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Road to Top Gun — Bob Violett, Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star

Road to Top Gun — Bob Violett, Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star

One of the originals from Top Gun history, Bob Violett, owner/founder of Bob Violett Models, will be returning to the Top Gun Scale Invitational with his amazingly scale F-80C Shooting Star.


Bob designed the prototype which eventually became the BVM kit, and he will be competing with it in the Master’s Class.  The all electric powered jet is powered by Bob’s EVF 12S “9er” power system. Bob to win 3rd place in this Masters Class last year and he feels he’ll do even better this year. The all-composite airplane sports a new “Jet-Metal” authentic aluminum paint applied to enhance several of the detailed aircraft panels.

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Updated: March 19, 2015 — 4:19 PM


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  1. Got one of these kits when they came out with the EDF version as my 50th birthday present from my family. Need to get time to build it.

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