Brian O’Meara’s Amazing F-84F

Apr 29, 2011 No Comments

Placing 8th in Pro-Am/Pro Brian O’Meara flew this great looking F-model F-84. This is the first jet Brian have flown in competition and he  had well over 100 flights on the model before attending Top Gun. From the “Phantasy In Blue” the swept wing Thunderjet  is powered by a Jetcat 200 turbine and is painted in [...]

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People of Note at Top Gun!

Apr 29, 2011 No Comments

Without the people, there is no Top Gun!!! Ana and Eduardo Estevez at the flightline Friday Static detail and Outline Judges Lee Henderson and Bob Curry. Craftsmanship judge Rich Uravitch far right. Dave Johnson (AKA Albatros Pilot) and Hobbico design and development manager. TEAM Glenn Torrance Models Dave Wigley with his amazing Westland Wyvern S4 [...]

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Awesome Top Gun Wildcat

Apr 29, 2011 4 Comments

Built by Frank Harris and flown by Kyle Goodwine, this 93 inch span Navy fighter is powered by a Moki 150cc radial engine turning a Solo 3-blade propeller. Kyle placed 3rd in the Unlimited Class at Top Gun. It also has a scale pilot figure of Pappy Boyington in the cockpit. The pilot is from [...]

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Hawker Sea Hurricane at Top Gun

Apr 29, 2011 No Comments

A great looking warbird on the Flightline was this amazing looking well detailed and weathered Hawker Hurricane    Details are amazing! Scale functional exhaust stacks, functional foot step panel and stirrup, rib stitching and panel lines with rivets and screwheads. Who built and flew it? Come back and see when we add more to this [...]

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P-51D Mustang Detailed inside and out!

Apr 29, 2011 1 Comment

Starting out as a Composite-ARF Mustang kit, Jean-Francois Bobo went the extra mile and made a detailed V-12 Rolls Royce Merlin engine to help boost his craftsmanship score at Top Gun. Not only does it cover up the DLE 55 engine, it also adds weight to the nose (needed for balance,) it increases outline scale fidelity [...]

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Thursday at Top Gun

Apr 28, 2011 2 Comments

So after a long day flying to Miami and then to Orlando then a short drive to Lakeland we made it to Paradise Field the new home of Top Gun. Here are a few pix of the day.      

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Stepping Up the Speed with Props and Electrons

Apr 26, 2011 1 Comment

 By John Reid    The Kyosho Phantom EP on a fast flyby. Even the Slimline pilot figure in the cockpit is having a good time! I REALLY ENJOY just about every type of aircraft, but some of my favorites are Formula One pylon racers. I wanted a race plane that I could prop for speed, [...]

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Helicopter Buyer’s Guide – available soon!

Apr 25, 2011 No Comments

We just sent this issue off to the printer, and it will soon be available at hobby stores, newsstands and bookstores everywhere! This magazine is the result of a lot of teamwork with our helicopter contributors and reviewers, and especially our “Rotor Speed” columnist Paul Tradelius, and I think it’s something our rotary readers will [...]

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