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2021 Top Gun Special Award Winners

2021 Top Gun Special Award Winners

Here are the winners of the special awards from this year’s Top Gun Scale Invitational. Photos by David Hart Class           Sponsor     Modeler     Aircraft Best of Class Civilian (Pilot Choice)   Riff Raff      Larry Foyt  Top Cun Civilian Runner Up       JR Propo    Jack Buckley       Fairchild 24R Military (Pilot Choice) Blackbird Finishes        BITW T-34 Mentor Military Runner […]
Static Judging at Top Gun–An up close look at some of the entries

Static Judging at Top Gun–An up close look at some of the entries

When it comes to scale competition, there are many excellent events worth traveling to and participating in. But by far, the pinnacle and gold standard for world class scale action has always been the annual Top Gun Scale Invitational. This year, Top Gun continued to set the highest standard of scale competition Hosted by the […]
Top Gun 2021 High Static Scores

Top Gun 2021 High Static Scores

To provide a little insight as to how close the static scores can be at Top Gun and just how well these guys have to fly to be competitive, here the listing of Top Gun entries with the highest static scores. Each point is hard fought and no effort too great. If you plan to […]
Wings Over Arizona

Wings Over Arizona

Despite special requirements due to the pandemic the Arizona Model Aviators 12th Wings Over Arizona event was a success. The event is always a fan favorite due the giant size model requirements from any era of aircraft utilizing any form of power. This a three day event draws pilots from surrounding states and the weather […]
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Florida Jets: And the winners are…

Florida Jets: And the winners are…

Florida Jets 2021 is now history and Model Airplane News has a detailed event coverage article written by Andrew Griffith coming in our next issue. In the mean time, here are the official winners of the Special Awards. Stay tuned for more great photos and details! Greg Alderman’s BVM F-18 Critics Choice Award Winner, Henry […]
Ground-Pounding Warthog

Ground-Pounding Warthog

There no doubt about it, the ground pounding, tank killing A-10 Warthog is an amazing warbird. When it comes to giant scale RC jets, the A-10 delivers the same kind of excitement. This video from RCScaleAirplanes, highlights that amazing MiBo Warthog flown by Kurt Tötsch as he performed a fantastic flight demo at the Barone […]
Giant-Scale Howard Ike Miss Chevrolet

Giant-Scale Howard Ike Miss Chevrolet

Henry Haffke has been a contributor and consultant to Model Airplane News for close to 40 years and one of his most popular projects was his 40-size, 56-inch-span, Howard “Ike” DGA-5 racer Miss Chevrolet published in the April 1979 issue of Model Airplane News. Henry teamed up with expert pilot Sid Clement and competed at […]
Prop Testing for Maximum Speed and Performance

Prop Testing for Maximum Speed and Performance

I really enjoy flying RC aircraft of all kinds, but some of my favorites are Formula One pylon racers. I wanted a race plane that I could prop for speed, but I also wanted to be able to try propellers that would produce good torque. I also wanted a plane that would allow me to […]
Monster 58% Scale Zlin Z-526

Monster 58% Scale Zlin Z-526

In the mid-1960s, the Z-526 AFS was the last in a whole series of special aerobatic aircraft the Moravan works derived from their trainer at the time. So the Z-526 Trener was turned into the Z-526 AFS Akrobat Special. This amazing 58% scale Z-526 piloted by Zdenek Hulka at the Megaflug show at Göttingen, Germany […]
Evan Volksplane You can build

Evan Volksplane You can build

From the September issue of MAN, this new version of the ever popular Evans Volksplane is the work of RC model designer and contributor Pat Tritle. This easy to build park flyer has built up lightweight construction and features scale all-flying tail surfaces just like the real thing. Lasercut parts are available from author. You […]
Radio Programming Made Easy

Radio Programming Made Easy

There are some basic radio programming features that all pilots should know to improve their airplane’s performance, and they can be used on any airplane to make flying more enjoyable. When these features are used and programmed correctly, you will experience a faster rate of learning and better results. These programming features are used by […]
Safe & Easy Engine Testing

Safe & Easy Engine Testing

Whenever I test run and adjust a new gas engine, I prefer to set it up on a sturdy test stand/table instead of on my model airplane. Here is my Zenoah GT-80, 80cc twin-cylinder gasoline engine before I installed it in my Fokker Triplane. The fuel tank (and smoke oil tank) are installed and the […]
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