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Top Gun Editor’s Picks — Notable Aircraft

Top Gun Editor’s Picks — Notable Aircraft

The Model Airplane News event coverage for the 2012 Top Gun Scale Invitational will be in the August 2012 issue. This year we have an expanded presentation with dozens of amazing photos taken by our ace photographer David Hart. But let’s face it! With so many amazing and beautifully executed scale aircraft flying over five […]
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2012 Mr.Top Gun Winner Dave Wigley — Westland Wyvern

2012 Mr.Top Gun Winner Dave Wigley — Westland Wyvern

   Model Airplane News would like to give a big shout out to David Wigley for his 2012 Mr. Top Gun win at this year’s scale invitational. This is David’s third Top Gun win with his Westland Wyvern. Luckily for all the other competitors, this is Dave’s last year for competiting with the Wyvern. Watch […]
Top Gun! Score sheets posted

Top Gun! Score sheets posted

Top Gun 2012 was another one for the record books! See the complete scores for each of the six classes here. (In this photo, Brian O’Meara’s giant giant-scale P-47 gets ready for another flight.)
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Top Gun Airborne Action

Top Gun Airborne Action

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 […]
Top Gun! It’s a Tie for High Static

Top Gun! It’s a Tie for High Static

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 […]
Top Gun — High Static Winners

Top Gun — High Static Winners

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 […]
AeroWorks Freestyle 260

AeroWorks Freestyle 260

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 […]
Top Gun! Champion Dave Wigley & his Wyvern

Top Gun! Champion Dave Wigley & his Wyvern

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 […]
Cast your vote to preserve aviation history!

Cast your vote to preserve aviation history!

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 […]
Getting to Know Your Servos

Getting to Know Your Servos

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 […]
Top Gun! Wondrous Waco

Top Gun! Wondrous Waco

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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