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Road to Top Gun — Douglas A-4 Skyhawk

Road to Top Gun — Douglas A-4 Skyhawk

Timothy Len from Orlando, FL, will be competing in the  Pro-AM Sportsman class with his great looking 1/5.5-scale  A-4 Skyhawk built from a Skymaster kit.

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Sporting TA-4J advanced jet trainer  white and orange markings, Tim’s 1960s era aircraft carrier based attack aircraft has a 61-inch wingspan, is 85.5 inches in length and it weighs in at 41 pounds dry. The Skyhawk’s fuel capacity is one gallon and the engine is a JetCat RXI 180 which produces 40lbs. of thrust. The Radio Tim uses is a Spektrum DX-18.

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Shown below, Tim’s backup airplane will be 72-inch-span BVM F9F-6 Grumman Cougar.

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Updated: March 23, 2016 — 9:52 AM
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