The Radio Control Show 158

May 11, 2012 No Comments

This week, we interview Mr. Top Gun, Dave Wigley, the legendary George Barris, and much more. Don’t miss out! A new show comes out every Friday! View this week’s episode in the player below:

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Top Gun Editor’s Picks — Notable Aircraft

May 11, 2012 8 Comments

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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Model Airplane News July 2012 magazine on sale now. Check out some pics from the issue on our Members Site!

May 10, 2012 No Comments

Hobby Lobby B-17 Flying Fortress, Hangar 9 Katana 50, Align T-Rex 600EFL, Great Planes Gee Bee R-1

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2012 Mr.Top Gun Winner Dave Wigley — Westland Wyvern

May 10, 2012 10 Comments

   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 [...]

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Top Gun! Score sheets posted

May 08, 2012 1 Comment

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

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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