]
Road to Top Gun — Jeff Foley’s Bf-109E

Road to Top Gun — Jeff Foley’s Bf-109E

The Luftwaffe will be well represented with Jeff Foley flying his very impressive and well tried Bf-109E German WW2 fighter. Jeff’s “Emil” has an 86 inch span, and is completely scratch built from Jeff’s own molds. The classic warbird  is 1/4.5 in scale and weighs 27 pounds. It uses a modified Dave Platt landing gear, and […]
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