Free Flight Scale at 25th Annual Top Gun Event

Free Flight Scale at 25th Annual Top Gun Event

As part of the 25th Annual Scale Invitational, Frank Tiano has included a scale Rubber-Powered Free Flight “Mass Launch” to the activities for the Top Gun Silver Anniversary. And this is open to everyone to participate including Pilots, Crew Members, Judges, Staff and Press. Frank asked us to get the word out so here it is! And if you are planning to build and fly a stick n tissue scale plane at Top Gun, then let us know and we’ll feature your plane as well!

Free Flight Scale at 25th Annual Top Gun Event

Carl Layden’s  Road to Top Gun: Free Flight Super Cub

Carl Layden who will be part of the Model Airplane News Press Crew, is excited about the chance to fly a plane at the Paradise Field home Top Gun!

Carl says: The new Guillows kits are laser cut, and would make nice conversions to micro RC. But for this FF event he picked an old kit (complete with die-crunched,) that has been collecting dust on a shelf. It was about time it was built. It has been many years since I attempted a model building project like this, it has been a lot of fun. Now I need to add a few details. It all comes apart and easily fits in a shoebox, 56 grams ready to fly.

Free Flight Scale at 25th Annual Top Gun Event

One of our “North of the Border” troopers and a willing Model Airplane News contributor for our exclusive Canadian Section, Carl Layden is no stranger to RC or Model airplanes in general. Carl has been a good friend of mine for several years and we have communicated many times especially when it comes to scale airplanes, CAD design and construction articles. In 1994 he became active with the Model Aeronautics Association of Canada (MAAC) serving as a director for many years and as President from 2004 to 2006.

Free Flight Scale at 25th Annual Top Gun Event

As an active contributor and bloggers for Model Airplane News, Carl feels he now has another wonderful opportunity to share stories of the many amazing people, events, aircraft and hobby stores that have help make our shared past-time and hobby so great. See  more at:



Updated: August 11, 2015 — 9:47 AM


  1. Hi Carl…I was on the guy on your right (With the Zero) at the top gun mass launch. I’m writing an article on the FF activities for Fying Models and was wondering if you would be willing to share a few photos of your Cub along with a bit of info on the model design & constuction.
    Regards….Bob Curry

  2. what are the requirements such as wingspan, etc for the event? Do we have to register for Top Gun to participate? That would be pretty pricey!

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