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Road to Top Gun: Rei Gonzalez’s Republic F84F Thunderstreak

Road to Top Gun: Rei Gonzalez’s Republic F84F Thunderstreak

For 2015, Rei Gonzalez is returning to Top Gun with this amazing F-84F and will be entering in Team Scale.  The builder is Phillip Noel (from Walton-On-The-Naze, UK) and Rei will be the fearless pilot! The aircraft is 1/5-scale and is not an ARF!  Built from a Michel Knol kit and the model is a fiberglass fuselage and balsa covered foam wings and stabilizer.

Road to Top Gun: Rei Gonzalez's Republic F84F Thunderstreak

The model took about 8 months and all the surface details had to be added by hand. The F-84 F is powered by a Jet Central Rhino 200 turbine engine and it is guided by a Spektrum DX18 radio system. The color scheme is that of an airshow aircraft from the Belgian air force.

Updated: July 15, 2015 — 4:17 PM
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  2. Spent a few year flting the “F”. great plane. Very hard to find RC models though.

  3. I spent my early engineering days as part of the F-84F design team at Republic and watched many of them being built and flown out of the Farmingdale plant. This one looks like it came back in time. well done!

  4. Saw this baby fly at BITW this year, it’s a beautiful model!

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