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Road to Top Gun: F-15C Eagle

Road to Top Gun: F-15C Eagle

We just heard from Jason Bauer who will be flying in a couple of classes at Top Gun. For the Unlimited class Jason will be flying his F-15C Eagle built from the Avonds kit. His 1/9-scale jet is 86 inches long, is powered by a King and weighs 29 pounds. (Above) just a little of the after-burner […]
Road to Top Gun — B-17 Flying Fortress

Road to Top Gun — B-17 Flying Fortress

Dennis “Mike” Grady of Grand Rapids, MI is again competing this year with his amazing Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, with which he won third place in the 2015 Unlimited class. Mike also received the Best Multi Performance award, and for 2016, Mike says his World War II bomber has had a number of enhancements in […]
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Road to Top Gun — Nieuport 28 C. 1

Road to Top Gun — Nieuport 28 C. 1

WW1 Biplanes will be well represented at this year’s Top Gun! Teaming up with Builder, David Barry of Sarasota, FL., Roger Niolet of Lakewood Ranch, FL, will be flying this beautiful quarter-scale Nieuport 28 C. 1. Built from the Balsa USA kit, This WW1 dogfighter has a span of 80 inches and is 61 inches […]
Road to Top Gun — B-2 Condor Bomber

Road to Top Gun — B-2 Condor Bomber

Another great entry for the Road to Top Gun, this time, we heard from our good friend Curtis Switzer from Port St. John, FL., who will be flying his 168-inch span, 100-inch long B-2 Bomber in the Pro-Am Propeller class. Weighing 45lbs., the big Curtiss biplane is powered by two Saito 180 4-strokes turning 16×8 […]
WW II First Dogfights
Road to Top Gun — Douglas A-4 Skyhawk

Road to Top Gun — Douglas A-4 Skyhawk

Timothy Len from Orlando, FL, will be competing in the  Pro-AM Sportsman class with his great looking 1/5.5-scale  A-4 Skyhawk built from a Skymaster kit. Sporting TA-4J advanced jet trainer  white and orange markings, Tim’s 1960s era aircraft carrier based attack aircraft has a 61-inch wingspan, is 85.5 inches in length and it weighs in at […]
Road to Top Gun — F4U-1A Corsair

Road to Top Gun — F4U-1A Corsair

Rene Alvarez, Wesley Chapel, FL, Competing in the Expert class, Rene Alvarez of Wesley Chapel, FL will be flying his F4U Corsair. Built from a very highly modified Meister Scale Corsair kit, it took two years to complete. The Model has a wingspan of 100-inches, a 75-inch length and a dry weight of 44 lbs. For […]
Road to Top Gun — An Editor’s Invitation to Top Gun

Road to Top Gun — An Editor’s Invitation to Top Gun

And now for something completely different! For the very first time ever, an editor for Model Airplane News will be competing at the annual Top Gun Scale Invitational. I received my invite to compete from Frank Tiano himself while I was covering the 2015 event. MAN has been a major sponsor of the event for many […]
Road to Top Gun —  USAF Thunderbird #5 — F-16 Falcon

Road to Top Gun — USAF Thunderbird #5 — F-16 Falcon

This year Boli Muentes of Lakeworth, FL., will be flying in the Pro-AM Jet category with his 1/6-scale BVM F-16 PNP painted in the USAF #5 Thunderbirds Demonstration Team jet. It is powered by the new Jetcat P-140RXi turbine. It is controlled by the new JR28X transmitter, dual JR Infinity receivers hooked to a JR […]
Road to Top Gun — Heavy-Metal Razorback!

Road to Top Gun — Heavy-Metal Razorback!

We just heard from Greg “Growler” Thomas of Las Vegas, NV who has teamed up as pilot with builder, Phil Smith of Montgomery, TX to compete this at Top Gun in the Team Scale category. The team earned their Top Gun spot by placing second the class at the U.S. Scale Masters in 2015. Phil Smith who is the builder and […]
RCX 2016: Another Great Success!

RCX 2016: Another Great Success!

This past weekend, RCX 2016 took over the OC Fair & Convention Center in Costa Mesa, CA. Packed with thousands of excited RC enthusiasts, this year’s show had more to see and do than ever before, including the first-ever FPV Drone Racing Championship, hosted by SpaceShipOneFPV. From indoor and outdoor fly-zones and try-me tracks, to […]
Horizon Hobby UMX P-47 at RCX

Horizon Hobby UMX P-47 at RCX

Everyone loves a warbird! We think this young flier is right on target, checking out the UMX P-47 at the Horizon booth at RCX.
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