Top Gun Airborne Action

May 07, 2012 2 Comments

One thing is for sure. If you go to Top Gun, you had better be prepared to fly! This is not a beauty contest, these beauties must perform and at this level, the competition is amazing! Here’s just a few of some of the amazing flight shots taken by MAN photographer David Hart! Chip Koneig [...]

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Top Gun! It’s a Tie for High Static

May 07, 2012 No Comments

This year two Team jets tied for a top static score of 99.423 each! Mike Selby’s impressive A6-E Intruder, flown by Ray Johns, has a 120-inch wing and is powered by a B300F turbine engine. For more information on this unique model, click here. Graeme Mears’ T-33, flown by Ali Machinchy, has a 110-inch wingspan [...]

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Top Gun — High Static Winners

May 07, 2012 1 Comment

One of the most prized awards at Top Gun and part of the requirements for a “Mr. Top Gun” Title is the High Stgatic Award for the most accurate aircraft as represented by the builder’s documentation. A lot of work goes into to this effect even before the plane ever flies. Here’s this year’s top [...]

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AeroWorks Freestyle 260

May 07, 2012 No Comments

Yeah that’s right! We got this rocking electric aerobat in for a review and Michael York got to fly it first.  This plane is an excellent aerobatic machine while traveling light in the sky.  If you get a chance to fly this bird, take it, you will enjoy every minute of it.  Let’s hear what [...]

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Top Gun! Champion Dave Wigley & his Wyvern

May 06, 2012 7 Comments

For the third year in a row, Dave Wigley and his own-design Wyvern garnered the top spot and the coveted “Mr. Top Gun” title. Entered in Masters class, Dave received a high static score (97.232) and flew consistent 96/97 flights all weekend. He was in close competition with Expert class winner Jack Diaz and his [...]

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Cast your vote to preserve aviation history!

May 06, 2012 No Comments

The Gateway National Recreation Area-C47 Skytrain WWII Transport in Brooklyn and Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Manhattan need your votes in this program to spotlight historic preservation.  Forty historic New York places representing all five boroughs are competing for $3 million in grants through Partners in Preservation, a collaboration between American Express and [...]

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Getting to Know Your Servos

May 06, 2012 No Comments

Many years ago new radios came with four servos. These were not standard servos, or high speed servos, or high torque servos, but just plain ole servos. That’s all there were, and we were very happy to have them. Early radio manufacturers also used a specific color so their radios could be easily identified from [...]

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Top Gun! Wondrous Waco

May 05, 2012 No Comments

A team scale entry, this Waco YMF-5 is the handiwork of Lonnie Johnston, who built it from the AMR kit. The 1/3-scale plane has a 120-inch wingspan and is powered by DA 220 gas engine spinning a 32×14 prop. Mitch Epstein piloted the big bipe Saturday morning, but the engine wasn’t performing properly so he [...]

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