Road to Top Gun — Richard Feroldi — Ansaldo SVA-5

Mar 18, 2015 2 Comments

Our good friend and regular Top Gun and Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome attendee, Rich Feroldi is again heading to the Tog Gun event with his beautiful WW1 Italian 1/3-scale Ansaldo SVA-5. With a wingspan of 119 inches and a length of 106 inches, the 50 pound scratch built model is powered with a Quadra 100cc gas [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Rene Alvarez — F4U Corsair

Mar 17, 2015 No Comments

This year, Rene Alvarez is bringing his F4U Corsair to Top Gun as his Expert Class entry. The model, which took two years to build, is a highly modify Meister-Scale Corsair with operating flaps, canopy, operational position lights, all panel lines and tons of simulated rivets and screws, also there is a simulated brake system on the [...]

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Road to Top Gun — James Prive — 1946 Stinson SR9-F Reliant

Mar 16, 2015 4 Comments

Being entered into expert class at Top Gun this year is the beautiful Stinson Reliant by James Prive. Based on the popular Top flight kit, the model has a 100.5 inch wingspan and is just under 1/4 scale.  James made several modifications and this is his second year at the Scale Invitational. Power is produced by a [...]

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Star Wars Storm Trooper Rides Again!

Mar 13, 2015 17 Comments

When can we get one?? We love this “Speeder Bike” created by Adam Woodworth and will be waiting with bated breath for someone to make this available to us mere mortals. Adam notes, “I got into First Person Video multirotor racing a few months ago. The fast, low level flying instantly reminded me of the [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Rod Snyder — North American F-100D Super Sabre

Mar 13, 2015 1 Comment

For the 2015 Top Gun Scale Invitational Rod Snyder from Johnson City, TN will again be flying his North American F-100D in the Unlimited Class. The model is a BVM design and is modeled after a paint scheme used by the SHAMA Service Engineering that was based at McCellan Air Force base located in Sacramento CA. in 1963. This unique paint [...]

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Huge Heavy-Metal Fighter

Mar 12, 2015 14 Comments

This 1/4-scale P-47 is ready for patrol! Built by Nigel I’Anson from enlarged Meister plans, this 83.7-pound model is powered by a Moki 250cc 5-cylinder radial. Owner John Mason is the man behind the controls in this video, shot by our friends Pete and Dean Coxon at the Wings & Wheels Model Spectacular at Northwheald [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Frank Migliaccio — P-47 Thunderbolt Razorback

Mar 12, 2015 1 Comment

Frank Migliaccio from Ladera Ranch, CA, is a member of the Scale Squadron of Southern California and the PVMAC (Pomona Valley Model Airplane Club, and he’s all pumped up to compete at the 2015 Top Gun event.  His primary plane is the Top Flite giant scale  P-47 he converted to the Razorback version. He finished the [...]

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Road to Top Gun — Tim Cardin — Sky King

Mar 10, 2015 6 Comments

For the 2015 Scale Invitational, Tim Cardin’s entry in the Expert class is his impressive twin engine Cessna T50 Bobcat. Tim chose the paint scheme flown in the old TV show ”Sky King” used on so many flights searching for bad guys and cattle rustlers. The model was built from Don Smith Plans and it has a wingspan of  100.6 inches [...]

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