5 Ways to Dress Up Your Cockpit

May 03, 2016 3 Comments

With so many great-looking scale model ARFs to choose from today, one of the neatest ways you can make your particular Pitts Special or P-51 Mustang stand apart from the rest is to install a great-looking instrument panel for your pilot figure to look at. (You did install a scale pilot figure, didn’t you?) There’s [...]

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Mr. Top Gun: Peter Goldsmith & his F-104 Starfighter

May 02, 2016 12 Comments

After earning the highest static score in his class (98.5 points!) with his Airworld F-104, Peter Goldsmith went on to earn 196.417 points overall. His giant, 11-foot-long F-104 dominated the flightline, and Peter noted that he watched many videos of the full-size aircraft so that he could better simulate its flying style, speed, takeoff angles [...]

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Triplane Tricks at Top Gun

Apr 29, 2016 1 Comment

Well, today on Friday, I posted my third flight round with my Fokker Triplane. Much better than yesterday when I suffered a deadstick in the middle of round 2. It turned out that the clunk and pickup line came undone in my gas tank! Small things matter. Anyway, after a repair and replumbing the gas [...]

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Top Gun Flightline Action

Apr 29, 2016 No Comments

Well, the action here at Top Gun has been non-stop. The weather is very hot but with almost no wind at all, everyone is putting in great flights. From Civilian and WW1 to WW2 warbirds and Jets, the flightline is a constant bed or excitement! Here are just some of the great airplanes filling the [...]

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Warbirds from under the Warbirds Alley Tent

Apr 27, 2016 1 Comment

Day one was all Pro AM Sportsman flights so there were plenty of Warbirds to check out while waiting for your time to come up!        

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Top Gun — First Flight Success

Apr 27, 2016 2 Comments

After a long time on planning and repairing and adjusting, the Fokker Triplane performed perfectly at Top Gun. With 4-time Mr. Top Gun winner Dave Wigley as my caller, What did I have to worry about! Stay tuned for some flight shots coming soon. Engine running perfectly and the flight sequence all figured out, we [...]

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MAN @ Top Gun — Day one with Gerry

Apr 27, 2016 No Comments

Amazing weather, beautiful planes and lots of scale action to view. Here are just some of the airplanes flying on day one at Top Gun.        

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Top Gun Live from the Flightline!

Apr 26, 2016 1 Comment

Model Airplane News followed the Road to Top Gun and we are excited to finally be here at Paradise Field! Now celebrating its 28th year, this scale invitational brings the best builders and pilots from around the world together for a weekend of friendly scale competition. Early War triplanes, modern jets, South Pacific fighters … [...]

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