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

May 04, 2014 7 Comments

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!

May 03, 2014 12 Comments

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 [...]

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Top Gun — Before the Rain

May 03, 2014 No Comments

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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Joe Nall 2014 – Only 7 More Days!

May 01, 2014 No Comments

  A new flying season is upon us, spring is in the air, and the Granddaddy of RC flying events is only one week away!  That’s right; Joe Nall Week 2014 starts in just a few days.  Nestled in the Northwest corner of beautiful South Carolina at the world-famous Triple Tree Aerodrome, this year’s event will run [...]

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

May 01, 2014 1 Comment

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 [...]

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See KITT at RCX!

Apr 30, 2014 No Comments

We can’t promise the Hoff will show up (though you never know), but we can confirm KITT will be parked at RCX for you to ogle. The star of the 80s classic Knight Rider, KITT is the most famous Pontiac Trans Am ever and you can get up close and personal with the iconic car [...]

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A view of Top Gun from Warbird Alley

Apr 30, 2014 No Comments

Perhaps the most popular tent this year at Top Gun is going to be that of P.J. Ash. P.J. is the motivator behind the Warbird Alley gang, and it is the watering hole at the Top Gun flightline! It’s also where the MAN crew is calling home base! Be sure to stop by and say [...]

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Top Gun Scale Invitational — First Day Excitement!

Apr 30, 2014 1 Comment

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 [...]

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