Top Gun Flightline Airborne Action — Gallery

May 05, 2012 No Comments

Of course when it comes down to it, to be a true top gun, you can’t just build a museum scale airplane, it has to fly too! Today is the second day of Pro-Am flight rounds and several of the Expert and Master class pilots took the opportunity to put in some practice flights. The [...]

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Top Gun! Gotha Bomber

May 04, 2012 4 Comments

Here’s a plane you don’t see every day! Jim Suchy is flying his own-design 1/4.5-scale Gotha G-IV in Pro-Am Sport. The 192-inch-span bipe is powered by two Zenoah G-38 engines turning 20×8 props and weighs in at 52 pounds. Look for flight video of this awesome bomber soon! The Gotha won the Best Biplane award.   [...]

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Top Gun! Huge P-47 Thunderbolt

May 04, 2012 No Comments

Brian O’Meara built this amazing P-47 from an RCSAC kit (RC Scale All Composite) and is flying it in Pro Am-Pro at Top Gun. A Frank Tiano original design, this 116-pound warbird is powered by a ZDZ 420 gas engine and has Sierra gear. The 143-in-span plane looks HUGE on the flightline and looks fantastic in the air; it’s hard [...]

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Top Gun Gallery

May 04, 2012 No Comments

For someone who has never experienced Top Gun, they might not fully understand that this is so much more than just a RC flying field event. This is a not so miniature airport with a main runway and not so small RC aircraft that are impossible to tell from the full-size. When the airplanes are in [...]

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Top Gun! Beechcraft preflight

May 04, 2012 No Comments

MAN columnist John Glezellis is here at Top Gun flying Mark Frankel’s 1/4-scale Beechcraft T-34B in team scale. On a flight yesterday the plane had an issue with its nose gear because the muffler had burned through the line. After a quick fix last night, John and Mark were ready for a practice flight this [...]

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Hot Planes on the Top Gun Flightline

May 03, 2012 5 Comments

Here are some of the great planes that we saw on our stroll down the flightline! Today was some Pro-Am flying as well as some open practice flights

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MAN at Top Gun!

May 03, 2012 3 Comments

Wow! The Model Airplane News team is here in Lakeland Florida for the 24th Top Gun Scale Invitational! The weather is great and the planes are amazing! Here’s a sneak peek teaser of some of the awesome scale aircraft we say today. Stay tuned. More posts coming!    

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Air Age Store Deal Of The Week: 50% off “Helicopter Aerobatic Basics”

May 03, 2012 No Comments

A Flight Guide for RC Pilots Regularly $17.95, this week only $8.48! The flightbox reference for basic and sport helicopter aerobatics, this 30-page guide has a spiral binding so it will stay open on the flightline, and its heavy-coated paper won’t absorb grease or oil. Illustrated, step-by-step techniques cover everything from basic maneuvers like stall turns, loops [...]

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